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Approximately 310,000 cars, trucks, and other machines belonging to Polish organizations were monitored by about 300 companies in 2014. Given that the potential corporate market in Poland probably ranges from 700,000 to 1 million vehicles, agile fleet management providers have significant room for business development. One benchmark is the Benelux market, where 90% of the fleets of companies owning 100 or more vehicles were monitored in 2011.

Finder, which belongs to TomTom Telematics group, is one of the leading end-to-end providers of enterprise fleet-management systems. Following its October 2014 merger with AutoGuard, which was the second-largest company in the market, Finder now monitors approximately 70,000 assets deployed by some 7,000 customers.

PEKA, or the Poznan Electronic Agglomeration Card, is one of the most impressive Smart City projects. Owners of a card can use it as a ticket for public transport, to pay for parking, or to borrow a book from the public library. The card implements a solution developed by AMG.net and a communications layer delivered by Orange. Cards can be recharged at more than 250 points, and some 4,000 validators with touchscreens have been deployed citywide.

Virtual Warsaw, a $15 million project to install beacons in the Polish capital, launched in 2014. As part of its PoC, Polish start-up Ifinity installed a beacon system for the blind and visually impaired. The project and the city of Warsaw were among five winners of the Mayors Challenge organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The prize included $1.25 million, which was added to the project's budget, most of which was otherwise provided by the EU. Ifinity is also implementing the same beacon navigation solution in Doha, Qatar, for Mada, an education center for the disabled. The company has opened an office in Doha, and is participating in several PoCs in the Smart City Doha project.

IAB Poland reports that only 11% (2015) of internet users have met the term "Internet of Things". Rarely makes technology or industry visible to average users, even if they use a production solution.

“Even in 2014, the value of IoT investments in Poland amounted to USD 2 billion, but in 2018 it will amount to over USD 3.7 billion and in 2020 it will amount to USD 5.4 billion. This is the value of the entire IoT ecosystem - not just endpoints, sensors or meters - but also software, IT and telecommunications services, or IT infrastructure. We estimate that by 2020 IoT spending will grow at an average annual rate of 20.8%, " says Jarek Smulski, IDC analyst.

The main activities in the field of the smart cities in Poland are on the following areas:

  • ITS (Intelligent Transportation System);
  • smart metering
  • Intelligent urban monitoring,
  • An urban information system
  • Smart lighting

Example are as following:

  • 60% of street lighting in Gdansk is controlled by the intelligent CPAnet system. (brings 250 thousand. zł savings per year). The system based on M2M data transmission in Orange Poland
  • The Municipal Heat Engineering Company in Olsztyn supplies over 60% of Olsztyn's flats and institutions with heat. The project has introduced current automatic reading of all heat meters and water meters used in this company.

In addition to existing cities activities there are initiatives towards becoming the smart city, by deploying the concept from scratch such as Warszawa Modlin Smart City. Modlin Fortress (rebuilt will 650 thousand square meters) - Europe's largest convention centre, hotels, shopping centre, the university, museum, residential lofts, resorts, shopping centres, medical centres, wellness centres, golf courses, offices. The cost of the investment amounts to nearly 1.5 billion zlotys. The Modlin fortress will soon become a smart city - a multifunctional facility with the smartest and largest congress center in Europe. The final investment project is expected to be completed by 2018.

Smart homes market [42] solutions are considering that Internet users - 77% (2015) use home Wi-Fi (2015). Use of this technology has wide appliances, as 86% (2015) of its users use wireless devices to support more than one device (2015). Among the expectations of the most advanced IoT products are energy savings (44%) (2015). Wearables Personal items, items and accessories IoTs are as popular as building automation - they are owned by a few percent of the surveyed. About 40% of Polish internet users have equipment that is available in different IoT ecosystems, and another 50% would use such devices as they could.

Well known worldwide Polish manufactures of the home automation systems are Figaro [43] from Poznań, with more than 90 percent of system customers come from outside Poland (2014), and Estimote, Inc. indoor location with Bluetooth beacons and mesh [44].

Smart transport applications are represented by Cloud Your Car that has created a GSM / GPS sensor with sensors in the lighter socket of the car, combined with a cloud and a user interface in the form of smartphone applications and Jarosław Smulski IDC is estimating that “the market for fleet monitoring solutions will be the fastest growing segment of IoT in Poland in the coming years. Its value reaches $ 379 million in 2018”

The idea of ​​the Smart Campus laboratory in Poland is currently being developed in the project "Integrated Laboratory for Operational and Simulation for Green AGH Campus" at the AGH campus in Krakow. This is a project focusing on the development of energy saving technologies and ecology (monitoring of the collection and generation of electricity for individual dormitories, intelligent control and lighting in the campus). The goal is to build a modern, intelligent technological infrastructure for research and development on the management, quality and efficiency of electricity.

The Smart Energy applications are represented by major players on the market that are in the process of the deployment of the Smart Meters (AMI). The major players in the field are Tauron, Polenergia, Enea, Energa, RWE and few other. As an example, TAURON customers are the first in Poland to observe real-time energy consumption of individual devices at home or office. TAURON has released a feature that enables remote activation of the wireless communication interface in Smart Meters. This allows current energy consumption data to be sent directly from the AMI electricity meter to the home appliance (HAN).

The main IoT clusters in Poland are Polski Klaster Badań i Rozwoju Internetu Rzeczy [45] and IoT North Poland - (regional Digital Innovation Hub related to Internet of Things [46].