WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS

In February, AIOTI welcomed the following members:

– Aarhus University
– Bournemouth University
– Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (EPIC)
– Tiny Mesh AS
– Toy Industries of Europe AISBL
– Struktur AG
– WeTek SAAt the end of February, AIOTI had 186 members.

SECRETARY GENERAL UPDATE

Strengthening AIOTI through Growth

We are currently starting to developing our Comms and Growth Strategy for the next three years. To this end, we would like to invite members who have experience in designing and delivering Communications and Business Development in their own organisations to become part of a small working group of 4-5 members to contribute to the C&G process. Members of this internal working group will be selected on the basis of their experience.

If you would like to have the opportunity to shape the future growth and steer how AIOTI is perceived externally, please send a link to your LinkedIn profile and a short paragraph telling us how you believe you can contribute to this exciting initiative to comms@aioti.eu through Teamwork.

IoT Showcases

We will be highlighting particularly interesting IoT deployments across different domains in future newsletters. If you would like to propose an initiative to be showcased, please provide us with examples and send your input to the Secretary General at sg@aioti.eu through Teamwork.

Teamwork transition finalised

AIOTI launched a new collaboration tool Teamwork (you can visit it here). We started with full use of Teamwork as of 5 March. You should receive all communication related to AIOTI through Teamwork. In case you haven’t received or cannot find the invitation to join Teamwork, please contact our Secretary General directly (sg@aioti.eu).

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

AIOTI Chair speaking at Cybersec conference

AIOTI Chair Kees van der Klauw was speaking at the Cybersec conference held on 27 February in Brussels. Please find more information here.

AIOTI participated the joint meeting of ITU FG Data Processing and Management, OASC & EC. We presented trends and guidelines for smart cities work.AIOTI participated at the second EC meeting of the Digital Innovation Hubs on 21 February, represented by Luis Perez (Chair of WG6) and Pierre-Yves Danet (Chair of WG2 and key contact on Innovation Hubs). Please find more information here.

AIOTI IoT week in Bilbao – General Assembly

Many of our AIOTI members will participate and contribute to the IoT week in Bilbao. The IoT week will be held this year between 4-7 June and we look forward meeting you there. AIOTI will lead two dedicated sessions on ‘Trust’ (planned for 7 June, 9.00-10.45h) and on Digital Innovation Hubs and the engagement of SME’s (planned for 7 June, 14.00-16.00h). At this occasion we can share with a wide audience our views on critical elements for the successful deployment of IoT in Europe.

Our AIOTI Chair is invited to speak on session on Smart City IoT Platform and Solutions Convergence and Interoperability, on 6 June (12.00-13.00). 

AIOTI has arranged that AIOTI members will receive a special discount when attending the conference. When registering, please follow the link by choosing the category called ¨Partner”: https://www.lankor.eus/iot-week/index.php

AIOTI will also hold its General Assembly on 8 June in the morning in Bilbao so please save the date.

AIOTI became member of the European Internet Forum

AIOTI joined the European Parliament think-tank the European Internet Foundation. Our membership will enable to share AIOTI views with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and contribute to a better understanding of IoT challenges.

The European Internet Forum (EIF) was founded in 2000. EIF’s mission is to help provide European political leadership for the development of European and multilateral public policies responsive to the political, economic and social challenges of the worldwide digital transformation, and support MEPs from all political groups to ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of this transformation and benefits fully from it through enhanced global competitiveness and social progress. EIF focuses on issues and actions at the top of the political agenda and on emerging future trends at both European and global level. Through a continuous programme of live debates and special projects featuring open and inclusive dialogue, EIF creates a space for greater understanding of the digital world. EIF does not itself take any position nor represent specific interest.

The first participation of AIOTI in EIF will be on a lunch debate on The impact of Internet of Things on European industries on 24 April. More information to follow.

Upcoming events

Please note in your calendar BDVA workshop on robotics, with participation of Robotics PPP and AIOTI, that will be held on 7 March in Brussels. It is good matchmaking opportunity for AIOTI members.
First workshop of the Digitising European Industry (DEI) Working Group on Future Partnerships, 6 March 2018, Brussels

Joint MSP/DEI working group kick-off meeting, 14 March, Brussels

WG2 organises AIOTI Innovation Ecosystems event: Lessons learned across European National and Regional IoT initiatives, Co-located with “Living in the Internet of Things” conference, a PETRAS, IoTUK and IET initiative. Date: 28 March 2018, Location: IET, Institute of Engineering and Technology, London
Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – High Performance Computing for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications, Bulgarian Presidency event on High Performance Computing, 19 April 2018 at the National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

EIF The impact of Internet of Things on European industries, 24 April, Brussels

AIOTI Event – Nuances of Trust Workshop, 4-15 May, London

IOT Week Bilbao 4-7 June

AIOTI General Assembly 8 June, Bilbao
ICT 2018, 4-6 December 2018, Vienna

WORKING GROUP UPDATES

WG3 on IoT standardisation has published a paper on Identifiers in IoT.

WG03 organised webinars on Privacy in IoT. More details, how to attend and schedule can be found below.

The schedule, and instrument to apply to join the webinar (and keep updated on login details and Privacy in IoT news) is set on website:

http://www.arthurslegal.com/iot/

Webinar 1: GDPR: Processing, Protection, Security & Strategies

Wednesday 28 March 2018, from 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Webinar 2: X-by-Design: Upstream & Downstream Resilience

Wednesday 4 April 2018, from 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Webinar 3: State of the Art Privacy Principles & Requirements

Wednesday 25 April 2018, from 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Webinar 4: Consent Management & Engagement in IoT

Wednesday 2 May 2018, from 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Webinar 5: Compliance, Accountability, Assurance & Penalties

Wednesday 9 May 2018, from 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Webinar 6: IoT Ecosystems, Pre-Procurement & Collaboration

Wednesday 16 May 2018, from 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Webinar 7: Data Subject Rights & Data Management in IoT

Wednesday 23 May 2018, from 10.00 – 11.00 CET

WG6 on Smart Farming: Several members of working group have participated in the IoF2020 (IoT LSP in smart farming) stakeholder event to take part in the discussion about the open call foreseen for 2018.

WG 9 on Smart Mobility: AUTOPILOT was selected to present the IoT benefit for progressing Automated Mobility at the EC booth in the exhibition of the TRA-2018, Transport Research Arena conference to be held in Vienna, 16-19 April 2018 (https://www.traconference.eu/). A presentation of AUTOPILOT and in particular “”what IoT bring as added value” will be provided during the Invited Session “Automated Vehicle Testing on EU public roads on Tuesday 17 April – 15:15 to 16:45. TRA is a series of events about Transport Research, held every two Years in another European City and supported by the European Commission.

WG13 on Smart Buildings and Architecture will organise a physical meeting on 7-8 March in Santander, Spain. Discussion will be about Vision and Mission for the WG, as well as priorities and definition of the first deliverable.

We welcome our member Lighting Europe joining working groups 5, 8 and 13.

SME News
R&D Funding opportunity w/ the European GNSS Agency (GSA)

As Europe’s link between space and user needs, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) was delegated the responsibility for market development and operations of Galileo services by the European Commission. Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service.

To enable the adoption of Galileo powered services across all market segments, the GSA has launched a R&D funding mechanism supporting the development of chipsets, antennas and receivers. This ‘Fundamental Elements’ programme (FE) supports activities to be carried out from 2015-2020 for a projected budget of 100 M€. Within this context, GSA would like to invite you and your members to participate to the next FE Info day to be held on 14th March in Prague.

Among the projects to be published in the upcoming call for proposals, two topics are targeting IoT/ mass market applications with a total dedicated budget of 6 M€.

  1. The development of a “Receiver for Internet of Things applications” and
  2. The development of “Enhanced consumer goods GNSS devices”
You can find additional information and register to the FE info day in thefollowing link.
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