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Project: IoT lab for SME 2.0

The aim of this project is to develop a well-established network of companies in the Linnaeus region that can benefit from each other's expertise and products within Internet of Things (IoT). We want to achieve this by offering knowledge-enhancing and practical activities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) so that they get the opportunity to take significant steps on their digital development journey.

One of the future technologies predicted to impact a large number of business models is Internet of Things (IoT). IoT results in an increasing number of devices being connected to the Internet. Early adaptation to this new technology may prove critical for the future existence of some SMEs.

To strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises in the Linnaeus region regarding IoT matters, good examples need to be highlighted, knowledge levels need to be increased, and experiments need to be conducted. Experimental technological development, aligned with the company's strategy, has proven to be crucial in understanding how the technology can be utilised and applied in innovation processes.

Since autumn 2019, Linnaeus University has worked intensively with IoT, based on these premises. We have established a close collaboration with Kalmar Energi and Wexnet, which have extensive experience in infrastructure issues. From 1 July, 2021, to 30 April, 2023, the work was further developed within the project IoT Lab for SMEs. Within the current project, we will continue the activities that worked well and further refine the work. Kalmar Energi and Wexnet will continue to work with us, even though they are no longer formal project partners. Companies in the Linnaeus region are given the opportunity to deepen their IoT-related knowledge. This may include companies wanting to work with IoT to streamline their operations, reduce costs and/or their carbon footprint, or develop new digital innovations and business models.


The project is part of the research conducted by The Engineering Resilient Systems (EReS) research group and the Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Digital Transformations.

If you would like to participate in our activities, keep an eye out for our events or contact Elin Gunnarsson for more information.


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