connexin live logo 002 Connexin joins the Northern Powerhouse

Smart cities technology firm Connexin has become an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme.

Connexin joins a high-profile network of leading businesses that are helping shape the direction of the government’s combined Northern Powerhouse campaign.

Founded and based in Hull, Connexin is at the forefront of the city’s burgeoning tech sector, which employs more than 4,000 people and turned over £568 million in 2017. (The city’s industry has grown by 15% since 2014, the Tech Nation 2018 survey showed, as Hull continues to make bold strides forward.)

On 4 October, Connexin is staging a major Building Smarter Cities event at the Hull Bonus Arena, which aims to become the premier smart technology event in the North of England.

Jake Berry MP, Northern Powerhouse Minister says:

I’m delighted to be able to welcome Connexin to the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme.

With their expertise in connecting people to the digital world and building metropolitan networks and smart city infrastructure, they are well-placed to join us in boosting productivity levels and supercharging economic growth across the North.

Furqan Alamgir, CEO & Founder of Connexin says:

Connexin is made in Hull. The North is in our DNA. It feels like a natural fit for us to formally join the Northern Powerhouse through its partnership programme.

We want to throw our weight behind what we see as a team effort by government, the education sector, citizens and business to realise the potential of the North.

The North of England is advancing technologically at pace and it’s a privilege to be part of it.

Connexin Live 2018 – Building Smarter Cities takes place at the Hull Bonus Arena on 4 October from 4pm. Register now to confirm your attendance – get your tickets here.

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About Connexin

Founded in Hull in 2006, Connexin is an innovative and disruptive technology company specialising in building and operating award-winning Smart City Infrastructure to support the Internet of Things.

Connexin in partnership with Cisco and Newcastle City Council has helped deliver the UK’s smartest street, which was announced at the Great Exhibition of the North.

A partnership between Hull City Council and Connexin will see smart bins introduced across the city in a groundbreaking pilot project to improve waste collection.

Connexin was recently named one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the Northern Tech Awards.

In October 2017 Connexin announced it had secured a £10 million investment to rapidly scale up and expand.

Connexin Live 2018

 Connexin Live will examine the importance of ‘Smarter City Operations’, ‘Smart in Health’, and ‘Smart in Education’ enabling individual cities and towns of the North to pool their strengths.

The event will also explore the following topics:

  • Beyond the technology – how can smart cities improve quality of life for people and businesses?
  • Overcoming barriers – what’s holding back our cities from becoming smarter and how we can overcome these?
  • Working together – how can we work together to deliver smarter, connected communities?
  • Keynote speakers will include Arvind Satyam, Global Managing Director Smart Cities at Cisco, Furqan Alamgir, CEO & Founder at Connexin as well as representatives from Hull City Council, Newcastle City Council, Northern Powerhouse and Future Cities Catapult.
  • The emphasis will be on smart technologies such as LoRaWan and Internet of Things applied in the real world. Expert speakers will use demonstrations and case studies to show how smart technologies are boosting local economies and enhancing lives.
  • The event will also include round table and panel discussions and networking opportunities, as well as a drinks reception after the event. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.