European Commission launches IntellIoT, an €8 million Next-Generation IoT environments project
- The project ‘IntellIoT’ will champion intelligent, autonomous, and human-centered solutions for the healthcare, manufacturing and agricultural sectors
- With the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, while leveraging the capabilities of state-of-the-art 5G communication networks, IntellIoT plans to provide a reference framework for deploying applications that can handle remote operations with high levels of efficiency, quality and security
- The 3-year project has a budget of €8 million and is supported by a consortium of 13 partners from nine countries
In the fight against the coronavirus, digital technologies play an unprecedented role in the maintenance of daily life and economic and social activities, as well as in the recovery of industry and business. Accelerated through Covid-19, IoT applications now need to look beyond connecting a variety of different devices, by adding intelligence, autonomy and security to the IoT edge node, close to the users.
H2020 IntellIoT (Intelligent, distributed, human-centered and trustworthy IoT environments), is a Pan-European Research and Innovation project that started on October 1st, 2020 and 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. It aims 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. While employing technologies such as 5G, cybersecurity, distributed technology, Augmented Reality and tactile internet, the project champions end-user trust, adequate security and privacy by design.