Project News

First review for VICINITY is completed in Brussels on 1st of September 2017 with success!

The VICINITY project undertook a detailed Review with the European Commission (EC) representatives. The review was especially impressive in technical terms as the  first integrated prototype demonstration at the Test bed infrastructures for the first stage of implementation was successful. 


VICINITY will engage new partners through 2 Open calls with a budget of €500K. One open call will be devoted to system integrators for Integration of IoT infrastructures deployed at public facilities in the domain of healthcare, smart grids, transport or intelligent buildings. Another open call will look for value added services over IoT infrastructure in the domain of healthcare, smart grids, transport or intelligent buildings.


Society is about to see a major shift in the accountability of organisations that make use of individuals’ personal data. Currently people give implied consent for the use of personal data on many occasions, such as when they accept the terms and conditions associated with downloading a new app. Less than 1% of people understand what personal data might be collected and how it might be used.

4th VICINITY Newsletter

4 Jan 2018

We are proud to present the now already 4th newsletter on the VICINITY project. Why so many newsletters? Because actually, there is a lot of news. We had the successful review meeting in Brussels. We had the Demos of the VICINITY implementation in Brussels and in Athens. And: due to that we have a first running prototype. With many limitations, not really implementing every feature, but: it is there.

Special Edition VICINITY Newsletter

16 Nov 2017

First public demonstration

We are all very excited about being able to present these news; Friday, 1st of September represented a milestone for VICINITY2020. We did for the first time publically demonstrate that we have a working version of  nteroperability as a Service. Giant leaps always starts with small steps. 

One of the key elements of VICINITY is the ability to cross boundaries between devices, allowing them to share data regardless of physical location, brand or functionality. This is exactly what happened on this grey and rainy Friday. 

3rd VICINITY Newsletter

17 Aug 2017

VICINITY is now at the end of its first reporting period. We have so far completed the VICINITY specification and have started on the implementation. What follows is a hot summer to review so far and to demonstrate the results. Time will show what is hotter: the summer or the workload and we all have a lot of work to do at the wrong time.

2nd VICINITY Newsletter

18 Apr 2017

VICINITY is now in its most important phase, for several reasons. First, we are in the process of finishing the requirements and specification phase. Second, we are starting development of the software and getting more in-depth into modeling of the use cases. Third, we are facing our first real review in September.

1st VICINITY Newsletter

23 Dec 2016

VICINITY newsletters will serve as a fully accessible communication tool for the dissemination of important project news and the description of future steps. The first issue includes a summary and overview of results from the VICINITY project in that direction, giving brief answers to questions such as: