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Intel has opened an IoT innovation center in Swindon, England

Intel has opened an innovation center in Swindon, England that will develop new technologies for the Internet of Things. IoT Ignition Labs Swindon will see Intel collaborating with both established and early-stage British companies, in areas such as smart buildings, retail, and transport. “This ignition lab will provide our customers a place to build and test end to end IoT solutions that will transform our businesses and everyday lives,” said Rod O’Shea, marketing director for IoT at Intel EMEA. “We pride ourselves in bringing innovative solutions to market and these labs are a testimony to our commitment to this space.”

Intel has opened its fourth innovation centre for the Internet of Things in Swindon where one of the the company’s EMEA sales and marketing HQs is located. The UK lab will focus primarily on smart buildings, retail and transport and will offer a physical location where interested parties can view, tests and evaluate Intel’s IOT solutions. IOT is a big focus for Intel this year with the companyinvesting millions into a new research centre in China focusing on smart solutions (including IOT), launching anew tiny, ultra-low power chip and buying a health tracker company. Experts predict that more than 200 billion connected devices will be shipped by 2020 with annual revenue opportunities expected to reach around $19 trillion (around £11 trillion, AU$11.9 billion). The other three EMEA IOT Ignition Labs are located in Stockholm, Munich and Istanbul – all opened over the past two months – and will form part of Intel Labs Europe, which consists of over forty R&D, product and innovations labs across EMEA.

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