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  • We're in 50 Game Changers again! Changing The Game Year on Year. (News & Events) 15 October 2018

    Think Engineer are celebrating a high accolade! For the second year running we are one of ConnectTVT's 50 Game Changers in the Thames Valley region. 

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  • UTC Reading Work Experience - The Outcome (News & Events) 05 September 2018

    As our project with UTC Reading comes to a close it's time to reflect on what was achieved, what was learned by the UTC students and what we learned from the experience. 

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  • Think Engineer at EMF Camp 2018 (News & Events) 05 September 2018

    Having arrived home from EMF Camp 2018 late on Monday evening and taken time to recuperate and gather ourselves, it's about time we started to tell you guys about it. Other members of the team will no doubt go into more technical depth and talk about their various projects and talks. I will stick to the basics of the event and speak from a first timers perspective. What is EMF Camp?...

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  • First day of the UTC Reading Summer Project! (News & Events) 08 August 2018

    If you haven't read previous blog posts about this, we're taking 7 UTC Reading Students through the entire process of fully developing a customer idea and creating a working prototype IoT product to meet all the customer requirements in 4 weeks. Monday 6 August saw the beginning of this brilliant project. 6 Students from UTC Reading (one is on holiday but will join us from next week), all arrived promptly at Innovation Catalyst's amazing facility at the Thames Valley Science Park, looking eager, suited and booted and wanting to know what would be in store for them...

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  • UTC Reading - Work Experience - What's the big idea? (News & Events) 03 August 2018

    Our summer project with a team of students from UTC Reading is designed to give them experience of creating an IoT product prototype from a customer's idea. The purpose is for them to experience a highly structured and organised approach with technical discipline which is hard to get any other way. But what's the product? What are they going to make?

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  • More Adventures with UTC Reading - A Hackathon! (News & Events) 19 July 2018

    We recently announced our summer development project with UTC Reading (didn't see that? It's here) Well, there's more... The UTC Reading students have decided they would like to run a hackathon and the UTC is going to support it. We were asked to be involved and we were happy to help, but what could we do for them?

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  • Think En-Junior - UTC Reading Excellence (News & Events) 03 July 2018

    We were very pleased to be approached recently by Mike, a contact and friend of the company. Mike works at UTC Reading. We have a good relationship with Mike and he contacted us to talk about an idea he’d had, and we liked it! He had a group of students who wanted to work on a project during the summer but he wanted to turn it into something even more valuable…

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  • Smart Cities and IoT (General) 04 June 2018

    Perhaps one of the most exciting areas of IoT development is the smart city. Let's look at what that means and what the future might hold... The British Standards Institute (BSI) has this to say about how it sees smart cities... “The effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens". That’s all good but let's add some substance to this. How is this integration going to help deliver sustainability, prosperity and inclusivity? 

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  • What is IoT? (General) 25 May 2018

    It's always been difficult to put a finger on exactly what IoT is. Let's start at the beginning...

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  • Which Radio Technology Is Right For My Project? (Hardware) 16 May 2018

    So you want to build a wireless device? With so many radio technologies available to choose from it can be hard to know which one is best for your project. Let's break this down into a few simple categories...

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  • HackIoT - Reading Smart City 2018 (News & Events) 23 April 2018

    Think Engineer entered a team in HackIoT - Reading Smart City 2018. A great opportunity to mix with the IoT community, play with some hardware and be challenged. Three of us, Charlie - Business Development Manager; Steve - Director/Cofounder and Prototype Engineer; and Andreus, Prototype Engineer, met up at the office late on Friday afternoon and headed off to the Thames Valley Science Park. I'd never been to the place before so first off, that's a pretty impressive facility!

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