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Software AG and IoT Academy partner to promote IoT-related innovation in the Netherlands

Den Haag, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

At Software AG’s 50year anniversary celebration, the Internet of Things Academy and Software AG announced their Platinum Partnership to support IoT-related innovation in the Netherlands.

With their combined, extensive knowledge and experience in the entire IoT ecosystem, both organizations are well-equipped to advise and support enterprises, government and educational institutions in their development of new IoT Solutions.

As part of its mission to contribute to innovation, the IoT Academy - located in Rotterdam’s RDM Innovation Dock - also has an open agenda for schools and universities and collaborates with educational institutes such as universities (Open Universiteit, Wageningen University), colleges (Haagse Hogeschool, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Hogeschool van Amsterdam), vocational training centers and secondary schools.

This year, the IoT Academy has taken things further, writing curriculum for the different levels of education partners they work with. The IoT Academy Educational Kit (hardware) together with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT Platform are an important part of the curriculum to introduce IoT to students.

Jasper Kuin, director of the IoT Academy, said: “Software AG’s development and services for hardware, sensors and gateways helps bring our educational activities to a new level and enables us to get more out of the IoT workshops we provide.”.

Wilfred Harbers, BeNeLux CTO Software AG and director digital architects, said: “This partnership gives us the opportunity to offer our customers the environment, knowledge, eco-system and experience to discover and develop their IoT plans in support of their business strategy, while incorporating our device management, streaming event handling and data integration capabilities.” .

About IoT Academy
The IoT Academy is a foundation which has the mission to contribute to innovation in the Netherlands by stimulating Internet of Things. The Foundation works closely with its partners and the developer community and was founded in 2016 by KPN and the RDM Makerspace.

About Software AG
Software AG offers Freedom as a Service. We reimagine integration, spark business transformation and enable fast innovation on the Internet of Things so you can pioneer differentiating business models. We give you the freedom to connect and integrate any technology—from app to edge. We help you free data from silos so it’s shareable, usable and powerful—enabling you to make the best decisions and unlock entirely new possibilities for growth.

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