Digital Catapult has partnered with Siemens, BT, PTC, IBM, ServiceNow, Semtech and Texas Instruments to launch the UK’s newest dedicated facility for leading edge network technologies: the Future Networks Lab.

The Future Networks Lab has been set up to provide a place for startups, corporations and network platform providers to collaborate through access to technical expertise, innovation support and advanced digital infrastructure facilities including all leading LPWAN technologies (including LoRaWAN, SigFox, NB-IoT and LTE-M), and a 5G node that builds on the success of Digital Catapult’s Brighton 5G testbed launched in September 2018.

Digital Catapult and its partners will use the Future Networks Lab to demonstrate the practical application of their own IoT solutions and products, showcasing how organisations of all sizes can fully exploit the potential of these technologies at scale.

To help solve these challenges and provide more opportunities to create network connectivity solutions proven in the field, the Future Networks Lab has been designed to support UK businesses of all sizes to research, develop and adopt the latest network solutions and prototypes in a dedicated space for open innovation.

Commenting Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult, said: “Today’s companies need modern, efficient and resilient technological infrastructure. Digital Catapult’s new Future Networks Lab will provide some of the key building blocks to help unlock that developing infrastructure and the new services which will run on it. We’re excited to launch this new facility alongside some of Britain’s leading players. Together, we are helping companies of all sizes access the latest IoT enabling technologies, developing collaboration opportunities and running programmes which will bring all sorts of experts together in an inspiring space.”