Open Call 1: Vicinity
About Open Call 1: Vicinity
The lack of interoperability is considered as the most important barrier to achieve the global integration of IoT ecosystems across borders of different disciplines, vendors and standards. Indeed, the current IoT landscape consists of a large set of isolated islands that do not constitute a real internet, preventing the exploitation of the huge potential expected by ICT visionaries.
VICINITY will build and demonstrate a device and standard agnostic platform for IoT infrastructures that will offer "Interoperability as a Service". It will rely on a decentralised and user-centric approach that offer a complete transparency across vertical domains while retaining full control of the ownership and distribution of data.
The VICINITY project aims to build and demonstrate a bottom-up ecosystem of decentralised interoperability of IoT infrastructures called virtual neighbourhood, where users can share the access to their smart objects without losing the control over them. The ubiquitous interoperability that is intended to be brought by VICINITY will release the vendor locks that are present in the current IoT ecosystems, and open the door towards independent value added services across IoT domains taking benefits of the availability of big amounts of data in semantic formats that are generated by IoT assets.
Funds4 startupsper year
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