By 2020 the Internet of Things (IoT) market will see more than 25 billion devices connected to the internet. The International Data Corporation have estimated the global IoT market will reach an astonishing $7.1 trillion by 2020.

One of the IoT industry most significant barriers has been identified as the lack of test beds to trial new technologies for wide-scale deployment.

Against this backdrop, 150 companies will attend Croke Park this Friday to find out how they can use the stadium as a living lab to trial their smart technologies and develop them for use in a Smart City context.

The industry forum at Croke Park will facilitate collaborations for multinationals, start-ups and entrepreneurs, allowing companies to see how the stadium can be used as a stepping stone to launching their product or service to the market.

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