Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the Internet of Things

Funded by: HORIZON 2020 - WORK PROGRAMME 2014-2015 ICT-30-2015 'Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects'

The objective of the BIG IoT project is to ignite really vibrant Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems. We will achieve this by bridging the current interoperability gap between the vertically-oriented IoT platforms and by creating marketplaces for IoT services and applications. Despite various research and innovation projects working on the Internet of Things, no broadly accepted professional IoT ecosystems exist. The reason for that are high market entry barriers for developers and service providers due to a fragmentation of IoT platforms. Developers who want to make use of smart objects hosted by various providers need to negotiate access to their platforms individually and implement specific adapters. Since the efforts to negotiate individual contracts often outweigh the possible gains, platform providers do not see strong incentives to open their platforms to third parties.

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