»FutureIOT« - Research Project Connects Town and Country

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From start-ups and SMEs to big industry, more than 20 industry partners are involved in the joint research project. On February 20, 2018, Fraunhofer IIS hosted a kick-off event. Many of the project partners took the opportunity to speakk on camera about what they expect from the collaboration.

The FutureIOT joint research project brings together companies and scientific institutions to develop Internet of Things solutions for use in the city and in the country. To do so, they are using IoT platforms as well as technologies from the fields of communication, sensors, localization and information security. This will enable cities to master challenges such as insufficient parking and severe air pollution. And in agriculture, it will be possible to harness IoT-supported ground analysis to improve the use of fertilizers. IoT solutions also help with livestock management, for instance by allowing animals’ health and fertility to be monitored not just in the barn but also in fields and pastures.

The companies’ scientific partners are the University of Bamberg, Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Technical University of Munich, the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture, and Fraunhofer IISB, IIS, AISEC and EMFT.

The Bavarian Research Foundation is funding the FutureIOT joint research project to the tune of two million euros over a three-year period.

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