We are approaching the era of the Multinet. Instead of the one Internet, we will have a multitude of parallel networks, customized by you to include anything and anyone you wish.
We are a federation of testbed owners, making it easier for scientists and innovators to bring out standardized and safe innovations for the public. We are testing the future today.
Imagine smart vehicles, traffic lights and parking spaces, or even roads that would understand the weather. Scientists are working hard to bring this about. By offering scientists a common toolbox, we speed their way to innovation.
Let’s say you are a farmer and you wish to monitor the temperature of the milk from your farm to the fridge. You cannot do this today because devices and services don’t yet communicate seamlessly together. Scientists and innovators are working to overcome these challenges in testbeds, environments that emulate the real world so that they can make the right decisions.
Soon a vast number of everyday devices will be connected to each and every other thing: doors, cars, kitchen appliances, even the clothing that you wear... already today there are over 20 billion connected objects in the network.
In order to test the future and make it safe, innovations will be first put in controlled environments; testbeds, where they will be evaluated before they are brought into the real world.