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BIG IoT - Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the Internet of Things

Objective

The objective of the BIG IoT project is to ignite really vibrant Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems. We will achieve this by bridging the current interoperability gap between the vertically integrated IoT platforms and by creating marketplaces for IoT services and applications. Despite various research and innovation projects working on the Internet of Things, no broadly accepted professional IoT ecosystems exist. The reason for that are high market entry barriers for developers and service providers due to a fragmentation of IoT platforms.
The goal of this project is to overcome these hurdles by Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the IoT and by creating marketplaces for service and application providers as well as platform operators. We will address the interoperability gap by defining a generic, unified Web API for smart object platforms, called the BIG IoT API. The establishment of a marketplace where platform, application, and service providers can monetize their assets will introduce an incentive to grant access to formerly closed systems and lower market entry barriers for developers.
The BIG IoT consortium is well suited to reach the outlined goals, as it comprises all roles of an IoT ecosystem: resource providers (e.g., SIEMENS, SEAT), service and application developers (e.g., VODAFONE, VMZ), marketplace providers (e.g., ATOS), platform providers (e.g., BOSCH, CSI, ECONAIS), as well as end users connected through the public private partnerships of WAG and CSI or the user-focused information services that VMZ provides for the city of Berlin. The major industry players cover multiple domains, including mobility, automotive, telecommunications, and IT services. Four university departments will help to transfer the state of the art into the state of the practice and solve the open research challenges. This consortium will mobilise the necessary critical mass at European level to achieve the goals and to reach the ireach the impacts set out in this project.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/urban engineering/smart city
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/web development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 145 614,11

Participants (13)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CLAUSTHAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 376 525
Address
Adolph Romer Strasse 2A
38678 Clausthal Zellerfeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOSCH IO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 184 010
Address
Ullsteinstrasse 128
12109 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO PER IL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO (CSI PIEMONTE)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 405 812,50
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 216
10134 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 715 000
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 520 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 339 500
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECONAIS ANONYMI ETAIREIA ANAPTYXIS EFARMOGON ASYRMATON DIKTYON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 301 750
Address
Pavlou Nirvana 8
26443 Patra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO TECNICO DE SEAT SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 145 750
Address
Autovia A2 Km 585
08760 Martorell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 733 632,50
Address
Siemensstrasse 92
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VMZ BERLIN BETREIBERGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 618 916,25
Address
Ullsteinstrasse - Turm C 114
12109 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VODAFONE ITALIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 37 122,14
Address
Via Jervis 13
10015 Ivrea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOLFSBURG AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 875
Address
Major-hirst-strasse 11
38442 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CSP INNOVAZIONE NELLE ICT SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 203 875
Address
Strada Del Lionetto 6
10146 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations