As part of the IoT Day 2013 (http://iotevents.org/details/2013-internet-of-things-day) CREATE-NET organised, also with the support of iCore, the first IoT Day in Italy. The event, featuring speakers from both, the community of IoT "makers" and researchers (EU projects on IoT iCore and COMPOSE), was meant to disseminate information about what IoT connected objects allow you to do, how these can be exploited (OpenPicus, Arduino and products as GoodNightLamp) and what are the research challenges still open that prevent the IoT from fulfilling its full potential.
IoT experts and "makers" gathered in Trento on the 9th of April to share their experiences and show through practical demonstrators the innovation potential of IoT and connected objects. Amongst its main objectives, this events aimed at stimulating the interest and involvement of software developers and researchers in promoting IoT as innovation hotbed for future applications.
For more information see the report from the event at http://www.create-net.org/news/reporting-first-italian-iot-day