Cycle gadget See.Sense crowned winner of smart cities competition

BT has awarded £15,000 to Northern Ireland company that helps keep cyclists safe by collecting data on crashes, near-misses and road surfaces

See.Sense, a Northern Ireland-based company that had developed connected cycle light gadget, has been announced as the winner of the BT Infinity Lab SME Awards 2016: Connected Cities competition.

Chosen from eight finalists, See.Sense was awarded £15,000 prize money as well as six month’s membership at tech entrepreneur community TechHub.

As well as keeping cyclists safer on the road, See.Sense’s ICON cycle light uses sensors which collect data about crashes, near miss-events and road surfaces which can be used by city planners to improve cycling infrastructure and inform the development of smart cities.

Irene McAleese, co-founder and chief marketing officer at See.Sense, commented:

“We’re honoured to have won the smart city prize and also be judged the overall winner given the high standard of entries we were up against. We’ve gained some valuable insights from the other companies who have taken part and the feedback we’ve had during the competition.”

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