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A European consortium of twelve partners from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, won approval to begin work on Brain-IoT, a €5 million research project funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.
In line with the forecasts released over the last few years, Internet of Things (IoT) products and services are deployed more and more in mass-market and professional usage scenarios, becoming a reality in our day-to-day lives. Commercial and pilot deployments world-wide are progressively demonstrating the value of IoT solutions in real conditions, but also raising some concerns in terms of dependability, security, privacy and safety constraints.
In this context, Brain-IoT aims at establishing a framework and methodology that supports smart autonomous and cooperative behaviors of populations of heterogeneous IoT platforms that are also closely interacting with Cyber-Physical systems (CPS). Brain-IoT will employ highly dynamic federations of heterogeneous IoT platforms, mechanisms enforcing privacy and data ownership policies as well as open semantic models enabling interoperable operations and exchange of data and control features. Brain-IoT will also offer model-based tools easing the development of innovative, tightly integrated IoT and CPS solutions.
The viability of the proposed approaches is demonstrated in two futuristic usage scenarios: Service Robotics and Critical Water Infrastructure Management. As well, viability will be demonstrated through collaboration with on-going, large-scale, pilot IoT initiatives.
The BRAIN-IoT Consortium is composed of twelve partners from 5 European countries and involves research centres/academia and R&D teams from several large, medium and small industrial companies. The Brain-IoT project consortium is coordinated by Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)- Italy and includes Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique et aux Energie Alternatives (CEA) – France, Université Grenoble Alpes – France, Paremus Limited – United Kingdom, Siotic – Spain, STMicroelectronics – France, Siemens – Germany, Eclipse Foundation Europe – Germany, Institut De l’Audiovisuel et des Telecommunications en Europe (IDATE) -France, Cassidian Cybersecurity (AIRBUS) – France, Robotnik Automation – Spain, and Empresa Municipal de Aguas de la Coruna – Spain.
IDATE DigiWorld will provide expertise and resources to support the project exploitation strategy, making sure that the research results are able to meet market demand. The organization will provide a market-oriented point of view on the research use cases and scenarios of the project. IDATE DigiWorld will build upon its expertise of the IoT markets and on its research and analysis methodologies to provide relevant market data to the project partners and assist them in the definition of their business models.
More information about the BRAIN-IoT project is available at http://brain-iot.eu