BERG and Fabrica have launched a collaborative research and development program for the prototyping and creation of a new generation of connected products and services.
Sandbox is a global program for academic and industry partners, based on BERG Cloud, the world's friendliest and most complete Internet of Things and connected products platform. Sandbox comprises a campus-wide BERG Cloud network, dev boards, and product invention workshops enabling each partner organisation to prototype and develop their own connected products.
From their Italian headquarters, a seventeenth century villa restored and enlarged by Tadao Ando, Sandbox will allow Fabrica to work with their own researchers, partners and clients to prototype connected objects, spaces and experiences, as media, arts, government, retail, healthcare, community, built environment and other sectors continue to be transformed by communications technologies.
"Sandbox is a unique opportunity for Fabrica's researchers to imagine and prototype how these new connected objects and spaces will begin to radically change the way we live, work, play, organise and communicate," commented Dan Hill, CEO of Fabrica. "Going beyond the hype around 'smart cities' and Internet of Things, we are layering these technologies over our wonderful building to create a unique, open demonstrator - to help both us and our clients understand what it truly means to live and work with these exciting possibilities."