The FI-CONTENT initiative – Driving innovation at the crossroads of content, media, networks & creativity
Major European and global companies and research centres have joined their skills in the FI-CONTENT initiative to drive innovation at the crossroads of content, media, networks and creativity. This initiative aims at developing and experimenting across Europe cutting-edge ICT platforms devoted to applications and services in the areas of social connected TV, smart city services, and pervasive games. Any European stakeholders, particularly developers and SMEs, willing to innovate and boost their business can access and use these open platforms. Whilst doing so they will receive support from the FI-CONTENT companies and research centres. Open calls will offer funding to selected stakeholders.
Fraunhofer FOKUS is doing research and actively build the technological foundation for the Social connected TV and Smart City Services platforms. In addition, Fraunhofer FOKUS hosts the Berlin experimentation site, which is devoted to large scale user experimentations for Smart City Services as well as Social connected TV applications.
The webinos platform – A pioneering open web platform for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications
webinos delivers an Open Source platform that connects user’s devices securely and allows applications to run and use resources across mobile, PC, home media, TV sets and in-car devices in new ways. Implementations and demos are available across all screens covering Android, Windows, OSX and Linux. The webinos project has more than thirty partners from all across Europe.
Fraunhofer FOKUS provides webinos specific APIs to develop applications which use sensors and actuators. Based on these APIs webinos IoT dashboard allows users to show a list for all available sensors and to display a graphical representation for each one. For each actuator instead, it is possible to set the current value choosing among a set of eligible values.
PADGETS - Social media as communication channel for political campaigning
PADGETS is a three-year STREP project co-funded by the EU under the 7th Framework programme in the domain of ICT for eGovernance and Policy Modelling.
The objective of PADGETS is to implement a prototype service for policy makers that utilizes social media technologies and techniques to boost public engagement, enable cross-platform publishing, content tracking and provide decision support. Through the PADGETS platform, policy makers are capable of disseminating their policy messages through multiple social media simultaneously, using a single integrated interface. They are able to reach large user groups in these platforms and collect their feedback, by keeping track of and analysing users’ reactions to the policy message.