CREATE-IoT’s aim is to stimulate 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. This requires synchronization and alignment on strategic and operational terms through frequent, multi-directional exchanges between the various activities under the IoT Focus Areas (FAs). It also requires cross-fertilization of the various IoT Large Scale Pilots (LSPs) for technological and validation issues of common interest across the various application domains and use cases.
CREATE-IoT aligns the activities with the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) and will coordinate and support the upcoming LSPs in sustaining the ecosystems developed during those projects through mapping the pilot architecture approaches, address interoperability and standards approaches at technical and semantic levels for object connectivity, protocols, data formats, privacy, security, trusted IoT, open APIs and share the road-mapping with international initiatives.
As WP02 Leader, we have been in charge of managing the relationships between all CREATE-IoT partners and pilots in order to address the IoT LSPs ecosystems and to create an arena for sharing common approaches where corresponding activities will be developed and consolidated together with the pilots. Atos has also actively participated in the coordination and support of the IoT focus areas through the development of a coherent strategy for open exchanges and collaboration between various of their activities. Besides this, we have been involved in different activities focused on the creation of a European IoT Value Chain integration framework that fostered links between communities of IoT users and providers, as well as with Member States' initiatives.
During the development of the project, we have collaborated in the creation of an IoT policy framework linked with IoT Governance that will address the issues of horizontal nature and topics of common interest (i.e. privacy, security, safety, societal, ethical aspects, and legal issues) in a coordinated and consolidated manner across the IoT activities and pilots to maximise the output and impact of IoT technologies and applications across different domains.
Finally, we have directly participated in a specific campaign for promoting one of the main CREATE-IoT results: the “IoT Large Scale Pilots Handbook”, a reference terminology to facilitate cross-fertilization among all pilots.