The IoT Tribe Programme

Our acceleration programme gives you the support you need to build out your products, test the market and raise funds for future growth.

You will be immersed in vibrant local and global manufacturing ecosystems and global business and investment networks from day one and supported by our outstanding mentors and technology partners.

You will be:

An early-stage IoT company with an existing prototype and some evidence of product-market fit

Set up by at least 2 founders and willing to locate in Barnsley for the 12-week Acceleration Programme

Able to co-fund branding, manufacturing and mission to SE Asia

Regardless of where you are from, have an ambition to scale globally and registered in the UK

Our 12+12 week programme focuses on getting IoT startups from design to manufacture to market.

Application on F6S

Deadline for applications

Elevator Pitch

IoTers Week

Market and Customer Discovery

Design and UX

Investor Readiness

Supply Chain Missions

Demo Days

End of 12-week Programme

Follow-on Support, Investment Brokering and Relationship Building

End of Follow-On Support

What we offer


Support services package


Pitching opportunity at the end of the programme

On-site engineers

We have not one but two engineers-in-residence to take your product to the next level – a software and a hardware engineer will be on hand during your 12-week intensive programmes who will get you over those hurdles and develop an amazing product without any of the usual stumbles.

IoT Labs

Come up with an idea, make a prototype, get it tested, all within 10 minutes of your desk, that’s it, of course you can do so much more with our lab packed to gills for your hardware needs.

Startups may have to cover consumable costs.

Get manufactured

Come on our supply-chain mission to South East Asia, learn from masters of design-for-manufacturing, develop watertight PRDs and be supported in a small-scale manufacturing closer to home. Startups will be expected to partially contribute to travel costs.

Expert 1-on-1s

Setting up a company is complex, developing technology is hard and IoT is even harder. You will have individual sessions with domain experts in areas such as: Protecting your Intellectual Property, Talent management, Financial management, Security, Privacy, UX, Certification.

Local and International Mentors

An hour with a mentor is worth a month on your own. Get industry-leading mentors wherever they are from people who have been there, done that in business, technology and finance who will support you at the exact stage when you need them.

Concierge Service

To make the most of your time with us, you will avail of a concierge service to help you find your feet (and roof) and get you involved in local social events. We want you to work but we also want you to have fun.

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