AIOTI Newsletter May 2018 | 31.05.2018


Please join us in welcoming the following members:

By the end of May, AIOTI has 184 members.

Nuances of trust’ workshop, London 14-15 May 2018

Following the success of AIOTI’s Strategy event last year, Nuances of Trust aims to be the AIOTI flagship event for 2018, bringing all members together in London.


AIOTI Secretary-General Damir Filipovic participated as a panelist at the 9th Annual Internet of Things conference that was held on 15 and 16 May in Brussels.

Damir spoke on the Session 1: IoT and the DSM: Will a European single market for IoT be achieved? What to expect post-2019?

The session was about a key ambition of the Digital Single Market strategy to create and support an appropriate environment for the successful rollout of IoT in Europe. A year before the end of the mandate of the current Commission, this session will be the opportunity to look at what has been achieved through initiatives (including the creation of AIOTI, the Digitising European Industry initiative and the European Data Economy Communication) analyse the state-of-play of IoT in Europe and crucially will explore what remains to be done to boost the take-up of IoT, unleash its potential and create a Single Market for IoT- allowing Europe to become a global leader in its development. This session will serve as an introduction to the rest of the conference.

AIOTI Chair presenting AIOTI work in Japan

AIOTi Chair Kees van der Klauw is in Japan, presenting to 100 representatives of the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Japan Development Bank. His presentation was on IoT and Innovation in EU and AIOTI bringing IoT globally, together as visiting and discussing with ITAC, who will attend the AIOTI General Assembly on the 8th of June.

Developing IoT enabled smart cities

AIOTI and OASC organised on 24 May a webinar on Why commercially viable cross-domain use cases will drive innovation and horizontalization of IoT-enabled smart cities.
The webinar presentation could be found here. The recordings of the webinar can be found here.

AIOTI at IoT week in Bilbao, 4-7 June

AIOTI will lead two sessions at IoT Week, 4th -7th June 2018:

  • ‘Trust’ – planned for 7th June, 9.00-10.45h
  • Digital Innovation Hubs and engagement of SMEs – planned for 7th June, 14.00-16.00h

The AIOTI Chair is also invited to speak in the session on Smart City IoT Platform and Solutions Convergence and Interoperability on 6th June, 12.00-13.00.

AIOTI members will be also engaged in other events and workshops. The full program of the IoT week can be found here.

AIOTI has received a discount for AIOTI members from the organizers. When registering, follow the link by choose the category ‘Partner’ – register for IoT week here

AIOTI General Assembly, Bilbao, Spain, 8 June 8:30-12:30h

AIOTI will also hold annual General Assembly on 8th June 8.30-12.30h in Bilbao, Spain at Euskalduna Conference Center, Room E. Registration is closed now. If you still want to participate, please contact Secretary General at

ICT 2018, 4-6 December 2018, Vienna

ICT 2018 will take place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.
In an open and participatory event, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, citizens can join science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe.

Meeting with Brazilian IoT Chamber, Brussels, 28 May

AIOTI met with the delegation from Brasil, including Brasilian IoT Chamber on 28 May in Brussels. AIOTI was represented by Luis Perez-Freire, chair of WG6 (Gradiant) and Secretary-General Damir Filipovic.

The Brazilian delegation was led by the Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Agriculture. AIOTI and Brazilian IoT chamber signed MoU last year and this is continuation of good cooperation. Luis presented AIOTI and in particular points of cooperation related to smart farming, standardisation, innovative eco-systems and smart manufacturing. Brazilian delegation presented their IoT strategy and was interested in smart farming and health. This exchange will be continued by AIOTI sending note with proposals of concret cooperation areas.


AIOT has published position on the European Cybersecurity Act, prepared by WG4 on IoT Policies. The position could be found here.

Blog post on Putting the IoT vs. ITS debate to rest was published on 21 May. The blog can be found here.

Working group updates

WG 6 on Smart Farming and Food SecurityWG 6 Chair Luis Perez-Freire was talking with Policy Tracker publishers on smart farming and IoT. Summary can be foundhere.
WG 12 on Smart Energy: Natalie Samovich from Enecrcoutim was elected chair of the group. Congratulations!

Workstream on BlockchainThe second workshop was held on 29 May. The results of the workshop will be presented at the General Assembly in Bilbao on 8 June. Presentations can be found on Teamwork.