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Hacking IoT Week in London 2014

News from June 16, 2014

Fraunhofer FAME had a tremendous success at the IoT Week 2014 in London. The IoT Week is one of the pre-eminent events in the European IoT Research Cluster attracting industry and academia around the world.

For the first time, the IoT week organized a dedicated hackathon with a focus on connected products. IoT experts, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and researchers were invited to participate in one of the four challenges of the hackathon.

Fraunhofer FAME put together a team of five developers to face the connectivity challenge. Team Airy developed with the glue.things platform a solution for measuring and monitoring the air quality in office buildings. Air quality sensors and barometers were assembled streaming their data to the cloud with the glue.things platform then presented the information in a lightweight web application. The solution impressed the jury in the connectivity challenge due to its proven suitability for SMEs and high integration ability. Team Airy was awarded with the Butler Special Prize as winner of the IoT Week 2014 Hackathon. Congratulation to our team Airy Iker (Evrythng), Rory (Cirkit), Jason (Cirkit), Luca (Open University) and Ferit (Fraunhofer FOKUS)

The IoT Week builds on the successes of Helsinki, Venice and Barcelona, the IoT Week London continued the journey, bringing focus to the emerging opportunities; connecting the global business and research communities innovating at the boundaries of IoT; promoting international collaboration and addressing societal and market issues.