Aarhus City Lab

New EU project to Aarhus called IoTCrawler

The EU project IoTCrawler is a 3 year long Horizon 2020 project which starts the 1st of January 2018. The project has an extensive potential to boost the business and social benefits of Internet of Things. 

IoTCrawler is centered around the Internet of Things, where Aarhus Munivipality through previous Smart City projects and its strong foothold in co-creation, has created an interesting international profile as a test environment for experiments and solutions in this advanced field. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is estimated to have a global market value of 50 billion USD already in 2025 according to the report from Grand View Research, Inc. The IoT market therefore has a huge business and social potential, but there are still a number of fundamental challenges that resemble those that existed at the beginning of the internet's stories, where different competing systems and platforms created a fragmented ecosystem. 

In IoTCrawler, the partner circle will therefore seek to solve these challenges by making a search engine for the Internet of Things that can create integration and interaction across different platforms and systems.  

On top of the search engine there will be built several different user friendly demonstration applications in the area of Industry 4.0, Social IoT, Smart City and Smart Energy. The project also has a strong focus on user-driven processes, business models, security and personal data. 

The partners in the project are: 

  • AARHUS MUNICIPALITY (Denmark) 
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA (Spain) 
  • UNIVERSITY OF SURREY (England) 
  • STIFTUNG FACHHOCHSCHULE OSNABRUECK (Germany) 
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITY (Denmark) 
  • SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH (Austria) 
  • NEC EUROPE LTD (England) 
  • AGT GROUP (R & D) GMBH (Germany) 
  • DIGITAL WORX GMBH (Germany) 
  • ODIN SOLUTIONS S.L. (Spain) 

Aarhus Municipality has a role as communication and co-creation partner in the project, and serves as a test environment for selected demonstrations. The project has a total budget of 5 million. Euro. 

 

For more information contact: 

IoTCrawler: Project manager Sebastian Holmgård Christophersen sech@aarhus.dk