UNIFY-IoT project – Facilitating European Internet of Things’ ecosystem development

Posted on 24/04/2018 at 11:35

UNIFY-IoT project – Facilitating European Internet of Things’ ecosystem development

UNIFY-IoT project’s partners took part in the final review on April 20th, 2018 at European Commission’s DG CONNECT offices in Brussels. This review was the final event of this 27-month initiative supporting European Internet of Things (IoT) research and innovation landscape.

UNIFY-IoT project

The UNIFY-IoT project was a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action under the call ICT-30-2015: Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects. Coordinating the IoT-EPI (IoT European Platform Initiative) community, the UNIFY-IoT was the “working partner” of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) and the Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC). In collaboration with these initiatives, UNIFY-IoT focused on coordinating and supporting the activities of European Research and Innovation actions (RIA) striving to develop IoT platforms, focusing notably on innovation ecosystems, IoT standardisation, interoperability, education, value co-creation and business models.

inno TSD’s role in the project

inno TSD was involved as partner and led major activities and notably carried out the analyses of several RIAs’ practices towards end-users, identifying their dissemination strategies as well as their policies and best practices regarding the management of data security and privacy throughout their projects. As co-leader of the Education Task Force, inno TSD also designed, developed and managed the ‘one-stop-shop for IoT educational resources’, the Open Education Platform (OEP), serving as portal towards comprehensive, coherent and standardized education offer on IoT.

European commission’s final assessment

Through the IoT-EPI framework, RIAs were enabled to surpass their silo-oriented solutions and exchange upon their practices, difficulties met, etc… within dedicated events and get support for their developments by domains-specific experts. They also benefited from a privileged access to international associations, initiatives and a substantial gain of visibility at the European level. During the final review of the meeting, DG CONNECT project officer underlined the essential role played by the UNIFY-IoT project as facilitator of exchanges between the European projects developing IoT-related solutions. He praised the project consortium efforts, deeming UNIFY-IoT as an essential lever for the development of the IoT ecosystem in the EU. These efforts will continue in the next generation of projects under the Large-Scale Pilots Programmes (LSP) in the years to come.

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