Zwingenberg, Germany – March 15, 2016 – The Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH (EFE) has been selected to participate in the Adaptive Gateways for DIverse MuLtiple Environments (AGILE) project, a project funded by the European Commission – H2020 ICT30 Program. EFE will provide expertise and resources to accelerate the adoption and dissemination of the AGILE technology within the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. The organization will be responsible for hosting the AGILE open source project, mentoring the AGILE community on open source best practices, developing training material and hosting events to promote the AGILE community.
AGILE is a project funded by the European Commission – H2020 ICT30 Program. The total funding for the project is 6.857.550€ over three years and includes a consortium of 17 organizations, including CREATE-NET (Italy), iMinds VZW (Belgium), Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH (Germany), ATOS Spain SA (Spain), Canonical Group Limited (United Kingdom), Resin.io (United Kingdom), Jolocom UG (Germany), Universität Passau (Germany), Sky-Watch (Denmark), BioAssist SA (Greece), MOBISTAR SA (Belgium), Startupbootcamp (Spain), Technische Universität Graz (Austria), INRIA (France), EUROTECH SPA (Italy), Libelium (Spain), and IoTango S.A. (United States).
The EU ICT30-2015 programme is the European programme for “Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects”. ICT 30-2015 cuts across several technological areas (smart systems integration, cyber-physical systems, smart networks, big data) and brings together different generic ICT technologies and their stakeholder constituencies to develop technological platforms that will have a strong influence on the way in which we live and work.
AGILE aims to develop the software and hardware required to build modular gateway solutions for managing the devices and data in IoT solutions. It will support the local management of devices, data, app development, and runtime, and include security features that allow users to share data in a trusted way. The AGILE technology will be based on existing open source projects and create new open source technology to complete the solution. The AGILE project will also feature the integration of an IoT apps Marketplace to help facilitate a diverse ecosystem of extensions and plugins. Finally, AGILE will be used in five diverse Pilots in various domains (QuantifiedSelf, Smart Retails, Open Air monitoring using Drones, etc.) and be supported by an IoT Testbed, featuring more than 2500 sensors, to facilitate testing of IoT solutions.
The AGILE project will leverage the skills, expertise, and technology of the Eclipse Foundation to create a sustainable and diverse community supporting the AGILE technology. The goal of AGILE is to create an ecosystem of large commercial technology companies, small start-ups, research institutions and individuals that 1) creates innovative solutions and extensions using the AGILE technology and 2) reinvest in the ongoing development of the AGILE technology. The Eclipse Foundation is a leader in the open source community and specifications in open source IoT technology. The Eclipse Foundation hosts over 270 different open source projects and has 230 members. The Eclipse IoT working group specializes in open source technology for IoT and hosts over 20 different open source projects that deliver technology for IoT standards (such as MQTT, CoAP, and LWM2M) and IoT frameworks that include IoT gateways, home automation, and SCADA systems. The core of the AGILE software stack will be based on the Eclipse Kura project.
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools, and runtimes for building, deploying, and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities, research institutions, and individuals extend, complement, and support the Eclipse open source technology.
The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at http://www.eclipse.org.
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