HOP Ubiquitous (HOPU) is focused on research and development of networks protocols, security and Internet of Things solutions. HOPU is specialized scalable and advanced monitoring with different sensors combinations over our Smart Spot product line. In addition, HOPU offers customization, design, and development of ad-hoc applications for Smart Cities (urban innovation), Smart Destinations (tourism impact, crowd monitoring and citizens engagement) and Environmental Monitoring (Air Quality, Noise, Temperature, Humidity, etc.), weather stations and optimization of water irrigation for gardens. Thereby, HOPU promotes Internet of Things as the baseline technology to create Smart Environments

Description of work to be done using UNICORN:

With HOPUs experience in the production of smart cities platforms, and with the use of UNICORN, HOPU will aim at validating their current deployments in key cities such as Cartagena based on FIWARE.


Expected outcomes from the validation phase:

HOPU expects to test, validate and analyze the scalability of the FIWARE platform
applied to the vertical of the Smart Cities. As a result of this analysis, it is
expected to obtain the optimal configuration of the platform to handle all the verticals and needs that a Smart Cities platform requires, (scalability, high availability, fault tolerance and security etc).
In addition to, this HOPU aims to obtain functional tests. The tests will be of great value for future deployments since they will allow knowing the computing capacity of each one of the smart city’s platforms deployed and the exact moment in which a resource update is necessary, permitting to adjust costs for each one of the deployments in an individual and precise way.
Lastly, HOPU developers will also focus their efforts on the development of new solutions and concentrate efforts on new fronts that can provide new business opportunities to the company.