On 30.6.2021 it is going to happen! With the support of the city of Herne and umagine GmbH the Ideasforum becomes a registered association! Founding members are Gianluca Dianese (Ideasforum), Wiebke Schuchardt (Ideasforum),Dr. Frank Dudda (City of Herne), Pierre Golz...
On June 23, the Digital Herne Business event "Durchstarten Dank Digitalisierung" will take place. Gianluca Dianese will speak here as a panelist on the topic of "Smart People City Herne" and IDEASFORUM e.V. - Shaping the Smart City Herne together". To learn more about...
Don't miss our next event on Open DEI Energy on May 19th at 15.00! We will highlight the main approaches, objectives and achievements of those working groups & projects, part of the OPEN DEI initiative and focused on Data exchange in the Energy domain. to find out...
The digital participation system DIPAS, which was developed in Hamburg, has been available as open source software for subsequent use and joint further development since the end of February 2021. DIPAS was developed as part of a three-year research and development...
2021 is the beginning of an extraordinary decade of power system transformation leading to the electrification of everything. On April 14, 2021 you can join LF Energy for this Spring Summit showcasing collaborative development and shared innovation to accelerate the...
SmartCitiesWorld has entered into a media partnership with FIWARE Foundation to support its initiatives that seek to solve urban challenges and support the wider smart digital ecosystem. For Details click here.
We foster innovation through open source technologies and global collaboration.
Bringing together actors from the civil society to exploit the potential of open source, building a strong culture of participation, collaboration and sharing.
Field of activities
The Open Source Culture
Open Source Programs foster a culture that privileges doing over endless planning, actively contributing to common goals over immediate egoistic results and, last but not least, an ethos that values sharing. Participating to IDEASFORUM means embracing these values, bringing together and accepting diverse experiences to assure that anybody’s contribution is valued and considered.
Several FIWARE experts in system integration and smart data management are there to help developers and public administrations in:
1. Smart solutions validation,
2. Building knowledge on data acquisition layers,
3. Technical support to deploy pilots and proof of concept.
Researchers & scientists from Academia and Industry are leading FIWARE’s efforts in the energy domain and can assist you in:
1. Mapping energy data models,
2. Optimizing generic open source enablers for energy applications and
3. support the development of solutions for local energy communities.
Our experts share with the FORUM’s community their technological and regulatory expertise in the field of transportation, mobility, electric mobility.
Open Source for Public Services
We share our knowledge on European driven Initiatives like the Connecting Europe Facilities (CEF) Digital or the ISA2 Program that provide plenty of software and financial resources to drive digital transformation for the benefit of European citizens.
Sociological & Economic Research
With the support of research centres and the department of Sociology @ University of Köln, we intend to consider and analyse the sociological implications of implementing new technologies to deliver services to our communities. Will citizens accept new digital public services, will COVID-19 facilitate adoption and for how long? And are these changes here to stay?
We put together people with different sensitivities, experiences, professional and cultural backgrounds and we encourage them to interact, to facilitate networking between future change and opinion makers.
We ask to people who has already addressed specific topics to tell us their stories. We want to learn, possibly from the best, so that the sharing of their experiences can help us making sense out of “best practices”, by hearing from the ones who lived them.
Sandbox Playground Validation
We want to help developers, public authorities, businesses and energy players to come together and have the chance to easily evaluate solutions and applications in action. We will provide a virtual environment with simplified access for interested parties and help them validating features and match them to requirements.
We help coordinating visits to show-rooms, living labs, or even deployment sites to allow decision makers to better understand how solutions and applications work and see, first hand, their impact on the communities where such technologies are already deployed.
We launch brainstorming get-together on socio-economic topics linked to the impact and possible changes that technology is bringing to our societies. We foster cooperation between Research Institutes and technology players to better understand the real implications of their work.
Techpills Virtual Sessions
We organize sessions where technology experts address the audience by sharing their experience on specific technologies, architectures, deployment environments, etc. We foster knowledge sharing and cherish contributions from the Open Source Community.