IoT Value Creation Network: Objectives
The aim of the Internet of Things Value Creation Network is to:
Coordinate and help to increase and optimise the utilisation of results and value creation in the area of IoT.
Create the liaison to the European Technology Platforms addressing IoT activities primary EPoSS, eMobility and ENIAC and ARTEMIS to cover innovation strategies for the development of enabling technologies (nano-electronics, embedded systems, communication technologies, software and cloud computing, etc.) required for IoT applications.
Identify research opportunities in IoT technology, applications and services, focusing on the Norwegian context.
Form a research and development community with cross disciplinary collaboration, including business, communication, nanoelectronics, microsystems, information systems, and software, with a focus on challenges in IoT issues.
Spawn continuing cross disciplinary collaboration among projects addressing the IoT at national and international level.
Assist emerging ideas in the field of IoT to find support for research in IoT from the appropriate funding agencies at national and European level. This involves linking to international researchers, industrial funding, and global industrial players.
The main long term objective is to spawn a viable high end industry in Norway that benefits from large and complex Future Internet and Internet of Things technology.
The specific objectives are presented below.
Demonstrate novel IoT technologies and solutions from technology and industrial partners as well as universities and research institutes. One exhibition per year possible at the same place and time as the VERDIKT annual Conference.
Coordinating and supporting the knowledge transfer activities base of IoT research results in different projects that can be leveraged upon across industries and different deployments, thus shortening the learning cycle, deployment time and reducing cost.
Organising workshops/seminars (biannually) leading to a better understanding of IoT science, technology, and adoption. One workshop/seminar will be dedicated to bring together all the projects financed under the VERDIKT addressing IoT topic and one workshop/seminar per year will be organised as an international event with international participation involving projects under EU
Establishing a core group of qualified personnel for IoT technology and an IoT Forum. Organise IoT focus interest groups (involving users, technology, solution providers) with linkages to a wide network of local and overseas IoT-resources, IoT labs, resources for sharing and testing new concepts and research results for creating new innovations or generating new research projects.
IoT Network seeks to extend further the European and international representation into the national generated IoT framework for development and implementation.
Integration, alignment, coordination and common activities organised with the European Cluster on the
Internet of Things (IERC). Participation in common events (2 per year).
Participation in the Future Internet Assembly Meetings (2 per year) and give input from the IoT Network. Present the results from the meetings to the IoT Network community during the IoT Network workshops/seminars.
Integration of the ongoing projects in the IERC to achieve greater value creation, more research on interdisciplinary issues, verification of research results, and dissemination of results to interested parties outside the project and national borders.