The AIOTI was launched on the 26th of March 2015 at the Net Futures 2015 Conference, in the presence of Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger.
In the past year the Alliance has successfully contributed to convergence & interoperability of IoT standards, as well as the Digitising European Industry policy. To achieve the remainder of its mission the Alliance plans to engage with building IoT Innovation Ecosystems from the ground up, and to establish communication channels with startup ecosystems, early adopter communities, European regions, global IoT initiatives and new potential markets.
This work, providing the missing links in economically relevant IoT innovations while leveraging the existing initiatives in the EU and beyond, is the main focus of the independent AIOTI Association, being established in Summer 2016, with support from its Founding Members, which include Philips Lighting, Vodafone, Siemens, Bosch, Huawei, Nokia, IBM, ATOS, BT, John Deere, Infineon, Engineering LOI, CNH Industrial, Telit Communications, Artemisia, Digital Catapult, Gradiant, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Schneider Electric, and Arthur’s Legal.
The legal entity maintains a close partnership with the European Commission on policy recommendations and on building the strategy for the research and innovation agenda for the future IoT funding programme.