The IoT Week is an annual event organized by the IoT Forum since 2011. The IoT Week conference gathers industry and academia representatives from around the world. So far editions of the IoT Week were held, respectively, in Barcelona, Venice, Helsinki, London, Lisbon, Belgrade, Geneva and Bilbao. The last edition attracted about 850 participants specialized in the IoT domain, including research centres, research projects, large industries, SMEs, developers, standards development organizations and policymakers, including the European Commission.
The IoT Week 2021 will take place fully online and focus on "NEXT-GENERATION IOT FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE"
The rising awareness of climate change has caused the popularization of sustainability and the realization that we need to do things not only differently, but better.
As focus shifts to finding solutions to climate issues, technological advancements and innovation present a promising way forward.
The Internet of Things, for example, which Boston Consulting Group estimates will boom into an $267 billion dollar industry by 2021, promises to
facilitate great leaps in our efforts to transform our places and spaces, from homes and offices to entire cities, into sustainable environments.
If IoT technologies build on not only established technology, but also new capabilities in the backend, such as artificial intelligence, deep semantic
interoperability and novel contractual arrangements like Blockchains, they will undoubtedly bring fundamental change to all sectors of activity, improving the way we live and work.
In other words, IoT is likely to be an essential element of the Next Generation Internet, setting the groundwork for systems and devices of the future.
NAIADES will be contributing to the following sessions:
01 Sept | 16:30 CEST - IoT for SDGs
The session examines how IoT and research can contribute to the SDGs and to the European Green Deal. Furthermore, it introduces the Impact Assessment Methodology for SDG compliance (IAM4SDG) – a practical self-assessment tool that can be used by private and public stakeholders as well as research projects and evaluators, wishing to analyse their impact on the SDGs.
01 Sept | 17.45 CEST - NAIADES Smart Water Management Session
Organised by NAIADES, this session will offer a look into various IoT technologies developed in the framework of the DigitalWater2020 Group and will present promising IoT applications in the smart water sector.