Internet of Things Garage


We ❤️ building connected things that work...also secure, safer, and sustainable

More formally, most of our research is build-driven and somewhat experimental and mostly applied. This means that we build things, systems, and techniques and evaluate them in real-world settings. We aim to demonstrate how they work but less focus on giving theoretical guarantees. In our work, the objective is to produce artefacts (software system, things) that are useful in the real world. Therefore, we felt that the name 'IoT Garage' is more appropriate and describes our work well than the more traditional or common name 'IoT Laboratory'. We are not alone, see: Microsoft Garage.

Current Team

Alumni (Hall of Fame)

Funders (Past and Present)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is a British Research Council that provides government funding for grants to undertake research and postgraduate degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, mainly to universities in the United Kingdom.

International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was launched as a co-operative network of 10 leading, international research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders.

Microsoft Azure

The Microsoft Azure for Research program awards cloud computing resources to researchers working on data-intensive projects, specifically Azure Analytics services.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University is the only Welsh member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities.

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA). Its aim is to support cutting-edge research and innovation that addresses the global issues affecting developing countries.

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Government Communications Headquarters, commonly known as GCHQ, is an intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom.

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS2)

KESS 2 East is the sister project of KESS 2, a major pan-Wales operation supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government. KESS 2 links companies and organisations with academic expertise in the Higher Education sector in Wales to undertake collaborative research projects.

DCMS 5G Programme Rural Connected Communities

The DCMS 5G Programme Rural Connected Communities funds 5G research and development projects which aims to trial innovative use cases and technical solutions to build the business case for investment in rural connectivity and explore the capabilities of 5G to benefit rural communities.

British Council

The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities. It works in over 100 countries: promoting a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational co-operation with the United Kingdom.

Google Research

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company focusing on artificial intelligence,[9] online advertising, search engine technology, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, and consumer electronics. Google Research tackles challenges that define the technology of today and tomorrow.


Digital Catapult

Digital Catapult is the UK's leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. We drive early adoption, making UK businesses more competitive and productive, to help grow the UK economy.

Danau Girang Field Centre

Danau Girang is a collaborative research and training facility managed by Sabah Wildlife Department and Cardiff University.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in the UK is a key part of the Ministry of Defence. It focuses on scientific research and technology, enhancing national security and military effectiveness through innovations.

His Majesty's Government Communications Centre

His Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) in the UK specialises in communication and information systems. It provides secure technology solutions, ensuring government communication integrity and supporting national security with cutting-edge technical expertise.


PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity is a consortium of eleven leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.


Vortex IoT build sensors and networks for harsh environments where conditions are hostile, power supply is limited, AI is needed & data security is critical. Vortex is helping organisations unleash the impact of real-time data and predictive analytics.


Exalens protects digital manufacturing against downtime and safety incidents through early warning of both system malfunctions and cyber security breaches. With ground-breaking cyber-physical security analyst AI, manufacturers enhance their operational resilience with automated incident detection and response.

Airbus Group

Airbus SE is a European multinational aerospace corporation that stood as the world's second biggest aerospace and defence company. Airbus Airbus is an industry leader in Insdustril Control Systems.

My Data Fix

UK qualified corporate and finance lawyer with regulatory expertise gained from an international career. My Data Fix specialises in all aspects of data privacy, having worked as the Global Data Protection Officer for an international organisation whose business is personal data.

Awen Collective

Awen Collective Ltd. is an award-winning software company reducing the time spent by manufacturers and critical infrastructure providers before and after a cyber-attack or cyber-physical incident.

Building Research Establishment (BRE)

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is a centre of building science in the United Kingdom, owned by a charitable organisation, the BRE Trust. BRE provides research, advice, training, testing, certification and standards for public and private sector organisations in the UK and abroad.

Innovate Trust

Innovate Trust provides support and guidance to disabled people. In addition, Innovate Trust provides support to elderly, young, disadvantaged, and vulnerable members of the local community through our Student Volunteer projects.

Digital Communities Wales

Digital Communities Wales: Digital Confidence, Health and Well-being supports organisations that are working with digitally excluded people. We’re helping them deliver digital inclusion activities so they can do it well and make a bigger impact. DCW is a Welsh Government programme which is delivered by Cwmpas.


The Office of Communications, commonly known as Ofcom, is the government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom. Ofcom has a statutory duty to represent the interests of citizens and consumers by promoting competition and protecting the public from harmful or offensive material.