A few weeks ago we shared some great news: the next FIWARE Summit was confirmed! And it will take place in one of the most competitive regions of Europe, in a city that is always on top of world’s quality of life indexes.

FIWARE is going to the Netherlands this spring. For our 2nd FIWARE Summit, we will be gathering at Jaarbeurs’ Media Plaza in Utrecht, from the 29th to the 31st of May.

If the first event was a great success for the whole community, for the 2nd Summit we are looking forward to offer an even better experience for the community members.

The 1st Summit kicked off a new stage for our development as a technological platform and as an open ecosystem. In Malaga, important announcements were made. We witnessed the creation of new links and partnerships between our stakeholders and, with the drive of the FIWARE Foundation, our members had the chance to reinforce alliances, strengthening cooperation, putting new initiatives in place.

Now, we are stronger, broader and more market-oriented. And we are determined to keep moving forward… growing global!

Our open community keeps expanding, both in number and diversity of contributors. Upholding the European links, we see how our technology is getting recognized and receiving interest from all over the world. Recently, NEC has become Platinum member of the FIWARE Foundation. And we are welcoming new Gold, Individual and Associated members. Our main asset is the collaboration, the passion, commitment and hard labor of the fellow community members.

Each FIWARE Summit will be the perfect chance to gather with colleagues and branches, part of the same, diverse ecosystem. And also will be an occasion to follow-up on the non-stop development of our technological platform. In the spirit of the 1st Summit, the event in Utrecht will gather the experts that are building the core components of FIWARE. Don’t miss the opportunity to start your certification as a FIWARE developer there.

Designed with a global ambition, to help developing the smart solutions of the future, enabling portability and interoperability of solutions cross-domain and across borders, the FIWARE platform has been presenting the building blocks to create a Digital Single Market and innovative, intelligent economic models for multi-sided markets. Now, the fulfillment of the FIWARE Mission points directly… to your business!

At the Summit we will be informing and offering support for companies, institutions and individuals interested in our present and future actions. The FIWARE Marketplace, the new powered by FIWARE acceleration open calls, the innovation Hubs and the Mundus programme, as well as the partnerships that are driving the worldwide adoption of the FIWARE standards, all of them are initiatives that are willing to be joined by new collaborators, ready to reinforce and to profit from them.

The detailed schedule for the FIWARE Summit will be available soon. The event will be organized in several tracks that will run in parallel during the three days:

  • FIWARE Community working groups, where members of the open community will meet to coordinate different lines of work within the ecosystem, focusing on the activities of the FIWARE Technical Steering Committee and the FIWARE Ecosystem Support Committees (Mundus, Accelerators and iHubs), with the support of the FIWARE Foundation. It will give our attendees the opportunity to learn how the community works, following an open and transparent process based on merit.
  • A Developer’s Primer, targeting at developers from inside and outside of the FIWARE Community. It will be the central activity during the full first day, with additional sessions on the second and third days, comprising specialized technical sessions and hands-on experience for developers, working with and interested on the FIWARE technology.
  • Three different Vertical Tracks related to Agrifood, Industry and Smart Cities, to unfold and share a more accurate vision around the benefits of using FIWARE to create and develop a business project for each one of these verticals.
  • A Conference track, targeted to business developers, decision and policy makers, startup/SME CEOs, cities’ representatives, researchers, public authorities, non-profit organizations and to the whole FIWARE Community.

In this second FIWARE Summit we will keep working together, driving the adoption of our open source standards, bringing business opportunities for all kind of organisations across the globe, laying the foundation of the New Digital Economy.

Everyone new to FIWARE and willing to be a part of it will find there the perfect chance to be joining our global ecosystem.

Current and future community and FIWARE Foundation members, let’s meet in Utrecht!

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