symbIoTe, one of the projects under the IoT-EPI umbrella, has recently launched its Open Call. Here's an invitation to Startups, SME’s, research organizations and Universities to apply! In particular, IoT Platform owners/providers are of special interest. There’s €120,000 to be given away to successful applicants!
The symbIoTe solution provides interoperability not only at the cloud level but also on the gateway and application levels. At the device levels, end-users can benefit from device roaming which allows for seamless switching between different IoT Platforms. Further, the technology makes it possible for IoT Platforms and IoT Applications to search for each-others’ services and resources (e.g. sensors, actuators, services etc).
Figure 1: symbIoTe in practice: Enabling interoperability across multiple platforms and layers
Source: symbIoTe Project Website (https://www.symbiote-h2020.eu/)
The focus of this Open Call lays on the implementation and deployment of specific symbIote-compatible software components/adaptors to applicants’ platforms. This, in turn, opens their resources to other interested entities through the symbIoTe middleware.
There is a lot of interest from the SME & Startup sector since Open Call launch on 30th November, 2016. So far, Spain, Italy and Portugal are in the lead for number of applications. symbIoTe is looking to attract 3rd parties to engage their platform and develop use cases around Smart Mobility, Smart Home and Smart Campuses. Funding up to EUR 40,000 will be provided for successful projects interested in collaborating with symbIoTe and developing the technology
In addition, symbIoTe will offer several options for support throughout the application process and eventual co-operation. They even offer a feasibility check service in case you’re not entirely sure about your proposal – send it over to the symbIoTe team and get feedback on your proposal!
>> Applications are open until 28th February 2017.