What will tomorrow do communicating objects (Internet of Things)? If some answers are already on the market (Google glasses for example), many remain to be discovered, evidenced by the proliferation of conferences and other workshop seminars that abound in Silicon Valley right now.
In early November, when one of them titled: “Re: Work Internet of Things summit”, held in San Francisco, one of the IoT responsible for General Electric, Shyam Varan Nath, came to explain that these objects, in the aeronautics, will be used in particular to better understand the operation of aircraft in flight and fuel consumption. And they will help significantly airlines to optimize their spending on maintenance.
Caterpilar relies on the IoT, for example, to improve the operation its construction machinery by the information received in real time.
Beyond these two examples, and the strong interest of many other US corporate companies, a trend is taking shape: large companies around the world know that they will not themselves the best factors innovation in this area, even in their chosen sectors, if they don’t make strong connections with places “where this is going.” Including specialized incubators IoT in Silicon Valley.
Thus one of the most famous of them, Plug & Play Tech Center, known for throwing Lending Club, founded by the French executive Renaud Laplanche, has launched an IoT incubator and partnered with Panasonic, Volkswagen, Bosch or Johnson & Johnson became. All of them became active members of this IoT incubator. “This is the best way to approach significantly entrepreneurs and investors, but also to measure the significant advances in the areas that concern us, such as medicine,” said “Ken Drazan, head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation in California.
Other great incubators in the region also have to specialized incubators or programs to allow these large companies to access innovation IoT. Often both.