Last week we were in London presenting to the wide community of developers that got together at Campus Party Europe FI-WARE’s platform to develope with Future Internet applications, FI-Lab.
In addition, and thanks to the Hackathon we organized, we were able to observe what many entrepreneurs and developers did as they began to create their own applications with FI-WARE. First of all we want to thank all of you who participated there, it was amazing to see how, in record time, you built such creative and robust applications.
The official presentation, which took place on the main stage of the O2 in London, was given by Neelie Kroes, Vice-president of the European Commission. With her opening speech “Creating tomorrow’s Internet” Kroes introduced us to the FI-WARE project while emphasizing the need to support innovation by providing access to technologies and funding.
(..) platforms don’t build themselves. And this is where initiatives like the FI-LAB come in. Led by industry, this is a major investment in generic technology. Focusing not on specific applications: but on the building blocks essential to creating them. This is a great way to achieve that. And as of today, FI-LAB is open and accessible to everybody. Available to all to create platforms, applications, or whatever you want. And guess what? The technology is free of charge. And state-of-the-art. Think about Security and Privacy by design, Social Connected TV, Augmented Reality, Instant Mobility or even Smart Farming. You can be the first inventing the killer applications for new areas. And deploy across the whole of Europe, more than 500 million people.
He also gave some examples of what FI-WARE brings:
FI-WARE leverages on OpenStack and enhances it, not only with added-value capabilities for hosting but with a rich library of Generic Enablers that make it easier to connect to the Internet of Things, manage context events at large scale or perform BigData analysis.
We need a meeting place where entrepreneurs can develop and showcase their bright innovative ideas based on FI-WARE, and application sponsors can meet them: this is going to be FI-LAB.
More about FI-WARE and FI-Lab and what it is all about in Carlos Domingo’s presentation “Open APIS for Open Minds” at Campus Party Europe: