Stimulating collaboration between IoT initiatives, foster the take up of IoT in Europe and support the development and growth of IoT ecosystems based on open technologies and platforms.
The project’s aim is to stimulate collaboration between Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives, foster the take up of IoT in Europe and support the development and growth of IoT ecosystems based on open technologies and platforms. This requires strategic and operational synchronisation and alignment through frequent, multi-directional exchanges between the various activities under the IoT Focus Areas (FAs). It also requires cross fertilisation of the various IoT Large Scale Pilots (LSPs) for technological and validation issues of common interest across the different application domains and use cases. More precisely, CREATE-IoT will: * Launch a common internet-based forum in which LSPs and other IoT stakeholders can access information and participate in ongoing activities, in areas as diverse as the debate on privacy, common standards and protocols or cascade funding; * Map the pilot architecture approaches, as well as the ecosystem stakeholders, across all the FAs to identify areas of common interest in which co-ordination will be of particular benefit; * Establish mechanisms for exchanging best practices, fast-track learning and sharing of lessons-learned on a technological and business level; * Encourage and co-ordinate activities that stimulate innovation, creativity and adoption including the combination of ICT and Arts as well as user-centric and bottom-up methodologies; * Enhance the provision of SMEs (including start-ups and other early-stage organisations) and developer access to the LSPs, through to the sharing of cascade funding and the support to the development of Software Development Kits (SDKs) and similar initiatives; * Define common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) across the LSP’s that can be used to measure design, testing and validation taking into account the possibility of an iterative, rather than lineal, development and deployment process; * Gather insights that can contribute to pre-normative activities and future policy development in the context of the Digital Agenda and promoting European IoT thought leadership