David Cameron announces an additional investment of more than 50 million euros in the sector …
While the volume of objects connected to the Internet is expected to quadruple by 2018, to 9 billion units, according to a study by Business Insider Intelligence, David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has announced an additional investment of 45 million pounds (54 million euros, editor’s note) for research in the sector, bringing the total amounts available to 73 million pounds (97 million euros).
Taking advantage of his trip to Hanover, Germany, as part of his participation in CeBIT, a conference dedicated to Big Data and cloud, he explained that he sees “in the Internet of Things a huge transformative development factor – a way to boost productivity, keep us healthy, make transportation more efficient, reduce energy needs, fight climate change “. And to show its willingness to work together with Germany: “we are on the verge of a new industrial revolution and I hope that we, the United Kingdom and Germany, dominate it. Take British ingenuity in software, services and design, add German excellence in engineering and industrial manufacturing and together we can be a leader in this new revolution ”.
Mr Cameron also wants to move forward hand in hand with Berlin in 5G – in particular through a collaboration between the universities of Desde, Surrey and King’s College – and the construction of a single European digital market.