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Building an ecosystem across the European IoT landscape

EU-IoT is a new project with the aim of growing a sustainable and comprehensive ecosystem for The Next Generation Internet of Things (NGIoT). The project will act as an accelerator...
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The EU-IoT project

In the current transition phase from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe, EU-IoT will provide a strongly grounded strategy and cohesive plan of action, for creating a strong and sustainable ecosystem, which embraces several initiatives across the European IoT landscape in line with the Next Generation Internet (NGI) vision. Visit the EU-IoT website, by clicking here.

By ensuring that Next Generation IoT is driven and fostered, the project excels Europe in the development and adoption of trustworthy, sustainable, safe and secure IoT that benefits our economies, societies and industry. EU-IoT will act as an accelerator for the entire European IoT ecosystem, by intervening and assisting stakeholders to engage and create value, as well as by setting up a self-sustaining European IoT community, which will:

  • Align stakeholders on a common vision and strategy to grow European efforts for human-centric IoT.
  • Foster synergies, collaboration, networking, liaisons, partnerships and knowledge sharing.
  • Ensure effective value creation out of relevant research and innovation efforts and achievements.
  • Identify incentives and mechanisms to sustain community efforts in a durable and impactful way.


Why EU-IoT?

The overarching need for EU-IoT to address, is the consolidation of fragmented IoT verticals and the still disconnected research and technology domains. This is needed to support the creation of a sustainable and competitive ecosystem embracing European technology and system providers, as well as to increase trust and acceptance in human-centric IoT made in Europe.

In response to this need, EU-IoT has set up a strong consortium and plan of action for the establishment of an open and inclusive ecosystem facilitating interactions of all players, know-how exchange, creation of strategic partnerships and durable liaisons.

The consortium consists of Martel (Switzerland), Intrasoft International (Luxembourg), Bluspecs (Spain), Fortiss (Germany), and Aarhus University (Denmark). The EU-IoT project is officially initiated the 1 October 2020 and has a duration of 30 months.


The role of AU in EU-IoT

The EU-IoT project will be supported by the Department of Business Development and Technology at Aarhus University, specifically the Interdisciplinary Centre for Digital Business Development.
AU enters the role EU-IoT Coach and contributes to the overall project with specific assets and services related to IoT business model innovation and associated tools. This encompasses wide stakeholder engagement, deep insights into existing and emerging business practices, and business pattern mining across various IoT verticals. In terms of specific tasks, AU will take lead to:

  • Report on success stories and best practice use cases
  • Report on IoT business model innovation patterns and provide supporting acceleration activities

In collaboration with the project partners, AU will thus pave the way for development of business models, innovation activities and skills building that lower adoption and deployment barriers for IoT solutions. The effort will provide a collaborative framework, including content, tools and processes, to engage all EU researchers, developers, integrators and users, thus overcoming fragmentation and assisting further development of a strong European IoT-empowered economy.


FAQ: What is IoT?

Internet of Things (IoT) merges the physical and virtual worlds, creating smart environments. IoT represents the next step towards the digitisation of our society and economy, where objects and people are interconnected through communication networks.

The European Commission actively cooperates with industry, organisations and academic institutions in order to unleash the potential of the IoT technology across EU Member States and beyond.