The MULTOS consortium
MULTOS is the most robust, industry-backed operating system for smart cards and smart devices delivering high-security, simplicity and innovation to the world’s leading issuers, and also implementers of IoT solutions. With close to 1 billion secure MULTOS devices issued across 45 countries, thousands of issuers, including national governments, banks, corporate enterprises and transit authorities have taken advantage of the high security, multi-application platform for their deployment programmes. A wide range of applications including Chip & PIN (EMV) payment, contactless payment, authentication, digital identity, biometrics, loyalty mass-transit ticketing, as well as embedded IoT functions including smart meters and connected devices can be implemented and co-reside, using a MULTOS powered chip. For further information,
Hardware Startup IO
At Hardware Startup IO we nurture an emerging community of pioneers whilst providing education and a strong local network in order to support the next generation of hardware and IoT companies.
Through our projects Hardware Pioneers and Hardware Academy we support hardware entrepreneurs in walking their first steps to success.
strong belief in the power of knowledge sharing and education led us to grow into
the largest community of its kind in Europe counting more than 2000 members and
Open Connectivity Foundation
Billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.
The NFC Forum
The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC. The Forum’s 180+ global members are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and capability.
The UK Crowdfunding Association, UKCFA, was formed in 2012 by 12 crowdfunding businesses. Currently there are 24 Members as well as 9 Affiliate Members who are in the process of launching. The UKCFA seeks to promote crowdfunding as a valuable and viable way for UK businesses, projects or ventures to raise funds. The UKCFA seeks to be the voice of all crowdfunding businesses in the UK (donations, rewards, loans and equity) to the public, press and policy-makers. It also publishes a code of best practice that is adopted by UK crowdfunding business to protect those participating in crowdfunding.
The Innovation Leadership Forum (ILF) is a visionary and original Think (and Do) Tank dedicated to helping organisations understand and improve their innovation performance. Created by Dr. Bettina von Stamm in 2004, the Innovation Leadership Forum aims to catalyze the innovative spirit and action in organisations and help their members to understand how to foster an innovation-friendly climate that encourages change and nurtures knowledge.
It does so through a number of different tools, resources and activities, as well as consultative support that is helpful to senior level executives. Through membership in the ILF Networking Group, senior-level executives have the opportunity to share existing and create new knowledge around innovation; engage deeply with and between member companies; benchmark within and across member companies and keep up to date with latest development in innovation.
The purpose of Council is to follow and forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.
Skills Matter helps a community of passionate developers learn and share skills to write better software. We collaborate with the world's leading innovators in software and thousands of passionate developers meeting up at Skills Matter, to produce some 450 intensive workshops, 500 talks & meet ups, 2,000 hours worth of skillscast videos, quarterly Open Source Journal magazines per year.
Join our community to learn and share skills on leading ideas and truly bleeding edge technologies (from HTML5, Android and iPhone to F#, Clojure and Scala, from DDD and CQRS to RDFa and NoSQL and from Lean, Kanban and Agile Leadership to Software Craftsmanship and Agile Testing to BDD)
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions.
The VR and AR Association
Join the global marketing association for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality, connecting leading solution providers with brands and customers.