@deptinfra launches #SBRI challenge with £130K available for #emergingtechnologies solutions for remote monitoring of flood defences across Northern Ireland. Briefing 10th July https://t.co/1uiGa0tzPU @digicatapult @digicatni @innovateuk @matrix_ni @economy_ni @AI_NI @IoTBelfast pic.twitter.com/Ix5qcUaoAo
— Sue McGuire (@sue_mcguire) July 1, 2020
SBRI represents an easy way for SMEs to get involved in widespread infrastructure and technology projects. My immediate thoughts were for arrays of solar-powered, moisture- and pressure-sensitive IOT devices in strategic places to immediately report when we have floods.
Not every drama that needs addressing is about a global pandemic. The world is still turning and we still have need for solutions which improve air quality, remove microplastics and protect us from floods and environmental extremes.