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Building the Hyperconnected Society
Internet of Things Research and Innovation Value Chains, Ecosystems and Markets
Building the Hyperconnected Society provides a broad overview of various topics regarding Internet of Things (IoT), ranging from research, innovation, and development priorities to enabling technologies, nanoelectronics, cyber-physical systems, architecture, interoperability, and industrial applications. All this is happening in a global context, building toward intelligent, interconnected decision making as an essential driver for new growth and co-competition across a wider set of markets. It is intended to be a standalone book in a series that covers the Internet of Things activities of the IERC – Internet of Things European Research Cluster from research to technological innovation, validation, and deployment.
The text builds on the ideas put forward by the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, and it presents global views and state-of-the-art results on the challenges facing the research, innovation, development, and deployment of IoT in future years.
The concept of IoT could disrupt consumer and industrial product markets from generating new revenues and serving as a growth driver for semiconductor, networking equipment, and service provider end-markets globally. This will create new application and product end-markets and change the value chain of companies that create the IoT technology and deploy it in various end sectors while impacting the business models of semiconductor, software, device, communication, and service provider stakeholders.
The proliferation of intelligent devices at the edge of the network, with the introduction of embedded software and app-driven hardware into manufactured devices, and the ability, through embedded software/hardware developments, to monetize those device functions and features by offering novel solutions could generate completely new types of revenue streams. Intelligent and IoT devices leverage software, software licensing, entitlement management, and Internet connectivity in ways that address many of the societal challenges that we will face in the next decade.