I2CAT is a non-profit technology and innovation centre located in Barcelona, Spain, which promotes R+D+i activities in Internet Technologies within the ICT industry. The centre stands up for a new model in a new conception of innovation: the collaboration between companies, public administration, the academic environment and end-users. Thus, it eases an open innovation framework, characteristic of the Internet culture. The vision of I2CAT is to achieve Internet excellence in research and innovation activities applied to the market needs, and become an international strategic partner driving the deployment of the Internet across the economic, industrial and social sectors. Its board is based on an open innovation collaboration model ranging in all sectors mentioned before. Some board members are: Cisco, Orange, Fujitsu, Juniper, Interoute and Vodafone, plus four Catalan government departments and the three main technical universities of Catalonia, led by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). I2CAT’s activities are concentrated around, but not limited to, novel network services and technologies (fixed and mobile), open access networks, sensor networks, e-health, networked media systems and industrial Internet, with special focus on NFV and SDW/N technologies, new clean slate architectures, Future Internet experimentation, sensor networks, IoT, M2M, with EC footprint in 68 projects (1 FP6, 31 FP7, 25 H2020, 6 CIP and 5 in other EU areas), being 11 of them coordinated projects.
Role in project
I2CAT will lead the research related to IoT devices discovery, recognition and indexing. Additionally, I2CAT will contribute to the enhancement of the discovery of the IoT devices, and the development of personalized AR techniques for IoT sensing and actuating. I2CAT will also lead the open data management plan and pilots set up, and will have a key role in the Industry 4.0 use case definition and its demonstration to validate the IoT-NGIN framework in Industry 4.0 scenarios together with a leading actor in this domain, Bosch. Moveover, I2CAT will participate in the requirements analysis, and the IoT meta-architecture design. I2CAT will also facilitate the IoT dynamic centric management of 5G Resources. Finally, I2CAT will be active in dissemination and communication activities, outreaching large communities through its channels like regional digital innovation hubs and clusters, and public-private partnerships at European level.