At IoT World Europe conference in Dublin, we heard from start-ups diving into whole new depths of the internet of things (IoT)

The inaugural appearance of IoT World Europe on Irish shores – one of the largest events of its kind in the world –was a testament to Ireland’s place among the global IoT players.

recent report found that by the end of 2016, 40pc of Irish businesses will have used IoT in some capacity in their operations, while a recent feature by’s editor John Kennedy highlighted not one, but nine reasons why Ireland is such an attractive location for it.

The first company we spoke to was Kerry-based Standard Access, which is looking to overhaul how businesses ensure building security, using a very ‘sound’ idea.

The second start-up, Deep6, certainly puts a new spin on drone technology. Rather than sending cameras into the sky, it wants to help us send cameras to the depths of oceans.

The organisers of the event ran its Project Kairos initiative to highlight and support some of the most exciting start-ups, through workshops and a pitch competition.

Of the dozens of global start-ups present at the Project Kairos area, the eventual winner of the pitch competition was named as Belgian-based team, Pozyx, which provides indoor and outdoor hardware solutions for accurate localisation.

Words by Colm Gorey