AIOTI General Assembly, 22 June 2021

The annual general assembly was held on 22 June, this time online (remotely) due to ongoing health situation that still didn’t permit holding a phyisical one.

The keynote speech was given by Mr Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit Head of Unit Technologies for Smart communities in DG Connect, European Commission.

The main resolutions were adoption of the annual reports of the Management and Steering Boards, annual accounts and giving discharge to the Management Board for the financial year 2020 and election of the new Management Board to lead the association in the following 2 years:

Juergen Sturm (Texas Instruments)
Tanya Suarez (BluSpecs)
Omar Elloumi (Nokia)
Justina Bieliauiskaite (European Digital SMEs)

Management Board held its constituting session on 22.06. and decided according to the AIOTI Articles of Association to co-opt Wael El Rifai as the Board member. He was a Board member in the previous mandate already.


Buildings: AIOTI response to revision of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The Inception Impact Assessment for the revision of the EPBD proposes 3 different pathways.

  • AIOTI strongly supports Option 3 ‘Amend the EPBD’ as we are convinced this to be crucial to achieving the Renovation Wave objectives. We support the clear focus on 1) introduction of minimum energy performance standards in combination with deep renovation definition focusing on minimum individual and collective living quality, 2) updating the EPC framework and 3) developing a new vision for buildings.
  • AIOTI strongly believes that Option 2 ‘Non-regulatory measures’, especially transition and financial support mechanisms and supply chain capacity, are key enablers.
  • Recent publications, assessing Long-term Renovation Strategies and their non-compliance with the EPBD objectives of climate-neutrality by 2050[1], assessments of the social and cultural influences on energy consumption[2], and the current unacceptable low deep renovation rates, clearly show that Option 1 ‘No policy change’ is far from being a responsible option.

AIOTI would like to emphasize the need for the most effective synchronization of both regulatory and non-regulatory measures for the upcoming revision of the EPBD.

[1] On the way to a climate-neutral Europe – Contributions from the building sector to a strengthened 2030 climate target BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe

[2] Energy Demand Challenges in Europe – Implications for policy, planning and practice

In conclusion AIOTI suggests that the measures proposed in Option 3 and the non-regulatory measures in Option 2, should be implemented in a concerted way, in the context of the upcoming EPBD revision as to accelerate the renewal of the built environment in Europe including the development of thriving of equitable communities.

The full document can be found here.




Research and Development and Innovation Consortia

Cosmo Tech

At the end of this month, AIOTI has 201 members.



AIOTI WG Mobility Chair Francois Fischer was a speaker at NGIoT Thematic Workshop: Automotive Industries and Mobility held on 15 June.


StandICT.eu 2023 Webinar, 6 July, 11.00h CEST

Registraion link

IoT Week, 30 August – 3 September

After careful consideration, the General Assembly of the IoT Forum have decided, that due to the ongoing travel restrictions and further spread of new COVID-19 variants, the IoT Week 2021 will be moved to a fully virtual event. The virtual event will be held on the same dates (August 31 to September 3, 2021) and the participation will be free of charge. The format and scope of the IoT Virtual Week and its programme will be slightly adjusted to fit the new online format. The full IoT Virtual Week programme will become available in the next few weeks. Please keep an eye on the IoT Week website for further updates.  Although this year we still won’t be able to meet face to face with our industry colleagues at the IoT Week, we are delighted to announce, that it has been confirmed by the IoT Forum Board, the next physical edition of IoT Week will take place in Dublin from 20 to 23 June 2022. Join us online this August at the IoT Week virtual event and save the dates to meet us in Dublin in 2022!

SIDO Lyon, 22 – 23 September
As a member of AIOTI, organisations that would like to exhibit for the 1st time at SIDO will get a special discount. For more information about SIDO events and contact SIDO sales team, please click here

IoT World Solution Congress, 10 – 12 May, Barcelona

SIDO Paris, 9 – 10 November

Satellite Connectivity Summit, 16 – 18 November, Bremen

Media Partner Discount Code: MPAITI10

Book now to apply your discount to the Super Early Bird Prices (which end July 26th). Please note that one pass gains you access to Onboard Connectivity Summit, Satellite Connectivity Summit and Space Tech Expo Europ

AIOTI Signature Event and General Assembly, 30 November, Berlin (exact date and place TBC)

Calendar of internal meetings



Open Position “Senior Scientist (m/f/d) Applied Internet of Intelligent Things and Edge Computing Research” at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna (AT). You can find more details and apply here: https://jobs.ait.ac.at/Job/152623?culture=en

Have technology advancements slowed down amid the pandemic?

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