July 7, 2016
Internet of Things -program took place 2012-2016
Internet of Things and its services are becoming part of our everyday life, ways of working, and business. The long-standing visions of the personal digital assistant, smart home, smart car and the smart environment are now becoming reality with the help of mobile computing and the Internet of Things. Our IoT program was developing crucial building blocks and models for the next generation of Internet services supported by a plethora of connected things.
Our program aimed to ensure that Finland is a recognized leader in the IoT domain. The program started in 2012 and the budget for this four-year program was about 50 Million Euros. Over 40 organizations participated in the program. The research was based on the strategic research agenda.
The program had an over-arching goal of developing a common toolkit and basis for IoT deployments that connects the currently more isolated vertical deployments and offers reusable building blocks for them. Various vertical industry segments have been developed over time to solve challenges in transportation, logistics, public safety, health and so on. Many of the current software and hardware solutions are not interoperable with each other.
Our program aimed to create new ecosystems through the common basis and toolkit and by promoting innovation in the application and service layer thus opening the IoT software development process.