Sven Löffler
9. March 2015 0

Manchester – The digital hotspot beside London and Hannover

Manchester. The city was already a hotspot during the industrial revolution. The distinct river landscape could be extensively used to drive many cotton mills with the help of hydropower. The once dominated by heavy industry and textile Manchester has still its status of a hotspot. Cotton mills “developed” to IT services. According to that Manchester attracts many startups.

Britain’s third biggest economic center besides London and Birmingham, is attracting more and more young companies. The cultural activities is an important showcase for Manchester. From the Museum of Science and Industry on the Manchester Opera House to the BBC’s second largest branch. All attractions, as well as the thriving music scene.

In addition, the rental rates in Manchester are much lower than in London. In addition, the “Manchester Science Park” provides a suitable environment for developers, engineers and scientists. Moreover, the UK supports the startup scene. So specifically the appointment “Minister for digital industries” was created, which is is comparable to the Federal Ministry of digital infrastructure. The aim is: to promote digitization and support companies and startups in this market.

Canddi – Big Data Analystics Startup

One of the startups located in Manchester is Canddi. Their idea is to use big data analytics to make statements about visitors to different web pages. The Website receives information about visitors. This includes the company behind the visit, which pages are most interesting for them and how often site visitors clicking on them. This suggests, for which industry your own website is particularly interesting. The distribution is replaced by advanced knowledge of the site visitors and can adapt its strategy to the customer’s behavior.
The growing importance of startups is also in Germany aware. Accordingly, there are some of the most interesting ones on this year’s CeBIT.

Digital Startups from all over the world in Germany

The “economic miracle 4.0” is coming, as on the CeBIT. From 16 to 20 March you can see how digitizing changed the whole economy and what special importance the digital transformation of businesses in different events and also at the level of Deutsche Telekom and T-Systems.
Even young startups have a major impact on the digitization and related innovations. Therefore, 50 of the most promising digital startups from around the world will be presented among the motto “Into the Internet of Things” in Hall 16. They all have prevailed in the competition CODE_n (Code of the New) against 400 competitors with their innovations around the Internet of Things. Their solutions cover the fields of Digital Life, Future Mobility, Smart City and Industry 4.0.

ivips does intelligent Fleet-Management

One of the startups is “ivips” from Ghent in Belgium whose business idea is all around the intelligent fleet management. Through a modular, web-based platform the fleet management is user-friendly and cost-effective. The use of ivips software can also expect improved efficiency and utilization analysis. The on-board hardware captures data that will be used for planning, tracking and tracing, maintenance and billing.

Looking for innovative ideas? You will find them on CeBIT in Hall 16, and of course in Hall 4 at T-Systems.

Big Data Greetings
Sven Löffler

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