We are looking for enthusiast researchers, academics, students and other interested parties whose expertise falls in the domain of ICT as an infrastructure and service platform to foster innovation and new products and services. We use the FIWARE ecosystem as our driver to accomplish this goal.
The FIWARE Mexico Project focus is centered on building a FIWARE community networking with industry, government, academia and civil society interested parties in improving the way of life of our societies using ICT.
For this purpose, the FIWARE Mexico Project has setup a “train the trainee” program in which three groups will be participating: Industry, Users and Research and Education. It also holds liaisons with the European and the global FIWARE community to expand the knowledge and benefits already accomplished in other regions of the world into the Mexican society.
FIWARE Mexico’s main objectives are to help different groups on building efficient smart cities, making intelligent use of the Internet of Things and acknowledging that Big Data can help us make better decisions to live harmoniously in the digital society; become efficient, competitive and productive organizations as well. The project has selected as a starting point four domains Energy, Health, Smart Cities and Security/Video Surveillance, however other domains are welcome.
CUDI is the leading partner of the R&E WG and it is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Mexico. CUDI has a longstanding relationship with research and education communities in Mexico and interconnects to the rest of the R&E communities (NRENs) worldwide and is a member of Red CLARA in Latin America. It is committed to expand training in FIWARE for students of different degrees, but also build the knowledge of how academics and researchers can take advantage of these flexible ICT platforms to become the designers of new ideas and innovations for different domains of science and technology in the search for results for local, national and regional challenges.
Inviting Experts to become part of the FIWARE R&E WG
First to be able to build a robust R&E WG, CUDI invited 7 experts on ICT to participate in this commitment. From the selected parties, five experts are currently working for Mexican public and private institutions and two European experts have an extensive knowledge on FIWARE and are currently working for a French consulting firm and a public academic institution.
CUDI is expecting to engage 3 more experts from Europe in the following months. It would be desirable to find experts on ICT from Portugal, however, all experts from different countries are invited to show their interest writing to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Experts are helping CUDI in building a FIWARE R&E community and gathering a series of recommendations and best practices through the development of an Input Report on how FIWARE can be useful to research and education. The Input Paper will be ready by February 2018.
Our aim is to expand the knowledge of how FIWARE can be used in research and education in order to foster innovation, competitiveness and productivity in the R&E institutions, and when we gain this experience expand the knowledge to the Latin American region. Our first means to reach this goal will be the CYTED’s 2018 calls for proposals to create Tematic Networks and the Red CLARA’s Conference, TICAL 2018.