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Technology We Work With

Information Communication Technologies

Across the food/fibre production and processing sectors, the use of IoT and ‘End to End Solutions’ are becoming more common.  They enable users to optimise production and manage costs in real time.


How we work with IoT

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is about linking information to a communication system or network. The use for novel data collection technologies or sensors and linking these to a communication network expands ICT into what is commonly called the “Internet for Things” or IoT solutions. We also see the term ‘End to End solution’ as a further extension of ICT and IoT technologies. ‘End to End Solutions’ provide the capacity to link data collected from sensors across one business sector or market to another and analysing such data for a defined outcome.

We work with clients to understand how best to protect and commercialise new IoT solutions. In developing commercialisation strategies for such technologies we assess data communication needs and how novel IoT solutions may best be used across existing commercial networks. More importantly we assess end customer needs and the value proposition that a IoT or ‘End to End Solution’ may provide. Understand how information should be provided to different consumers groups along a value chain helps drive the competitive advantage our clients are seeking in the market.

IoT links information to communication

Value Chain

Understanding the value of the data drives a competitive advantage in the market.

Novel Data Collection

Technology using sensors to link to communication networks expants ICT into IoT solutions.

End to End Solutions

Provides the capacity to link data collected from one market to another and analyse data for a defined outcome

Value Proposition

Understand how information should be provided to consumers.

Case Study

01. Crop Sensors

Thermal and optical camera systems were developed by a client for use as crop monitoring IoT solutions. IP protection strategies for each technology was assessed and developed. This work including reviewing information made public by the research team and setting priorities for IP protection based on such disclosures and the level of technical and commercial readiness of each technology.

Commercial plans were developed across specific markets. Digital, low-power and long range wide area networks (LPWAN and  LoRaWAN) systems were considered for the delivery of the sensors. We found that the base technology could be easily adapted for use in a range of applications and market segments. This enabled a range of commercial licenses to be considered so as to maximise adoption and revenue for the client.  


02. Weather Data

Novel approaches to assessing micro climates within landscapes was seen as a game changer in managing air quality. IP protection options included patents, trade secrets and trade marks for the various applications of the new IoT system.  

To be commercialised, new weather tower sensor networks and remote airborne monitoring methods had to be introduced. Our task was to not only work with the developer but also identifying the appropriate commercial partners that could provide machine learning and data science expertise so as to develop a new weather forecast tool and weather warning system. Final delivery of the technology required developing simple to use Apps to provide information on weather hazards.

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IoT solutions are bringing advancements to data collection and use.  IP Active has staff with experience in working with IoT in a variety of sectors.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you commercialise your technology, contact us for a free initial discussion by filling out the form.

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