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11 Sep, 2015 08:52 AM

EU based FIWARE opportunities in India

FI-MEDIA coordinator, Waterford Institute of Technology, has been discussing with FIWARE Mundus, the global component within the FIWARE programme responsible for promoting the adoption of FIWARE in European regions and in countries outside the EU, in relation to setting up a FIWARE region in India.
The FIWARE Community was established a number of years ago as a Public Private partnership related specifically to Future Internet, engaged as an independent open community with a mission: "to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors".
FIWARE offers Generic Enablers (APIs), which are designed to minimise the complexities for developers, and Open Data as well as and innovation ecosystem called FIWARE Lab, where developers can start easily to work with the tools on offer. In addition to increased acceleration in Europe of FIWARE, especially in smart activities in a large number of smart verticals (agriculture, transport, cities, …), there has already been significant interest and uptake FIWARE in other regions of the world, including the Americas (primarily in South America), Korea, Africa, and recently starting in North America.
FI-MEDIA partners feel it could be an excellent opportunity to form a clustering partnership between the EU’s FIWARE program with the stakeholders engaged within important topics in India, such as smart campus, smart village, M2M, IoT, etc. FIWARE has generic enablers in all of these technologies, which could be used to quickly develop smart applications in an Indian setting.