Europe launches €8 million next-gen IoT environments project: Page 2 of 5

November 09, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Europe launches €8 million next-gen IoT environments project
Three year project based on AI and the IoT will primarily deliver intelligent, autonomous, and human-centered healthcare but also cover the manufacturing and agricultural sectors

"There is however a need to rethink healthcare in light of this pandemic," iterates Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of Sector for Internet of Things at the European Commission. With an investment of about €80 million under the focus area of Digitizing European Industry, the Commission has developed interoperability mechanisms for integrating healthcare devices into our daily lives. "Accelerated through Covid-19, IoT applications now need to look beyond connecting a variety of different wearable devices, by adding intelligence, autonomy and security to the IoT edge node, close to the users."

"IntellIoT stands for Intelligent IoT," explains Vivek Kulkarni, Senior Key Expert at the Corporate Technology department of Siemens AG and the Coordinator of the consortium. "Together with the partners, we aim to develop a reference architecture to enable IoT environments for (semi-)autonomous IoT applications endowed with intelligence that evolves with the human-in-the-loop, based on an efficient and reliable IoT/edge-(computation) and network-(communication) infrastructure." This framework will be able to dynamically adapt to changes in the environment with built-in and assured security, privacy, and trust.

IntellIoT is one of six research and innovation actions (RIA) initiated by the European Commission in 2020, specifically with the goal of developing innovations and collaborations by concentrating on "Next–Generation Internet of Things" powered by 5G, designating a €47.9 million EU budget to these six activities in question.

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