What is FIWARE

The latest technologies are leading us into a new digital revolution, resulting in a new generation of context-aware applications that will be hosted in the cloud, connected to the Internet of Things, able to analyze data at a large scale. FIWARE is a non-profit organization that drives the definition and encourages the adoption of open standards (implemented using Open Source technologies) that ease the development of smart solutions across domains. In this context of big data, the cloud and the Internet of Things, FIWARE allows you to easily build and manage innovative apps and services by making complex processes simple cost-effective high quality and secure. It ensures the sovereignty on data, allowing the appropriate levels of access to data to be defined.
Pleiades is a proud member of FIWARE community, having access in FIWARE's ecosystem and standards, perfectly aligned with Pleiades ecosystem direction. This strategic partnership enhances our ecosystem of interconnected partners, contributing specific and complementary expertise on hardware components, cloud platforms, and domain-specific data analytics, deployment, and configuration. Think globally and act locally.

Pleiades FIWARE iHub: Enable local digital businesses


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As a FIWARE iHub, our mission is to create a local community, which organize itself, in order to pursue the FIWARE Mission: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. Each iHub is the very heart of the FIWARE ecosystem, a meeting point for entrepreneurs and tech experts, companies, universities and public institutions

Services we offer

  • Dissemination events
  • Networking meetings (with companies)
  • Coaching session for SMEs/startups
  • Coaching session for SMEs/startups
  • Training events to introduce basic or advanced users to FIWARE ecosystem
  • Create or collaborate in FIWARE Working Groups with associations, Clusters of industries nationally and EU-wide
  • Incentivize the development of new FIWARE pilots and prototypes
  • Promote Innovation in Trades and Conferences
  • Support to deployment of pilots
  • Communication and Dissemination of the actions in the local / regional/ national media

Become a Partner

Join our dynamic community, and get access to innovative tech resources based on the European FIWARE standard.

Co‐financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call 'CLUSTERS OF INNOVATION /COIs' (project code: ΓΓ1CL-0057722)

UNISYSTEMS, leveraging the invitation "Collaborative Innovation Clusters (CIC)" - 1st Call: "Beneficiary" - Call Code 026ΚΕ - O.P. Serial Number 3875, proceeded with the funding and support for the establishment and initial operation of the Collaborative Innovation Cluster named Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster. The cluster aims to promote technological innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) through coordinated efforts of its members.

The approved project's title is "Collaborative Innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT)," with the project code being GG1CL-0057722. The project's purpose was to foster strategic and operational cooperation among entities, organizations, and companies operating both in Greece and the rest of Europe. The total investment budget for the project was €425,440.00, with €219,620.00 of it being public expenditure co-financed by the Greek Government and the European Union, specifically the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster consists of research centers, universities, large companies, SMEs with specialized expertise, and startups, each playing a significant role in the ecosystem through a wide range of collaborations.

The connected members of the Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster act as a stakeholder, completing projects in national and regional research and innovation sectors to develop programs and initiatives submitted to the Horizon 2020 Framework Program, European Structural and Investment Funds, and other Greek and European initiatives.

Indicative expected results of the project:
  • Creation of new job positions for scientific personnel.
  • Establishment of a unified collaboration platform in the IoT sector in Greece, involving Large Companies, SMEs, Startups, Research Entities, and Universities.
  • Enhancement of competitiveness in both European and international markets, primarily for SMEs and Research Institutions.
  • Generation of new technical expertise through IoT research, facilitated by the operation of the SmartLab.
  • Design and production of innovative IoT products/services based on national needs and international markets.
  • Improvement of quality of life, sustainability indicators, and resource conservation, as well as the national economy through technology export and process optimization.
  • Creation of a Technology Library and provision of training for professionals in the private and public sectors in Greece.