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Last Chance To Enter The FIWARE Global City Teams Challenge 2017

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Oct 182017
 

Are you looking for support to implement your idea, and do you believe in fostering cooperation and creating consolidated international Smart City communities?

Well then, you're in luck, because FIWARE Mundus has decided to EXTEND the deadlinefor participation in the FIWARE Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) until the end of this week! You now have until Sunday, October 22nd 23:59h (GMT+2) to get those applications in. Don't miss out!

Not sure what the FIWARE GCTC is all about? Allow us to break it down for you. The FIWARE GCTC 2017 aims to enable forward-looking partnerships between cities and communities in North America with organizations currently providing ‘Powered by FIWARE’ solutions in Europe. But wait, that isn't all: Your proposal could receive up to $US 28,000 to speed up a Smart City Pilot! 

APPLY NOW and get those applications in before it's too late! 

 

FIWARE In Mexico: A Reality

 Developers, events, FIWARE Mundus  Comments Off on FIWARE In Mexico: A Reality
Oct 172017
 
The FIWARE Community is getting more and more global everyday, but it is worth mentioning that Mexico is a pioneering region in the expansion of the initiative. Jose Gonzalez, from FIWARE Mundus, has recently visited the country to cooperate with FIWARE Mexico and SmartSDK in the reinforcement of FIWARE as a reference platform in the Mexican ecosystem.
  • Within the scope of the Research and Education Working Group coordinated by CUDI in the project FIWARE Mexico, a workshop was organized in the City of Guadalajara as part of the ANUIES-TIC event. This one-day activity helped to introduce FIWARE to several CIOs from Mexican universities and research centres, highlighting the benefits the open platform brings to experimentation, education and entrepreneurship. The workshop was complemented with a practical session on the use of the Orion Context Broker.
  • As part of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities hosted in the City of Puebla, Tecnologico de Monterrey organized a workshop aimed at developers, integrators and hardware and software vendors interested in generating innovative solutions using FIWARE. Upon completion of the training, participants were able to understand the potential of the FIWARE platform and gain theoretical and practical skills to develop cloud computing and Internet applications.
FIWARE Mexico addresses the challenge of enhancing FIWARE-driven collaboration between Europe and Mexico, based on the adoption, deployment and improvement of FIWARE in Mexico. This will be used as a framework to open up new horizons for future cooperation in the ICT domain. The process will cultivate the conditions to support the FIWARE activities in Mexico, help it to go beyond the FIWARE Lab, and generate an effective bootstrap of a cohesive and growing innovation FIWARE-driven ecosystem.
 
SmartSDK is a FIWARE initiative that provides ready-to-use bundles for the creation of Smart Services. All components adopted are based on FIWARE and add-ons are contributed to the FIWARE Community as Open Source. SmartSDK provides a set of reusable and cloud-native architecture patterns to simplify the development of Smart Services.
 
Guest post by Jose Gonzalez (Interinnov / FIWARE Mundus)
 
 

Introducing The First FIWARE Tech Summit Speakers!

 Developers, events, FIWARE Foundation, SmartAgri, SmartCities, Uncategorized  Comments Off on Introducing The First FIWARE Tech Summit Speakers!
Oct 132017
 

Our upcoming FIWARE Tech Summit is set to take place on the 28th and the 29th of November in Málaga, Spain, and believe us when we say, this is one event this year you won’t want to miss!

The event is for YOU and about YOU, and we look forward to welcoming the most talented developers and up-and-coming startups (Yes, you included!) to showcase their products and to learn how to implement FIWARE Technology!

But wait, there’s more! We’re currently getting a hold of some of the coolest speakers out there. We’re talking Peter Hopwood, our fantastic Master of Ceremony, and Johann Romefort, a Munich-based Tech Evangelist, who will also be a judge at our exciting startup competition for a fast track to be a part of the IMPACT Growth Accelerator!

BUT WAIT, there’s STILL more! Corporate stars, such as Christian Lindener, the CEO of Telefónica’s accelerator Wayra Germany, will be leading the corporate panel on why huge corporates are interested in doing business with start-ups. Bottom line: There's lots to look forward to!

Told you, you won’t want to miss this! Get your tickets NOW!

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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FIWARE at the Big Data & Entrepreneurship Day in Alicante

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Jul 172017
 
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Next July 20th, FIWARE will be present at the Big Data & Entrepreneurship Day, organised by the Telefónica Chair at the University of Alicante (Spain).

The Chair at the University is focused on studying and promoting the use and applications based on Big Data. On this one day event, the aim will be to open a discussion forum around a subject in which the University and the province of Alicante are starting to become national and international models.

The event will take place at the Assembly Hall, on the Building IV of the Higher Polytechnic School –Salón de Actos, Edificio IV, Escuela Politécnica Superior– of the University of Alicante.

The schedule of Big Data & Entrepreneurship Day offers a series of presentations around Big Data as the engine for starting entrepreneurial projects and making them scale-up. Experts from the University, from Telefónica and from other related projects will be pointing out the increasing value of the Data as a resource for companies and startups, looking forward the development of value-added, new products and services.
After presenting living pilots and commercial projects, applications and testimonies on the matter, an open round table will be the perfect chance to jointly reach conclusions and stablish common frameworks and roadmaps.

After presenting ODINE (European Open Data Incubator) project and share the latest advancements on image-recognition, FIWARE will be on the spotlight, showing how it is being used to manage and profit from Big Data on several entrepreneurial projects. The speaker and ambassador for FIWARE will be Antonio Jara from HOPU.

HOP Ubiquitous is specialized in IoT connectivity, IoT management and provisioning of consulting services to enable IoT-based solutions to our customers and partners. “Smart solutions designed for people” powered by FIWARE, and FIWARE-ready devices. Including a wide range of IoT products: Nodes (HOP own Chipsets), Edge Intelligence Hubs, Management Platforms and the provision of Integral Consultancy services. HOPU enables Smart devices with Internet of Things capabilities based in Internet connectivity and RESTFul Open APIs.

The last speak of the event will be about the smart-management of public water supplies, using Big Data – another subject where powered by FIWARE companies have been extensively working on.

To follow the process and get the main insights of the event, remember to follow @CatedraTEF_UA and FIWARE on Twitter. Share your thoughts using #EmprenderBigData.

FIWARE GCTC Challenge 2017: cross-border cooperation USA – Europe

 Challenges, FIWARE Mundus, GCTC, IoT, SmartCities  Comments Off on FIWARE GCTC Challenge 2017: cross-border cooperation USA – Europe
Jul 132017
 
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FIWARE is launching a new competition: the Global City Teams Challenge Pilot Trials Challenge 2017. Building upon the scope of NIST’s GCTC, the challenge aims to achieve cross-border cooperation in the deployment of groundbreaking solutions based on FIWARE technology.

The FIWARE GCTC Challenge 2017 aims to drive the creation of Smart City pilot trials, designed to be replicable and scalable at a global scale, thus facilitating the creation of partnerships between urban communities in North America, with the companies that are actually providing ‘Powered by FIWARE’ solutions in Europe.

The challenge is open any project that includes at least one city/ community in North America (USA and Canada) and one Powered by FIWARE solution. Additional participation from a European city and/or from a North American organization would add value to the proposal.

PoweredByFiwareTeams will need to propose a development plan, agreed with the candidate city, local government, or metropolitan area. It must include technical issues and regulatory and administrative resources, to be committed by the involved parties. They should meet the technical know-how, the administrative drive and the resources need to design, to implement, to field-test and deploy an application that fulfils the objectives of this challenge.

Up to two trials will be selected in evaluation process. Each of the awarded solutions will receive a prize up to a maximum of 28,000 US Dollars (25,000 Euros), including the costs of the trips to North America and the budget to support the pilot deployment of the solutions.

Submissions will be open soon. Starting in July 2017, entrants will have until October 16th to submit a proposal for consideration. The winner will be announced in November 2017, at the 3rd FIWARE Summit in Málaga. The winners will have a common 6-month period to develop and field test their ideas in the respective cities, which may be presented in the GCTC Expo 2018.

Do you want to participate? Here you can download the PDF for details on submissions and evaluation criteria.

APPLY NOW!

Stay tuned to our site and social media channels for more details.
If you need support finding a partner in Europe to fit the challenges of your community or city, please contact us at fiware-gctc-challenge@lists.fiware.org