NGIoT at IoT Week 2021


NGIoT participated in IoTWeek. Whether you are interested in latest policy, research, funding or training, we’ve got it covered for you. Read on to see all the sessions NGIoT participated in.

Recordings are available here.

Monday 30 August

 11.45 – 12.45 Training Session by EU-IoT: Machine Learning at the Edge and FarEdge

The EU-IoT training on Machine Learning at the Edge and FarEdge includes tutorials on cutting-edge Machine Learning topics, including EdgeAI, Federated Machine Learning (FML) and TinyML. Relevant use cases implemented in these research projects are also presented.

  • John Soldatos, Intrasoft

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14.00 – 15.00  EU-IoT Hackathon/IDEAthn – Mobile Sustainable IoT Solutions

  • Hendrik Walzel, fortiss and Codrina Lauth

The EU-IoT project will kick-off its six-month offline Hackathon/IDEAthon, focused on Mobile Sustainable Solutions and addressing as domain challenges the EU-IoT scope areas: IoT interfaces; Near/Far Edge; Infrastructure; Data Spaces. During this section, we shall explain the Hackathon challenges, project types, awards, rules, and how you will be able to interact with the EU-IoT experts, the different Next Generatio IoT projects supported by EU-IoT, and the EU-IoT mentors.

Registration is free via the IoT Week!

Check the EU-IoT Hackathon Wiki for further information!


  • 15:00-15:05 Welcoming, Hendrik Walzel and Codrina Lauth
  • 15:05-15:20 Keynote speech: “Life is a prototype”, Florian Küster, UnternehmerTUM Makerspace GmbH
  • 15:20-15:35 Hackathon guidelines and tools, Hendrik Walzel and Codrina Lauth
  • 15:35-16:00 Proposed challenges, Hendrik Walzel

15.15 – 17.30 Join the Next Generation IoT; upcoming Open Calls

  • Robert Pomohaci and Brendan Rowan, BlueSpecs

Are you creating the next generation of the Internet of Things? Are you looking to apply your solution to novel use cases or to integrate leading tech into a new application area? Then this session is for you!
Here you will find out about the different opportunities for funding from across the 5 Next Generation IoT projects, and specific use cases where you can contribute. Following this, you will have the opportunity to ideate and co-create new solutions together with new partners.
Join in with the growing community bringing the NGIoT ecosystem to life!

15.15 – 16.15  Join the Next Generation IoT; upcoming Open Calls (Part 1)

Intro to NGIoT and RIA projects and their use cases, formation of teams for break-out room activity.

16.15 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30 Join the Next Generation IoT; upcoming Open Calls (Part 2)

Activity in break out rooms, and run through of the solutions.

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Tuesday 31 August

9:00 – 10.15  Opening: Next-Generation IoT For a Sustainable Future

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14,00-15.00  From Cloud to Edge to IoT for European Data by European Commission

This session will present opportunities under Horizon Europe and discuss key elements to establish competitive European supply and value chains in cloud to edge computing to IoT and tactile internet by integrating relevant elements of ICT, connectivity, IoT, AI and cybersecurity.

  • Rolf Riemenschneider, European Commission, Head of Sector, ‘Internet of Things’ Unit, DG CONNECT
  • Max Lemke, European Commission, Head of Unit ‘Internet of Things’, DG CONNECT

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16.30 – 17.30  IoT Business Model Innovation at The Edge by EU-IoT/NGIoT

Digital technologies are unlocking new business opportunities and with that new business models. For example, we have seenservitization as a key concept changing a large number of industries from product to service driven businesses. This session will explore the next wave of business models enabled by IoT and combining this with edge computing. We will explore results from the H2020 Large Scale Pilot projects one of the largest investments by the EC in this field provide and mature examples from research and industry in Europe and beyond.

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17.45 – 18.45 Cloud-Edge- IoT Landscape Complementarities and Opportunities Between Europe and US by NGIoT

  • Sebastien Ziegler, Director at Mandat International and President of the IoT Forum
  • Philippe Cases, Topio networks
  • Nuria De Lama, BDVA

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Wednesday 1 September

09.00 – 10.15 Building an ecosystem for IoT and Edge Computing towards a European Strategy Forum

The Next Generation Internet of Things (NGIoT) is an initiative to build a resilient European IoT Hub. It acts as an accelerator for the whole European IoT ecosystem towards transforming the current IoT community of researchers and innovators in Europe into an increasingly cohesive, dynamic, participatory and sustainable ecosystem. It assists stakeholders to engage and create value, as well as set up a self-sustaining European IoT community.

NGIoT supports the consolidation of Europe’s leading position in creating a secure, safe, trusted and “human-centric” IoT research & innovation, development and deployment environment.

In April, the European Commission, in collaboration with EU-IoT, organised the Next-Generation IoT and Edge Computing Strategy Forum. The event gathered top technology experts from across several digital and vertical domains, as well as corporate-strategy level representatives to exchange views on priorities, challenges and opportunities, and establish a commonly shared strategic European vision for the next-generation IoT and (far) edge computing.

This session explores achievements so far in building an ecosystem for IoT and Edge Computing, showcases funding opportunities and takes a look ahead towards a future European Strategy Forum.

NGIoT – Directions for the Future (20 mins)

Martin Brynskov, Coordinator, NGIoT

Achievements so far by NGIoT, an overview

Presentation of IoT research, innovation and deployment priorities in the EU White Paper, and IoT and Edge Computing: Opportunities for Europe Report

EU-IoT – The European IoT Hub, Growing a sustainable and comprehensive ecosystem for the Next Generation Internet of Things (20 mins)

Monique Calisti, Coordinator, EU-IoT

Presentation of the Next Generation IoT and Edge Computing Strategy Forum

Presentation of EU-IoT and ICT-56 Projects and opportunities for SMEs and start-ups to engage through Open Calls of the projects.

Presentation of the report Towards a Vibrant EU IoT Ecosystem and next steps.

Creation and development of OPEN DEI ecosystem: an ongoing journey (20 mins)

Alberto Dognini, OPEN DEI

Q&A (15 minutes)

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10.30 – 11.30  Edge Intelligent and Industrial Internet of Things by EU-IoT/NGIoT

This session will explore different aspects of edge intelligence for industrial internet of things applications, including AI at the edge, human machine collaboration and cyber-security solutions for edge intelligence.

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14.00 – 15.00  Digital Agriculture by Demeter & NGIoT

Digital technologies are both defining the present and the future of agriculture. The extensive deployment of IoT devices provides access to an important amount of data that can support agriculture, not only across all levels of production, but also at the decision-making level.

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14.00 – 15.00  Earth Observation: Making IoT and Satellite Data Interoperable by NGIoT

The emergence of technologies such as earth observation (EO) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) promises to provide new advances in data collection for the Sustainable Development Goals, including in the fields of climate change mitigation, biodiversity monitoring, poverty alleviation or smart agriculture.

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Thursday 2 September

16.00 – 17.00  IoT and Edge Computing Standardisation Challenges by NGIoT

This session focuses on the up-to-date IoT and edge computing standardisation challenges.

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Friday 3 September

11.45 – 12.45  IoT Data Interoperability by NGIoT and Slices SC

This session will present the possible solutions solving the challenges encountered in the IoT data interoperability. A panel discussion involving the relevant international organisations specialised in the IoT data interoperability will follow the presentations.

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More information about the IoT week 2021 here