The UPC participates as a partner through inLab FIB and the SERTEL research group in the BIG IoT European project. The aim of the project is to start up a professional ecosystem of the Internet of Things (IoT) that will offer a functional, easy way to discover, access, control, manage and ensure smart objects and, at the same time, will attain the highest level of acceptance in a sector that is quite fragmented and has numerous entry barriers for developers. The project will define a web API that will be implemented in 8 platforms, and will be generic and unified for smart object platforms. This new API will facilitate interoperability of the IoT and will create a marketplace in which suppliers of platforms, applications and services can launch their assets on the market, making systems that were previously closed accessible.
Twelve other partners are involved in the project: CSI Piemonte, Vodafone, VMZ Berlin, Wolfsburg AG, Bosch, Econais, ATOS, Seat, Siemens, Clausthal University of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway and Aalborg University.