ELIoT (Enhance Lighting for the Internet of Things), a new three-year project aimed at developing mass market applications for LiFi, has been launched by a new EU consortium of businesses and academia partners.
ELIoT was established this year as a project funded by EUs biggest research and innovation program, Horizon 2020. ELIoT receives €6 million funding from the Public-Private Partnership ‘Photonics21’ and is formed by the partners Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), Nokia, MaxLinear, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, Weidmüller, LightBee, the University of Oxford, Eindhoven University of Technology and the two Fraunhofer Institutes Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI and FOKUS. More companies are expected to be added as associated partners shortly.
“With ELIoT, we have established a powerful consortium of companies and organisations from the European lighting and communications industries. ELIoT forms a closed value chain with partners representing the components, chipsets, systems and applications sectors and research institutes, working together on the commercialisation of LiFi for the future IoT,” said Dr. Volker Jungnickel (Fraunhofer HHI) who serves as project coordinator.