What is the FIWARE Foundation?

The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the FIWARE mission by promoting, augmenting, protecting, and validating the FIWARE technologies as well as the activities of the FIWARE community, empowering its members including end-users, developers and rest of stakeholders in the entire ecosystem. The FIWARE Foundation is open: anybody can join contributing to transparent governance of FIWARE activities and rising through the ranks, based on merit.

FIWARE Foundation is a non-profit organization that drives the definition and encourages the adoption of open standards (implemented using Open Source technologies) that ease the development of smart solutions across domains such as Smart Cities, Smart Energy, Smart AgriFood and Smart Industry, based on FIWARE technology. Founded in 2016, the foundation has Atos, Engineering, NEC, Red Hat, Telefónica, and Trigyn Technologies among its Platinum members.

Only by truly eliminating the existing technical and commercial obstacles hindering the effective usage of meaningful data, smart digital solution providers will be able to move forward and drive the market up, based on FIWARE technology.



Developers using FIWARE technologies


FIWARE Members


Powered by FIWARE solutions in the Marketplace


Open Source Projects






Global Strategic and Media Partnerships


FIWARE Lab Nodes


Global events per year

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To develop an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the creation of Smart Applications in multiple sectors.


Using FIWARE technologies, organizations can capture the opportunities that are emerging with the new wave of digitalisation brought by combining the Internet of Things with Context Information Management and Big Data services on the Cloud. Using FIWARE technologies, developers can gather context information at large scale from many different sources. FIWARE also helps to easily process, analyse and visualize managed context information, easing the implementation of the smart behaviour and the enhanced user experience required by next-generation Smart Applications.


The FIWARE Community comprises all individuals and organizations contributing  achieving the FIWARE Mission. The FIWARE Community is not only formed by contributors to the technology (the Open Source Community working on the FIWARE platform), but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time.


The FIWARE Technical Steering Committee governs the technical direction of the FIWARE platform and activities of the FIWARE Open Source Community. Governance of the rest of activities carried out by members of the FIWARE Community is organized through Mission Support Committees.

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Goals and objectives


To build a powerful, sustainable and profitable ecosystem by available means such as organisation of all sort of events, information, discussions and other activities

To bring best-of-breed tools to write great code, manage the development process and benefit from quality validation processes
To access great software easing the development of new solutions, making the best use of the, being able to provide feedback and benefit from large-scale testing facilities
The FF’s members to organize all sorts of events, information, discussions and other activities and resources.


  • The new technologies integrated in FIWARE, fostering their adoption as de-facto standards
  • The developers producing such new technologies
  • The offering built with or around FIWARE Technologies
  • The users of the FIWARE Technologies who build such offering
  • The FIWARE ecosystem as a catalyser for economic opportunities


  • Increasing interfaces for connectivity
  • Consolidating or Promoting Standards
  • Increasing use cases for new application domains


  • The FIWARE trademark
  • The compliance with the FIWARE Code of Conduct
  • FIWARE Technologies by ensuring they remain available as Open Source
  • The openness, meritocracy and transparency which guides the decision making


  • The labelling qualifying the Quality Assurance of the FIWARE Technologies
  • Organizations that own the expertise to validate “Powered by FIWARE” solutions, “FIWARE IoT-ready” devices or people/organizations capable to provide FIWARE development, integration, training and consulting services

Driving adoption

FIWARE is the result of a joined effort from different organizations to find common mechanisms supporting cities, industry, and communities to become interoperable. FIWARE has gained relevance due to its vendor-neutral approach defining standards that make it possible for all types of businesses and industries to build and share portable and interoperable smart solutions around the globe. Its driven-by-implementation approach, in opposite to designed-by-committee, ensures an agile adoption of the technology.



FIWARE is enabling a new generation of smarter applications which exploit large scale, real-time ‘context information’. Our efforts focus on the promotion of the interoperability and the free flow of data within and between smart cities, the collaboration between cities for the adoption of common standards that can enable a landscape of diverse but interoperable Smart City solutions. FIWARE is boosting the creation of a sizable market on which developers can start investing and cities provide the basis for the development of an Economy of Data.



The digitization of the economy relies on how we take value of data. How we transform data into context information that can be processed (gathered and offered) in a standard way. A way that will enable the creation of smart digital systems based on the contextual interaction of applications, implementing processes between themselves and with physical and virtual objects, across the whole value chain. That includes connecting people by connecting their digital personas, through sensors and other devices.



Agricultural workers must take advantage of the technology available in order to optimize and correct inefficiencies throughout the whole agricultural process.

Agribusiness is one of the most vital domains in which smart technologies need to be urgently applied. Leveraging mobile, web and data technologies to disrupt the current agricultural sector is essential, turning a vast, essential but often old-fashioned business sector, into a vibrant, productive and sustainable Smart Agribusiness.



What was once a direct value chain is now transforming itself into complex ecosystems. To reflect this change, supply and demand are constantly optimized in real time and at a very detailed level. The main characteristic of a local energy community is the integration of different energy vectors to increase the level of local flexibility. This requires going beyond the electricity sector. FIWARE technologies support the seamless merging of sectors and enable the development of new energy domains.


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The Organization or Individual who wishes to become Member of the FIWARE Foundation shall:

Apply to the Secretary and provide the information required by the Board of Directors.

Sign a Membership Agreement.

Signature of the Membership Agreement implies that the Organisation or Individual applying for membership complies with the obligations of FIWARE Foundation Members as defined in the Bylaws, the Association Code, the Fee Code, and the Code of Conduct.

Extended information about the governance bodies of the FIWARE Foundation, the membership, the specific rights and duties of each type of member and the process to become member, could be found at bylaws.