The Watify initiative is an awareness-raising campaign, funded by the European Commission, to stimulate the technological transformation of Europe’s industry. Watify is organising an inter-regional matchmaking event on Internet of Things in Brussels, in cooperation with EURADA, the European Enterprise Network, Impulse.Brussels and Emilia Romagna – Brussels representation office.
Applications, challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things for SMEs
Inter-regional / cross-border value chains
Bilateral and multilateral meetings between public and private actors
Inter-regional / cross-border cooperation on targeted focus areas
The objective of the matchmaking event is to facilitate inter-regional / cross-border cooperation between regional public and private sector actors in the development of joint initiatives /partnerships or joint demonstration projects in Internet of Things – matching S3 priorities and exploiting identified synergies and complementary resources and strengths. Inter-regional or cross-border cooperation can help to exploit complementarities/synergies (i.e. different value chain positions, technologies, etc.), pool resources and infrastructures across Europe, address non-technological issues (e.g. standards), engage in large-scale demonstration, and enlarge the potential user-base.