A Testbed to Evaluate the FIWARE-Based IoT Platform in the Domain of Precision Agriculture

A Testbed to Evaluate the FIWARE-Based IoT Platform in the Domain of Precision Agriculture

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) represent one of the most promising technologies for precision farming. Over the next few years, a significant increase in the use of such systems on commercial farms is expected. WSNs present a number of problems, regarding scalability, interoperability, communications, connectivity with databases and data processing. Different Internet of Things middleware is appearing to overcome these challenges. This paper checks whether one of these middleware, FIWARE, is suitable for the development of agricultural applications. To the authors’ knowledge, there are no works that show how to use FIWARE in precision agriculture and study its appropriateness, its scalability and its efficiency for this kind of applications. To do this, a testbed has been designed and implemented to simulate different deployments and load conditions. The testbed is a typical FIWARE application, complete, yet simple and comprehensible enough to show the main features and components of FIWARE, as well as the complexity of using this technology. Although the testbed has been deployed in a laboratory environment, its design is based on the analysis of an Internet of Things use case scenario in the domain of precision agriculture.

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IoT World in Dublin

IoT World in Dublin

16 Startup Scaleup startups goes to IoT World in Dublin for Demo Day

During 6 months Startup Scaleup supported its second batch of 78 IoT startups. On 21st and 22nd November the TOP 16 startups will present their products at IoT World conference in Dublin.

For the last six months, 78 startups had access to a IoT tailor-made accelerator programme with courses, tools and resources to prepare teams for anything, from business growth and international expansion to getting their products ready and becoming investor magnets.

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IoTers Week in Google Campus Madrid

IoTers Week in Google Campus Madrid

20 Internet of Things startups will begin their acceleration at Google Campus Madrid, with the help of Startups Europe

From smart appliances that emulate great chefs to interconnected toys developed by children themselves

IoTers Week Madrid, an intense week of acceleration for startups specialized in Internet of Things, will join 20 startups from different European cities at Google Campus Madrid from the 27th until the 30th of June.

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Social Entrepreneurship MOOC

Social Entrepreneurship MOOC

Do you know someone who wants to change the world? And would you like to provide them with additional inspiration to do so? Then please spread the word for this unique Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World”: www.open.sap.com/gess-mooc

They will learn in this online course from the most inspiring thinkers and doers how to transform motivation into ideas and ideas into reality – whenever it suits you. It’s about impact. It’s about how to create viable solutions for a better world. It’s about practice. It’s interactive. And, above all, it’s free.

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Startup Europe’s IOT accelerator opens-up applications for its 2nd batch

Startup Europe’s IOT accelerator opens-up applications for its 2nd batch

Startup Europe is a European Commission initiative that aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU. Startup Scaleup is a Pan-European IoT Accelerator that aims to provide a greater range and quality of services to ambitious entrepreneurs who want to launch and grow companies focused on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Startup Scaleup open its application for its second batch. The program will start on June 20th. As in the previous year the program will feature hands on help on developing products, meet and greet with prominent leaders and entrepreneurs and large scale promotion of the startups. Interested startups are welcome to apply at: https://www.f6s.com/startup-scaleup until May 13th.

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