Announcement from FRACTALS - KATANA, new funding scheme is coming soon!
KATANA funding for start-ups and SMEs is coming soon! Join our KATANA LinkedIn group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8551588 and stay tuned!
Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/H2020KaTaNa) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/H2020_KATANA)!
FI-IMPACT Assessment Tools
FI-IMPACT developed a number of Impact Assessment tools over the project life to assist FI-PPP Phase 3 projects and enterpreneurs to assess their socio-economic impact.
Over 670 FIWARE sub-grantees completed the Impact Assessment survey to assess the impact of their project in relation to Innovation Focus, Market Focus, Feasibility, Market Needs and Social Impact. Upon completion of the survey respondents had access to an Impact Assessment Report, which included benchmarking against the average performance of other FIWARE respondents and Mattermark scores. Respondents can log into to their My Page on the FI-IMPACT website at any stage and retrieve their Impact Assessment Report.
The FIWARE sub-grantee respondents also contributed data which was analysed in aggregrate form to assess the impact of the FI-PPP Phase 3 Programme. These results are available in
- D2.3 Ex Ante Impact Assessment and Forecast (November 2015)
- D2.4 Updated Impact Assessment and Forecast (June 2016)
- and a series of eight Infostories published between November 2015 and June 2016.
IoT Solutions Wold Congress'16 – Barcelona 25-27 Oct. 2016.
FIWARE is considering to attend IoT Solutions World Congress as Silver Sponsor http://www.iotsworldcongress.com/
There are two great opportunities for disrupting IoT solutions:
1. - Call for test beds: http://www.iotsworldcongress.com/testbeds/call-for-testbeds/
Application form: https://intranet.pacifico-meetings.com/amsysweb/faces/fira/IOTS/TestbedForm.xhtml?idCfgForm=297
Note: The Call for Testbeds welcomes all submissions, however at least 1 participant must as well be an exhibitor in the 2016 edition of IOT Solutions World Congress (FIWARE). Of course, a demonstrable use of FIWARE technology is a must. Deadline Friday 15th of July.
Solutions must be related to the following sectors:
- TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
- ENERGY & UTILITIES
- INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY: Cross
- BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION: Cross
The solutions/products can have been developed by a single company/startups or a group of partners, or in collaboration with other organisms, cities, etc... (as those ones presented in the GCTC in Austin last June 2016)
2. - Call for IoT solutions awards http://www.iotsworldcongress.com/activities/call-iotswc-awards/ - Deadline 31st August. Solutions must be related to the same sectors.
Browser for web developers released!
Blisk is a browser designed specifically for web development. Unlike other browsers, Blisk was created to build the web.
This browser enables to build your website on desktop and mobile simultaneously. It has set of preinstalled phones and tablets with specific screen resolution, pixel ratio, user agent and touch event support. Mobile and desktop follow each other by URL and even scroll position. Page auto-refresh feature enables to refresh pages automatically every time you modify the code. Developer tools now are available for both mobile and desktop simultaneously.
Blisk is used in all phases of web development: prototyping, development, testing and bug fixing.
Today we are releasing OS X version and update Windows version with new features: changing device orientation, switching devices on/off in one click, auto-refresh delay, device zoom, Flash support.
Blisk is free to use.
FI-WARE IoT Ready Program
FIWARE IoT Ready Program is designed to demonstrate the ability of the IoT solutions to seamless interoperate with FIWARE platform. The data base of products and developers that have successfully accomplished the FIWARE IoT Ready Program is the catalogue of the ecosystem of IoT hardware producers and technology providers that can be selected by the OASC Alliance cities to build their smart city solutions.
Then, this FIWARE ecosystem means a singular and straightforward business opportunity for IoT products: It is simple: FIWARE IoT stack handles well-known IoT protocol standards (MQTT, LWM2M/CoAP, etc) and exposes the same data REST API to developers.
To get more details about the FIWARE IoT Ready Program, please, visit: https://www.fiware.org/iot-ready-about/
FIWARE Infostory by FI-IMPACT
FI-IMPACT is happy to share the latest infographic: FIWARE has a bigger impact on European Economy than you might have thought!
You can find it on FI-IMPACT website: http://www.fi-impact.eu/page/news/87/
FIWARE Success stories
FI-IMPACT has been actively engaging with each of the FIWARE Accelerators and their nominated sub-grantees in relation to co-authoring FIWARE Profiles and Case Studies since Q4 2015. There are now a critical mass of FIWARE Profiles and Case studies published online.
Seventy two sub-grantees completed the co-authoring process leading to published FIWARE profiles which they and their accelerators can also use as dissemination materials. This repository of FIWARE profiles (http://www.fi-impact.eu/page/profiles/) provides insight into the wide variety of businesses, innovative products and services that have been supported through the FIWARE Acceleration Programme. These profiles are grouped into ten thematic areas: 3D Printing; Agrifood; eHealth; Energy; Media; Other; Security; Smart Cities; Social & Learning and Transport. These profiles of high potential initiatives provide insight into their focus, target sector, target market(s), business model(s) and website.
Eighteen FIWARE case studies (http://www.fi-impact.eu/page/showcase/) were prepared in cooperation with sub-grantees. They provide insight into the vision and market need, target market and revenue streams, competitive positioning, enabling technology and progress to date for showcased sub-grantees. They has been grouped thematically in the areas of agrifood, healthcare, energy, security and innovation.
Please disseminate these links to raise awareness of FIWARE Achievements via Twitter, relevant websites and newsletters.
FIWARE Bounty Programme
9th June 2016
The new “FIWARE Bounty Programme” started. It was created with the goal to engage external contributors to the development of new FIWARE Open Source technologies. New technologies developed by developers and security researchers, that will improve security, performance and quality, will be encouraged and rewarded.
The FIWARE Bounty Program is organized in two different set of Bounties:
- Permanent Bounties: general purpose tasks which will be permanently open and subject to a bounty at any time during the duration of the program
- Temporary Bounties: specific tasks issued through calls with closed deadlines, focus on improvements in FIWARE products – first deadline is July 15th
Further information at: https://www.fiware.org/bounty-programme/
- Permanent Bounty: https://www.f6s.com/fiwarebountyprogramme/apply
- Temporary Bounty: https://www.f6s.com/fiwarebountyprogramme-temporary/apply
Help spread the word by using your channels - especially those targeting the following target groups: FIWARE experienced SME’s, FIWARE open developers community, SME’s that applied to FIWARE Accelerators and developers with open source code development expertise.
Look forward to new open source technologies for FIWARE!
Roadmap Whitepaper announcement
The FIWARE Mundus team is happy to announce the release of a new roadmap white paper and is looking forward the feedbacks of the community! This will help shaping the future of FIWARE, so say yours!
“A Future Internet Roadmap for the FIWARE ecosystem” white paper provides a roadmap of the evolution of the Future Internet considering FIWARE as the platform to support that future. The white paper works as a general introduction to other five white papers providing a detailed view on the roadmap for the following technologies:
- Media Internet;
- Big Data;
- Internet of Things;
- Cloud Computing; and
- Communication Networks.
You can find all the roadmaps here: https://www.fiware.org/mundus/#roadmap.
Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom calls
The second 2016 CEF Telecom call on Public Open Data has been launched with a budget of €70 million. The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2016.
This call for proposals addresses projects for generating value through the re-use of public sector information, in the fields of eProcurement, eDelivery, ejustice, Open Data, Translation, Cybersecurity, eInvoicing, Europeana.
All call-related information is available via the INEA website:
The beneficiaries are the private sector, through the development of value added services based on public data,and administrations at all levels of government, including cities, through the streamlining of the production of their data as well as its re-use and duplication reduction.