Dear AIOTI members, stakeholders, and IoT Innovators,

It is my pleasure to present to you the first AIOTI Strategy defined by the members of the Alliance. The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) was established formally in September of 2016, after a period of one and a half years of exploration, pioneering and informal discussions with the support of the European Commission (EC).

Now, with an organisation of over 190 members and growing rapidly, we can focus on the true purpose of AIOTI, which is stimulating IoT innovation in Europe for the interests of our members in Industry (large and small), Academia, Society and Government. The involvement of all these stakeholders across application domains is crucial to our success.

AIOTI is leveraging a strong relationship with the EC while being independent, and intends to increase the leverage with other organisations, focusing itself on what is missing in the chain to make things work.

Over 100 AIOTI members have contributed directly to this strategy during the Strategy Workshop, held in May 2017 in Toulon, and later in reviews. It will form the guideline for AIOTI’s actions in the coming years. It includes keeping an eye on new trends as there is no fully predictable future in IoT, and AIOTI must be able to re-focus and re-invent itself.

AIOTI’s strategy features a general, Association-level approach for which the Management Board assumes responsibility, Horizontal elements across domains managed by Working Groups 1 to 4, and application domain strategies in the other Working Groups.

Some sections are still under development and the newly elected leadership of the Working Groups will assume ownership for it as we are a member-driven organisation. I am looking forward to the implementation of AIOTI’s strategy, driving IoT innovation for economic and social relevance of our members.

On behalf of the AIOTI Management Board,

Kees van der Klauw