Through the active engagement of FIWARE in several international innovation initiatives, promoted within the context of the FIWARE Mundus programme, close contacts have been established in North America with various key players both in the USA and in Canada, so as to promote FIWARE worldwide.
Specific focus has been dedicated to explore concrete opportunities in the Smart Cities domain, which is a key vertical segment where FIWARE adoption has become increasingly relevant. In this context, as an important step forward, FIWARE has been invited to join the SmartCity 360° Summit, which is a world-wide event taking place simultaneously in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Toronto (Canada), during October 13-15, 2015.
The Toronto event, to be held on the 14-15 October, will be held jointly with i-Canada’s World Future Cities Summit, which focuses on economic, social, and political aspects of Smart Cities, and selected representatives will be there to present and demonstrate the potential of FIWARE as an open innovation platform enabling smart cities services and applications.
Couple of FIWARE presentations and demonstrations have been scheduled. Jacques Magen (InterInnov) and Silvio Cretti (CREATE-NET) will present “FIWARE, the open environment for the development of smart cities applications” during the session focusing on international research activities – the preliminary programme can be found on-line. The presentation will provide an overview of FIWARE, an open initiative aiming to create a sustainable ecosystem to grasp the opportunities that will emerge with the new wave of digitalization caused by the integration of recent Internet technologies. Silvio Cretti will also be part of the “Panel on smart city challenge and opportunities” to explain and discuss with the audience how FIWARE (http://fiware.org) provides cities and their stakeholders with an environment that can help them replicate smart cities solutions and services that are efficient and scalable.
Selected FIWARE demonstrations will also be shown during a special “demo walk-through” at the end of the 15 October to selected representatives from Canadian and US cities.
Stay tuned for more details coming up soon!