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IoT Pilots


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IoT finds applicability in a broad range of industry, business and public services scenarios. Specific focus will be on implementing pilots incorporating the whole value-chain, and involving all relevant stakeholders, in particular end-users. Where relevant, institutional involvement may be appropriate.

The joint call would support three pilots each addressing a distinct area among the following areas of interest for EU-Brazil collaboration:

  • Environmental monitoring

Environmental and carbon footprint –as well as energy and water consumption- can be drastically reduced by an optimised management both along and across value-chains.Sensors can be used to measure and monitor a series of distinct environmental variables. The data collected across different areas can in turn be used for data analytics and decision-making. A pilot combining a system approach to integrate a large number of se

In order to make use of the rich potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) in real-world scenarios, technologies and tools developed so far need to be demonstrated in controlled environments with the ultimate goal of validation. Given the specific nature of this Call, widely replicable pilots are targeted in view of solving specific societal challenges, in the context of EU-Brazil cooperation.

Given the considerable amount of work carried out on M2M/IoT and Cyber Physical Systems architectures (e.g. IoT-A), platforms (e.g. FIWARE, CRYSTAL, SOFIA) and standards (e.g. oneM2M) over the last few years, pilots are encouraged to exploit this previous work where applicable. The goal is to further demonstrate the generic applicability of these architectures, platforms and standards and to identify where standards are missing or should evolve, as well as relevant pre-normative activities.

Pilots aim at validating IoT approaches to specific socio-economic challenges in real-life settings. Pilots' objecti

Pilots should empower citizens, both in the public and private spheres, and businesses, as well as improve the associated public services where appropriate. Pilots are not only expected to validate technologies and architectures for a specific set of use cases requirements, but also the related business models to guarantee the sustainability of the approach. Security and privacy aspects relating to access to and processing of collected information need to be properly taken into consideration.

Improved sharing of information, approaches and solutions, as well as expertise through:

  • pilots on both sides and across the Atlantic, involving end-users.
  • establishing common benchmarks;
  • contributing to standardisation and to open-source and open-data repositories
  • linking with ongoing work in the IoT Focus Area.