In IoT news this week, Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative doled out approximately €700,000 in funding to 21 companies. The funding will go towards various smart city projects managed by local authorities across Ireland, in areas such as bathing water contamination, smart mobility and freight optimisation. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is particularly interested in embracing an IoT network.
Meanwhile, in the world of connected domestic devices, Facebook has launched a video-phone dubbed ‘Portal’, which is linked to its Messenger service and also employs Amazon’s Alexa voice command technology.
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Source:: Silicon Republic News