WIT bringing the EU’s FIWARE programme to India


Through their EU-India FI-MEDIA project, Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications Software & System Group (TSSG) group has recently organised two events in India in relation to building of EU – India cooperation, including  an event dedicated to bringing the EU’s FIWARE programme to India in the context of smart environments, including smart cities, smart villages , and smart campus.

FIWARE is an EU led initiative that was started as part of a Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP), which is comprised of an Advanced OpenStack-based Cloud + rich library of Generic Enablers (GE) that make the development process much easier by hiding complexities (e.g. protocols) from the developers.

A number of the major differential features of FIWARE are available including those related to Cloud, Data, IoT, Smart city / energy related apps, MiWi, Security, privacy and others.

tssgAccording to the EU-India FI-MEDIA coordinator, James Clarke (left), “Although born in the EU, through the FIWARE Mundus global component, FIWARE is being extended towards other regions around the world who share the ambition, including India and via our EU-India FI-MEDIA project activities, there is a welcomed opportunity to form a FIWARE Cluster to Cluster (C2C) partnership with the important stakeholders and key topics in India, such as smart cities, smart villages, smart campus, M2M, IoT, etc. 

The EU-India FI-MEDIA project has recently organised two successful C2C partnership workshops in India, during December, 2015 and January, 2016: 

The EU-India FI-MEDIA project is an International cooperation mobility project funded by the Delegation of the European Union to India, under a programme entitled ICI+, which is instrumental in the formation of mutually beneficial EU-India cluster to cluster (C2C) partnerships in a variety of Lots, including Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), the focal point of our four year project (Dec. 2014 – Dec. 2018).

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