Navigating and informing the IoT standards landscape: A guide for SMEs and Start-ups

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03 Jun

Navigating and informing the IoT standards landscape: A guide for SMEs and Start-ups

BSI and PETRAS launched the new IoT Standards White Paper, Navigating and informing the IoT standards landscape: A guide for SMEs and Start-ups, at the BSI Standards Conference at Park Plaza on 25th April 2019.

Research for the White Paper has been led by Dr Irina Brass, Co-Investigator in the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream in PETRAS, and Chair of the BSI IoT-1 Technical Committee.

The presentation detailed the key challenges for SMEs and start-ups developing IoT products and services as well as relevant priority areas for standardisation.

The main objectives of the White Paper are:

  • Identify the main opportunities and challenges that SMEs and start-ups are facing with regard to the IoT standards landscape;
  • Develop use cases, validated or co-developed with SMEs and other key stakeholders to understand what these challenges are. Examples of these challenges include: sustainable product line diversification and up-scaling, ensuring interoperability with existing smart ecosystems, navigating the fragmented standards landscape, adopting and implementing existing and new IoT standards and best practices.
  • Help SMEs and start-ups understand the latest developments in the standardization of IoT security, privacy, trust, interoperability.
  • Identify priority areas for standardization and ways of ensuring that SMEs are taking an active role in IoT standardization.