IoT Data Sharing

Goals

To determine if the formulation of business development and/or sales strategies for Wirepas Mesh Network-related hardware business in Japan can be facilitated by non-Japanese companies that adopt Wirepas Mesh Network technology.

Early Findings

Fujitsu Components

  • Fujitsu Components, a Japanese-based ICT company chose Wirepas Mesh software technology to be integrated into its hardware.
  • This enabled Fujitsu Components to create complete solutions with mesh networking features customized for healthcare, smart building and industrial automation and other markets.

U.S. - Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue

  • In 2016, the United States and Japan held a meeting of the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the internet economy in Tokyo.
  • The meeting, which included private sector stakeholders, talked about the widespread use of emerging technology trends - like the Internet of Things (IoT) - that enable digitally connected societies.
  • Japan provided information on its IoT projects such as IoT Acceleration Consortium and IoT research and development (R&D) policy. Alternatively, the U.S. provided information on IoT policy and the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC).
  • The two countries realized the importance of boosting cooperation on these subjects.

Proposed next steps:

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We would recommend proceeding with research to find 2-3 case studies of IoT data sharing and management conducted jointly by companies/government bodies across countries, using the same protocol (i.e. Wirepas Mesh Network), without the use of external cloud services like AWS. For each case study, we will provide an overview of the IoT data sharing activity, the names of the industry, and the parties involved.
We would also recommend continued research to find 2-3 case studies of IoT data sharing and management conducted jointly between Japanese companies and companies from other countries, using the same protocol (i.e. Wirepas Mesh Network), without the use of external cloud services like AWS. For each case study, we will provide an overview of the IoT data sharing activity, the names of the industry, and the parties involved. Also, determine if the non-Japanese companies hold partnerships with Japanese companies or if the non-Japanese companies hold branches in Japan.