Developing applications and hardware for the Internet of Things is the goal of IoT Café, that is a project led by Lappeenranta University of Technology. The research development are aimed towards new business areas, especially the supply chain and predictive maintenance. The concept is based on the idea that the Internet provides an easy capability to share data, such as measurements or product information. This information isn’t traditionally shared between the industry. However, by sharing we can get more out our operations. Data security and sharing between different organizations and stakeholders is a hot topic in IoT business, which is why we evaluate different ways to improve and implement security. We strive for finding solutions, such as smart contracts, to exchange data between different parties. Read more about IoT Café at here.
Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is an organization that promotes the accelerated growth of the Industrial Internet of Things by coordinating ecosystem initiatives to securely connect, control and integrate assets and systems of assets with people, processes and data using common architectures, interoperability and open standards to deliver transformational business and societal outcomes across industries and public infrastructure.
Testbeds are a major focus of the Industrial Internet Consortium and its members. Our testbeds are where the innovation and opportunities of the Industrial Internet – new technologies, new applications, new products, new services, new processes – can be initiated, thought through, and rigorously tested to ascertain their usefulness and viability before coming to market. Read more about the Industrial Internet Consortium at here.
API stands for Application Programming Interfaces. APIs are key enablers for DBE Core integration development by business people, IT managers, and developers alike. As a DBE consortium, we are keen on developing open, public APIs to accelerate the integration of business processes. Our goal is to make modern business ecosystems to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. Developing business APIs help change business models and later, the integration of devices and sensors in the digital supply chain environment. The API development was chosen to collaborate with an IBM Bluemix environment that was offered as an open development platform by IBM Finland. We have established the Technical Group (TG), which contains the core capabilities for API development.
The practical improvement is done through API Hackathons with the use of the IBM Bluemix platform, which was designed for the DBE Core community. The results of the API Hackathon work are then tested in business driven pilots. The DBE Core consortium has a steering group which will have a final acceptance of the work for consortium level deployment. Project facilitates regular workshops where new ideas, opportunities and research issues are discussed and generated. Testbeds are designed and driven according to the new ideas. Read more about DBE Core APIs at here.
IBM Bluemix is a cloud platform as a service developed by IBM. It supports several programming languages and services as well as integrated DevOps to build, run, deploy and manage applications on the cloud. Bluemix is based on Cloud Foundry open technology and runs on SoftLayer infrastructure. Cloud resources make it possible to bring together multiple data sources, scale systems, and incorporate cognitive services to drive business value quickly and inexpensively. Integrate high-performance cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge services into IT environments with the IBM Bluemix cloud platform. Read more about the IBM Bluemix Private Cloud at here.