The novel, federated approach
for Industry B2B Platforms.

Edition #2 | November 2017

NIMBLE is progressing in achieving its vision (see previous newsletter or visit our website). Three key technology deliverables have been released:

  1. Platform Architecture Specification and Component Design: This published document explains in detail the architecture of the proposed platform including main aspects driving it and the way the proposed design will enable achieving the ambitious goals set out in the proposal. In addition, the main ideas and interactions are demonstrated through the introduction of the platform as viewed by the main stakeholders, as well as by mapping the intended use-cases to the proposed architecture.
  2. Core Platform Infrastructure: This published document accompanies the demonstration of the first integrated NIMBLE platform. In this prototype, an initial set of core capabilities planned within the platform are already in place. The platform will go through iterative phases of continuous development deployment and integration, until the final version of the platform which will also include a set of advanced services that go beyond the basic B2B functionality initially offered.
  3. Design of an Open API for the NIMBLE Platform: The main goal of this deliverable is to specify the externally visible interfaces of the NIMBLE platform, focusing on the externally visible Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The connection between the API and internals of the platform is described.
In addition, NIMBLE partners started defining the framework for the future sustainability of the platform with respect to the collaboration- and business models and identifying the key values of the proposed solution:

AMBASSADOR Programme and Community Creation

The project initiative for engaging with potential early adopters has started and arranged 2 dedicated workshops (1 in Sweden and 1 in Spain) where NIMBLE objectives and mock-ups have been presented to collect feedback and validate requirements. So far, thanks to programme, NIMBLE has already engaged with 35 companies. In addition, we performed interviews with companies and organisations contacting the NIMBLE project office through the project dissemination channels.

Selected organisations:
Liaison with other EU initiatives and associations:


  • First Platform Release Showcase (Internal Meeting), Biella (Italy), 22-23 November 2017
  • Workshop about the Next (R)Evolution: Industry 4.0 - Milan (Italy), 20 November 2017 
AWARD: NIMBLE paper awarded the Best Paper Award
  • WORTH Partnership Project will select up to 150 projects and support the awarded partnerships through funding and supporting of up to € 10,000 for each project (Or € 12,000 for projects requiring complex technology and/or materials). The first call applications is open (deadline 31st December 2017). Learn more here:


GitHub NIMBLE repository
NIMBLE Office Contacts
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723810
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