Create your Experiments through FESTIVAL Portal!
FESTIVAL (FEderated interoperable SmarT ICT services deVelopment And testing pLatforms) project provides an homogeneous access to a federated testbed platform between Europe and Japan.
FESTIVAL partners developed an “Experimentation as a Service” model for testing added value services in different domains (city, building, health, public services, art/culture, etc.) with real-life physical testbed environments involving real end-users.
FESTIVAL Portal brings together these European and Japanese testbeds that allow access to various resources such as open data, Internet of Things (IoT), Infrastructure testbeds (IT) and living lab resources.
You are a scientist willing to test your algorithm on “real” resources? […]
FESTIVAL latest developments to be presented during “EU-Japan collaborative projects on IoT and smart cities” webinar on January 31, 2017 at 10AM CET / 6PM JST.
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation invited FESTIVAL, ClouT and BigClouT projects’ partners to answer to the burning question: “How to benefit from EU-Japan joint cooperation programmes in the ICT sector?”
This 40 minutes’ webinar is targeted to any EU and Japan companies seeking to reuse the results of those projects which are mostly provided as open software. It will be held in English.
Register by filling EU-Japan Centre’s registration form before the 30/01/17.
Find out more info on EU-Japan […]
Knowledge Capital Association & CEA LETI, French and Japanese FESTIVAL partners, introduce the project and agree on further collaboration during the international event in Japan
On 6th & 7th December 2016, CEA LETI took part in the “Grand Forum for French-Japanese innovation year” in Osaka, Japan.
FESTIVAL in display
This event, organised by French embassy and commerce chamber in Japan, brought together major stakeholders of the French & Japanese innovation communities. Knowledge Capital Association, Osaka’s regional initiative for fostering innovation and partner of FESTIVAL project, hosted the exhibitions, seminars and festivities at Grand Front’s facilities. The 1200 invitees attended notably the 14 seminaries […]
On September 27th-29th the FESTIVAL partners gathered up at the occasion of the fifth plenary meeting in Nice, France.
This meeting marks the end of the second year of the project and allowed the partners to discuss the FESTIVAL’s achievements and to prepare the road for the project’s last year.
The fifth face-to-face meeting between the FESTIVAL partners took place at a turning point of the project life time. During this second year, important milestones have been reached and the Federation architecture has been achieved.
Partners have reported on the progress made on the technical objectives consisting in enabling the testbed federation and […]
Click on the section Call for Experimenters to learn more about the FESTIVAL Call…
All information related to the call will be regularly uploaded to this section.
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MQTT is one of the major standardized IoT messaging protocols and some part of FESTIVAL platform also adopts MQTT to federate existing testbeds including sensors and software components. MQTT has many implementations and sometimes the detailed behavior may be different from each other because developers’ interpretation of the standard is different. In order to understand the difference and avoid the issues caused by the difference in the future extension of the platform, it is needed to investigate the interoperability of the implementations.
In this event, the FESTIVAL partners looked into the interoperability of MQTT protocol implementations used in the FESTIVAL platform […]
FESTIVAL was presented in Japan at the JEUPISTE EU Projects and Horizon 2020 Training Seminar that took place in Japan on July 29th, 2016.
These seminar targeted Japanese participants interested in joining EU projects and applying to Horizon 2020 programme. Several universities and research organisations shared their experiences in managing European projects with the audience. In this respect, the Kyoto Sangyo University presented the FESTIVAL project to the participants who were very interested in listening to several experiment developed in the project.
FESTIVAL will be present at the Internet of Things Week that will take place this year in Belgrade from May 31st to June 2nd.
The IoT Week that originated as part of the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry representatives and researchers from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future.
Issues relevant to FESTIVAL will be discussed during the different sessions planned, such as:
IoT testbeds as a Service: state of the art;
Privacy protection in IoT world; IoT,
Data Analytics and […]
Opening of a new Smart Station used by FESTIVAL in Japan
Maya Station opened on the 26th of March 2016 is a railway station on the JR Kobe Line in Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR WEST) .This station was constructed under the smart station concept by JR WEST. This station has adopted eco-systems, for example solar power generation systems. It is possible to see the environmental information provided by JR WEST by using digital signage.
West Japan Marketing Communications Inc. (jcomm) have also started JR WEST smart station cooperating experiments. We put a lot of sensors in […]
The FESTIVAL open call will start in a few months… Stay tuned by providing us your name and email; we will keep you updated soon as soon information will be available.
In the meantime, stay in touch with us through the website and Twitter account.
FESTIVAL at the Net Futures 2016!
The FESTIVAL project will participate in the Net Futures event that will take place in Brussels on the 20th and the 21st of April. This year the program will address cross-cutting topics – such as the Internet of Things – that can best serve and benefit from the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy.
The EU FESTIVAL partners will be at different booths to share and exchange information on the FESTIVAL project activities. You will find us at the FIRE booth and at the Engineering’s booth.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter during the event @Festival_EU_JP
Find more […]
Europe – Japan collaboration, an opportunity for world-leading research
FESTIVAL is co-organising this networking session with the ClouT and iKass projects, at the ICT 2015 event. During this session, ICT2015 participants will have the opportunity to listen to both European and Japanese project representatives experiences and lessons learned, from proposal writing to project execution. A short highlight of next H2020 possible opportunities for collaboration will be given as a starting point for building new proposal ideas. During the session attendees will have the opportunity to present their new ideas and/or competences laying the groundwork for future partnerships and cooperation.
14:50–15:05 Experiences and lessons learned on […]
On September 16th-18th the FESTIVAL Consortium rejoined in Lyon and Grenoble, France for the project third plenary meeting. This meeting marks the first year of the project and allowed the partners to discuss the FESTIVAL’s first achievements and to prepare the road ahead.
Please find more about the meeting and FESTIVAL first year milestones in our project communication.
Dr. Hideo Miyahara, representative director of Knowledge Capital was interviewed by Mainichi Newspapers. The article is about future prospective of the second phase project of Umekita redevelopment area. He mentioned about FESTIVAL project in this interview. For realization of smart city, it is necessary to develop infrastructure including information and communication technology. Knowledge Capital commenced the international joint project called “FESTIVAL” with three countries in Europe, and conduct experimentation toward realization of a smart city.
Link to the article here (in Japanese).
RRI-ICT 2015, co-organised by European Commission’s DG Connect and the RRI-ICT Forum project, kick-started the implementation of the Responsible Research and Innovation approach, and the contribution of Social Sciences and Humanities to ICT research and innovation under H2020. It gathered the RRI-ICT community to jointly identify challenges, share knowledge and experiences, network, and build synergies around the RRI/SSH domain.
The event – designed as interactive and participatory – gathered more than 140 participants, including RRI-SSH reference persons of ICT-related H2020 projects, representatives of RRI “enabling projects” – supported by European Commission’s DG RTD through the Science with and for Society (SWAFS) programme – and project officers […]
On 21th and 22th May a co-creation workshop was held in Santander promoted by the City Council Entrepreneurship Initiatives Centre and mainly focused to urban development entrepreneurs. The FESTIVAL project, which allows take advantage of IoT solutions to improve the quality of life of citizens, through the future federated testbed platform between Europe and Japan, was presented.
During the workshop, Lego® SeriousPlay® methodology was used with the aim of having interaction among people, the application of metaphors and Complex Problem Solving techniques and the business models 3D design to ease the solutions, services and applications generation suitable to be feasible business activities.
In cooperation with ETSI (European Telecom Standards Institute) and IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), the first FESTIVAL supported interoperability event will take on in Prague, Czech Republic from 17 to 19 July 2015. Focus will be on the emerging 6Tisch (IPv6 over the Timeslotted Channel Hopping mode of IEEE 802.15.4e) standard. The event will be a unique opportunity to meet the top experts in the fields as well as FESTIVAL partners.
As indicated within the 6tisch charter at IETF : “The IEEE802.15.4e Timeslotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) is a recent amendment to the Medium Access Control (MAC) portion of the IEEE802.15.4 standard. […]
The following days of the meeting were mainly devoted to the discussion on the project achievements and next steps. It notably featured the presentations of the technical work being done to the development of the project use cases and Testbed analysis as well as the development the federation and Smart ICT services and experimentation where partners had constructive discussion about the project’s futures experimentations.
NET FUTURES aims to maximize competitiveness of the European technology industry. The conference has gathered hundreds of attendees of an interconnected community involving companies, organizations and people in
• Research & Innovation
• Market Validation & Living Lab Research
• Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy
• Policy Making
On the 25th morning the FESTIVAL project was presented at FIRE consultation meeting by EU coordinator Levent Gurgen. The project overview and objectives have been presented to a large community of interested stakeholders.
During the whole event, FESTIVAL was present on FIRE booth with project factsheet describing project concepts and objectives. Demos of some of the technologies […]
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest annual gathering of mobile and related industry C-Level executives. FESTIVAL partners of the University of Cantabria, had the opportunity to attend this event, and to raise awareness about the project.
Find more about the event here : http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/
Following its successful kick off meeting in Santander, the Festival project is happy to present you its first project communication, describing the meeting, the project objectives and also the media attention given to the project in Spain :
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