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Tech Leaders, Top Startups…and YOU! – Day Two Of The FIWARE Tech Summit!

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:38

Whether you’re a startup, a student, a developer, or simply an Open Source enthusiast: The FIWARE Tech Summit is truly an event dedicated to YOU!

DAY 2, the Startup Day, provides the perfect opportunity to network, and to share knowledge and experiences with fellow startups, entrepreneurs and corporates.


Listen as technology leaders share their vision on smart solutions in cities, agriculture and industry, as startups tell their success stories and as public officials reveal their plans for a digital future.


Meet and talk with:

  • Startups such as DelSuper, XapiX and OriginTrail

  • Accelerators such as Wayra, IMPACT Growth, FundingBox and FrontierCities2

  • Companies such as Atos, Santander and ADIF

  • Industry initiatives such as MADE Denmark, IDS and TM Forum

  • Representatives from the cities of Porto and Utrecht, from the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the European Commission


Have you bought your ticket? There’s no time like the present! For more information regarding TICKETS, the AGENDA, SPEAKERS, and HOTELS, visit the FIWARE Tech Summit website.


Learn How to Code, Hack, and Build Your Way To Success with FIWARE Tech

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:24

The year might slowly be coming to a close but we’ve got ONE more FANTASTIC event lined up for you. I am, of course, talking about the FIWARE Tech Summit in Málaga from 28-29 November.


Techies, Developers, and Open Source enthusiasts rejoice, because DAY ONE of this event is dedicated solely to YOU, and YOU alone! During the Developers Day you will have the opportunity to learn how FIWARE technology can ease the development of YOUR smart application! We will provide documentation, hands-on experience, and open working styles to give you the possibility to be a standout FIWARE contributor and to hack your way to success.


Take part in a variety of useful and eye-opening tech workshops, such as

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics using Knowage
  • How to build your own IoT agent
  • Publishing Context Information as Right-time Open Data
  • Installing your first Context Broker in just 10 minutes (talkin’ about time efficiency)
  • Build real-time dashboards to monitor context

The afternoon will, in turn, be filled with interesting architecture case studies from the realms of Smart Cities, Smart Industry and Smart Agriculture aimed to inspire you, and to help you discover how FIWARE Tech can guide you towards your next success story.

  For more information regarding TICKETS, the AGENDA, SPEAKERS, and great HOTEL discounts, visit the FIWARE Tech Summit website.   

Industrial Data Space Association & Industria Conectada 4.0 First Summit in Málaga

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:54

How do different organizations build a space where data is shared in a decentralized manner, profiting each stakeholder? That is the question the Industrial Data Space Association (IDSA) aims to answer.

The IDSA is working to create such a space, including a variety of actors, from private companies to public institutions, and involving major Industry stakeholders and frontrunners of the evolution of the Industry 4.0 vision. 

Within an interconnected industrial framework, each organization is able to use data provided by any participant, building a peer-to-peer network in order to improve their own production and operational processes. The data can also be shared and used by third parties, and it can be monetized. The common space, built by the IDSA, will make the Data Economy a reality, allowing a free flow of industrial data across borders, maintaining the security, trustworthiness and sovereignty of data.

Born in Germany, the Association is incorporating new players in Europe and Worldwide. Together with its Spanish counterpart, the Industria Conectada 4.0 initiative, it will celebrate a first joint Summit under the umbrella of the FIWARE Tech Summit.

Click here for more information, and join us in Málaga to learn more about the most recent developments of both initiatives, as well as to understand and join the projects that the collaboration between the initiatives is ready to set in motion.

Acting Local To Go Global: Become a FIWARE iHub!

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:46

Are you managing a research or business center? Then we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for YOU! Our network of iHubs is growing and we’re looking for new iHubs to join our ever-growing network with an Open Call starting on October 12th, 2017. 

A FIWARE iHub is made up of one or more competence centers where a number of activities will be carried out to foster the development of the FIWARE ecosystem at local level. These activities include promoting FIWARE through organized events and engaging the local tech and business community, as well as building connections and offering technical support, consultancy, coaching, training, testing and certification on FIWARE technologies. 

What’s in it for you? By becoming an iHub you will play an essential role in the global expansion of FIWARE. You will be a valued member of the Community and your activities will be distinguished by the FIWARE brand and backed by the FIWARE Foundation. For more information regarding the MANY advantages; which include support, the connection with ‘Powered by FIWARE’ Acceleration Programmes, and the ability to establish partnerships and develop joint activities at local level, check out our Open Call page! 

You have until November 24th 2017 to apply. The official list of FIWARE iHubs will be presented during the FIWARE Tech Summit in Málaga. 

Download the Guide for Applicants and APPLY NOW to become a FIWARE iHub!

Change The Way You Deliver Services In Your City With CEDUS

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:38

Showcasing at the Village at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona from 14-16 November is City Enabler for Digital Urban Services (CEDUS). Championed by EIT Digital and led by Engineering, this FIWARE-based software product allows urban service providers (public and private) and the local Governments actively collaborate to exploit urban data.


Used for crawling and collecting valuable data at urban scale, supporting decision making processes, and allowing the fast delivery of new digital urban services, the benefits are endless. But that isn’t all. CEDUS is open to other platforms through standard APIs, data duplication is avoided, and it’s compliant with the OASC (Open & Agile Smart Cities) principles. No vendor lock-in, no city lock-in.


The solution is currently being tested in the Province of Trento (IT), Municipality of Málaga (ES) and Municipality of Rennes (FR) and the future's looking bright. In 2018, the creators of CEDUS plan to reach Technology Readiness Level 9 and launch it onto the market.


Stay Up-To-Date with FIWARE Developments During SCEWC 2017

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:27

FIWARE Foundation CEO, Ulrich Ahle, CTO Juanjo Hierro, and COO Stefano De Panfilis will all be taking the stage during this year's Smart City Expo World Congress to elaborate on our recent developments within the realm of Smart Cities.

Juanjo will discuss how FIWARE is leading the creation of open de-facto standards in collaboration with relevant bodies like TM Forum or ETSI, and initiatives like OASC (Open and Agile Smart Cities). In Ulrich's panel debate, he will explain how open platforms will enable urban leaders to make cities affordable and sustainable for everyone again. Lastly, during his session, Stefano will talk about context information modelling as the missing enabler to make a city really smart. Bottom line: lots to discuss, and lots to learn.

But that isn't all. FIWARE and TM Forum have joined forces to launch the "FrontRunner Smart Cities Workshop". In a nutshell, FIWARE and TM Forum Open APIs provide the basis for a Smart City Reference Architecture, supporting the integration of  vertical smart city solutions, the development of city governance systems, as well as the transformation of cities into engines of growth. For more information regarding our activities, with TM Forum and otherwise, during the SCEWC – Check out our Digital Flyer.



We’re Hiring! Ready To Join Our Growing Team?

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:51

FIWARE Foundation is looking for a FIWARE Graduate Software Developer and a FIWARE Tech Lead & Architect to join its growing team with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. We look forward to welcoming two nice, passionate, and driven team members who want to play an active role in becoming a key player in the global tech market!


If you feel this could be an opportunity for you then please don't hesitate to send your application to hiring(at)fiware(dot)org.


FIWARE Tech Lead & Architect

  • Will contribute to FIWARE Technical activities and bring support to the FIWARE Community, playing the role of architect, software team leader, mentor and coach.
  • Reporting to the CEO, will be connected to the FIWARE development community, to companies, mostly startups/SMEs using or willing to use FIWARE, and to our Marketing team.

FIWARE Graduate Software Developer

  • Will bring support to members of the FIWARE community in software development related activities, ranging from the setup and operation of FIWARE instances on public cloud environments, as well as using Docker technologies, to giving support to the FIWARE developing teams in fixing software bugs and FIWARE Community requests.

Sound interesting? For more information regarding each job mission, responsibilities, reporting line and required qualifications, please click here.

The Final 6 ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions Joining Us at the SCEWC 2017

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:26

After introducing the first 6 'Powered by FIWARE' Solutions to join FIWARE at the Smart City Expo World Congress from 14-16 November, it is time to introduce the final 6. We can't wait to share the FIWARE Stand B231 with these fantastic solutions. So, without further ado:

1. Situm – The "GPS" for indoors. Zero infrastructure. Highest precision. Fastest deployment. 

2. e3tcity – Develops wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) devices designed to work with IoT.

3. Ateknea (Bettair) – Air City Monitoring Platform (A2CM) – valuable and accurate air measurements from low-cost gas sensors.

4. TeamDev (WiseTown) – An innovative solution for Smart Cities to gather, aggregate, and interpret information from different, heterogeneous streams.

5. FiCodes (Opplafy) – Opplafy fosters the creation of an Economy of Data with a set of components for Data Monetization and Visualization.

6. OptionsNet (SaMMY) – Smart app in the world of yachting marinas, aspiring to be the ultimate travel companion for yachters, skippers and marina administrators.

Continue to watch this space for more information regarding our attendance at the event, speaker sessions, and the ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions that will be joining us at the SCEWC.

The First 6 ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions Joining FIWARE at the SCEWC

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:26

At the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from 14-16 November we’ll be joined by 12 fantastic ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions solving city challenges. Allow us to introduce you to the first 6 who will be showcasing their solutions at the FIWARE Stand B231!


1. Urbo-Telefónica (Geographica) – Urbo is a Smart City frontend environment that enables the creation of location-intelligence enriched urban services dashboards for FIWARE based city platforms.

2. Wellness Telecom – From their Smart Cities & Wellness solutions IoT concept, Wellness Telecom has been conducting work in the fields of energy efficiency, the environment and mobility with more than 5,000 devices operating in 120 spanish cities.

3. YerbaBuena VR – Next generation real-time 360 live streaming distribution platform for Virtual Reality.

4. Ubiwhere Embraces interoperability, Open Data and smart cloud-based services as fundamental components of what it does to create smart solutions for smart cities.

5. Save-a-Space (Accelogress) Smart solution for parking operators.

6. HOP Ubiquitous – Creates innovative cities with the goal of improving the quality of life thanks to the customized design and deployment of Smart POIs, through the activation of citizen co-creation processes, tourism experience management, city monitoring and intelligent systems integration.

Continue to watch this space for more information regarding our attendance at the event, speaker sessions, and the ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions that will be joining us at the SCEWC.


Join FIWARE at the SCEWC 2017

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:36

We’re VERY excited to be attending and speaking at this year's Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from 14-16 November.


FIWARE is leading the definition of implementation-driven standards in Smart Cities, and it is our aim to accompany cities in their transformation journey. From breaking information silos to creating a holistic representation of what is happening in a city; we want to help YOUR city unleash the potential of Right-time Open Data. The goal? To transform cities into platforms that enable the Data Economy.


Not sure where to begin? Fear not. FIWARE brings the standards that make ALL of this happen. Our Open API standards and information models can help cities build ecosystems where they can connect and collaborate.

Be sure to come and check us out at the SCEWC to learn more about FIWARE activities. Watch this space for more information regarding our attendance at the event, speaker sessions, and the ‘Powered By FIWARE’ Solutions that will be accompanying us at the SCEWC.




Help NYC and Barcelona Enhance Mobility for the Low Vision Community

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:03


New York City and Barcelona have joined forces to launch a joint call for innovative solutions, challenging YOU, the global technology community, to improve safety at intersections for blind and low-vision pedestrians.


Whether it's a smartphone application, a wearable device, or another technology solution that can help citizens with vision loss; if you can think of creative, innovative ways to leverage personal devices, location-aware technologies, and data sources ranging from NYC Open Data and Barcelona Open Data to signal timings, then this challenge will be right up your alley.


Interested? APPLY NOW and submit your applications before November 2, 2017 to get involved and to work towards ‘a city for all’. This could be a great opportunity for you to gain visibility and to show the strength of your projects, as well as FIWARE tech, when applied to mobility, accessibility and inclusion in Smart Cities. Winners will be eligible for funding from the selecting city to pilot their solution.

Apply Now To IMPACT Connected Car For Up To €60k Equity Free

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:24

Earlier this month, IMPACT Connected Car, a fantastic new acceleration program led by FundingBox and ISDI, and partnered by FIWARE, launched its first open call. And let me tell you, there’s an exciting amount of funding to be distributed. €2.1 million to be exact, and it’s equity free!


Over the next five years, the connected car is expected to disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem, as well as the customer market. IMPACT Connected Car aims to help SMEs and startups (that’s YOU!) to take advantage of this business opportunity.


But that’s not all. If selected, you’ll get the chance to learn from experts in business, technology, corporations, and funding. Lastly, startups will also have access to up to €60,000 per startup, equity free, in grants and up to €50,000 per startup equity free! Need we say more?


The current open call will be receiving applications from connected car startups and SMEs until January 10th, 2018 so be sure to APPLY as soon as possible!


Last Chance To Enter The FIWARE Global City Teams Challenge 2017

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:00

Are you looking for support to implement your idea, and do you believe in fostering cooperation and creating consolidated international Smart City communities?

Well then, you're in luck, because FIWARE Mundus has decided to EXTEND the deadlinefor participation in the FIWARE Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) until the end of this week! You now have until Sunday, October 22nd 23:59h (GMT+2) to get those applications in. Don't miss out!

Not sure what the FIWARE GCTC is all about? Allow us to break it down for you. The FIWARE GCTC 2017 aims to enable forward-looking partnerships between cities and communities in North America with organizations currently providing ‘Powered by FIWARE’ solutions in Europe. But wait, that isn't all: Your proposal could receive up to $US 28,000 to speed up a Smart City Pilot! 

APPLY NOW and get those applications in before it's too late! 


FIWARE In Mexico: A Reality

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:33
The FIWARE Community is getting more and more global everyday, but it is worth mentioning that Mexico is a pioneering region in the expansion of the initiative. Jose Gonzalez, from FIWARE Mundus, has recently visited the country to cooperate with FIWARE Mexico and SmartSDK in the reinforcement of FIWARE as a reference platform in the Mexican ecosystem.
  • Within the scope of the Research and Education Working Group coordinated by CUDI in the project FIWARE Mexico, a workshop was organized in the City of Guadalajara as part of the ANUIES-TIC event. This one-day activity helped to introduce FIWARE to several CIOs from Mexican universities and research centres, highlighting the benefits the open platform brings to experimentation, education and entrepreneurship. The workshop was complemented with a practical session on the use of the Orion Context Broker.
  • As part of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities hosted in the City of Puebla, Tecnologico de Monterrey organized a workshop aimed at developers, integrators and hardware and software vendors interested in generating innovative solutions using FIWARE. Upon completion of the training, participants were able to understand the potential of the FIWARE platform and gain theoretical and practical skills to develop cloud computing and Internet applications.
FIWARE Mexico addresses the challenge of enhancing FIWARE-driven collaboration between Europe and Mexico, based on the adoption, deployment and improvement of FIWARE in Mexico. This will be used as a framework to open up new horizons for future cooperation in the ICT domain. The process will cultivate the conditions to support the FIWARE activities in Mexico, help it to go beyond the FIWARE Lab, and generate an effective bootstrap of a cohesive and growing innovation FIWARE-driven ecosystem.   SmartSDK is a FIWARE initiative that provides ready-to-use bundles for the creation of Smart Services. All components adopted are based on FIWARE and add-ons are contributed to the FIWARE Community as Open Source. SmartSDK provides a set of reusable and cloud-native architecture patterns to simplify the development of Smart Services.   Guest post by Jose Gonzalez (Interinnov / FIWARE Mundus)    

Introducing The First FIWARE Tech Summit Speakers!

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:51

Our upcoming FIWARE Tech Summit is set to take place on the 28th and the 29th of November in Málaga, Spain, and believe us when we say, this is one event this year you won’t want to miss!

The event is for YOU and about YOU, and we look forward to welcoming the most talented developers and up-and-coming start-ups (Yes, you included!) to showcase their products and to learn how to implement FIWARE Technology!

But wait, there’s more! We’re currently getting a hold of some of the coolest speakers out there. We’re talking Peter Hopwood, our fantastic Master of Ceremony, and Johann Romefort, a Munich-based Tech Evangelist, who will also be a judge at our exciting start-up competition for a fast track to be a part of the IMPACT Growth Accelerator!

BUT WAIT, there’s STILL more! Corporate stars, such as Christian Lindener, the CEO of Telefónica’s accelerator Wayra Germany, will be leading the corporate panel on why huge corporates are interested in doing business with start-ups. Bottom line: There's lots to look forward to!

Told you, you won’t want to miss this! Get your tickets NOW!

FIWARE Foundation will host the 1st International Urban Mobility Dialogue

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:04

Next month, Berlin, home to the FIWARE Foundation, will host the 1st International Urban Mobility Dialogue from 1st – 4th November.

Smart Mobility is a hot topic in today’s society and the conference will, therefore, focus on one of the most pressing issues cities face: mobility – or rather, what we want the future of mobility to look like. Designed to not be just another conference", UMD will offer an open and collaborative space to discuss major mobility challenges.

Olaf-Gerd Gemein, Co-Founder of Smart City Lab and FIWARE Gold Member, will present 'How FIWARE Transform Cities Into Engines of Growth Facing the Urban Mobility Challenges of Today and Tomorrow’, as well as a 90-minute session, 'FIWARE Enabling Cities: Mobility’. The latter will be part of parallel Dialogue Sessions, discussing problems and solutions related to Smart Parking, Supply Chain Logistics, Autonomous Driving, Electro Mobility, Mobility as a Service and IoT – Mobility Standards.

Both sessions will be held on Friday, 3rd November. Check out the full program here!


FIWARE at the IoTSWC 2017

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:45

Get inspired by today’s most influential leaders in IoT and join FIWARE at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from 3rd-5th October.

The third edition of this leading international event that links the Internet of Things with industry will host an impressive 172 exhibiting companies and over 8,000 attendees from 70 countries. The event, which will provide a highly international environment, will once again focus on IoT solutions for industries.

The 3-day program offers its visitors a look at the most disruptive IoT solutions, a chance to attend talks from over 180 top-level speakers, real demonstrations of IoT in action, and, last but not least, the opportunity to establish connections with like-minded individuals in order to build bridges and to achieve that next goal.

This year, FIWARE will be showcasing its value proposition to IoT at stand number 380, where it will be joined at the exhibit by 8 ‘Powered By FIWARE’ companies and Smart Solutions: e3TCity, HOP Ubiquitous, solution Smart Poi, ELMITEL, solution eVineyard, Tellspec, Future Intelligence-Quhoma, Ubiwhere-Citibrain, Zenodys, and Wellness Telecom.

FIWARE Foundation CEO, Ulrich Ahle, will be joining the panel that will bring together city administrators and solution providers involved in private-public sector partnerships and smart-city innovation: 'Empowering Smart City Managers and Smart City Entrepreneurs'.

Next week we will be presenting the exhibitor companies that you will meet at our stand and keep sharing our value proposition for a world where everything will be connected trhough the IoT. Stay tuned!


Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:42

Ready for the first ever FIWARE Tech Summit?

Where leading developers and startups from the worlds of Open Source, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things come together.

We have a treat for the FIWARE Community and Early Bird attendees: if you buy your pass for the FIWARE Tech Summit now you will save 35% of the price on each type of ticket.
The offer stands until the end of September.

The event will be organized in several tracks that will run in parallel during Novemeber 28th and 29th. The FIWARE Community gather again in Málaga, in sunny southern Spain.
Addressing engineers, startups, companies and cities in the ecosystem, the event will educate, inform and excite through top quality panels, demos and fireside-chats with the experts.

Technology leaders will share their vision on smart solutions for cities, agriculture and industry. CTOs and developers will learn from the best in the FIWARE community how to design and deploy smart solutions based on FIWARE products. Startups will tell their story on how they hacked their way to success.

This event is all about inspiration, hands-on experience and fun for the ever-growing FIWARE Community. To offer all our developers and contributors the best experience at our first FIWARE Tech Summit, we have prepared a new landing page, with all the useful information, including the event agenda, confirmed speakers and special offers for your accommodation: check out the FIWARE Tech Summit website.

Remember! Book your place now and save money.

FIWARE at GCTC Expo 2017

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:06

The FIWARE Community is thriving at global scale and one of the most significant footprints is the participation at the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo (August 28-29, 2017 – Washington DC) led by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

GCTC enables local governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, technologists, and corporations from all over the world to form project teams to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) applications within the city and community environment. Since the program launch in September 2014, GCTC has recruited and incubated over 160 projects with participation from over 150 cities and 400 companies/organizations from around the world.

With the support of FIWARE Mundus, the 2017's Expo counted with the participation of the FIWARE Foundation as well as a numerous team of Powered by FIWARE companies (including Ubiwhere, TeamDev, Everimpact and HOPU) that had the opportunity to showcase their offers and achievements and engage with U.S. stakeholders.

To reinforce the commitment of FIWARE as an official partner of GCTC, Jose Gonzalez (FIWARE Mundus) announced during the Plenary Session the release of the FIWARE GCTC Challenge 2017. An ambitious competition to achieve forward-looking partnerships between cities and communities in North America with organizations currently providing solutions based on FIWARE. 

What is expected? 

Teams will need to propose an agreed development plan with the candidate city, local government, or metropolitan area. This plan shall include technical issues, as well as the potential regulatory and administrative resources to be committed by the involved parties. Together, they should meet the technical know-how, the administrative drive and the resources to design, implement, field test and deploy an application that fulfils the objectives of this challenge.

Several cities already raised interest in starting Smart City pilot trials after seeing examples through SMEs presentations that are replicable and scalable at global scale.

The amount of the prize to support each of the awarded solutions shall be up to a maximum of 28,000 US Dollars (25,000 Euros). Submissions will be open until October 16, 2017, so you still have the chance to participate. Find out more information at:

Guest post by Jose Gonzalez (Interinnov / FIWARE Mundus)