Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação co-organised an EXCITING project workshop on European and Chinese perspectives on 5G and IoT (Internet of Things). The workshop was held during the Global IoT Summit / IoT Week 2018, which was held in Bilbao (Spain) between June 4 and 7, 2018.
The workshop, which took place on June 4, addressed the current state of play, challenges and opportunities related to 5G and IoT, including in the domains of interoperability and standardisation. Current and planned cooperation efforts between Europe and China in these areas were discussed, in particular through the implementation of large-scale pilot projects (LSPs). The white papers being developed in the EXCITING project were presented as well as the PANORAMA tool, which will contribute to future cooperation opportunities between the EU and China.
The work included a number of presentations from people involved in the EXCITING project, including Yuming Ge (CAICT), Yang Yang (WICO), Georgios Karagiannis (Huawei / AIOTI), Latif Ladid (University of Luxembourg), Kai Zhang (Martel), Serge Fdida and Andrea (University of Sorbonne) and Samuel Almeida (SPI). Franck Boissière of the European Commission also spoke at the workshop.
The EXCTING project (https://euchina-iot5g.eu/) is a coordination and support action funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme and by the Chinese and Swiss governments. The consortium is made up of 14 partners, including European and Chinese organisations. SPI is a partner in the project. The project started in November 2016 and ends in October 2018.
The IoT Week event is one of the most important conferences in the Internet of Things domain. Since 2011 it is organized annually by the IoT Forum and mobilizes research centres, industry representatives, SMEs, developers and policy makers, including the European Commission.