The Internet of Things (IoT) brings opportunities to create new services and products, reducing costs for societies, and changing how services are sold and consumed. A critical obstacle to further IoT innovation is the “vertical silos” that shape today’s IoT landscape. These silos impede the creation of cross-industry, cross-platform and cross-organisational services due to their lack of interoperability and openness.
The bIoTope project lays the foundation for creating open innovation ecosystems by providing a platform that enables companies to easily create new IoT systems and to rapidly harness available information using advanced Systems-of-Systems (SoS) capabilities for Connected Smart Objects – with minimal investment.
The first Open Call from the bIoTope project was closed on 22 August 2018. The negotiation phase took longer than expected, and the results are published now as contracts with all new beneficiaries have been signed. The call received in total 131 proposals, out of which 19 were eligible for funding and fit the scope of the open calls.
The bIoTope consortium was satisfied with the call responses. The calls were thematically linked to the various project use cases, and required deep…