IoT for an innovative society

IoT for a better Sweden

IoT Sweden is a national initiative to make Sweden a leading force in the usage of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT Sweden is one of 17 strategic innovation programmes funded by government research councils Vinnova, The Swedish Energy Agency and Formas.

What is IoT?

The term IoT, the Internet of Things, stands for the networking of machines, vehicles, goods, clothing and much more, equipped with small embedded sensors and processors. These objects can communicate with their environment and adapt to it. They become parts of smart, attractive and helpful environments, goods, and services.

What is IoT Sweden?

IoT Sweden finance innovative projects in IoT. In the next couple of years, IoT Sweden will work with the Internet of Things for innovative society development.


Quality of life the driver of IoT projects

What’s it like when IT and the Internet of Things move into public healthcare? The researcher Andres Laya has investigated the interaction between IT companies and the public healthcare systems. The starting point for companies is often that IoT is used to streamline and save money. From the public health care’s perspective, however, the driver turned out to be the ability to improve the quality of life of the individual. Andres Laya has performed the research at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, as a Ph.D. thesis, and works as a researcher at Ericsson. The thesis, which Laya defended 27 September 2017, …
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Innovation day at ICES

ICES – Innovative Centre for Embedded System invites to a workshop. The workshop is directed towards innovative companies (startups, SMEs, other) working with software-intensive embedded and cyber-physical systems. The workshop has the goal to provide networking and describe innovation support available by various organizations; from technology platforms, innovation coaching to funding. Get more information and sign up here …
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Result of the call IoT for innovative societal development

VINNOVA, Sweden’s innovation agency, has published the results of IoT Sweden’s call IoT for an innovative society. The projects who have received funding are: LoV-IoT, Monitoring of air and water with IoT (Göteborg city) Smart property management with IoT (Umeå municipality) Smart public environments II (Lund municipality) Internet of things in health care in i Skellefteå (IVoS) (Skellefteå municipality) We look forward to continue working with the projects, bringing the public sector new opportunities with IoT …
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The IoT Guide, now in English

The IoT Guide, ”A Business Guide to the Internet of Things”, is now available for download in English. The IoT Guide compiles relevant experiences and knowledge about IoT in a clear and concrete manner. It is primarily based on interviews conducted between 2015 and 2017 with firms operating in different industries. While all companies featured in this guide are based in Sweden, we believe that their actions and strategies carry relevance far beyond the context of any one nation or market. The guide is written by scientists from Umeå University in cooperation with FältCom and Telia Company …
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