Intechnology is to showcase the latest innovations in health and social care at the Smart City Expo, the world’s largest gathering for policymakers in future urban development.
The Harrogate-based company is joining the Leeds City Region delegation for the event in Barcelona, which is expected to attract 20,000 delegates from 700 cities worldwide.
Peter Wilkinson, founder and chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be joining the Leeds City Region delegation and proud to be flying the flag for our home market at the Smart City Expo.
“We have a long and proud history of inventing and delivering technology that has the power to transform people’s lives.
“The Leeds City Region has a great opportunity to be the best connected urban area in the world for the benefit of its citizens and businesses.”
Intechnology has developed significant expertise in helping local authorities to deliver better public services for less money since launching its smart cities division in 2013.
The company successfully deployed free public WiFi networks in towns and cities across the UK to boost digital inclusion and support the growth of the digital economy and has grown a base of more than 1.7m registered users.
It is using its network experience to develop health, care and municipal services in partnership with local authorities to improve quality of life for residents and businesses.
These services, which are based on Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technology, are designed to add social value, increase sustainability and protect the environment.
Readings from sensors are analysed and processed, giving organisations the informed insight to enhance working practices and decision making at a local level.
Intechnology has successfully deployed the UK’s largest free public WiFi service in Edinburgh, a city-wide IoT network in Coventry, which will be the first truly connected UK City of Culture, and 5G-equivalent networks in market towns like Wetherby in West Yorkshire.
The company has a significant track record of pioneering commercially successful innovations, including Planet Online, the UK’s first viable business internet service provider, Sports Internet Group, the internet-based content business sold to BSkyB, Freeserve, the UK’s first free consumer ISP, Intechnology Managed Services, the trusted host of key national infrastructure such as the NHS Spine, and Inhealthcare, a UK market leader in digital health services improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Roger Marsh OBE DL, chair of the Leeds City Region Partnership (LEP) and NP11, said: “It’s great that Intechnology is joining our delegation of more than 60 representatives from the public and private sector to promote the region on the international stage. Together we can demonstrate how tech is creating opportunities to transform lives, whether by creating jobs, improving health or making our towns and cities better places to live.”