Filament STAC has added a number of local corporate partners to help drive success at Scotland’s first Smart Things Accelerator Centre, an 18-month programme for Internet of Things (IoT) companies that commenced at Skypark in Glasgow in October, 2021.
Paul Wilson, CEO of Filament STAC, said: “We are combining the resources and passion of some of Scotland’s most innovative and tech savvy companies, businesses who realise the potential of what we are building at STAC. The partners we are announcing today cover professional services and technology support, which are vital for the scale-up tech companies we have on the programme.”
The partners being announced by Filament STAC are business critical services group Anderson Anderson & Brown, leading independent law firm Burness Paull, European patent and trade mark attorneys Scintilla, software development and data analytics specialist Arceptive, construction consultancy Soben who work with some of the world’s largest tech companies around data centres, and Integrated Graphene who are developing next generation IoT power solutions.
Filament STAC is also supported by Glasgow-based Beringar, who design and develop building intelligence sensor solutions for the commercial real estate sector, helping clients including British Land, Kingfisher and the NHS improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Beringar’s recently launched hot desk booking technology will also be utilised by the IoT companies on the Filament STAC programme.
Paul Wilson added: “STAC is unique in that it is positioned to be a self-sustaining industry-led funding model, with Scottish business leaders pulling together to scale tech companies. We are creating a movement that will result in a Scottish IoT powerhouse sector, one which will collaborate, support and create market opportunities on a global level.”
Filament STAC was launched as a pioneering industry-government partnership aimed at producing Scottish IoT companies capable of scaling and competing on a global level, with a 3-year target to create more than 25 IoT companies supporting around 750 jobs, reporting revenue in the region of £750 million, and cohort companies raising investment in excess of £100 million.
Filament STAC is also supported by Scottish Enterprise, CENSIS (Scotland’s Innovation Centre for sensing, imaging and IoT technologies), Glasgow-headquartered product design firm Filament, and Plexus Corp, a global leader in complex design, manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket services.
The companies selected for Filament STAC’s first cohort are: Acu-Flow (trading as Nebu-Flow) who develop next generation nebulisers for inhalation drug delivery; cybersecurity specialist Lupovis; ‘counter-drone’ startup Gibson Robotics who are developing drone technology to protect airspace from aerial threats; Toto Sleep, a wearable device for infants that tells parents when their babies are ready to sleep; Lynkeos who develop imaging algorithms which reconstruct density maps within shielded objects including nuclear waste containers; Glasgow-based Radisoft who produce sensors that predict gas boiler breakdowns; startup WashR who are addressing the environmental impact of single use cups; Aberdeen-headquartered IoT asset tracking developer Jirasoft; gym and home training sensor technology startup BGR; industry 4.0 solutions provider 5G3i, and; solar thermal technology specialist Soltropy.