On 18 December 2014, the Madrid CLC of EIT ICT Labs at IMDEA Software Institute hosted the FI-PPP-Liaison Demo Day, with presentations from three SMEs that have won prizes from the FI-PPP Liaison project for using FI-WARE technologies to bring innovative products and services to the market:
- SmartTaxi, with a smart app that helps taxi drivers reduce waiting time and to increase their customer pick up rate.
- WeCollect (Wellness Telecom), who developed eGarbage system to improve waste collection management.
- B-SEED (Pyro Fire Extinction), with a platform to incorporate smart cities technologies into the natural environment, in order to improve prevention and management of forest fires.
The FI-PPP Liaison project connects EIT ICT Labs activities in the field of future networking solutions with FI-WARE as a major European initiative in developing and promoting new generation cutting-edge Future Internet (FI) technologies and solutions based on Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
The three companies have been awarded EUR 25,000 each to develop pilot projects based on Internet-of-Things (IoT) FI-WARE technologies, from pool of 40 applicants and 10 short-listed contenders which were provided with training and coaching within the FI-PPP Liaison project.
The demo day was organised by IMDEA Software Institute in cooperation with partners from Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain and Telefonica I+D, and was attended by other major actors in the IoT arena, such as Ferrovial.