The Call for Large Scale Pilots using IoT is already Open, and Startup Europe invites you to participate

Objective: to foster the take up of IoT in Europe and to enable the emergence of IoT ecosystems supported by open technologies and platforms. 

Deadline 12 April 2016

What is a Pilot? 

Pilots are autonomous entities that involve stakeholders from supply side to demand side, and contain all the technological and innovation elements, the tasks related to the use, application and deployment as well as the development, testing and integration activities. 

IoT Pilots will make use of the rich portfolio of technologies and tools so far developed and demonstrated in reduced and controlled environments and extend them to real-life use case scenarios with the goal of validating advanced IoT solutions across complete value chains with actual users and proving its enormous socio-economic potential. 

What should a proposal have?

Proposals should show clear evidence of the benefits of the proposed solutions for active and independent living and quality of life of older persons compared to current state of the art based on appropriate methodologies and metrics.

Pilots are encouraged to exploit the previous work (FIWARE, CRYSTAL, UniversAAL, oneM2M, etc.) where applicable with the objective of further demonstrating the generic applicability and interoperability of these and/or other architectures, platforms and standards, and to identify where standards are missing or should evolve, as well as needed pre-normative activities.

What kinds of pilots are being considered? 

Pilot1Pilot 1: Smart living environments for ageing well: to deploy innovative and user-led pilot projects capable of supporting and extending independent living at home for older adults based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. 

Pilot2Pilot 2: Smart Farming and Food Security
: to design architectures to “program” or track each object for optimal behaviour, according to its role in the Smart Farming system and in the overall food chain, decreasing use of water as well as other natural resources and inputs, lowering ecological footprints and economic costs as well as increasing food security.

Pilot3Pilot 3: Wearables for smart ecosystems: to demonstrate innovative wearable solutions and services integrated in interoperable IoT ecosystems.

Pilot4Pilot 4: Reference zones in EU cities: Building on the past results and achievements (FIRE and FIWARE, etc.) in some cities in Europe, a large scale pilot will cover a series of cities to operate as reference zones for showcasing and experimenting new citizen-centred IoT services.

Pilot5Pilot 5: Autonomous vehicles in a connected environment: to address the added value and the potential of applying IoT for autonomous vehicles in a connected environment. It should test scenarios of deployment of safe and highly and fully autonomous vehicles in various representative use case scenarios, exploiting local and distributed information and intelligence.

The budget

100,000,000 euros.

The deadline

12 April 2016

Where can I get more information about the call?

Through the portal of the European Commission and, if you want you can attend the Info Day where all the details will be given (Registration is free and open until 13 November).

In case you cannot attend the info day, all sessions will be web-streamed and recorded on 25 November 2015 from 9:30am CET.