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Internet of Things - Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered to be one of the enablers of the next industrial revolution. It is fuelled by the advancement of digital technologies, as well as dramatically changing how companies engage in business activities and people interact with their environment. The IoT’s disruptive nature requires the assessment of the requirements for its future deployment across the digital value chain in various industries and many application areas.

 

The IoT is bridging the physical, digital, cyber and virtual worlds and requires sound information processing capabilities for the “digital shadows” of these real things. IoT applications are gradually moving from vertical, singlepurpose solutions to multi-purpose and collaborative applications interacting across industry verticals, organizations and people, which represents one of the essential paradigms of the digital economy. Many of those applications still have to be identified, while involvement of end users in this innovation is crucial.

 

IoT technologies are key enablers of the Digital Single Market (DSM), which will have a potentially significant impact on the creation of jobs and growth, along with providing opportunities for IoT stakeholders in deploying and commercializing IoT technologies and applications within European and global markets.

 

The IERC has involved experts working in industry, research and academia to provide their vision on IoT research challenges, enabling technologies and the key applications, which are expected to arise from the current vision of the Internet of Things.  

 

The timeline of the Internet of Things Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda covers the current decade with respect to research and the following years with respect to implementation of the research results. Of course, as the Internet and its current key applications show, we anticipate unexpected trends will emerge leading to unforeseen and unexpected development paths.

Digitising the Industry - Internet of Things Connecting the Physical, Digital and Virtual Worlds
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Cluster Book 2016

 

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