Please join us in welcoming new AIOTI members:


At the end of January, AIOTI has 185 members.



Digital Lighthouse Initiative – AIOTI Chair Statement

AIOTI Chairman of the Management Board Kees van der Klauw was giving a short statement on AIOTI perspective of Digital Lighthouse Initiatives. gave a perspective of:  What is the AIOTI Initiative and which opportunities does it offer for me as a company?

The statement was given in the context of the preparation of the brochure for the ministry of the German state of Baden-Württemberg to promote European collaborations and present European ‘lighthouses’ and AIOTI initiative is definitely one of them.

The digital brochure is a collection of statements, videos, audio, and pictures, which are included in the brochure. The aim of the brochure is to make the topics and lighthouses vivid perceptible and to foster the exchange between companies from Baden-Württemberg and European initiatives and companies.

The statement could be found here.


Interview to Government Quarterly “IoT development in the smart city revolution”

Kees van der Klauw, AIOTI Management Board Chair and Omar Elloumi (Nokia), WG Smart CIties Chair gave an interview to Government Quarterly “IoT development in the smart city revolution”. The interview could be found here.



Connected Smart Cities Conference 2019, 17 January 2019, Brussels

On 17th of January 2019, the Connected Smart Cities Conference 2019 took place in Brussels. The Connected Smart Cities Conference (CSCC) is the place for cities, policy-makers, researchers, and businesses to come together and to connect to the forefront of human-centric societal development of technologies, markets, and policy in the 21st century. AIOTI’s Chair Kees van der Klauw moderated the panel discussion and AIOTI’s Board Member Tanya Suarez moderated “Session 2: Future tracks – the next generation city of things” in which one of the participants was Omar Elloumi, chair of WG Smart Cities. Other AIOTI members also actively contributed to the conference. More information could be found here.



AIOTI Joint Steering Board & Management Board Meeting, 21 January 2019

The AIOTI joint Management board and Steering board met in Brussels to have a strategic discussion on future work and partnerships.

Upcoming meetings and events


AIOTI General Assembly
This year we will again collocate the General Assembly with IoT week in Aarhus, Denmark. The General Assembly will be held on Friday, 21 June in Aarhus, ARoS Art Museum.
SET-Plan Symposium on Interoperability – 30 January, Vienna
Nathalie Samovich, AIOTI Chair of WG06 on Energy was invited to speak at the session on interoperability. More info could be found here.

Ageing Fit, 30 January 2019, Lille, France
WG5 will participate in the panel of session Smart city: Which challenges and opportunities in designing age-friendly solutions?

Roundtable Discussion: Security in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 5 February 2019, Brussels
AIOTI’s Secretary General Damir Filipovic is invited to a special invite-only roundtable event taking place on 5th February. This is the first in a series of Brussels Tech Tables, a strategic partnership between Forum Europe, Accenture and Microsoft, that has sprung from the Brussels Tech Summit.  The objective of the series is to convene experts and stakeholders to contribute to future digital policy development on priority and emerging technologies and IT trends.

Solar Power Summit, 6-7 March 2019, Brussels

PETRAS/IET Living in the Internet of Things conference, 1-2 May 2019., IET London

Cybersecurity in Digital Water Infrastructure, 28 May 2019 (WG10 Smart Water Management participation)

1st International Workshop on Smart Circular Economy, 30 May 2019


IoT Tech Expo, 19-20 June 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
IoT Week 2019, 17-21 June 2019, Aarhus, Denmark
IMPACT>MOBILITY, June 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keynote speaker will be David Langley (TNO), co-chair of WG2 Innovation Ecosystems. The same WG and WG8 Smart Cities will participate in track Industrial track around the topic of Smart cities



Webinar Series:  IoT Security, Privacy & Trust – IoT Verticals meet IoT Horizontals

After the 2018 Series of IoT Webinars, which was GDPR-Centric, we will now commence with a new Series of IoT Security, Privacy & Trust Webinars. This Series will be Application-Centric. IoT Verticals meet IoT Horizontals. The central themes of the webinars are:

  1. Personal Wearables (H2x): Health, Living, Public Space, and other verticals
  2. Moving Sensors (M2x): Farm2Fork, Mobility, Cities, and other verticals
  3. Long Term Fixed IoT Applications (M2x): Industry 4.0, Cities, Water Management, Energy, Construction, Living, and other verticals.

These Themes Webinars have an open attendance policy and we hope you will join as well. Please forward to persons you may think would like to join as well. More info can be found here.


Webinar: Enabling Seamless Intermodal Urban Mobility

Webinar: Enabling Seamless Intermodal Urban Mobility
On behalf of IMPACT>MOBILITY, we would like to invite you to a webinar “Enabling Seamless Intermodal Urban Mobility” (Wed, Feb 6, 15:00 CET) feat. Sign up to the free mobility webinar here

Key topics include:
•     Unify services through a single platform to meet the multimodal demands of the on-demand consumer allowing shared mobility to compete with private vehicle experience
•     Harness the power of data to optimise routes, distribution and feed real time transportation data to commuters for a seamless transport experience
•     Work in harmony with the cities to enable integration between public transportation and shared mobility services.



Joint Publication by AIOTI & OASC: What will keep the smart city industry busy in 2019?

AIOTI and OASC jointly published a paper on “What will keep the smart city industry busy in 2019?” The paper can be found here.

As we enter 2019 and get ready for the Connected Smart Cities Conference 2019 Thursday 17 January, the timing seems perfect to consider the technical and business challenges that smart cities and communities will face in 2019.

We kicked-off 2018 with a contribution to ITU News (IoT-enabled Smart Cities: 3 priority areas in 2018) highlighting the value of horizontal approaches in coping with use-case proliferation and addressing the urgent needs of cross-vertical use cases such as those under study in the ITU Focus Group on ‘data processing and management to support IoT and smart cities & communities’.

These cross-vertical use cases are now entering the mainstream. But what does 2019 have in store for the smart city value chain? Three areas look set to receive considerable attention.

To consult the full article, please go here.



Launch of IoT Next Club for SMEs

IoT NEXT is a club for SMEs in Europe that are forming part of the new IoT landscape. It connects hardware and service providers who want to share their knowledge and grow their IoT network with the IoT Large Scale Pilots. The Club will be launched in London on February the 6th and information is shared through a Slack Channel. More information can be found here.