Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research

Apr. 01, 2013 to Sep. 30, 2015

FI-STAR will establish early trials in the Health Care domain building on Future Internet (FI) technology leveraging on the outcomes of FI-PPP Phase 1. It will become self-sufficient after the end of the project and will continue on a sustainable business model by several partners.

In order to meet the requirements of a global Health industry FI-STAR will use a fundamentally different, “reverse” cloud approach that is; it will bring the software to the data, rather than bringing the data to the software.

FI-STAR will create a robust framework based of the “software to data” paradigm. A sustainable value chain following the life cycle of the Generic Enablers (GEs) will enable FI-STAR to grow beyond the lifetime of the project. FI-STAR will build a vertical community in order to create a sustainable ecosystem for all user groups in the global Health care and adjacent markets based on FI-PPP specifications.

FI-STAR will deploy and execute 7 early trials across Europe, serving more than 4 million people. Through the trials FI-STAR will validate the FI-PPP core platform concept by using GEs to build its framework and will introduce ultra-light interactive applications for user functionality. It will proactively engage with the FI-PPP to propose specifications and standards.

FI-STAR is a unique opportunity for implementing Future Internet Private-Public Partnership in the Health Care domain, by offering to the community standardised and certified software including a safe, secure and resilient platform, taking advantage of all Cloud Computing benefits and guaranteeing the protection of sensitive and personal data travelling in Public Clouds.

With the communication platforms OpenEPC and OpenMTC, Fraunhofer FOKUS addresses the telecommunications market and provides standard-based solutions for mobile connectivity, M2M, IoT, and Smart Cities. We will support the FI-Star project with our telecommunication expertise and prototypes that are also provided to industrial customers in numerous industry projects. Based on our involvement in FI-WARE, we have a very good overview of the core platform enablers and will help to adapt the core platform offerings to the FI-STAR needs.