Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

Grant Gross: Privacy groups urge investigation of 'internet of toys'

06/12/2016 - 10:44
Privacy groups in the U.S. and seven European countries will ask consumer protection agencies to investigate the maker of two internet-connected toys for violations of laws designed to protect children's privacy. The complaints are scheduled to be filed Tuesday against Genesis Toys, maker of the My Friend Cayla and I-Que Intelligence Robot toys, and...

Kyle Alspach: 10 Game-Changing IT Startups That Raised Funding In November

06/12/2016 - 10:42
As the Internet of Things catches fire in the IT world -- and particularly in the channel -- plenty of startups are helping to push IoT innovation forward. On our list of companies that raised new funding rounds in November, two are up-and-comers in the Internet of Things space. They're joined by other startups in the realms of cybersecurity,...

Bristol is Open Wins Internet of Things Award for Programmable City Initiative

06/12/2016 - 10:40
Bristol is Open, an ambitious joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, received the Internet of Things award in the "The Smart Cities Award" category for its programmable city initiative at the World Communications Awards & Internet of Things Awards on November 29, 2016 in London, U.K.

Corbett Report Extras: Solutions: Cell 411 with Virgil Vaduva

06/12/2016 - 10:36
The state has trained us to believe that we are weak, powerless and vulnerable without their monopoly on violence, but this is a lie. Today we are joined by Virgil Vaduva of to talk about Cell 411, an app that helps to expose that lie. Combining a real-time, decentralized response management system with live streaming, dispatching functions,...

Gino de Cock: Flexible IoT sensor interface, GoNotify

05/12/2016 - 20:11
General description of the project with demo's you can find here. The design consists of 4 major blocks: Esp8266 wifi microcontroller for internet connectivity Atmega328pb for sensor readings Usb uart for programming and debugging Power module consisting of LDO and step-up regulator From idea to IoT You can use it as a connected device where sensor...

Mark Roberti: Smart Guns Should Be an Option

05/12/2016 - 09:13
The National Institute of Justice, the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, recently issued guidelines for smart law-enforcement service pistols. The document includes a lot of details about what the weapon should look like, but the key security clause says: "Pistols shall have an integrated 'lock-out' security device as a permanent part of the pistol that disables...

what we do

we do a lot

Council brings you news on Internet of Things. It aims to offer the latest on technical building blocks but also tries to put this digital transition into a social and circular economy context.

Council is a Media and Knowledge Partner with IoT events. As Media Partner we use all our channels (web, social media, newsletter) to promote you among the target audience. As Knowledge Partner we help you program the content and speakers.

Council is a bottom-up IoT ecology accelerator with a large number of early innovators, startup and SME as members. Members exchange information about platforms, applications and services on the Council list.


Iot Council started the IoT day on April 9. 2010. Council proposes to hold small #iotday meetings anywhere in the world on April 9. Since then, every edition has been a huge success. Check #iotday on Twitter.

In the Newsletter we highlight significant recent events and shifts. You can subscribe below. Frequency is every four to six weeks.


what we can do for you

white papers

A large number of hands-on experts in Council can guide you in strategic discussions to produce a working document that inspires everybody in the company.

Our current position text is "The Internet of Things Council defines Europe’s involvement in the smart technology of tomorrow, its effect on everyday life and the development of a new world order."  Pan European Networks 2016.

Council Digital Transformation Development Series

We’ve been around for over ten years, back when the Internet of Things was called ubiquitous computing or ambient intelligence and the iPhone was far, far away. As an independent network of specialists, Council, just like the Internet of Things includes skills and expertise from hardware and software engineers, to designers, strategists, entrepreneurs and even policy makers. This is a challenge for everyone involved or considering using what the Internet of Things has to offer for their products, services and business in general. We want to make this simpler and help you de-risk potential investments.

speaker requests

Are you interested in co-creation workshops with endusers? Do you need a speaker or a moderator for your seminar, conference, or workshop? Do you want advice on the cultural context of #IoT?

The wide range of expertise in Council can facilitate any content domain. Council also is able to present full panels. 

IoT council membership

exchange information about platforms, applications and services

council members

Rafik Dammak
Christian Nold
DK Matai
Toby Considine
Elen Rozhkova
Josh Birdwell
Ahmad M. Nagib
Ferdi Bülbül
Philippe Langlois
Bojan Vuletic

become a member

Members have access to the Council list where discusion is open and sharing of experiences is key. IoT experience or a real interest in Internet of Things is required. Membership is free. Contact us if you are interested to join IoT Council.

associated partners

we like to introduce our associated partners

IoT Day

talk about the Internet of Things on april 9th

Early 2010 Council proposed to hold very small Council meetings anywhere in the world on April 9. These can vary to having a cup of coffee with someone and talk about the Internet of Things or hosting a dinner at your place, or going for a walk on the beach, as long as it is on April 9 and about IoT.

meet our media and knowledge partners

we value our partnerships