Project News


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.


Many of the stakeholders are facing decisions as to adaptation of new technologies, and decisions on matters they have little or no knowledge about. In today’s dynamic world with so many large disruptive approaches and changing business models, it is difficult for decision makers to identify, prioritise and fully adapt and trust the new opportunities beyond viewing them as limitations.


April 24 to April 28, 2017

Hannover, Germany

VICINITY will be demonstrated at the Hannover Trade Fair 2017 from April 24 to 28 during its project lifetime in the domains of Energy, Mobility, E-Health and Building Automation. However, the concept is directly applicable to other domains like e.g. Industry 4.0 as well. Researchers from the Technical University (TU) Kaiserslautern (Christopher Heinz and Johannes Kölsch) will present the VICINITY project at the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Hall 2, Stand B40).


A common meeting of all the 7 approved projects under the ICT-30-2015 call took place in Valencia from 21st to 24th of June 2016, fostered by the IoT-EPI project. This was a great chance for the VICINITY consortium to get to know in person the people behind each of the projects, sharing views and seeking for collaboration opportunities within the project lifetime and beyond.