Internet of Things News

a selection of what is going on since 2009

Making by Hacking: citizens of change creating the future now

25/09/2017 - 17:28

Making by Hacking: Citizens of change creating the future now is the motto chosen this year to convey the moment we are experiencing now. It reflects not only the work we do every day but where we want to reach and, more importantly, how we want to reach it. It is, therefore, not only a new way of being but also of thinking and doing. A new way to face...

The Material Passport is a concept supervised and governed by the Madaster Foundation.

25/09/2017 - 11:07

The Netherlands – February 17, 2017 – Today, the Madaster Foundation has been launched in Amsterdam. The Foundation acknowledges our planet as a closed system in which resources should not be wasted. According to Thomas Rau – one of the founders of Madaster and author of the revolutionary book ‘Material Matters’ – “Waste is material...

Tagitsmart Meeting on Product Passport: Linking the digital and circular economy agenda

25/09/2017 - 10:51

Informal policy dialogue (Meeting to be held under the Chatham House rule) With Partners from the TagItSmart Consortium Representatives from the Estonian EU Presidency Representatives from DG Connect, DG Environment, DG Growth Representatives from the European Parliament Experts from...

S M Hali: Yinchuan — China’s first smart city

25/09/2017 - 08:41

The administrators of Yinchuan take the whole city as a unit for planning purposes. This is done in pursuit of three core objectives: governance, life and industry This scribe has visited most of China but this was the first visit to Yinchuan, which came as a pleasant surprise. Located in central North West China, Yinchuan is the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Having...

Shahin Farshchi: Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

25/09/2017 - 08:30

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly depreciating hunk of plastic and metal. Now all I want...

Reuters Staff: China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund

25/09/2017 - 08:27

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals. The “Apollo Fund” will invest in 100 autonomous driving projects over the next three years, Baidu said...

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 and

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

David Puron
Megan Ellis
Mirko Presser
Josh Birdwell
José Carlos Junqueira
Angela Tumino
Toby Ruckert
Vikas Diwvedi
Stefan Ferber

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. No matter where you are in the world, you can participate on #iotday on April 9th, 2017. Submit and share the details of your event at

meet our media and knowledge partners

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