Through the Joint Research Unit, IMDEA Software and Telefónica I+D cooperate on developing software architectures and high-level components within the framework of the FI-WARE initiative. This cooperation has been developing since 2012. The Joint Research Unit works on different topics, such as brokerage in the context of Internet of Things (IoT), and facilitating the definition and automatic deployment of cloud application components. In 2014, the Joint Research Unit has been expanded with an expert on IoT component controllers and brokers, and is active within the ongoing Phase 3 of the FI-PPP Program. The Joint Research Unit also organizes education activities in the area of FI-WARE technology.