Working Groups

WG 1: IoT European Research Cluster

The IERC – IoT European Research Cluster – compares EU-funded innovation research and development programmes, with the aim of defining a common vision of IoT technology and addressing European research challenges.

WG 2: Innovation Ecosystems

This Working Group aims at designing actions to develop innovation ecosystems by stimulating startups, encouraging the use of open IoT platforms, enabling Large Scale Pilots, and linking large and small companies through open innovation.

WG 3: IoT Standardisation

This Working Group identifies and, where appropriate, makes recommendations to address existing IoT standards, analyses gaps in standardisation, and develops strategies and use cases aiming for (1) consolidation of architectural frameworks, reference architectures, and architectural styles in the IoT space, (2) (semantic) interoperability and (3) personal data & personal data protection to the various categories of stakeholders in the IoT space.

WG 4: IoT Policy

This Working Group identifies, and, where appropriate, makes recommendations to address existing and potential barriers that prevent or hamper the take-up of IoT in the context of the Digital Single Market.

WG 5: Smart living environment for ageing well

Smart living environment for ageing well: The topic for this Working Group refers to smart homes and smart living environments that can support vulnerable people, such as, but not limited to elderly or disabled people, in staying active, independent and out of institutional care settings, also leading to reduced costs for care systems and better quality of life for vulnerable categories of citizens. The workgroup deliverables include white papers, recommendation reports, innovative use cases susceptible to improve the quality of life of Elderly people using the latest IoT technologies.

WG 6: Smart Farming and Food Security

The Topic of this Working Group refers to IoT scenarios/use cases that allow monitoring and control of the plant and animal products life cycle “from farm to fork”.

WG 7: Wearables

The topic for this Working Group refers to IoT solutions that integrate key technologies (e.g. nano electronics, organic electronics, sensing, actuating, communication, low power computing, visualisation and embedded software) into intelligent systems to bring new functionalities into clothes, other fabrics, patches, watches and other body-mounted devices. The Working Group focuses its work on healthcare, well-being, safety, security and infotainment applications.

WG 8: Smart Cities

The topic for this Working Group refers to IoT solutions used by a city in order to enhance performance, safety and wellbeing, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Key ‘smart city’ sectors may include transport, energy, healthcare, lighting, water, waste and other city related sectors.

WG9: Smart Mobility

The topic for this Working Group refers to IoT solutions that allow for increased multi-modal mobility, more efficient traffic management, a dynamic road infrastructure, automated road tolling, usage based insurance and improved policy making through the analysis of road usage data smart vehicles including autonomous and connected cars.

WG10: Smart Water Management

The topic for this Working Group refers to IoT solutions that improve water management efficiency by monitoring and controlling surface water retention, flooding etc.

WG 11: Smart Manufacturing

The topic for this Working Group refers to IoT solutions that bring together information, technology and human ingenuity to achieve a rapid revolution in the development and application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of business.

WG12: Smart Energy

The topic for this Working Group refers to IoT solutions deployed by various companies along the value chain (i.e. IoT technology providers, energy companies (in generation, supply, grid and market participants, traders, aggregators, etc.) to allow the performance optimisation of their energy asset portfolios (Renewables plants, Grid Substations, Control Rooms, Prosumer Demand Responsive Loads and EV Charging infrastructures).

WG13: Smart Buildings and Architecture

The topic of this Working Group is the IoT technologies and solutions deployed in buildings and districts of buildings to improve life of the occupant by addressing and optimising elements such as comfort, light, temperature, air quality, water, nourishment, fitness, and energy usage.