Grant approved for project on IoT-based consumer products

Vinnova has approved a grant of 1,000,000 SEK for a pre-study on consumer products and services based on the Internet of Things. During the spring of 2015, a series of interviews and surveys will be carried out.

The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the conditions and opportunities for Swedish industry and research in this area, which will be described in the final report in September 2015. The project is led by the Royal Institute of Technology and will in addition to the IoTaP research center involve researchers from Stockholm University, Uppsala University, and thirteen companies.

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PhD thesis on intelligent goods

On November 21 at 1 PM, Åse Jevinger will defend her Ph.D. thesis Toward Intelligent Goods: Characteristics, Architectures and Applications. Intelligent goods is an application of the Internet of Things that is aimed to support logistic processes. For more information, see the abstract below.

The public defence will take place in the ground-floor auditorium of Ubåtshallen, Östra Varvsgatan 11A, Malmö.

The opponent is Prof. Jens Schumacher from Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

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ABSTRACT
In the context of globalization, the requirements on transport logistics continuously rise. Often goods travel through many different countries, using several transport […] Continue reading

Successful kick-off launched the IOTAP research profile

About 40 people took part in the research profile kick-off on October 8, 2014.

– The day was valuable in several ways. The people that will be involved in the research profile was given the opportunity to get to know each other, but also to do some useful work in the afternoon sessions. I think both researchers and participants from the industry feel that this is just the start of something that can become very important, says Paul Davidsson, manager of the research profile.

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The research profile is a 7-year project with a total […] Continue reading

Internet of Things conference

Want to learn more about Internet of Things and meet some of the experts in the field? A one-day conference on the theme Internet of Things will be held in Malmö. The IOTAP research centre is co-organising the conference.

Examples of spekears are Oshua Corman, Chief Technology Officer for Sonatype, Clemens Vasters, Senior Program Manager at the Microsoft Connected Systems Division, and Henrik Ståhl, Vice President Product Management Java & Internet of Things.

Place: Slagthuset, Malmö
Date: November 3, 2014

Learn more on the conference website.

This post is cross-published from mah.se.

Grand opening of Internet of Things and People research center

About seventy people attended the grand opening of Malmö University’s research centre the Internet of Things and People, which took place on June 5.

In the next few years, billions of devices will be connected to the Internet. Smart phones and other gadgets with built-in Internet connection, enabling a safer and more comfortable lifestyle. Businesses that collaborate with each other and users more involved in companies’ products, are just a few effects of the phenomenon. The opening of the Internet of Things and People gave visitors a chance to look into the conceivable future and get a picture of what […] Continue reading

Internet of Sports session

The Internet of Things and People Research Centre will organize a session at the 20th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science, ECSS. The congress will be arranged in Malmö on June 24-27, 2015.

The session theme is “Internet of Sports: Augmenting sports technology for performance and pleasure”, and it will host distinguished researchers such as Stina Nylander of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Joe Marshall of Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham.

It is expected that more than 3000 sports researchers and practitioners from all over the world will participate in the congress, which has a […] Continue reading

Malmö University awarded SEK 36 million for research into the Internet of Things

The Knowledge Foundation has awarded Malmö University SEK 36 million for the research project Internet of Things and People. According to the Foundation, “the application falls into a current and interesting area” and “it is considered to be highly relevant to industry and there is clear commitment by the companies”.

Vice-Chancellor Stefan Bengtsson is both pleased and proud at the funding approval.

“A fantastic decision. It demonstrates that our work within the Internet of Things is of a high academic standard and with strong links to industry. Approval of the profile application is a key component in the continued establishment […] Continue reading

New director of IOTAP

The new research centre, The Internet of Things and People Research Centre, IOTAP, which began operating in January, will be headed by Professor Paul Davidsson. The appointment was made following a recent meeting of the Malmö University executive management.

The Internet of Things and People Research Centre will focus on research into the development of products and services based on connected devices, especially from the user perspective. There is already an excellent research tradition in this field at the University and it will now be brought to a new level.

“It will be exciting to start up a new research […] Continue reading

Nytt forskningscentrum bildas till årsskiftet

Rektor har nyligen beslutat att inrätta ett nytt forskningscentrum: Internet of Things and People. Forskningen inom området är högaktuell och har stor potential. Tanken är att den nya centrumbildningen ska starta till årsskiftet 2013/2014.

Internet of Things handlar om att olika föremål i vår omgivning som i allt högre utsträckning blir uppkopplade mot internet. Prognoser säger att det kommer att finnas omkring 50 miljarder enheter som är anslutna till internet 2020. Det finns de som menar att Internet of Things har potential att förändra vår värld mer än vad internet har gjort.