SPICA is a specialist IOT Solutions Provider that uses a combination of technical assets, hardware (sensor devices), software components, and IOT integration expertise to help businesses capitalize on the opportunity that the Internet of Things represents.
Ultimately, we want to raise the profile of IOT solutions, and for IOT to become a de facto tool that the FM industry looks to acquire and integrate in their business, in the same way that CAFM and BMS are today.
Meet the team
Founder and Managing Director
Paul is a highly experienced, client centric, technical leader, having previously founded and grown one of the UK’s most successful IBM Business Partners.Read more
Co-Founder and Technical Director
Ben is a great software designer and engineer with over 15 years experience of designing and implementing a wide range of technical products and solutionsRead more
Co-Founder and Sales and Marketing Director
Tim is an accomplished Sales and Marketing Director and founded the highly successful Orbital Integrated Solutions. He is a well regarded authority on the Internet of Things.Read more
Chief Operations Officer
Paul has held a number of diverse roles across many industries, with skills centring around Enterprise Solutions, Process Engineering and Solution, Application and Application Integration Architecture.Read more
Board Director and Astuta COO
Jordan is a technology entrepreneur and COO of Technology Group Astuta. As a SPICA board Director he is taking an active role in shaping our strategy and future direction.Read more
Chief Product Officer
Lynda joined SPICA from a successful UK Systems Integrator. She is an experienced technologist, providing the best functionality and user experience.Read more
Our Strategic Partners
Astuta Partners (Astuta) – an entrepreneur-led investment and advisory firm providing strategic counsel and operational support to technology companies – has once more demonstrated their commitment to partnering with new and innovative technologies with their recent investment in Spica. Howard Seers, Astuta’s Chairman commented “We are delighted to invest in Spica. We have been really impressed by the innovative technologies and solutions Spica are bringing to the market. The company’s proven management capabilities makes Spica a potential future industry leader.”
Avnet are the primary distribution partner for Devicepoint® solutions throughout Europe. In addition, we selected Avnet to provide our Customer Technical Support, as their highly skilled team can deliver 24/7 global support.
Cisco are lead consortium member on the Mancheter CityVerve project, and a close partner of ours in regards to our current and future activities in the Smart Cities space.
Spica utilise Yanzi’s comprehensive Sensor platform into its solution stack, and Yanzi reciprocate with Spica Devicepoint® applications. We are jointly going to market with complete end-end IOT solutions across Europe and the US, with the ROW to follow shortly.
Spica have been part of Innovation Birmingham since being founded in 2014. Our Head Office remains located at the Aston site, and we are still part of the Barclays-led Serendip incubator programme, which gives us fantastic insight into the Birmingham “Silicon Canal” Tech. Industry. We are proud of our roots in the Midlands, and passionate about unearthing talent and creating jobs in the area.
Censis are our go-to partner for innovative IOT projects in Scotland – they bring great corporate and public sector knowledge of the region, and a passion for trail-blazing IOT programmes.
Spica are part of the consortium that won the recent £10m UK Government IOT Smart Cities Demonstrator competition for Manchester CityVerve.
CityVerve is based around the large-scale deployment of IOT technologies, where everyday objects can be connected to a network in order to share data. This approach will demonstrate and evidence the benefits to citizens through environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and the more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
Spica have worked on a number of Climate Change and Sustainability IOT projects with Climate CIC and its partners in the Midlands
LPRS are very strong in both sensor/device design and build, as well as networking capabilities (GSM/LoRa and SIGFOX); their newly formed Solutions division embed devicepoint™ as their standard IOT cloud application tier.
Spica were an early adopter of SIGFOX in the UK, and are now very experienced with its LPWAN networking technology. We use SIGFOX in solutions such as Devicepoint® for Healthy Water, where it enables long battery life, simple installation (no gateways) and reduced cost compared to GSM.
We embed best of breed IBM middleware technology into Devicepoint® to give us Enterprise Scale at Startup speed. Software components include IBM Informix, IBM WAS, IBM Watson IOT Platform. We also host our applications in IBM Softlayer datacentres.