Springing forth from Intel’s long presence in the Irish tech scene, Intel IoT and Intel Labs Europe recently celebrated the opening of a new Intel IoT Ignition Lab near Dublin.
The Internet of Things (IoT) lab in Leixlip, County Kildare, Ireland, showcases innovations built on Intel technology that are focused on the areas of smart homes and buildings, smart cities, energy and utilities, and smart agriculture.
In a video interview with Silicon Republic, Frank Jones, VP and general manager, Intel’s Internet of Things Group, shared his excitement for the new lab opening.
“We need to help businesses get their mindset around new things and new ways of doing business. In the lab there are no boundaries, no barriers, just tech people and business people working together to solve business problems,” said Jones.
Intel’s IoT Ignition Lab in Leixlip is a place to innovate, collaborate, and scale out ideas. The lab offers tools, technology, and engineering know-how to those in the industry who are working to take IoT projects into commercial deployment.
What are Intel IoT Ignition Labs?
Intel’s IoT Ignition Labs recognize the need to enable the fast creation of scalable, standardized solutions. They provide hands-on opportunities to experience the latest IoT technologies, access to matchmaking across the Intel ecosystem, exposure to proofs of concept and use cases from peers, and advice on how to take solutions to market. With eight locations across the region, solutions can be diffused rapidly saving development time and helping to extend customer reach into new markets.
Inside the Intel IoT Ignition Lab Near Dublin
Each lab has a showcase area, featuring solution demos and developer kits. The most important focus of the lab turns customer projects into commercial products and revenue. Intensive workshops provide training that covers everything from the Intel IoT Gateway to Hadoop and big data analytics.
The Dublin lab features demonstrations of existing Intel IoT solutions created by established Irish companies, including:
- Glen Dimplex and Intel’s collaboration on IoT-connected smart grid technologies.
- Ersúles’ smart lighting solution based on the Intel technologies.
- Keenan’s agriculture solution that uses Intel IoT tech to connect Irish farms to IoT.
The IoT lab shares a location with the Intel Labs IoT Systems Research Lab, focusing on distributed computing, machine-to-machine communication (M2M), IoT applications, and data analytics.
Collaborating on IoT with Intel Quark
Additionally, the Intel Quark product family was designed in Ireland and is being productized with Intel IoT Gateway solutions launched throughout the Intel IoT ecosystem. The lab provides the ideal location for targeted design sprints with local and international companies, The Intel Quark Solutions Division is situated on the same campus and can support design sprints in a number of ways:
- It can draw on a pool of in-house hardware and software expertise, and on its experienced maker network in Dublin to support rapid prototyping.
- It provides access to an extensive network of ecosystem partners to support follow on activities—turning prototypes into products.
- It provides feedback on requirements to the Quark design teams for new product innovation.
The lab also serves as a venue to host developer networking and matchmaking events across the IoT community, as well as multiparty sessions on business modeling and scalable go-to-market strategies. Thanks to a long history of collaboration between Intel, Intel Labs Europe, and Irish technology companies, Intel’s IoT Ignition Lab near Dublin is well on its way to improving the way we experience the world around us.
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