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South Summit: Crowdsourcing the Innovation Ecosystem

We enjoyed 3 days of South Summit full of experiences: meeting new startups, learning from different speakers, testing new tech products, taking to customers … We had a space in the Orange Stand because the company has an acceleration program we won last year. This year The Orange Fab Program has selected three new startups: Momit, Sensovida and Iomando.  Momit has a Smart Home solution to reduce energy consumed at homes, Sensovida is an innovative telecare solution that detects the presence of a person in their houses and IOmando, a new system to control the access to our homes ( or companies) with a mobile phone and without keys. Our CEO Miguel Castillo participated in a round table about Empowering Disruptors moderated by Eric Tartanson VP Corporate Development at Orange .

South Summit Round Table

At South Summit there were several acceleration programs and investors interested in new services or products related with new technologies. These type of gatherings show the endless opportunities to innovate in any sector.  Attending round tables discussions and masterclasses from successful entrepreneurs is always inspiring.

Here is the list of ideas worth noting on our diary:

  1. Focus on your project as your only job
  2. Do not be afraid to fail
  3. You will certainly need more resources than you planned
  4. Time and money are scarce resources, so don’t waste them
  5. Don’t surrender!
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Join us at the South Summit 2016, la N@ve, Madrid

Hi!  Today and until Friday, we are present at South Summit 2016 in Madrid where Carriots has been chosen as one of the 100 finalist for the Startup Competition. More than 3000 projects were submitted to the competition in this occasion. The encounter also has a very interesting talks program during these 3 days with the participation of 250 international speakers from different areas of the startup ecosystem. It is very nice opportunity to learn directly from the best experts. You can see the program here.

Thanks to the Orange Fab program, Carriots will be present, with an IoT demo, at their booth. If you want to take a look at how the Internet of Things works in real with our technology, you want to visit us at Orange Stand in la N@ve.

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Luis Santos Innovation Director of Orange Spain, Laurent Paillassot CEO of Orange Spain, Miguel Castillo CEO of Carriots , Maria Montaner of Orange FAB Spain

The encounter, is organized by Spain Startup and Foundation IE-IE Business School, in collaboration with Endesa, BStartup of Banco Sabadell and Google for Entrepreneurs. This morning, our CEO, Miguel Castillo has participated in an investor’s speech to show Carriots exponential growth history. And tomorrow he will also participate in a round table.

South Summit CEO
Miguel Castillo, CEO of Carriots

Thank you to Maria Benjumea, founder of this event and the rest of the South Summit team made this encounter possible. We are spend a good time here!!

 

 

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Sigfox introduces the “Makers Tours” around different cities in Europe

The goal is to expand the developer and manufacturer community using the Sigfox´s tecnology to achieve new objetcs, services and apps connected with IoT. In each city, Sigfox will select 30 participants to hack around a developer kit that includes a free year subscription. If you are interested, check this web http://makers.sigfox.com/tour to learn more.

sigfox makers tour

The tour has already visited Lille & Paris, but if you live in Toulouse, Madrid or Barcelona you still can apply. In 2016, other cities like Berlin, Dublin or Brussels are candidates.

Sigfox is a global leader in IoT connectivity, and their network already supports several millions of devices. The Carriots Platform is already integrated with Sigfox. So if you want to develop your IoT product faster you can build a prototype in a few hour with our Free Account. You can learn more about Carriots and Sigfox in this tutorial https://www.carriots.com/documentation/sigfox

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Grand Opening ! OpenBerlin, a Cisco IoE Innovation Center to help organizations improve IoT adoption opens on October 15th

An innovation center and workplace for customers, partners, startups, universities and open communities. Everything is around 3 vectors:

  • Demostrating IoE( Internet of Everything) in action to solve business a public sector problems
  • Engaging in rapid solution and product prototyping
  • Research and investments in local resources

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Carriots, is proud to be part of this ecosystem showing our technology Carriots IoT Platform on the Cloud and sharing our expertise in the IoT projects in different areas: like agriculture, water, health, traffic, etc.

This Cisco initiative give us the opportunity to cooperate with other players of the IoT sector and innovative at the edge of business digitalization.

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“The Api Hour: IoTDay” , the IOT and Wearables event will take place at BBVA’s Innovation Centre with Carriots participation.

The Api Hour 2015 Madrid

A unique event in Madrid, October 8th where innovations, expert speakers and demos are together around the Internet of Things World and the IT sector.

APIs and IoT are together in this event who gathers the most relevant experts and companies in the sector.

Companies like Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, BBVA, Fitbit, Zerintia, Telefónica, Insteon,  Libelium, Aborda, IDC, Think Big Factory, Carriots, Cooking Hacks, BEEVA, Genoa, M2M Consultancy and Meetup IoT Madrid are some of them.

Our CEO, Miguel Castillo will be one of the speakers with the topic “challenges and benefits to create connected products”.

You have all the information on the site www.theapihour.com.

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The Internet Solutions World Congress closes (IOTSWC) with high note and high participation of companies who show the evolution of the IoT nowadays

IoTS Barcelona

Carriots was one of the 88 companies exhibiting at the first Internet of Things Solutions Congress celebrated in Barcelona (Iot World Congress).

The IOTSWC showed how quickly the IoT industry is growing. Many interesting solutions were presented and demonstrates that IoT is spreading his benefits among many different industries.

More than 100 speakers updated the audience with the latest with the impact of IoT in sectors like Agriculture or consumer connected products. Other hot topics covered were security and how the financial industrial thinks that now it is the time to invest in IoT Start-Ups.

On the exhibition area many companies showed the state of the art in IoT technology. Among those companies Carriots was showing our popular Smart City made of Legos were all the logic resides in our Carriots IoT Platform on the Cloud. Visitors at our booth we able to play with our technology and see how it integrates with many different devices, from industrial IoT Gateways to the Google Glasses.

From Carriots, we want to say thanks to all the people who came to our stand. If you missed it, please come the next event to meet us.

No Doubt! The IOTSWC has become a reference in his first edition! Next editions will become more interesting as the market matures and evolves. Carriots will also be present next year. See next year at the #IOTSWC16.

Carriots Lego Smart City at IOTSWC

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Join us at IOT Solutions World Congress Barcelona

IoTS Barcelona

Next 16 to 18 september Carriots will be part of the first edition of the IOT Solutions World Congress, a market driven event hosted by Fira Barcelona in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium.

The newly launched event is aimed at “cutting-edge technology companies who are developing Internet of Things solutions for strategic vertical markets”, definitely a place for us!

Carriots will have the exhibition stand D417 at Gran Vía Area, Pavilion 1, Floor 0, where we will be discussing about IoT projects, sharing our experiences, learning and meeting people from the IoT world. We will also be showing the latest version of our Lego City with its brand new Smart City features.

We will appreciate your visit. Feel free to contact us in advance to schedule a meeting.

Carriots Lego 04

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IoT Meetup in Kochi, India

Hot from our partner program! Nibodha Technologies has conducted an IoT meetup that we are proud to be part.

Here are their appreciations:

We at Nibodha Technologies, are extremely happy to let you know that we had conducted the first IoT Meetup in Kochi, India. The event was conducted at Startup Village on 22nd October 2014. The response we got from people here was extremely amazing. 50+ people turning up for the very first event of IoT was astonishing. The event comprised of an overview on technological landscape of IoT by Radhesh Radhakrishnan (V.P Engineering, Nibodha Technologies), technical discussions, Q&A sessions and demo of an IoT application using the Carriots platform.

At a high-level, the application sensed prevailing room temperature and sends it to user’s phone via internet. JSON data was send,stored and received using the Carriot platform. Thanks to the Carriots platform, integration part worked like butter!! We used Arduino Uno (Sparksfun Redboard) for I/O operations like fetching room temperature, light intensity and passed the value to Raspberry Pi using serial communication. Raspberry Pi was running on node.js server and was programmed to post the values on to Carriots rest API. On the end-user side, we created an Android application which communicates with Carriots rest API and displays the temperature & Intensity on the Android App.

The integration freedom which Carriots provides for developers is exceptional. We had happy times experimenting the Carriots. We are also looking forward on how to use this in real-life use cases such as poultry farms and hatcheries. The meetup dispersed on the note, to conduct frequent IoT meetups. Together, we aim to resolve complex problems of mankind using simple IOT applications. We believe Carriots will keep supporting us.

This is the teaser video of the event: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjDlmO0PAOY

Thanks guys for the good work. Keep on moving the IoT!

Enjoy Carriots!

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Open Innovation with Cisco

At Carriots we are proud to announce our partnership with Cisco and our involvement in their new openBerlin IoE Innovation Center.

Carriots was created to sparkle open innovation around the world, from makers to big companies or IoT start-ups. Our software was designed to promote rapid proof of concept prototyping so that new products or services can be quickly tested in the market.

At Cisco IoE Innovation Centers they have the same vision. So it is great that we are part of their ecosystem. Carriots will be an active member of this open innovation community and will:

  • Integrate Cisco Hardware with Carriots to help developers plug and play.
  • Publish our tutorial examples combining Cisco routers and Carriots.
  • Provide sample units of the IoT projects we have done for some of our customers, to see how people can hack them.
  • Participate in a wide variety of hackhaton and innovation activities related to hot topics like security, protocols or simply exploring new business IoE solutions.

Great work Cisco for this initiative! Now lets all innovate together…

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Carriots at IoT events

At Carriots we have a busy IoT events agenda for the next weeks. Here are some of them:

1st IoT idea challenge at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSIInf) sponsored by Carriots. We love this one! More details at https://www.carriots.com/events/UPM (spanish) We start today (April 29th).

To continue today (April 29th) there is a hangout (spanish) with some influential spanish IoT players: “Internet de las Cosas. La revolución de las cosas inteligentes” Hangout live organized by HangoutOn with: César García, Paco Anes, Soraya Paniagua, Bruno Cendón y Javier Pastor
http://www.hangouton.es/wp/hangouton/internet-de-las-cosas-en-hangouton/

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