Our experimentation workshops will hopefully stimulate the emergence of innovative prototypes in Wallonia, may them come from a private initiative or from a research project. The Atom-IT project by WSL wishes to help such prototypes to quickly reach a wide market by providing their respective techno-entrepreneurs with advanced, personal advice about the technologies that best fit their needs.
Integrated chain of value
More precisely, WSL offers integrated services that spans all the chain of value for products related to IoT and/or data science:
- Prototyping and production of connected hardware, in close collaboration with The Labs.
- IoT and M2M networks.
- Cloud infrastructures.
- Data analytics solutions, including machine learning.
As a public entity, WSL wishes to be as neutral as possible with respect to the underlying technologies that are used throughout this chain of value. As a consequence:
- The Atom-IT project makes extensive use and promotion of open standards, of open hardware, and of free and open-source software.
- To complement this in-house expertise about open technologies, we develop close relationships with a range of commercial partners who provide professional B2B services related to IoT and data science.
The IoT network is clearly the core component of an IoT solution. We work in relationship with the following IoT network infrastructures, and we can actively showcase each of them to our partners:
Similarly to our partnerships with providers of IoT networks, the Atom-IT project will soon establish partnerships with the providers of cloud infrastructures that are active in Wallonia.
Besides the services about IoT and data science technologies described above, Atom-IT subscribes to the importance of the promotion of software engineering for its partners to create robust commercial solutions.
Accordingly, the WSL partners can be provided with training about the professional metholodogies that are used in the industry to develop software.
The Atom-IT project also carries on technological watch about a wide range of domains that are peripheral to IoT and data science (Web frameworks, computer languages, databases, telemonitoring, cryptography, blockchain, open-source licenses, e-Health, telecommunication standards...).
As a support to our experimentation workshops and to the professional services dedicated to our partners described above, the Atom-IT project wishes to provide a shared software platform to serve as a common ground for all of these interactions between the manufacturers of connected hardware and the providers of data analytics solutions.
As a consequence, the Atom-IT project has developed a free and open-source server dedicated to collecting, storing and transmitting information provided by IoT/M2M devices. This so-called "Atom-IT server" is lightweight, standalone, cross-platform and multi-protocol. Its source code is available on GitHub.