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UMBRELLA Award Recognition

Our network of partners has led to the acknowledgement of our commitment to drive innovation and our investment in the country’s digital future. We are proud to have been recognised with the following awards: Connected Britain, The Industrial Innovation Award 2022, Smart City Expo Awards 2021, IoT Global Awards 2021...
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SYNERGIA using UMBRELLA to explore cyber security in IoT

Funded by an InnovateUK award of £2.2m, the SYNERGIA consortium is led by Toshiba and includes Smartia, Ioetec, MAC, Configured Things, and the University of Bristol. The consortium aims to develop a secure-by-design IoT platform for large scale networks of low-power, resource constrained devices...
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The Bristol Robotics Laboratory Competition on the UMBRELLA Robotics Testbed

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory held a competition in June 2021 focusing on the evaluation of SWARM AI algorithms in robotics and how they could be used to overcome challenges in logistics requiring flexible robotic solutions...
Councillor Toby Savage, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Dave Perry, Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, and Professor Mahesh Sooriyabandara, Managing Director of Toshiba Europe Limited, Bristol Research & Innovation Laboratory, at the launch of the UMBRELLA network in October 2021

South Gloucestershire Council scoops national innovation award for global first

22nd September 2022
South Gloucestershire Council has been recognised for its commitment and investment in the country’s digital future and handed a national award. The council, along with technology partner Toshiba Europe Ltd, Bristol Research and Innovation Lab, has won Connected Britain’s Industrial Innovation Award 2022 for the UMBRELLA network...
Social care and companion robot service GenieConnect being used

South Gloucestershire Council continues its drive to support innovation

8th September 2022
South Gloucestershire Council has awarded a further £125,000 in grants to businesses in the digital technology sector. The money has been given to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the country as part of the council’s UMBRELLA competition to help them pilot...
Councillor Toby Savage with winners of the UMBRELLA competition

South Gloucestershire Council supports innovation in digital technology sector

30th May 2022
Grants totalling £125,000 are to be handed out to five small and medium sized businesses by South Gloucestershire Council. The small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from the digital technology sector were selected through the council’s recent UMBRELLA competition and are being awarded the funding...
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