Call for Applications: 2019 Pitching Den Competition

Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.
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Smartbins: Using Intelligent Harvest Baskets to Estimate the Stages of Berry Harvesting

This article proposes the use of Smartbins, intelligent harvest baskets with sensors to collect weight, temperature, and vibration data. Combined analysis of the variables collected, using machine learning algorithms, allows the system to estimate which stage the basket is at with an accuracy of 80%, and to assess whether the fruit has been exposed to situations that could affect its shelf life.

Call for Proposals: System able to measure the salinity and pollution level

The challenge is aimed at finding/developing a system able to measure the salinity and pollution level. In particular, the system shall provide information to improve cleaning activities in terms of a better planning and workforce management. The “desiderata” is an equipment or sensor which can alarm when the salinity or pollution levels exceeds the standard threshold.
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Waste Coffee Ground Biochar: A Material for Humidity Sensors

Worldwide consumption of coffee exceeds 11 billion tons/year. Used coffee grounds end up as landfill. However, the unique structural properties of its porous surface make coffee grounds popular for the adsorption of gaseous molecules. In the present work, we demonstrate the use of coffee grounds as a potential and cheap source for biochar carbon

CropDeep: The Crop Vision Dataset for Deep-Learning-Based Classification and Detection in Precision Agriculture

To encourage further progress in challenging realistic agricultural conditions, we present the CropDeep species classification and detection dataset, consisting of 31,147 images with over 49,000 annotated instances from 31 different classes. In contrast to existing vision datasets, images were collected with different cameras and equipment in greenhouses, captured in a wide variety of situations.

EU Call for Proposals: Big data solutions for energy

The aim is to develop/pilot and deploy a reference architecture for large-scale multi-party data exchange, management & governance and real-time processing (including distributed/edge processing) in the electricity sector and to translate this reference architecture into an open, modular data analytics toolbox for the safe and effective operation of grids and provision of innovative energy services.
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Call for Applications: The Morpheus Prize 2019

The largest European Universities & Graduate Schools' championship is a hands on opportunity for students to showcase their talents. Launched in 2015, this event is a response to the upcoming major talent shortage on the European employment market.
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Utility-scale battery solutions

Utility-scale battery solutions facilitate the integration of renewables from several fronts. First, they can help cope with the variability of renewables by storing energy in cases of excess generation, avoiding curtailment and supplying electricity to the grid when resources are scarce. Second, they are flexible and fast-responding technologies that help to maintain the balance in the system when sudden changes occur. In addition, using batteries to reduce congestion in the grid is also an emerging solution for some transmission system operators.

Call for Applications: Proptech startups around the world to join Colliers Proptech Accelerator

The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars successfully completed its first class in 2018, with companies representing solutions across the real estate value chain such as commercial datasets for occupiers and investors; office services and tenant engagement; big data, analytics and artificial intelligence; space as a service; marketplaces and space utilization; and, Smart City and Internet of Things. The companies worked with more than 150 mentors from Colliers and the broader industry for the three-month program that culminated with demo day presentations to 600 Colliers people, clients, industry professionals and technology investors.
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Contribution of the Web of Things and of the Opportunistic Computing to the Smart Agriculture: A Practical Experiment

In this paper, we present a middleware platform for the Internet of Things that implements disruption tolerant opportunistic networking and computing techniques, and that makes it possible to expose and manage physical objects through Web-based protocols, standards and technologies, thus providing interoperability between objects and creating a Web of Things (WoT). This WoT-based opportunistic computing approach is backed up by a practical experiment whose outcomes are presented in this article.

Acquiring Food Security through Precision Farming Techniques

In this paper we deal with different aspects of precision farming & IoT in agriculture and their importance related to food security which attracts a lot more importance these days due to inflation.

Soil Less Farming With Industry 4.0

An Internet of Things (IoT) architecture for soil-less farming systems using Industry 4.0 is introduced. The architecture emphasizes the control of water quality in distributed soil-less food production systems by adhering to Industry 4.0 standards. Soil less agriculture can be defined as growing plants in the greenhouse system in solid environments other than soil which is enriched in nutritional solutions.

Blockchain Technology Implementation in Logistics

This paper researches decentralized data storage represented by blockchain technology and the possibility of its development in sustainable logistics and supply chain management. Although the benefits of blockchain technology have been most widely researched in the financial sector, major challenges in logistics, such as order delay, damage to goods, errors, and multiple data entry can also be minimized by introducing blockchain technology.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches Fund IV with 200 million euros

Each year, experts from RBVC examine over 2,000 startups, but only around a hundred of these make it to the shortlist. “We invest in six to ten carefully selected companies each year. In addition to capital, we also offer know-how and operational support. We also connect startups with Bosch operating units,” says RBVC managing director Philipp Rose. These alliances benefit the fledgling companies as well as Bosch itself. Startups get the opportunity to become a supplier, technology partner, or even customer of Bosch. Bosch, in turn, receives early access to the latest technologies and can incorporate them into its own innovations. “Open innovation is a win-win for startups and Bosch alike,” Rose says. “It also lets us ensure that the startup’s expertise stays in the startup.” Bosch currently collaborates with more than one hundred companies on open innovation projects.

EU's Call for Proposals: Smart Anything Everywhere

"Smart anything everywhere" stands for the next wave of products that integrate digital technology. The challenge is to accelerate the design, development and uptake of advanced digital technologies by European industry - especially SMEs and mid-caps - in products that include innovative electronic components, software and systems, and especially in sectors where digital technologies are underexploited.
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Agrodat: A Knowledge Centre and Decision Support System for Precision Farming Based on IoT and Big Data Technologies

In general, to implement precision farming and related methods, a vast amount of data about the cultivated fields must be collected from various sources, and analysed. Nationwide projects, such as Agrodat from Hungary, require even more sophisticated IoT and big data solutions starting from the sensor level, through to the applied communication network, and ending with the advanced data analytics facilities and knowledge centre.

AmI Garden: Building an IoT Infrastructure for Precision Agriculture

A unique implementation of precision agriculture in an experimental greenhouse in Crete, Greece, utilises software driven automations to boost greenhouse vegetable cultivation. The system is based on agricultural scenarios for each individual species that grows inside the greenhouse, consisting of the environmental parameters that each vegetable needs for an optimum life cycle, as well as machine learning techniques that allow the system to predict and provide information about possible hazards.

Management and Monitoring of IoT Devices Using Blockchain

Nowadays, we are surrounded by a large number of IoT (Internet of Things) devices and sensors. These devices are designed to make life easier and more comfortable. Blockchain technology, especially its mass application, is becoming a term number one. Adoption of blockchain into enterprise networks still has a few challenges that need to be tackled. Utilizing blockchain can bring increased security and efficiency of network maintenance.

Call for Applications: Go Ignite Global Call

Start-ups working on solutions in IoT, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Customer Experience Enhancement are encouraged to apply.
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EU's Call for Proposals: Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants

Proposals need to develop new technologies to realise cognitive production plants, with improved efficiency and sustainability, by use of smart and networked sensor technologies, intelligent handling and online evaluation of various forms of data streams as well as new methods for self-organizing processes and process chains.
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EU's Call for Proposals: EGNSS applications fostering digitisation

Actions should deliver new innovative applications, with commercial impact and a clear market uptake perspective (a Business Plan is required as part of the proposal). The proposed EGNSS applications may integrate digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and robotics.
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VisKit: Web-Based Interactive IoT Management with Deep Visual Object Detection

In this paper, we propose an interactive web-based IoT management system where deep object detection techniques are adopted to facilitate user’s device selection and management. The proposed system automatically recognizes the device type from video streams and accordingly generates smart controllers.

Robotics Mechanisms and Automation in Warehousing Management

Robotic warehousing is a sprouting trend in the recent times. According to the survey of robotics.org, about 80 percent warehouses are operated physically by man power. Nevertheless, the upcoming impenetrability in the warehouses makes it necessary for the management to implement the latest robotic technology.

Internet of Things Everywhere on Earth: a satellite based M2M solution

We know that current networks are not equipped to deal with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the exponential growth in connected devices it entails. Whilst Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies will be crucial to cope with future needs, experts increasingly look towards satellites as a complementary solution, especially for scarcely populated areas. The IoTEE project is proposing a receiver/emitter device to make space-based IoT a reality.

Call for Applications: Go Green in the City 2019

The Go Green in the City challenge is now entering its 9th year running and our 2019 edition is going to be even bigger, better and bolder! We are looking for students like you from around the world who are willing to put their skills and ideas to the test.
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Proagrica Highlights Top Data Trends for Agribusiness in 2019

For businesses in the supply chain, data solutions can form the backbone of sustainable growth, ensuring robust internal operations that are future-proofed and primed for data integration and insight which presents a potential landscape of dynamic new services and ways of working adding value to both businesses and their customers.

Etisalat Digital accelerates adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the United Arab Emirates

Etisalat Digital selects four disruptive companies to join Future Now scaleup programme after Dubai Future Accelerators collaboration.

Bosch announces virtual touchscreen on every surface for smart homes and IoT

Bosch Sensortec announced the BML100PI, an Interactive Projection Module that enriches smart homes with a virtual touchscreen on every surface – turning ordinary shelves into personal assistants.

Libelium Reveals 10 Tips to Make Your Internet of Things Project a Success

IoT projects require a great deal of planning, we want to present a decalogue of advice based on Libelium's twelve years of experience as the beginning of a project to identify the main challenges of the market, to ensure its growth and success.

Smart Water Management Platform: IoT-Based Precision Irrigation for Agriculture

The smart management of freshwater for precision irrigation in agriculture is essential for increasing crop yield and decreasing costs, while contributing to environmental sustainability. The intense use of technologies offers a means for providing the exact amount of water needed by plants. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the natural choice for smart water management applications, even though the integration of different technologies required for making it work seamlessly in practice is still not fully accomplished.

The EU-funded bIoTope project help companies to unleash the full potential of the Internet of Things

An EU initiative will help companies create new platforms for connected smart objects with minimal investment.

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville; smart ecosystem includes connected city center, true autonomous shuttle using "micropositioning," International Transportation Innovation Center and more.

Enabling Technologies for Operator 4.0: A Survey

The fast development of smart sensors and wearable devices has provided the opportunity to develop intelligent operator workspaces. The resultant Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS) integrate the operators into flexible and multi-purpose manufacturing processes.

Internet of Nano-Things, Things and Everything: Future Growth Trends

The current statuses and future promises of the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everything (IoE) and Internet of Nano-Things (IoNT) are extensively reviewed and a summarized survey is presented. The analysis clearly distinguishes between IoT and IoE, which are wrongly considered to be the same by many commentators.

Precision in Agriculture using IoT and AI

IoT has a great potential to improve crop production. In Agriculture industry weather change, diseases, insects damages of crops are majorly analyze by different methods but some of them are unable to proceed properly with precision.

From Industry 4.0 to Agriculture 4.0: A Framework to Manage Product Data in Agri-Food Supply Chain for Voluntary Traceability

Agri-food value chain involves various stakeholders with different roles. All of them abide by national and international rules and leverage marketing strategies to advance their products. Food products and related processing phases carry with it a big mole of data that are often not used to inform final customer. Some data, if fittingly identified and used, can enhance the single company, and/or the all supply chain creates a math between marketing techniques and voluntary traceability strategies.

Design of bracelet for personal healthcare using IoT

The scope of this paper is to understand needs and requirements of healthcare IoT, IoT user experience, security and so on. Finally, I applied all collected theoretical knowledge and tried to design a smart bracelet acting as insulin pump which will be new, innovative product on today’s market.

The Prospect of Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics in Transportation System

This paper, based on review of related literature, presents a summary of the inherent prospects in adopting IoT and big data analytics in the Malaysia transportation system. Efficient and safe port environment, predictive maintenance and remote management, boundary-less software platform and connected ecosystem, among others, are the inherent benefits in the IoT and big data analytics for the Malaysia transportation system.

Advancement in plant monitoring using Arduino and Internet of things

This paper describes an advanced irrigation system which monitors and maintains the desired soil moisture content via automatic watering depending upon the necessity. Microcontroller Arduino Uno platform is used to implement the control unit.

Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.