The first Thursday of December falls on the 1st, when Newcastle IoT Pioneers will meet again at the cosy Stag and Hunter Hotel in Mayfield.
Newcastle City Council have been extremely active in fostering the innovation community in Newcastle and recently took some very exciting steps towards nurturing the burgeoning IoT community.
The council sees Newcastle transitioning from a primarily industrial base to one that boasts a broader diversity of economic foundations. Rather than backing any particular horse, the council endeavours to maximise opportunities and provide learning, networking and experimentation platforms, so local innovators can do what they do best.
As part of that work the council is developing a Smart City Strategy to guide stakeholders towards a smart and innovative future.
I'm honoured to have Nathaniel Bavinton, Smart City Coordinator for the City of Newcastle, booked to fill us in on the very exciting initiatives the council have in store for us in the IoT community.