Resources and Toolkits

Here you can access a number of different resources and toolkits designed to assist you in the adoption of IoT technology. They focus on addressing a variety of potential barriers across our focus sectors. These resources may be direct learning outcomes and best practice following completed Pitch-In projects, or they may signpost to wider resources and support available from our partners and stakeholders.

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Please note: the project specific resources will be developed and added to over the coming months as the first projects begin to disseminate their findings.

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A series of 4 webinars, each dealing with a different subject in the area of digital health innovation. The webinars were devised and developed by Mindwave Ventures in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, with the support of the Pitch-In programme.

Webinar 1: “Discovery” of user needs in digital health: why bother?
A fascinating and wide-ranging discussion about all aspects of requirements gathering and user engagement in digital health development. The first in a series of four webinars on digital health innovation (broadcast live on Wed 27th Jan 2021 10:00​-11.30am GMT).

Webinar 2: Designing and developing digital health technologies: how to forge a partnership between academia, NHS and industry that really works
A session full of useful insights into one of the most vital aspects of digital health development: how to forge successful collaborations. The second of four webinars on digital health innovation (broadcast live on Wed 3rd Feb 2021 10:00​​-11.30am GMT).

Webinar 3: Evidence and evaluation: how to design digital health tools with evaluation in mind and gather evidence of impact
One of the most important aspects of digital health development: how to ensure that evidence-gathering and evaluation become integral parts of the process rather than mere afterthoughts or even forgotten entirely. The third in a series of four webinars on digital health innovation (broadcast live on Wed 10th Feb 2021, 10:00​-11:30am GMT).

Webinar 4: Onboarding and implementation: how to acquire and retain users of digital health technologies
A session which addresses one of the challenges in digital health development which it is easy to neglect or underestimate: how to ensure that people use – and continue to use – your digital health tool. The fourth and final webinar in our series on digital health innovation (broadcast live on Wed 17th Feb, 2021, 10:00​-11:30am GMT).

Supported by Pitch-In: Promoting the Internet of Things via Collaboration between HEIs and Industry, sponsored by Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund.

To help develop prototypes and code that showcases the LoRaWAN network’s potential to campus community and local business, Pitch-In supported a 10-week student placement programme for engineering undergraduates from 22 June to 28 August 2020.

The principle aim of these student projects was to provide both system designs, and documentation of some simple but extensible wireless IoT projects. Following a recruitment process, 11 undergraduate engineering students were selected from second, third, and fourth year of Undergraduate study in various Engineering disciplines (including Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, and Control Systems) from the University of Sheffield. The students created a range of project ideas, engaging with their mentors and external people/organisations.

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June 2020 Voice Workshop ‘Will IoT care for me’ encouraged group discussion and consideration around a number of scenarios concerning personalised care.

On the following pages, you will see 6 different scenarios involving the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for health and wellbeing purposes. These scenarios, along with the peopl eand the uses of the technologies portrayed in them, are all fictional. However, the technologies (or something very similar to them) are all either currently available or else are under development or have been proposed in the medical and academic literature. Broadly speaking, the scenarios all concern personalised care, in other words, the use of IoT to maintain or improve the health or wellbeing of individuals.

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Research England has published an interim review carried out by IP Pragmatics of the progress of the Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) Programme., which funds Pitch-In alongside 17 other collaborative projects.

The CCF is a £100 million Government-funded initiative administered by Research England to encourage collaboration between universities in their research commercialisation activities. The programme has funded 18 innovative projects, each involving at least three Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England.

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4G fuelled mass adoption of mobile internet and digitised our social life; 5G is set to do the same for industrial business use cases.

5G is not a technology of tomorrow, it’s the here and now with mobile network operators already beginning the roll-out of 5G: now is the time for manufacturers to seize the opportunities and lead the way for industrial digitalisation. Written for and with the UK manufacturing industry, Made in 5G fuses Digital Catapult’s 5G expertise with insight from manufacturing executives alongside the 5G in Manufacturing Working Group.

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Preparing the healthcare workforce for the digital future

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care commissioned The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future, as part of the draft health and care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 – Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future.

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