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.
Large Scale Pilots
A dozen smart city pilots will be deployed in three major European cities of Brussels, Lyon and Helsinki, along with a further pilot in the city of St Petersburg, Russia. Two categories of pilots will be used to validate the effectiveness of the bIoTope Systems-of-Systems platform for IoT:
- Domain-specific pilots – ensure industrial impact through the well-established customer networks of bIoTope partners addressing electric car charging stations, self-managing buildings and equipment, smart air quality and others.
- Cross-domain smart city pilots – provide concrete proofs-of-concept of IoT system composition and interoperability scenarios in smart city environments including smart metering, shared electric vehicles, smart lighting, hyper-local weather data, smart priority lanes for bikes and many more.