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VortexIOT focuses on #Making the Physical Digital for heavy industry, transport infrastructure and Smart Cities. It designs and  builds end-to-end sensor and  mesh network systems where conditions are hostile, power supply is often limited, A.I. is needed and  encryption and  data security are critical.

•Founded October 2017 Swansea based with satellite offices in Abu Dhabi and Singapore
•Experienced Execs, Non-Execs and multi-disciplinary team of 20+
•Raised £1.4m investment across x2 rounds  
•Secured grants of £3.5m and £500k loan from Innovate UK and DfT
•IP rich with 250+ IP assets audited by Deloitte with 1st mover advantages
•Strong commercial traction with £1m+ ARR and pipeline of over £5m
•Partners: BT, ATOS, Hitachi, Dell, Intel, IBM, Kainos, Amey, Network Rail, National Express, Highways England
•Business model evolving to SaaS and long-term contracts
•Scalable solutions for growing addressable markets in sensing($16bn) and V2X($38bn)
•Rapid prototyping and digital twin capability
•Live urban labs in Swansea, Port Talbot and West Midlands  

VortexIOT specialises in cost-effective retro-fit solutions for monitoring air quality, pollution and  performance of high value assets. It generates and transmits sensor data through its own secure mesh network to its own Intelligent Edge gateway that relays meaningful data to an open platform in order to enable detection, insight, control and M2M interaction using in-house or 3rd party analytics and visualisation.

Practical applications are in improving operational performance and environmental compliance in cities, industrial sites, oil & gas plants & ports and in remote condition and Vehicle2Infrastructure monitoring for railways, airports and cityscapes.