Gradiant has been chosen as the entity that will command one of the most important work groups of AIOTI, the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation.
Based on the work of the European Research Cluster for the Internet of Things (IERC), the AIOTI alliance is created to assist the European Commission in the preparation of future IoT research as well as innovation and standardisation policies. The evolution of R & D in the field of Internet of Things is essential for the European Commission, in the context of Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
In addition, AIOTI will develop a series of recommendations regarding the design and objectives of a series of large-scale pilots that will be launched in Europe from 2017, with the support of the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.
The Alliance have created eleven Working Groups (WG), formed by the major players within the industry and research at a European level.
These eleven WG (working groups) are:
-WG 1: Cluster of European research on IoT.
-WG 2: Innovation Ecosystem.
-WG 3: Standardization IoT.
-WG 4: Political aspects (responsibility, security, privacy).
-WG 5: Intelligent Environments for active aging.
-WG 6: Smart Farming and food security.
-WG 7: Wearables.
-WG 8: Smart Cities.
-WG 9: Intelligent Mobility.
-WG 10: Intelligent Environment.
-WG 11: Intelligent manufacturing.
Of particular relevance to Galicia is the WP6 (Working Group 6), referred to “Smart Farming and food security” because of the importance of the first sector to the GDP of the region and its particular structure.
Gradiant, as the main agent of innovation in ICT in Galicia, will be the entity in charge of commanding the Working Group. Others players chairing other working groups are entities of european relevance, such as large companies like Cisco, Samsung, Bosch, Vodafone, Philips, Sigfox, or entities such as ETSI or other research agents at European level like SINTEF.