New programme

IoT accelerator aims to spur business growth

New team: Paul Wilson, Gregor Aikman and Evelyn McDonald of Filament STAC.

An accelerator programme focused on the internet of things (IoT) sector has been launched in Scotland aiming to create at least two dozen businesses and potentially hundreds of jobs.

The Filament STAC accelerator is partly modelled on a Canadian scheme that has supported about 650 start-ups and created more than 4,000 jobs.

Its founder, Tim Ellis, will act as consultant to help steer the Scottish project, Filament STAC.

It will build on the IoT foundations already put in place by Censis, Scotland’s Innovation Centre for sensing, imaging and IoT technologies, and Glasgow-headquartered product design firm Filament.

Filament STAC, which launches at Skypark in Glasgow in October, is underpinned by a partnership of industry and government.


Scottish Enterprise will support the first phase of growth alongside Filament, Plexus Corp, a global leader in complex design, manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket services, and Censis.

Cohort companies on the accelerator programme will have the option to be based at Skypark.

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