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Acting Local To Go Global: Become a FIWARE iHub!

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Nov 102017
 
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Are you managing a research or business center? Then we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for YOU! Our network of iHubs is growing and we’re looking for new iHubs to join our ever-growing network with an Open Call starting on October 12th, 2017. 

A FIWARE iHub is made up of one or more competence centers where a number of activities will be carried out to foster the development of the FIWARE ecosystem at local level. These activities include promoting FIWARE through organized events and engaging the local tech and business community, as well as building connections and offering technical support, consultancy, coaching, training, testing and certification on FIWARE technologies. 

What’s in it for you? By becoming an iHub you will play an essential role in the global expansion of FIWARE. You will be a valued member of the Community and your activities will be distinguished by the FIWARE brand and backed by the FIWARE Foundation. For more information regarding the MANY advantages; which include support, the connection with ‘Powered by FIWARE’ Acceleration Programmes, and the ability to establish partnerships and develop joint activities at local level, check out our Open Call page! 

You have until November 24th 2017 to apply. The official list of FIWARE iHubs will be presented during the FIWARE Tech Summit in Málaga. 

Download the Guide for Applicants and APPLY NOW to become a FIWARE iHub!

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FIWARE at the IoTSWC 2017

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Sep 222017
 
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Get inspired by today’s most influential leaders in IoT and join FIWARE at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from 3rd-5th October.

The third edition of this leading international event that links the Internet of Things with industry will host an impressive 172 exhibiting companies and over 8,000 attendees from 70 countries. The event, which will provide a highly international environment, will once again focus on IoT solutions for industries.

The 3-day program offers its visitors a look at the most disruptive IoT solutions, a chance to attend talks from over 180 top-level speakers, real demonstrations of IoT in action, and, last but not least, the opportunity to establish connections with like-minded individuals in order to build bridges and to achieve that next goal.

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This year, FIWARE will be showcasing its value proposition to IoT at stand number 380, where it will be joined at the exhibit by 8 ‘Powered By FIWARE’ companies and Smart Solutions: e3TCity, HOP Ubiquitous, solution Smart Poi, ELMITEL, solution eVineyard, Tellspec, Future Intelligence-Quhoma, Ubiwhere-Citibrain, Zenodys, and Wellness Telecom.

FIWARE Foundation CEO, Ulrich Ahle, will be joining the panel that will bring together city administrators and solution providers involved in private-public sector partnerships and smart-city innovation: 'Empowering Smart City Managers and Smart City Entrepreneurs'.

Next week we will be presenting the exhibitor companies that you will meet at our stand and keep sharing our value proposition for a world where everything will be connected trhough the IoT. Stay tuned!

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FIWARE TECH SUMMIT – EARLY BIRD TICKETS 35% OFF

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Sep 192017
 
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Ready for the first ever FIWARE Tech Summit?

Where leading developers and startups from the worlds of Open Source, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things come together.

We have a treat for the FIWARE Community and Early Bird attendees: if you buy your pass for the FIWARE Tech Summit now you will save 35% of the price on each type of ticket.
The offer stands until the end of September.

The event will be organized in several tracks that will run in parallel during Novemeber 28th and 29th. The FIWARE Community gather again in Málaga, in sunny southern Spain.
Addressing engineers, startups, companies and cities in the ecosystem, the event will educate, inform and excite through top quality panels, demos and fireside-chats with the experts.

Technology leaders will share their vision on smart solutions for cities, agriculture and industry. CTOs and developers will learn from the best in the FIWARE community how to design and deploy smart solutions based on FIWARE products. Startups will tell their story on how they hacked their way to success.

This event is all about inspiration, hands-on experience and fun for the ever-growing FIWARE Community. To offer all our developers and contributors the best experience at our first FIWARE Tech Summit, we have prepared a new landing page, with all the useful information, including the event agenda, confirmed speakers and special offers for your accommodation: check out the FIWARE Tech Summit website.

Remember! Book your place now and save money.

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FIWARE at GCTC Expo 2017

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Sep 062017
 
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The FIWARE Community is thriving at global scale and one of the most significant footprints is the participation at the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo (August 28-29, 2017 – Washington DC) led by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

GCTC enables local governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, technologists, and corporations from all over the world to form project teams to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) applications within the city and community environment. Since the program launch in September 2014, GCTC has recruited and incubated over 160 projects with participation from over 150 cities and 400 companies/organizations from around the world.

With the support of FIWARE Mundus, the 2017's Expo counted with the participation of the FIWARE Foundation as well as a numerous team of Powered by FIWARE companies (including Ubiwhere, TeamDev, Everimpact and HOPU) that had the opportunity to showcase their offers and achievements and engage with U.S. stakeholders.

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To reinforce the commitment of FIWARE as an official partner of GCTC, Jose Gonzalez (FIWARE Mundus) announced during the Plenary Session the release of the FIWARE GCTC Challenge 2017. An ambitious competition to achieve forward-looking partnerships between cities and communities in North America with organizations currently providing solutions based on FIWARE. 

What is expected? 

Teams will need to propose an agreed development plan with the candidate city, local government, or metropolitan area. This plan shall include technical issues, as well as the potential regulatory and administrative resources to be committed by the involved parties. Together, they should meet the technical know-how, the administrative drive and the resources to design, implement, field test and deploy an application that fulfils the objectives of this challenge.

Several cities already raised interest in starting Smart City pilot trials after seeing examples through SMEs presentations that are replicable and scalable at global scale.

The amount of the prize to support each of the awarded solutions shall be up to a maximum of 28,000 US Dollars (25,000 Euros). Submissions will be open until October 16, 2017, so you still have the chance to participate. Find out more information at: www.fiware.org/GCTC_2017

Guest post by Jose Gonzalez (Interinnov / FIWARE Mundus)

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APInf contributes top class API management technologies to FIWARE platform

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Jul 282017
 
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The FIWARE API Management Framework will incorporate significant contributions from the APInf platform in the next release of FIWARE. In turn, APInf will integrate core FIWARE technologies into their platform.  Building on API Umbrella, the APInf platform offers a comprehensive toolset for API management including enhanced user interface features for API managers and consumers alike.

As the initial step, the FIWARE API Management Framework will integrate API Umbrella as base proxy technology for accessing FIWARE APIs and will enhance it integrating existing FIWARE authorization and access control enablers that support OAuth2 and XACML standards.  FIWARE will integrate APInf set of tools for monitoring API usage and capture feedback from API users.

“Members of the APInf team have joined the FIWARE team and are working now as a single unit, to exploit the benefits coming out of APInf technologies” said Chandra Challagonda, CEO of APInf. “Integration of APInf technologies already has helped us to accelerate our roadmap integrating key API management features” explained Juanjo Hierro, CTO of the FIWARE Foundation.

The FIWARE API Management Framework, combined with FIWARE extensions developed for the CKAN data publication platform, bring full support to right-time open data and Economy of Data concepts.  Actually, CKAN portals featuring these extensions enable the publication of right-time datasets linked to FIWARE NGSI API requests served by FIWARE Context Broker instances. Acquisition of access rights and even payment of some price for granting those access rights and/or the effective usage may be required for some of these datasets.  The integration of APInf technologies will allow, in addition, to publish documentation accompanying datasets, monitor access to datasets and bring useful feedback from users and developers regarding access to those datasets.

APInf will bring integration of CKAN with FIWARE extended features, as well as monetization modules from the FIWARE Business Framework into the roadmap of the APInf platform.

“The APInf team is extremely delighted to see the speed at which the FIWARE team has been able to integrate APInf and FIWARE. Results of the collaboration has revealed to us the huge potential of FIWARE regarding right-time open data or Data/API Economy concepts, bringing a full package of benefits for smart cities”, declared Chandra Challagonda, CEO of APInf.  “APInf is a good example of a technology provider which can bring rather interesting contributions to FIWARE while at the same time benefit from FIWARE to enrich their own products/services offering portfolio” explained Ulrich Ahle, CEO of the FIWARE Foundation.

APInf and FICodes, major contributor of API monetization and data publication components in FIWARE, together with the FIWARE Foundation will bring support to cities willing to engage in the “Front-runner Smart Cities” initiative launched jointly by the FIWARE Foundation and TM Forum, looking for Smart Cities willing to adopt API standards and ready to take the necessary steps to transform themselves into enablers for Sustainable Economic Growth by means of supporting Right-time Open Data and Data Economy concepts involving third parties.

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We’re hiring! New jobs to complete or growing team in Berlín

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Jun 282017
 
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The FIWARE Foundation has announced new full-time job positions for Information Technology and Services professionals, to join the team in Berlín, Germany.

They are advertised in Linkedin and on our website.

Read the job description and, if you feel that there is an opportunity for you and also for us to increase the talent on our team, do not hesitate and send your application using the link to LinkedIn.


Tech Lead & Architect (LinkedIn)
(Director – Information Technology and Project Management)

  • We need you to contribute to FIWARE Technical activities and bring support to the FIWARE Community playing the role of architect, software team leader, mentor and coach.
  • Development of Reference Architectures and Common Information Models for Powered by FIWARE solutions in multiple application domains: Smart Cities, Smart Industry and Smart Agrifood.
  • Play an active support role in definition and development of the roadmap of FIWARE components following an Agile approach and FIWARE development guidelines.
  • Coaching and mentoring of architects and developers of Powered by FIWARE solutions and FIWARE-ready technologies as well as new FIWARE developers.
  • Lead and participate in the development of Proofs of Concept and Showcases using FIWARE technologies.
  • Assessment of Powered by FIWARE solutions and FIWARE—ready technologies.
  • Code, Perform code reviews and give appropriate feedback.
  • FIWARE technical dissemination, training, consultancy and support activities.
  • Participation in activities leading to adoption of FIWARE by relevant standardization bodies, industrial consortiums and organizations.

Graduate Software Developer (LinkedIn)
(Entry level – Information Technology Project Management)

  • Bring support to members of the FIWARE community in software development related activities.
  • Setup and operate instances of FIWARE on public cloud environments as well as using Docker technologies.
  • Bring support to development of the roadmap of FIWARE components following an Agile approach and FIWARE development guidelines.
  • Create and document automated tests for validation of FIWARE components, FIWARE instances and Powered by FIWARE solutions.
  • Automatic configuration and deployment based on Docker/Docker Compose.
  • Develop product and training documentation about FIWARE technologies.
  • Support FIWARE dev teams in fixing software bugs and FIWARE Community requests.

Business Development Executive (LinkedIn)
(Mid-senior level – Business Development Sales Marketing)

  • Creation and execution of a business development plan which delivers against agreed objectives.
  • Build a sales database and closing funnel.
  • Own and create a sales deck, sales material and various sales tools.
  • Provide regular feedback to the marketing team on issues effecting targets.
  • Promote active attendance and involvement of FIWARE users at FIWARE Summits.
  • Effectively and responsibly represent FIWARE in the public and digital workspace.

Senior Marketing Manager (LinkedIn)
(Mid-senior level – Marketing)

We need a dynamic and determined marketeer to be responsible for day-to-day marketing operations, global summit and exhibition projects and off/online content.

More specifically:

  • Execution of FIWARE Marketing Plan with specific focus on defined targets, verticals and domains.
  • Engage active members of the FIWARE Community in actions defined as part of the Marketing Plan.
  • Ownership of marketing database to drive digital adoption and growth.
  • Organisation and management of FIWARE Summits working closely with the FIWARE Press Office.
  • Planning, organisation and attendance of FIWARE event participation working closely with FIWARE Press Office.
  • Effectively and responsibly represent FIWARE in the public and digital workspace (being one of the online faces of FIWARE).

If you can do all this, runs teams, work with c-levels, manage budgets ontime and still be smiling we want to meet you soon.

Community Manager (LinkedIn)
(Mid-senior level – Marketing, Sales and Customer Service)

  • Creation and execution of the FIWARE Community Management Strategy and Plan.
  • Drive adoption of FIWARE in the defined target audience and among the wider community of developers.
  • Management of marketing database to support marketing growth in target audiences, verticals and domains.
  • Responsible for managing and engaging with FIWARE online community, blogging, producing content and actively engaging in our social networks.
  • Manage FIWARE user feedback to CTO and tech team and support an effective communication of adopted technical decisions.
  • Promote active attendance and involvement of FIWARE users and developers at FIWARE Summits.
  • Effectively and responsibly represent FIWARE in the public and digital workspace.

Outbarriers: keep success on track, powered by FIWARE

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Jun 232017
 
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Outbarriers is matching accessibility and commercial opportunities, easing the path for blind people to hundreds of businesses in Spain.

Now, you can be part of their equity crowdfunding, enriching the city with FIWARE and a network of iBeacon technology, making each spot more visible to everyone!

We have been presenting their outcomes since the beginning of the project. An early success story, Outbarriers was the third-place winner of the FIWARE Smart City Challenge in October 2014 and then it was selected to participate in the FI-C3 FIWARE Accelerator Programme, in September 2015.

After showcasing their solutions at the FIWARE stand, in big events like the Smart City Expo World Congress or 4 Years From Now, now is time to look to their most recent achievements. As they are principally stablishing partnerships with Spanish local governments –having started as a Granada-based company, they are now reaching other municipalities and businesses across the country– the information is mostly in Spanish. It is worth reading and watching it.

The video encourages joining the equity crowfunding campaign launched by Outbarriers early this month. It has already went beyond 66K, aiming to reach total funding between 185.000 and 235.000 euros. If you want to participate and profit from this social entrepreneurship initiative, check out the campaign site.

Another great new for Outbarriers was their success at the recent Seedrocket Entrepreneur Day, at the Google Campus in Madrid. Also, they received a prize at the Madrid Appetece contest, given by the City Government and the local Company Forum. This outcome has started a collaboration framework within the municipality.

Best luck to the team and let’s follow Outbarriers on their way to scale-up, while they continue succeeding!

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FIWARE at the IoT World Europe 2017

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Jun 222017
 
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We have been part of TechXLR8 and the London Tech Week. It has been great to receive such great interest at the IoT World Europe event, where we were present as Paltinum sponsor. Under the motto ‘Connect everything, smart and easy’, we have been presenting our part in solving one of the main challenges for the advancement of the IoT: to accomplish the seamless interoperability of “things” —where everything just connect… and start working together.

IMG-20170613-WA0021The Internet of Things represent a revolution towards economic growth and well-being. A positive disruption that needs to overcome the fragmentation of this nascent technological market, by achieving a standardised, open and secure framework that all IoT products and services can stand upon, functioning smoothly in everyday, real-life scenarios; sharing information and carrying on coordinated, intelligent operations across all of them.

The interest raised by FIWARE IoT vision, among IoT World Europe atendees would not have been possible without the eye-catching, powered by FIWARE smart solutions, running in real-time and presented by HOP Ubiquitous, Wellness Telecom, e3tcity and Ubiwhere.

Citibrain is a Portuguese consortium, specialised in creating smart solutions for global challenges. It was brought to London by Ubiwhere, part of it and the company that has been helping the city of Porto to pioneer the adoption of our open standards. FIWARE is used to access contextual environmental data, from fixed and mobile units located across Porto, creating a large, city-scale mobile scanner.
Citibrain is focused on growth initiatives around Future Internet and Smart Cities, keeping the global environment and urban lifestyle in mind, presenting solutions of smart parking, waste management, air quality measurement and traffic control and planning.

IMG-20170613-WA0018Smart POIs. HOP Ubiquitous has developed a new way of communicating: through Smart Points of Interaction (POIs), to engage users and increase urban sustainability. The aim is to provide an interaction point with citizens and visitor,s to obtain information about relevant places in conjunction with environmental monitoring, supporting tourism and gathering Open Data in conjunction with open FIWARE interfaces. The Smart POIs will be accessible when using public transport or visiting relevant points of interest. HOP Ubiquitous is developing a pilot deployment in Mexico City, and has already used these Smart Spots as a project of citizen co-creation, generating a platform which allows for projects validation and opening a suggestion box in Aarhus, Denmark.

Quamtra is a smart solution for waste management, based on real-time data. Developed by Wellness Smart Cities & Solutions, it comprises the installation of its own FIWARE-ready sensors to monitor continuously the waste level within the containers in a city, easing the optimization of the routes for the waste collection, lowering the costs associated to this process. Quamtra is present already in 39 municipalities in Spain.
Specialised in net developments, systems engineering and cloud capabilities, Wellness Telecom is deploying public lightning, energy saving, intelligent parking and global city dashboard solutions, with a worldwide reach and a special focus in Spain and Mexico.

IMG-20170613-WA0017e3tcity platform uses point-to-point wireless/M2M links to connect devices to a cloud server, to their user applications or to different services and solutions developed by third parties. The advantage of using point-to-point technology is that the connection does not need to be planned, nor require the creation of nodes, mesh networks or gateways. Their devices could be adapted to different fields such as the lighting sector, air conditioning, irrigation or other sensor networks.
e3tcity was present with us, in our last three events –including the Hannover Messe and the 2nd FIWARE Summit in Utrecht– and the showcase of their public lights management system was a main attraction for our stand in London.