Martel celebrates EU-China MoU
Martel has welcomed the news of last week’s successful signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in China between the European Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI) and China’s Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII).
Martel was one of the key players who worked to facilitate and support the creation and signature of the MoU. This was done under the auspices of EXCITING, an EU-China study on IoT and 5G involving Martel, which was jointly funded by China and the European Commission. EXCITING has obvious synergies, promoting cross-regional cooperation on research and innovation in the IoT space.
The MoU is a key milestone whose overarching goal is “to promote the development of a digital economy by preventing fragmentation and harmonizing various aspects in the field of IoT.”
By signing the MoU, AIOTI and AII have agreed to promote cooperation in
- Promotion of interoperability by harmonizing reference architectures
- Identification and exchange of good practices
- Collaboration on projects implementing topics of joint interest (test beds)
The two parties have also agreed to reciprocal access to relevant, originally owned research results.
Since March 2017, when the process was initiated, Martel has worked alongside other partners including mainly the China Academy of Information Communication Technology (CAICT) and Huawei to achieve this important step.
“We’re very pleased with the signing of the MoU between AIOTI and AII,” says Kai Zhang, Martel’s project manager and EU-China liaison for EXCITING. “It’s a concrete statement of the EU-China collaboration that we’ve worked so hard on so far, and a strong foundation for the work we will continue to do to facilitate EU-China collaboration in ICT through various initiatives.”
The MoU was signed by Kees van der Klauw, the chairman of AIOTI and Liu Duo, the chairman of AII, at the World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit in China on 8 November 2018.
Martel Innovate is a member of AIOTI.
We’re currently at work on a European showcase of the initiative, so stay tuned for more information and event dates.