Today begins the 1st edition of the training of experts in FIWARE technologies in the Azores, promoted within the scope of the FIMAC project, of which Nonagon Association – Science and Technology Park of São Miguel is a partner, that aims to develop an internationalization platform Macaronesian SMEs, using the technologies of the future made available by the European Commission through FIWARE, with the aim of fostering competitiveness in the Macaronesian space.
The aim of this training is to train, in FIWARE technologies, a team composed of several entities linked to the Digital Innovation Hub created within the scope of the FIMAC project, which includes entities from Madeira, Azores and Canaries – FIWARE_MAC, and create the conditions for the future FiiHUB – Azores DIH, based in Nonagon.
This training has a duration of 180 hours, 60 hours of face-to-face classes through the Google Classroom platform and 120 hours of individual activities, and will be given by HOP Ubiquitous (HOPU), a company certified by FIWARE and whose focus of action is research and development of network protocols, security and Internet of Things solutions. It is divided into 4 blocks, the first being dedicated to FIWARE Components and the Orion Context Broker (CEF Context Broker), the second to FIWARE NGSI Interfaces (open and standard API), the third to FIWARE Data Models and the fourth to the FIWARE Marketplace and its ecosystem.
This certification has trainees from Nonagon, the Regional Fund for Science and Technology, the School of New Technologies of the Azores (ENTA) and the companies TETRAPI – Creative Solutions and CUSTOM PROJECT, winning companies of the Acceleration Program developed under the FIMAC project . These 5 azorean entities will be certified to provide international training under FIWARE, placing the Azores at the forefront of the technologies of the future FIWARE.
FIWARE is an initiative of the European Union that has been promoting, since 2011, an Open Source platform for the development of applications and solutions. FIWARE was financed by the European Union’s 7th Framework Program, through a public-private collaboration project for the Internet of the Future. It aims at the collaborative development of “smart solutions” and technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), “Cloud Computing” and “Open Data”. For this, it has a wide community of developers, being present in more than 100 cities, and having 11 innovation centers in which more than 1,000 startups were promoted.
FIWARE aims to “build an open and sustainable ecosystem around standards of public software platforms and driven by the implementation of tools that facilitate the development of new smart applications in various sectors, such as: smart cities, telehealth, E-Learning , Energy, Environment, Transport, Agriculture, Media and Content or Logistics”.
A FIWARE iHub offers various services for companies that wish to become more competitive in the digital economy, thus demonstrating the commitment of the Regional Government of the Azores to digitize the economy.