The 6th China International Internet of Things (sensor network) Expo will open from September 24 to 26 in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.
This expo, with the theme "innovation promotes development and application benefits people" will demonstrate applications, new products and technologies of the Internet of Things in industry, agriculture, logistics, education and tourism.
Businesses and related organizations that have signed up are from home and abroad, including the USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Turkey.
Well-known businesses such as China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Siemens, Bosch and World SensingNet, will join the expo as well.
Officials, experts and scholars will make speeches and interact with attendees.
In addition, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Texas Instruments will organize a national design competition on innovation for the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things, a name coined by Briton Kevin Ashton back in 1999, refers to the connection of objects to the Internet. It can involve such mundane devices as toasters and coffee pots or more significant technologies such as power meters in smart buildings and sensors for the human body.
Data collected can subsequently be processed and manipulated using smart devices to prepare the perfect breakfast each morning or, more importantly, promote greater efficiency and enhance well-being.