Smart Service Platform for the safe internet-based integration, orchestration and effective marketing of cyber-physical applications (smart devices).

The aim of SmartOrchestra is the creation of an open and standardized service platform for the utilization of public administrative and business-related services. SmartOrchestra takes the trustworthy market place as a paradigm to design, to provide and to market these services.

The integration of existing stand-alone CPS solutions as well as aggregated sensor data together with actuator / control functionalities are to be offered as component services to third parties.


Bild: Übersicht SmartOrchestra

The conceptualized cloud-based service platform paves the way to combine smart commercial and public services to provide innovative solutions.

E.g., smart waste containers which send their filling level data to the municipal waste collection service to allow for a flexible disposal. Thus, the waste management will be more efficient and economical than following a fixed schedule.

An open and safe marketplace is to be created to provide, flexibly utilize and combine Smart Services.

Smart Orchestra serves both as a transparent catalog to evaluate suitable services and also as an operational platform and Interface between control devices and sensor units with their applications.

In this way, Smart Orchestra will be an open, secure, and standardized Smart Service Platform. It combines the features of an operational platform, of a marketplace, of a broker and a notary for a cloud based operation. Thus, the user of cyber physical systems is free to choose his/her control applications, No matter what is used (smartphone, tablet or personal computer), the manufacturers software is no longer mandatory but optional.

The marketplace provides suitable general user interfaces on the basis of generic APIs to allow the usage of the software across multiple devices. The open SmartOrchestra platform allows for the secure connection / combination of cyber physical application as Smart Services, their orchestration and effective marketing. Hence, new and smart business models can be facilitated.


Success factors

  • High innovation potential
  • Scalable utilization (OpenSource, Internationalization)
  • Solid basis (OpenTOSCA, FIWARE, Trusted Capital Cloud, goBerlin)
  • Strong, experienced consortium (BMWi, BMBF, EU)
  • Professional expertise


SmartOrchestra is a BMWi funded project

With the new technology program “Smart Service World – Internet based Services for Economy“, the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy has selected the project “SmartOrchestra“ among others for sponsorship.

The topic “Smart Services“ is part of the “Digital Agenda“ and the “High tech Strategy“ of the German Federal Government.

The concept of the technology program “Smart Service World“ is based on the insights of the future orientated project “Internet based Services for Economy“ conducted by the German Academy of Technical Science (acatech).

SmartOrchestra is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, according to a decision of the German Federal Parliament.


Around 50 million Euro subsidies from the federal budget for 16 funded projects are allocated in the technology program framework. Among them is the project SmartOrchestra.

For more information about the sponsorship program and the 16 funded projects please take a look at the press section of the BMWi-homepage.