Advocacy

We’re happy to announce that we set up ThingsCon e.V.—a Germany-based membership association—to further promote ThingsCon’s mission: To foster the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT.

Why a membership association? Having this structure will help us interface with other organizations more easily in terms of advocacy and funding.

Our 7 founding members (in alphabetical order):

The full Articles of Association (Satzung) and Regulations of Contribution are available here. They were adopted by the founding members on 17 February 2017.

We’re very happy that our little rebel alliance for responsible IoT keeps growing and maturing. It now includes a “core” ThingsCon group made up one association in Germany and the Netherlands plus local organizers, plus (helping out wherever needed) the founders’ companies (The Waving Cat in Germany and The Incredible Machine & info.nl in the Netherlands). And we work very closely and side-by-side with a number of other organizations with aligned values and mission statements including the Just Things Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, and many others.

With this organically grown, trust-based setup we’re in a great position to do what we set out to do: Promote a responsible IoT and make sure that IoT works well for everyone.

Salon

Resurrecting IoT darlings

What happens when the digital service that powers your favourite smart product stops working? You are often left with a beautiful but lifeless pobject. But in special cases communities form that bring your smart darling back to life. In this Thingscon Salon on May 16th we want to learn from these IoT voodoo-masters. LEARN MORE

research

Trustmark

Trustable Technology Mark

A Trustmark for the Internet of Things (IoT): The Trustable Technology Mark empowers consumers to make informed decisions & enables companies to prove their connected devices are trustworthy. Learn More

conference

Berlin 2019

ThingsCon Unconf Berlin

We believe there are is a new economic model that contemporary technologies makes possible. And we feel it’s essential to take a stand on where we would like to see things evolving. On May 24, we’re hosting a small, intimate, invitation-only forum of peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond. Learn more about the event here.
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