Technology firm Connexin has been announced as the winner of the IoT Breakthrough Award for ‘Smart City Deployment of the Year', for the Newcastle Smart Road pilot.

The Hull-based company, founded in 2006, joined the likes of Samsung, Toshiba, Vodafone, Philips, Sony and Fitbit in winning an award from the more htna 3,500 global nominations covering industrial and enterprise IoT, smart city, connected home, home automation and connected cars.

Its smart road pilot involved installing multiple sensors and cameras to make Mosley Street in Newcastle the 'smartest in the UK', in partnership with Cisco and Newcastle City Council.

IoT Breakthrough, part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, recognises pioneering technologies and exemplary companies that are driving innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) market.

Nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the IoT industry, with winners selected based on a variety of criteria, including most innovative and technologically advanced products and services, evaluated nominations.

"This award demonstrates our leadership in this space and shows we can compete and win on a global level," said Furqan Alamgir, CEO and founder at Connexin.

"I'd like to acknowledge and thank the partners we collaborated with on this project, without whom it would not have been possible."

Smart technologies have now come of age, but the truth is no single organisation can make smart cities happen on its own. Governments, businesses, the education sector and citizens need to work together to grasp the opportunity. This project is a perfect demonstrator of all the parts working together.”

Connexin was recently named one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the Northern Tech Awards and is in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE network of high-growth companies.

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