SIGFOX Makers Tour is coming to Portugal
January 18, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal, Labège - France – 18.01.2016 – SIGFOX, the global leader in cost-effective, energy-efficient Internet of Things connectivity, has recently kicked off a European road trip with its SIGFOX Makers Tour. The tour is a series of workshops all around Europe, to support communities of developers and makers to use SIGFOX’s technology and network to create new use cases. Following the swift deployment of the network in Portugal, which already covers more than 90% of the population and 75% of territory, the tour will stop in Lisbon’s top incubator, Startup Lisboa, on February 11, in collaboration with Productized. UPTEC, the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto, will host the tour on February 12.
The SIGFOX Makers Tour in Lisbon and Porto will include a half-day workshop featuring a presentation on SIGFOX’s connectivity solution and the opportunity for participants to use the company’s technology with a development kit. Each participant will be allowed to keep the kit and will receive a one-year subscription to the SIGFOX network, allowing him or her to develop and test their ideas for future IoT applications.
SIGFOX and NarrowNet expect many enthusiastic participants, whose admission to the event is free. Seating is extremely limited and participants will be chosen to ensure a homogenous group of technical profiles.
Apply for the event at: makers.sigfox.com/tour
SIGFOX Makers Tour in Portugal
- February 11 14h00-18h00: Lisbon (Startup Lisboa Tech), in collaboration with Productized
- February 12 14h00-18h00: Porto (UPTEC TECH – Headquarters)
SIGFOX is the world’s leading provider of dedicated connectivity for the Internet of Things. The company’s network complements existing high-bandwidth systems by providing simple, economical, energy-efficient two-way transmission of small quantities of data over long distances, thus lowering barriers to wide implementation of IoT solutions, and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices. Currently deployed or being rolled-out in the U.S. and 11 European countries and registering over 5 million devices in its network, SIGFOX is today the only IoT-dedicated connectivity solution commercially available that guarantees a high level of service and reliability on an international scale. Corporate headquarters are in France, and the company has offices in Boston, Dubai, Madrid, Singapore and San Francisco. For more information, see www.SIGFOX.com and follow us on Twitter @SIGFOX.
NarrowNet is the SIGFOX Network Operator in Portugal, an entirely new Portuguese company exclusively created to develop the Internet of Things in Portugal, under the SIGFOX technology. For more information, see www.narrownet.pt and follow us on Twitter @narrownet.
Productized is a registered not-for-profit organization based in Lisbon, working on the areas of innovation, startups, design and hardware startups acceleration, that organizes the annual Productized Conference on the question "how to make good products?" a 2-Day immersive experience, where participants are plunged into an environment that stimulates them to imagine new solutions.
UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of University of Porto is a fundamental structure of support knowledge transfer between the university and the market, created to sustain the University of Porto’s third mission - the social and economic leverage of its generated knowledge. By fostering the creation of technological, scientific and creative based companies and attracting national and international innovation centers, UPTEC contributes in a sustainable way to the growth of the North Region of Portugal. UPTEC is divided into thematic centers - Technologies, Creative Industries, Biotechnology and Sea. This allows it to follow a strategy of clustering and sharing of resources between startups, innovation centers and anchor projects, offering them the specific support they actually need, while assuring that they also benefit from a broader and transversal network of national and international partners and mentors. After seven years of activity, UPTEC has supported more than 370 business ideas in areas as diverse as Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production, Security, Energy, Health, Food, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Publishing, Film, Architecture, Music, Design.
About Startup Lisboa
As Lisbon’s top incubator, Startup Lisboa supports the creation of companies and track their first years of activity. Founded in 2011 by the Lisbon Municipality, Bank Montepio and IAPMEI – Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation IP, provides entrepreneurs and companies – from tech, commerce and tourism – with office space as well as a support structure, to maximize their chances for success. Mentoring, link to strategic partners, access to angel investors, venture capital or loan funds, help with business basics, networking activities, communication and work spaces. Startup Lisboa is the place to be, when it comes to hit success.
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