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Vortex IoT shortlisted for innovation award

Dr Behzad Heravi with Dave Seaton, chairman and non-exec director

A Swansea-based Internet of Things (IoT) company has been shortlisted in the Innovation category at the prestigious Swansea Bay Business Awards.

With an industrial focus, specialising in heavy industry, smart infrastructure and rail infrastructure, Vortex IoT builds sensors and networks for a variety of harsh environments where conditions are hostile, power supply is limited, AI is needed, or data security is critical.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is revolutionising the way many industries operate, with more and more products connecting to the internet, it is possible to have instant access to information and data which can vastly improve business operations.

Dr Sharadha Kariyawasam head of technology and innovation

The Swansea Bay Business Awards celebrate the diverse range of businesses in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. The winners from the 15 categories will be announced at a black-tie event on Friday, February 22, at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.

The company’s innovative solutions have attracted the attention of a number of major global brands, including: Tata Steel, Dell Technologies, Network Rail, BT and Hitachi as well as securing £1.5m in grant funding from Innovate UK.

Vortex IoT is already building a reputation for finding innovative solutions to a wide range of problems faced by businesses, designing retro-fit products which meet the often extremely exacting needs of a variety of industries.

Adrian Sutton, managing director of Vortex IoT said:

“We’re extremely pleased to have been shortlisted for this award in recognition of the outstanding work that the company is doing under the guidance of our CTO – Behzad Heravi and Head of Innovation – Sharadha Karyiawasam.

“They have assembled a strong engineering team which is pushing the boundaries and taking great pride in being innovative in every aspect of their work. I’m delighted that the team and its work has been recognised for this innovation.”

Vortex IoT was founded by managing director Adrian Sutton, director of innovation Behzad Heravi and finance and product director Nick Beckett. It is made up of a highly-skilled team of engineers with expertise in emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.

Vortex IoT is also working with Swansea University on the Factory of the Future project, which will be part-funded by the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal.