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  • Next IoT related Events
  • Events
    • IoT Vienna: IoT Workshop "Dein Projekt!!!"
    • IoT Austria & Wirtschaftsagentur Wien: IoT Business Point: Digitalisierung der Produktion
    • IoT Vienna: IoT DIY, Hacker, Macker & Startup Point
    • 13. Forum Innovation
  • Umfragen
    • Umfrage "Market Strategies for IoT Applications"
    • Umfrage "5G for Cyber Physical Systems"
  • The 10 most relevant news in IoT 2015
  • Worldwide IoT Plattform Market to Reach $1.6 Billin by 2021
  • IoT Articles
  • Studentische Hilfskräfte und Praktikanten gesucht
  • Wanted: Co-Organizer für IoT Linz gesucht
  • Wanted: Speakers, Tutors, News, Events, Helpers
  • Fördermitgliedschaft jetzt für alle offen

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IoT Vienna: IoT Workshop "Dein Projekt!!!"

Arbeite an Deinem Projekt mit dem ardunio-kompatiblen Merkurboard und tausche Dich mit anderen TeilnehmerInnen aus. Auch für Anfänger geeignet, die immer schon mal mit dem Arduino starten wollten.

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02.03.2016, Vormittags:
IoT Austria & Wirtschaftsagentur Wien: IoT Business Point "Digitalisierung der Produktion"

Gemeinsam mit der Wirtschaftsagentur Wien bieten wir Dir einen Einblick, wie Du die Digitalisierung der Produktion starten kannst. Beginne mit Industrial Internet (Industrie 4.0).

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02.03.2016, Abends:
IoT Vienna: IoT DIY, Hacker, Maker & Startup Point

Zurück zu den Wurzeln! Die Power, Dynamik und Innovationskraft des IoT kommt von den Machern und kleinen Unternehmen. Wir wollen Dir dafür einen Raum bieten. Stelle Dein Projekt, Deine Idee oder Dein Produkt vor, finde Mitstreiter oder hole Dir wertvolles Feedback ein.

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PFI Plattform für Innovationsmanagement: 13. Forum Innovation

Erfahren Sie aus erster Hand die neuesten Methoden aus Wissenschaft und Praxis durch die innovativen Formate der PFI. Diskutieren Sie die Trends mit InnovationsexpertInnen bei den Innovation Walks oder im Cross Industry Café und nutzen Sie die Möglichkeit zum Erfahrungsaustausch!
Treffen Sie internationale Innovations-Experten und innovative Unternehmen, zB voestalpine, Tesla Motors, General Electrics, Frequentis, Umdasch, Hubert Burda Media, Fronius International, uvm.

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Umfrage "Market Strategies for IoT Applications"

Niall Colleran arbeitet gerade an seiner Masterarbeit "Market Strategies for IoT Applications" und braucht für eine Umfrage Deine Unterstützung. Bitte helfe ihm und beantworte seinen Fragebogen:

Niall hat versprochen, die Ergebnisse seiner Arbeit auch bei uns bei einem Talk zu präsentieren.

Umfrage "5G for Cyber Physical Systems"

Das Innovationsministerium (BMVIT) arbeitet am Thema "5G for Cyber Physical Systems" und hat uns gebeten, folgenden Fragebogen Euch zugänglich zu machen, mit welchem der Fokus der österreichischen Wirtschaft und Forschung ermittelt werden soll:

The 10 most relevant news in IoT 2015

IoT 2015 year in review
These are the announcements, deals, and stories that shaped the IoT 2015 year.

1.    Biggest overall announcement: Google

At the Google developer conference in May, the Mountain View based company presented the Weave and Brillo initiatives to create both a common language and a common operating system for the Internet of Things.

2.    Largest investment: IBM

IBM stunned the world in March with the announcement of a whopping $3B budget for a new Internet of Things business unit. Since then IBM has opened a new IoT Watson headquarters in Munich, announced several important partnerships and acquired a number of smaller companies.

3.    Largest startup funding: Jawbone

In April, the wearable company Jawbone, known for its stylish wristband UP, received $300M in funding from Blackrock. This funding round marks the largest of all IoT 2015 startup funding rounds.

4.    Most stunning startup funding: Sigfox

In February, French startup Sigfox, raised $115M and emerged as the frontrunner to build the next generation telecommunication network specifically for the Internet of Things (known as LPWAN). The company has since deployed their network in several European countries including France, Spain, and the UK and is building up networks in several US cities including San Francisco.

5.    Wall street’s favorite: Fitbit

In June, wearables company Fitbit made its debut at the New York stock exchange. On the second day, shares of the company climbed 20%. Since then the share price has come back down to approximately the levels of the IPO.

6.    Largest M&A deal: NXP

In March, Dutch chipmaker NXP, announced that it would take over its US rival Freescale in a deal worth $12B. The acquisition was finally closed in December and strengthens NXP’s position as #1 chipmaker for the connected car space.

7.    Second largest M&A deal: Qualcomm

In a similar move as the NXP and Freescale takeover, chipmaker Qualcomm acquired CSR in August to boost its Bluetooth chip offering in segments such as wearables and smart home.

8.    Biggest IoT value proof: GE

How much money can one make in IoT 2015? According to GE’s announcement in October, the company is already making $6B with industrial IoT products. An impressive growth of more than 300% compared to the previous year.

9.    Most important public sector initiative: US Government

In September, the Obama administration announced the Smart Cities Initiative, which includes $160M in federal grants to create IoT applications that can help collect data and information in order to deliver better services to citizens.

10.   Most convincing strategic move: Amazon

In March, Amazon acquired IoT platform startup 2lemetry and bought domains such as . The 2lemetry acquisition marks a shift in Amazon’s strategy to become serious about IoT. Together with the IaaS platform Amazon AWS and the language-processing product Amazon Echo, Amazon seems to have serious IoT ambitions and is in a great position.

Other notable IoT 2015 insightsIoT becoming a top priority for big corporates

Two fantastic HBR articles published in 2015, highlight how IoT may change the world (you can download them here via PTC). The topic is now on top of many CIO and CEO agendas. 2015 marks the year in which IoT investments neared the 50% hurdle for surveyed companies (link). Whether in manufacturing, retail, or in our cities: All sectors invested heavily in IoT 2015.

Explosion of IoT titles

In 2015, we saw an explosion of new Internet of Things related job titles: VP IoT, Chief IoT architect, IoT value creator, IoT technical sales engineer to name just some. This trend shows that IoT 2015 saw a number of companies creating new IoT departments. Expect this trend to continue in 2016.

Emergence of new market spaces

IoT 2015 saw new market segments emerging (like IoT platforms or LPWAN). By the looks of it, these market segments are still rather immature and just starting to grow up. Very few companies can claim more than $10m of revenue in these areas. In 2016, we can expect the emergence of other areas like IoT security or IoT analytics which are still rather undefined at the moment.

Published with permission by IoT Analytics, Hamburg,

Worldwide IoT Platform Market to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2021

IoT Analytics has published a comprehensive Market Report, focusing on sizing the opportunity of the IoT Platform market for the period 2015 to 2021.

The emerging IoT Platform market continues to exhibit strong momentum as businesses accelerate their transformation into IoT data-driven companies. This momentum is driving strong growth in IoT Platform-related hardware, software and integration services for connected business solutions.

A new forecast from IoT Analytics sees the IoT Platforms market growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33% over the 2015-2021 forecast period, with annual revenue reaching $1.6 billion in 2021.

The new IoT Platform Report examines (expected) revenue of the IoT Platform market in greater detail across 10 vertical-industry segments and 7 regions with deep dives into North America, Europe and Asia.

To better understand the market players IoT Analytics profiles 12 of the top IoT platform providers, estimates corresponding market share and outlines 90 other notable contenders. The new study also describes the top 5 trends affecting IoT platforms as the fast growing market is being transformed by increasing M&A and funding activity (see Report Structure below).

Commenting on the findings, IoT Analytics Managing Director Knud Lasse Lueth said: “We are currently witnessing an explosion in IoT deployments and solutions around the world. IoT platforms are emerging as the central backbone of these IoT deployments and are the key for the development of scalable IoT applications and services. IoT Platforms represent a truly new market segment that was almost non-existent a few years ago. Despite its tremendous diversity, the $300M market is currently dominated by US vendors with PTC emerging as the market leader at 18% market share. The US is also currently the biggest market for IoT deployments using IoT platforms. However, we are seeing that Asian markets are starting to pick up and do expect Asia to emerge as the biggest continental market by 2021”.

The IoT Platform Report is available to download HERE.

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Studentische Hilfskräfte und Praktikanten gesucht

Wir suchen für unsere weiteren Projekte (Events, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Open Source Projekte, Recherchen, Webprogrammierung) StudentInnen aus dem Raum Wien, die sich ehrenamtlich aktiv mit einbringen oder ein Praktikum machen möchten. Wenn Du Interesse hast, wende Dich bitte an Stefan (

WANTED: Co-Organizer für IoT Linz gesucht

IoT Linz, The Internet of Things Group of Linz, ( ist noch eine recht junge Gruppe innerhalb von IoT Austria, hat aber schon über 80 Mitglieder. Wir möchten diese Gruppe in dem wichtigen Standort in Oberösterreich gerne ausbauen und brauchen dafür Hilfe. Wenn einer/eine von Euch Interesse hat, uns als Co-OrganizerIn bei dieser Gruppe helfen möchte und die monatlichen IoT Talk und IoT Workshops vorbereiten und leiten möchte, der melde sich bitte bei

WANTED: Speakers, Tutors, News, Events, Helpers

IoT Austria - The Austria Internet of Things Network - braucht Deine Hilfe. Für die Gestaltung unseres Angebotes in 2016 suchen wir:
  • Speaker, die bereit sind, auf der Bühne Ihr Wissen und Ihre Erfahrungen spannend zu präsentieren und zu teilen (20 Min Talk, 10 Min Q&A)
  • Tutoren, die an einem Abend oder Nachmittag einen Workshop zu IoT betreffenden Themen halten möchten (for free)
  • Tipps zu News aus der IoT Szene in Europa, die wir der Österreichischen Community weiterleiten können
  • Informationen zu Veranstaltungen, die für die IoT Community von Interesse sein könnten
  • Ehrenamtliche Helfer, die uns in Wien, Graz, Salzburg, Linz, Klagenfurt, Dornbin und Innsbruck bei der Organisation unterstützen.
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Über IoT Austria

IoT Austria - The Austrian Internet of Things Group - ist ein im Mai 2014 gegründetes Projekt des gemeinnützigen non-profit Vereins OSDOMOTICS (Open Source Domotics Group,, um Interessierten im Bereich des Internets der Dinge eine Plattform zu bieten, um sich zu treffen und auszutauschen. Erfahrungen, Wissen, Ressourcen und Kontakte sollen geteilt werden, um so gemeinsam in Europa erfolgreich zu sein. IoT Austria veranstaltet regelmäßige Vortragsreihen, die IoT Talks, und Workshops. Es gibt Gruppen in Dornbirn, Leoben, Linz, Graz, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Salzburg und Wien. Über 3.400 Menschen habe 2015 Events von IoT Austria besucht.

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