Capgemini has been selected to coordinate the Next Generation IoT project, part of the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, which aims to reinvent and reshape the Internet for the third millennium and beyond. The project, called IoT- NGIN, will focus on enabling Europeans to confidently harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to the tune of 8 million EUR, IoT- NGIN brings together 19 partners from industry and the world of scientific and academic research and will last until September 2023.
IoT has been identified by the European Commission as one of the technologies that is at the forefront of the digital transformation of the economy, with a positive impact on both citizens and businesses in Europe. To bring the next generation IoT to life, Capgemini is working on innovative research concepts alongside industry partners, research centers, specialized small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Living Labs.
In order to create an interoperable IoT foundation at the European level and to ensure the security and privacy of data from connected objects, the IoT-NGIN project relies on innovation and cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, autonomous Machine to Machine (M2M) communications, 5G communications optimization, Artificial Intelligence, and secure Edge cloud.
“The European Commission wants to leverage innovative technologies to develop solutions that support industry and are rooted in European values. This project is a great opportunity that demonstrates the strengths of European players in this high-impact technological evolution,” says Ghasan Bhatti, IoT-NGIN project coordinator, Capgemini.
Capgemini is also responsible for communicating on the project and promoting its results to all stakeholders in the IoT community. With this new collaboration, Capgemini is continuing its missions to support the European Commission, which began in 2019 with the PHOENIX project, focused on solutions for the security of energy infrastructures in Europe.
This project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.