The Internet of Things is the network of physical devices and objects equipped with, for example, sensors, electronics and software that have the ability to communicate with each other. This makes it possible for these objects to collect and exchange data, and act on the basis of their own and other existing data. IoT has become a concept in many sectors, but it is still unclear what effects the new digital generation will have.
IoT world is a regional community that focuses on making society more efficient with the help of IoT. The network consists of committed project partners from research, business and public activities. The goal of the community is to gather expertise, experience and knowledge in an open network to continue building the regional area of strength.
Our goals are to:
IoT World is a platform where companies, public and the academia can meet and create development projects together. Our offer:
We gather actors from business, academia and the public sector to realize IoT projects for a better world. Read more about our projects here!
Stefan Holmlids, professor of design at Linköping University, research focus is on the meeting between design and service. Stefan has researched IoT World during it’s startup period.
His report describes some aspects of what can be learned from the creation of an IoT Community in Östergötland.
“In summary, the investment in IoT World, along with others initiative, helped to create a platform that is currently moving in the meeting between technology development and application. The way there went through the creation of an arena where 1) public organizations, with a logistics system, had access to resources to do
minor experiments with IoT, and 2) technology-savvy companies were given the opportunity to conduct experiments with organizations that saw opportunities in IoT for their logistics system, with the support of 3) a partially design-driven process as a common base and complement to internal business or technology development processes. On that In this way, the hub has helped to open up the organizations’ innovations and development processes towards each other.”
The corona pandemic shed light on the challenge of material supply that has previously been a fact in healthcare. There is currently no comprehensive overview of how much material is available at the various operations and at what speed they are consumed, which can lead to both material shortages and surpluses. The Östergötland Region is now joining forces with RISE- Research Institutes of Sweden, IoT World, Kinda Municipality and Linköping Municipality to investigate solutions to the issue.
“The project is about finding technical solutions but also new routines. Among other things, we will pinpoint what it looks like when the actual extraction of materials is made and how to make inventories. We want as much as possible to be automated and the goal is for it to be as simple as possible for the end users, the care staff. They should hardly notice the changes that are being introduced.”
– Project Manager Claes Otterborg, Östergötland Region.
The project’s starting point is to create a digital solution that accompanies the visually impaired in the dynamic public transport. The solution should not require new physical installations, expensive equipment on vehicles or new aids. The solution integrates system solutions that apply digital twins of vehicles, open data that is shared in real time and machine learning with the mobile’s sensor system. The results can be viewed in the video below. The project has received funding for a continued development, this is ongoing.
IoT World is driven by our members and we value your opinions and listen to your wishes and priorities. To sign up as a member is totally free and very easy, do it here!
As a partner you are in need of new solutions and believe IoT can help you. You have a strong voice in the community as you are the ones financing the projects.
As a partner you will:
We want our members to be engaged and get a lot of value from investing their time in IoT World. Therefore- you are extremely important to us!
As a member you will:
We are very proud of our members, a group that keeps on growing! We have representation from both academia and research, small and large businesses as well as public sector.
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IoT World (Managed by Linköping Science Park) received in recognition of continuous improvements according to the methodology of the “European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI).
IoT World is part of Smart, secure and robust connected products and systems, one of five regional strength areas in the East Sweden Region. The coordinator for the strength area is Linköping Science Park.
Read more about Smart, secure and robust connected products and systems here!
Smart specialization is a strategic investment to highlight and prioritize strong areas in a region to strengthen competitiveness. Through smart specialization, the East Sweden Region works to promote growth, innovation and research in five designated areas of strength.