Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Google Cloud and Sigfox support IoT start-ups

Steve Rogerson
August 29, 2019

Sigfox and Google Cloud have agreed to make every Sigfox starter programme member eligible for the Google Cloud for start-ups programme. This includes up to US$20,000 in Google Cloud platform and Firebase credits and other benefits subject to meeting the Google Cloud platform’s requirements.
Both programmes are designed to help start-ups build and scale their business through Google Cloud and Sigfox technology. Companies that want to benefit from this collaboration and be on-boarded with Sigfox technology should apply to the starter programme, which is free and open to everyone.
As announced earlier this year, Sigfox Cloud can be integrated with the Google Cloud platform. It is possible to push any data generated by Sigfox enabled devices to the Google Cloud platform.
Markku Lepistö, solutions architect for the Google Cloud platform, will pitch at the next Sigfox Explore session.
Lepistö contributed actively to the Sigfox Cloud integration to the Google Cloud platform. He will present his work, demonstrate with the Sigfox Sens'it and Google Cloud platform, and share an asset-tracking example, with GPS positioning data, Sigfox geolocation service, BigQuery-GIS geographical SQL queries, and Maps.
Sigfox Explore online conferences provide content to accelerate business growth. The conferences are designed to suit all companies at any stage of the journey towards realising an IoT product or service, from developers to small and medium companies as well as corporate managers. Sigfox is running this series of business and technical conferences to help companies develop their skills and transform their project into a successful one.
Credits are available for early-stage, technology-based start-up companies that are assessed to have growth potential, based in an approved territory, have not previously received promotional cloud credits outside of the free-tier offering, are less than five years old, and have not raised more than a series A.