More than 100 UK companies will showcase mobile innovations at Mobile World Congress and Four Years from Now as part of Great Britain and Northern Ireland presence
The UK has always been at the heart of the mobile industry, with giants such as ARM and Vodafone demonstrating UK innovation on a global scale over decades.
Now new UK innovators will stand side-by-side with global market leaders such as Truphone, RealVNC, and ip.access to showcase mobile excellence from the UK.
Many of the technologies that will shape the next generation of handsets, networks and accessories will be demonstrated by academic institutions including University of Bristol, University of Surrey and King’s College London, emphasising the UK’s ability to turn research and development into commercial reality.
Highlights of the UK’s mobile start-ups include Planet Computing, a hardware company that is reinventing the PDA for the 21st Century with a mobile device that houses both a keyboard and a full touch screen. The company has already raised more than $1.8 million through crowdfunding to make the project a reality.
Brighton-based Matchbox Mobile is showcasing its expertise in mobile user experience, Internet of Things, voice-based user interface design and connected car solutions. Meanwhile Yoti is demonstrating a global identity platform to protect the privacy of consumer data through digital identities the owner controls. These are just a few of the highlights of the UK’s presence at the events, which encompasses key areas for the industry from 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) to mobile security and accessories.
Mark Birchall, Managing Director of Tradefair, the company that organises the UK presence at Mobile World Congress on behalf of techUK says: “MWC and 4YFN are serious undertakings for UK companies, particularly start-ups. The TAP programme provides that additional bit of assistance to ensure that great ideas can be showcased and become iconic UK mobile success stories.”
Birchall continues: “The UK presence at MWC and 4YFN this year will be one of the largest of any country. It also covers the entire mobile industry, from consumer apps to applied artificial intelligence and everything in between.”
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