First university connects to IoT learning network
31 October 2017
The MindSphere Lounge can be used to access data produced by the various projects connected to the cloud-based IoT platform.
Siemens and the University of Sheffield are teaming up as part of the first collaboration for a new UK-wide digitalisation network to link universities with the IoT.
The partnership is based on the MindSphere Innovation Network (MINe) developed by Siemens to connect a university’s estate and research assets
into its cloud-based IoT platform.
The two organisations have also invested in a multimillion pound bespoke space on campus for collaboration and learning between students, local businesses and other partners. The MindSphere Lounge is located in the Diamond building which is said to be the university’s largest ever investment in learning and teaching (the precise figure has been withheld). Students, academics and industry partners can use the lounge to access data produced by the university and the various projects connected to the MindSphere platform.
Siemens says its teams will be based on campus to help projects and engage communities by enabling Sheffield and other universities to become hubs for collaborating with local businesses.