Why Open Platforms for the IoT?

The objective of the portal is to reference the open technologies that can be used to create Internet of Things applications but also to document their interoperability, relationships, and reference to existing use cases, infrastructures and deployments. For now most of the components documented here originate from European research projects, but the initiative isn’t limited to this scope. The Open Platforms portal can be seen as a tentative map of the Open Internet of Things Ecosystem.

The purpose of the portal is to enable technology choices and as such should document not only the technical whereabouts of the open platforms components but also and more importantly all the information that enable their reuse (IPR, Service Level, Security … ). The eventual objective of the portal is to be able to answer complex queries for IoT enabling technologies and reusable components.