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It’s been a thoroughly busy couple of weeks at Pycom!
Quite frankly, it’s been crazy busy between our PyGate announcement, exhibitions at MWCEmbedded World and our participation in Judging the AWS Growth Package Competition held in partnership with Sensor City based in Liverpool, UK.

Sensor City is joint venture between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University and launched a £100,000 business support programme in January 2019.

This cool competition was open to all IoT and Sensor based companies, based anywhere in the world. The aim was to offer fast-track growth packages worth up to £10,000 to deserving SMEs. The judging panel, included experts from Sensor City, AWS, KTN, Pycom (our very own community Director Emily Crittenden), University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

A great number of submissions were received and this revealed some really interesting applications and unconventional use cases of Internet of Things. They ranged from applying precision eyelashes (yes! eyelashes do go with IoT) to early fire detection and precision of manufacturing processes in aviation and aerospace technologies

We picked 10 winning companies, who will now each receive support and space at Sensor City to help their businesses scale, boost their competitive advantage and innovative capabilities. The 10 winners are:

  1. Beverston Engineering Limited
  2. MM Sensors Ltd
  3. Wearable Link
  4. Real Space Ltd
  5. K-Safe Ltd
  6. Envirowatch Ltd
  7. Hexagon Scientific Limited
  8. CSols Ltd, GeDaP
  9. iSensing Ltd



These awesome SMEs come from a diverse range of sectors, including Engineering, Transport and Logistics, Environmental Monitoring and Wearable Technology, yet are all working on sensor and IoT solutions for their particular industry’s challenges.

You can read the Sensor City Winners here Announcement of the AWS Growth Package Competition.

At the event, we also took the opportunity to catch up with one of Pycom’s Ambassadors, Sensor City Lab Manager Dan Watson.

Here’s the original Sensor City announcement of AWS Growth Package Competition.