FiWare

FIWARE at the IoTSWC 2017

 Blog, events, IoT  Comments Off on FIWARE at the IoTSWC 2017
Sep 222017
 
XYetctQ__400x400

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.

IOTS17-sponsor-fiware

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!

O3A4932

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
 
GCTC_logo

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 

FIWARE Zone launches ‘Challenge IoT’

 Challenges, IoT, SmartAgri, SmartCities  Comments Off on FIWARE Zone launches ‘Challenge IoT’
Jul 032017
 
icon-logo-challenge-iot-empresas

The Andalusian Regional Government, Telefónica and the FIWARE Zone are setting out new challenges based on FIWARE technology, in the areas of Smart Cities and Smart Agrifood.

The contest ‘Challenge IoT’ will find companies in Andalucia, that are developing technological solutions, aiming to solve real and present problems within different ‘smart’ verticals. 

Supported by FIWARE Zone, the challenge will distribute €140K for the development of two smart solutions. The deadline for this open call is on July 19th

The Department of Employment, Industry and Commerce of the Andalusian Regional Government, partnering with Telefónica, is launching this call. Companies from the region are invited to offer their solutions for real and present problems.
The challenges has been laid out by two departments of the Regional Government, that are part of this call as sponsors, and that will be part of the jury, choosing the best proposal.

The Environmental and Water Agency is searching for a solution to monitor the environmental parameters, leading to a better prevention of the forest fires, identifying high-risk areas and detecting possible negligence that could cause a fire.

The Department of Agriculture, Fishing and Rural Development has set out the challenge of finding a system that allows to monitor and handle animals, using devices designed for the different types of cattle. The objectives of this challenge is to improve the management, production and animal health within the intensive and extensive farming domain. To achieve all this, system capable of relate animal and environmental data are needed.

The applications must include a document, describing the idea; a proposal of a pilot project, specifying the infrastructures and services needed for the project development; a chronogram of the process and a detailed economic valuation, including the estimated maintenance for the next two years.

Any startup, company, research center, university or legal entity can join this challenge, presenting a real solution that may answer the outlined needs, and that can develop it on the fixed period of time. To join the call, the applicants should fill the online form and send their proposal before July 19th.

fiware-zone-logo-section-04Functioning as local and regional meeting points for this call, Seville and Malaga have two innovation centers, specialized on our open source technology: FIWARE Zone is part of the initiative AndalucíaSmart, of the Regional Government, proposing a smart-region framework. Impulsed by the Department of Employment and Telefonica, the project supports and promotes the creation of service and applications using the FIWARE technology, in diverse areas, like cities, ports and smart logistics, Industry 4.0, smart agrifood and eHealth.

The next FIWARE Summit, that will take place in the city of Málaga, late November, will give visibility to the outcomes of this challenge and to other similar initiatives.

 Posted by at 10:34 am

FIWARE at the IoT World Europe 2017

 Blog, events, IoT  Comments Off on FIWARE at the IoT World Europe 2017
Jun 222017
 
19278 IoT Europe SPEX 400x400

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.

Internet of Things World Europe: get your free pass

 Blog, events, IoT  Comments Off on Internet of Things World Europe: get your free pass
May 092017
 
IoT-Hero-symbol-for-Website-Final-9e7ab82c2859fb5ac78afa3dbb6b0fe5

Internet of Things World Europe, the most comprehensive IoT event to engage enterprises across both Industrial and Consumer IoT, is returning on 13-15 June 2017 as part of London Tech Week's new festival of technology TechXLR8. The event will be the place to discuss how IoT is driving business transformation, generating new revenue opportunities for businesses and to meet with industry leading experts from the most progressive enterprise, telco and technology companies.

FIWARE will be present in London next month. As a sponsor, we are now offering free expo passes as part of the exhibitor competition. If you want to be part of the Internet of Things World Europe, just register for an expo pass using the following link: FREE PASSES

When registering, write ‘FIWARE’ in the field Priority Code. The organisation will track how many people have signed up from each side, in order to determine and announce the winner of the competition, on the 12th June.
The winner exhibitor will upgrade 2 visitors, being able to give them two TechXRL8 premium passes – including access to 20 tracks across the event, access to hear from 800+ speakers and an invitation to the networking drinks reception.

19278 IoT Europe SPEX 400x400Internet of Things World Europe aims to drive the creation of partnerships and ecosystems, to ignite the growing IoT-driven business. Connections between partners will boost the development of end-end solutions, access enterprises ready to adopt them as they hunt for new business models and services.

The event is part of TechXLR8, London Tech Week's headline expo, a festival of technology taking the visitors into a journey, between networks, enterprise tech and consumer services.

TechXLR8, London Tech Week's Official Expo will bring together the converging tech industries by showcasing 8 leading technology events. A global reaching show with 1 shared exhibition, 1 headline keynote stage, 20 tracks of content, 8 tech demo zones, 40+ hours of networking, its own award ceremony… and more! Set to welcome 15,000+ attendees –with 48% director level or above–, coming from over 8,000 companies and from 125 countries, TechXLR8 is an occasion not to be missed.

REMEMBER: register for your free visitor ticket HERE, write ‘FIWARE’ in the field Priority Code and get access to stages of cutting-edge content, live Industrial and Smart Home IoT Demo Zones and 300+ exhibitors showcasing innovation. For more information, visit www.iotworldeurope.com 

Industry 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet: FIWARE at the Hannover Messe

 Blog, events, Industry4.0, IoT  Comments Off on Industry 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet: FIWARE at the Hannover Messe
Apr 172017
 
pic_events_hannover-messe_LTG_255x200_72

Related to its lead theme, 'Integrated Industry – Creating Value', Hannover Messe 2017 presents its program and special area around Industry 4.0, pointing out how the digital industry “requires answers and solutions for different topics: Man and labour, business – and strategy examples, how to handle the data-overflow, cyber-security, standards and interoperability, medium sized businesses and users, best practice cases.” The 'Forum Industry 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet' is built upon these topics and how they affect users, industry players and politics.

FIWARE will be present at Hall 8, Stand C31. The area will be displaying international expertise around Industry 4.0 technologies and services. The 'Forum Industrie 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet' attracted more than 8,200 visitors and was one of the most successful events at Hannover Messe last year.

Organized by Deutsche Messe in partnership with Germany's Industrie 4.0 Platform, the Industrial Internet Consortium and the German industry associations VDMA and ZVEI, this Forum is staged under the auspices of Germany's Federal Ministries for Economic Affairs and Energy and Education and Research.

Big companies like Siemens, ABB, Intel, Kaspersky and Microsoft showcased the latest digital technologies and services. Being part of this Industrial IT display means a chance to showcase the latest technologies available and the most innovative solutions, within a premium exhibition area. We will be bringing four powered by FIWARE companies to the event: Situm, eProsima, Babbler and Wellness.

O3A5574The poducts displayed will be ranging from the next-generation smart for supply chain monitoring, developed by Babbler, to the lightning (WeLight) and waste (Quamtra) monitoring systems that Wellness will be presenting. Situm will be showcasing their zero-infraestructure, fast configuration smartphone indoor positioning service. And will be demoing it also in collaboration with eProsima robots.

Adding to the more commercial and networking oriented activity, daily panel discussions provide an ideal opportunity to compare notes on IoT standards, data management, cyber security and interoperability, establishing a dialogue between business, science and government.

FIWARE Foundation CEO, Ulrich Ahle, will be speaking on Thursday 27th, starting at 16:30h (Hall 8, Stand D19). His lecture, 'Industry 4.0 – Digital Transformation: challenges for the maunfacturing industry' will focus on the main questions that FIWARE is addressing around Digital Factory, Industrial Automation and Industry 4.0.

O3A5288Digital transformation is leading to significant changes in many areas of German, European and worldwide industries. Evolutionary changes are topped with fundamental, disruptive transformations in business models. Products, processes and services are increasingly digitized and integrated into smart services, available on-demand for the individual customer. These new services and business models are based on IoT platforms.
Ahle will be presenting a paper, describing what an industrial company needs to be able to, first, realize the changes mentioned above, and consecuently adapt and profit from them. Not only in theory, but showing and illustrating by examples which industry elements can already be implemented today and which platform approaches are available.

Hannover Messe is the biggest industrial fair in the world, a must for decision-makers both on public and private level. With more than 6500 international exhibitors, 400 industrial applications, 1700 lectures & panels and 2500 journalists from all over the world, and around 250K visitors, the exponential reach is that about 5.6M business contacts will be made in 5 days. Come visit FIWARE at the Hannover Messe 2017, from April 24th to 28th.

How to Develop IoT Solutions in FIWARE: first MOOC in Spanish

 Blog, Developers, IoT  Comments Off on How to Develop IoT Solutions in FIWARE: first MOOC in Spanish
Mar 292017
 
DA5biRbk

Telefónica I+D Chile and Inacap are offering a Massive Open Online Course on FIWARE, the first of its kind to be given in Spanish. The aim of the course is to provide hands-on learning about the use of the FIWARE technologies, to develop IoT-enabled smart solutions. The program of the course comprises a comprehensive touch-theory and practice on the creation and deployment of industrial and personal digital products and services, smart solutions for the Internet on Things based on FIWARE.

w1The Excellence Centre of Telefonica I+D, co-funded by Corfo and Telefonica Chile, has been working for the last three years in the promotion of IoT and Big Data solutions for the Energy, Smart City and Agrifood sectors. In collaboration with the Technological University of Chile, Inacap has developed this course.

The course is divided into 4 modules, to be completed during 4 weeks time. Each module is completed with explanatory videos, complementary material and evaluation activities. A in-depth description of the course and a detailed overview of each module is accessible here (in Spanish). The aim of the MOOC is to provide the students with knowledge enough to start programming using FIWARE, and with the appropriate material in order to build the hardware necessary to carry out an IoT project.

Be part of this experience, starting April 3, 2017.
Apply now!

 Posted by at 12:01 pm

GSMA launches IoT Big Data Directory and Framework, including FIWARE components

 APIs, events, IoT  Comments Off on GSMA launches IoT Big Data Directory and Framework, including FIWARE components
Feb 152017
 
GSMA_logo_colour_web_small

The GSM Association represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide –nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the mobile ecosystem–, including device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as public and private organisations linked to the sector.
Also producing industry-leading events, such as the Mobile World Congress, the GSMA announced today the launch of the ‘IoT Big Data API Directory’.

The new GSMA directory, which is the first of its kind, will make harmonised data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third parties, enabling them to create innovative IoT services.
Designed to encourage a common approach to harmonised data sharing, driving the Internet of Things to its full potential, the Directory is focused on easing the development of new projects across sectors like transport, the environment and smart cities.
Global mobile operators China Mobile, China Unicom, KT Corporation, Orange and Telefónica have already implemented solutions enabling them to share harmonised IoT data.

As the press release by the GSMA points out, the IoT Big Data API Directory provides details of IoT and context data sets covering machines, devices, automotive, roads, environment, smart home and agriculture. All of the data sets are harmonised and are available on github. The adoption of a common approach to data sharing will be lowering costs and creating opportunities for IoT developers, data brokers and data providers.

This new initiative shares the same open vision that FIWARE has been spreading, regarding multi-sided markets: “The IoT generates a huge amount of data that is currently retained in vertical silos. However, in order for the IoT to reach its full potential, this data needs to be released and made available to developers and third parties,” said Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA. “A common, collaborative and interoperable approach to big data will remove the commercial and technical barriers to capitalising on the IoT opportunity and usher in a new era of IoT solutions that will help the market to scale. We encourage mobile operators to collaborate with the wider industry to benefit from the big data opportunity.”

Mobile Operators and the application of FIWARE components to IoT Big Data architecture

In its recently released document, the ‘IoT Big Data Framework’, the GSMA define and propose how mobile operators may approach the delivery of IoT Big Data services. Designed to enable a collaborative framework within the mobile industry, delivering Big Data services and third-party application developers, FIWARE has an important role in it.
The annexes A and B provide information about the application of FIWARE components to IoT Big Data architecture, as well as background information about FIWARE NGSI. FIWARE NGSIv2 interface is specified as the recommended standard for certain interfaces and proposed for others along the whole document.

Although much of the IoT data will be collected by a range of data provider partners, Mobile operators are key participants in the delivery of an IoT Big Data ecosystem. Addressing this situation, the document provides a comprehensive framework for the delivery of IoT Big Data services, recognising the many different approaches towards the services that are offered and the technology choices that are made, and proposing a valid architecture that offers a great level of flexibility, allowing IoT Big Data services to be offered in multiple ways.

IoT Big Data Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress 2017, powered by FIWARE

Everimpact_logo_colorsFollowing the work that the GSMA is doing on Big Data, two showcases will be demonstrating its practical application within IoT applications and services.

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 Innovation City (Hall 4 Stand 4A30) in Barcelona, Telefónica and Everimpact (powered by FIWARE) will be demonstrating an environmental monitoring system, showing how CO2 emission data is collected from ground sensors and satellites in the cities of Santander, Málaga and Nantes, before being analysed. During 2015, Telefónica started working with the GSMA in the development of an IoT Big Data Ecosystem, deploying and using harmonised data models, exposed through FIWARE NGSIv2.

Also utilising FIWARE open source enablers and at the same event, Orange will be demonstrating how it can deliver harmonised public transport, weather station and air quality data streaming based on heterogenous and anonymised open data sources, coming from India and France.

Other demonstrations on the GSMA IoT Big Data utilization will include KT Corporation demonstration of a smart agriculture supply chain solution, providing detailed information on cultivation history, distribution status as well as a guarantee of provenance of farm products, underpinned by an international standard for electronic data interchange, the GS1 standard.

China Mobile will also demonstrate at Mobile World Congress Shanghai in June 2017 how its OneNET IoT big data platform is helping to monitor and analyse environmental factors such as wind speed, temperature and humidity in Chongqing City, China.

For further information on the IoT Big Data Directory and the IoT Big Data Framework, visit: http://www.gsma.com/connectedliving/iot-big-data/