The Scots firm whose LiFi tech could transform our lives


3 June 2016

Few Scottish firms have such a strong – and literal – claim to being one of the brightest leading lights on the technology scene as pureLiFi.

The Edinburgh University spin-out, which was only formed in 2012, is a pioneer in the use of light to transmit data – LiFi, rather than existing technologies such as WiFi. The idea might seem staggeringly simple – basically using an LED to transmit data and a solar panel capable of detecting subtle fluctuations in light to receive it – but the company attracted around £1.5 million of funding at the end of last year, while Apple has been rumoured to be interested in embracing LiFi.

Read the full article in the Scotsman at: http://www.scotsman.com/future-scotland/tech/the-scots-firm-whose-lifi-tech-could-transform-our-lives-1-4144901#ixzz4AWsozudX

By Nicola Bull, Informatics Ventures

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