PIVOT is a bilateral research project between France and Germany and part of the Joint Call on Cybersecurity sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche.
The national coordinators are Sandoche Balakrichenan (France) and Matthias Wählisch (Germany),
The following institutionas and companies are involved in PIVOT:
- Afnic (Sandoche Balakrichenan)
- Freie Universität Berlin (Matthias Wählisch)
- HAW Hamburg (Thomas Schmidt)
- INSA (Mathieu Cunche)
- Lobaro (Tobias Kaupat)
- TTN Berlin (Gerhard Peter)
Joint forces for an open IoT
In PIVOT, all partners share the common interest of an open and privacy-friendly IoT. The consortium reflects the entire innovation chain. Freie Universität Berlin and HAW Hamburg co-founded the popular RIOT IoT operating system (OS). As of today, RIOT has a 5% global IoT OS market share. Furthermore, a strong binational LoRa development community has been established. Afnic, Lobaro, HAW Hamburg, FU Berlin, and TTN Berlin are part of it. Particular contributions to IoT privacy come from INSA in this context. Finally, international Internet standardisation is in focus of FU Berlin, HAW Hamburg, and Afnic—they jointly work in the IETF since more than 10 years.