Five Nordic universities have developed a roadmap on Industrial IoT (IIoT). IIoT is a key enabling technology for the green transition, bringing together several technological paradigms, from smart electronic components, 5G technologies, to AI and Edge Computing.

The roadmap supplements the existing European roadmaps released recently, however, since the Nordic countries are far ahead on digitalization compared to the rest of Europe it calls for specific Nordic measures. According to the EU’s digital DESI index the Nordic countries are ranked at numbers one, two, three and four within the EU. Therefore, the Nordic countries are years ahead of their EU counterparts in the digital roll out of implementing digital services and infrastructure. The Nordic roadmap suggests several measures to be pursued in the next decade.

  • To maintain and strengthen the Nordic leading position in trustworthy digitalization. A general enabler for this leadership has been the long-term focus on security and trustworthiness of the IIoT systems. However, further success and industrialization will require a strong emphasis on collaboration, and synergies between the currently scattered national competences. We therefore recommend establishing a joint Nordic Center doing research in trustworthy methodologies for the implementation of sustainable IIoT.
  • To prioritize R&D with increased focus on IIoT solutions facilitating traceability, reparability, durability and recyclability, with a specific goal to establish the required multidisciplinary collaborations. This focus is motivated by the green transition, which will require a framework for green growth and the circular economy, enhanced by digital technologies. 
  • To train the next generation of students in both digitalization and the green transition, the Nordic universities should focus on sharing advanced course modules that are easily integrated into the current curricula. 

 We have chosen to present our roadmap in the innovative format of a “slidedoc”. A slidedoc is a visual document intended to be read and referenced instead of projected. Flipping through the pages of a slidedoc should feel like flipping through the printed pages of a book or swiping the screen of a tablet device. The way we communicate is changing. In our time-strapped world, we like information that is consumed quickly. We hope you will enjoy swiping through our roadmap.

2020 Swedish Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems

The Swedish Summer School on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) brings together leaders from industry and academia to introduce researchers to current hot topics in the area. The summer school is arranged by Halmstad University and KTH, and is aimed at professionals from the industry and academia, including doctoral students.

Dates: June 8–12, 2020


ITSC 2020 – The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems

September 20-23, 2020. Rhodes, Greece.
Special Session on: Beyond Traditional Sensing for Intelligent Transportation

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Localisation and navigation using radars (e.g., scanning, Doppler, and ground-penetrating);
* Ego-noise and soundscape modelling and interpretation (e.g., sound-based failure detection, terrain/road surface status classification, urban sound source detection and localisation);
* Event-based (neuromorphic) vision for localisation and perception in challenging scenarios;
* Multi-spectral imaging (e.g. IR or polarimetric cameras for localisation and perception under difficult visibility);
* In-vehicle sensing and wearable computing for failure detection, driver and passenger behaviour modelling;
* Far infrared sensing;
* Texture odometry;
* Novel sensor hardware and designs;
* Unconventional sensor placements or multi-sensor systems;
* Optimal sensor scheduling and control in complex and/or multi-agent / social environments;
* Astronomical (skyward-facing), atmospheric or odor-based sensing;
* IoT technology for intelligent transportation and Internet of Vehicles (IoV);
* Passive Wireless/RF sensing.
Paper Submission Deadline: March 02, 2020


Call for Papers
10th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2020)
October 6-9, 2020
Malmö University, Sweden


A 20 months postdoc position at DTU in the area of Security in Pervasive Computing

DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) invites applications for an appointment as postdoc within the area of security in pervasive computing. The position is available from 1 April 2020 (or according to mutual agreement) and expires the 30 November 2021.

Apply no later than 6 March 2020


The Hub at the High Tech Summit

During the High Tech Summit at DTU the Hub organized a session on “Large scale IoT – Smart Cities” with the below programme:

Fog Computing for Large-Scale Industrial IoT
Paul Pop, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Large-scale IoT cases
Paul Schwartz, Cibicom A/S, Denmark

IoT in Helsingborg – today and future projects
Magnus Adenskog, Lund University/Helsingborg Campus, Sweden

Maintainability of large-scale IoT
Erik Larsson, Lund University, Sweden

Industrial Internet Campus at Aalto University
Vesa Hirvisalo, AALTO University, Finland

The presentations can be found here:


Professor Erik Larsson from Lund University giving a talk on Maintainability of large-scale IoT during the 2019 High Tech Summit


Post Doc opportunities

Mälardalen University, Swedenhastwo Post-Doctoral researcher positionson topics related toSafety and security  Assurance of Cyber Physical Systems.
Application to be made online following the link provided below each position. Deadline : December 15, 2018
Postdoc in Safety Assurance of Collaborating Cyber Physical Systems
The focus of this post-doc position is to conduct research into efficient safety certification of collaborating cyber physical systems, with specific focus on autonomous construction machinery.
The selected researcher will work in the project “SUCCESS’ which aims to make significant contributions to the assurance of the safe design and operation of industrial robotics and automation systems (RAS), and is part of the ‘Assuring Autonomy International Programme’ (AAIP) initiative funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York to spearhead research, training and standards in the safety of RAS.  The SUCCESS Project at MDH is selected as a demonstrator project for AAIP and has Volvo Construction Equipment and Safety Integrity AB as partners.
You will develop new risk models and assurance rules (some of which are amenable to automation) for updating risks and confidence pre-deployment as well as during operational phase, thereby realising the notion of dynamic safety cases. You will validate the project deliverables via the demonstrator developed in collaboration with project partners, mainly Volvo CE. You will disseminate the project results through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; and you will contribute to a future Body of Knowledge comprising state-of-the-art techniques, methods and processes for the engineering, assurance, regulation, deployment and operation of RAS.
Postdoc in Safety and Security Assurance of Fog/Cloud based Future Factories
The focus of this post-doc position is to conduct research into safety and security assurance in the context of reconfigurable future factories involving autonomous robots and humans.
The selected researcher will work in the project Future factories in the Cloud (FiC) funded by the Swedish Foundation for strategic Research and involves MDH (Project leader), Chalmers University of Technology, Uppsala University and the University of York (UK). We envision future factories being designed by compositions of smart connected components, with a large part of the intelligence residing in the Cloud. This will enable increased flexibility and evolvability of manufacturing, as well as pave the way for new business models where production facilities can be accessible as cloud services.
Moving a large part of the production complexity to the Cloud has benefits in cost, energy efficiency, sharing of resources, increased flexibility, adaptability and evolvability, and provide in general a strong basis for innovation. There are however associated challenges, including providing efficient and predictable (safe and secure) computation and communication, and coping with the huge amounts of data needed to provide the envisioned intelligence. These challenges are particularly demanding in safety-relevant systems, such as transportation and manufacturing.
The selected researcher will perform research on identifying threats to security as well as safety in futuristic factory contexts and develop methods and tools for assuring safety and security through appropriate mitigation strategies. Failure modes of technologies such as Fog and Edge computing needs to be appropriately characterized and modelled into assurance frameworks. The research will be based on real usage scenarios and results demonstrated and evaluated in industrial contexts.
MDH in Eskilstuna and Västerås is one of Sweden’s largest university colleges with 14 000 students and 900 employees. It has a long tradition of cooperating with society and has entered strategic agreements with both the public and the private sector. Most study programs fall into one of four main areas: economy, health and welfare, education, and engineering. The MDH research often takes the form of co-creation with external partners on the regional, national and global levels, with the aim to generate useful solutions for societal development.
The position is to be hosted by Embedded Systems (ES), which is the most research-intensive research environment at MDH and a national leader in embedded-systems research. Research at ES has a dominating focus on embedded software, with world leading competence in embedded-software development and real-time systems modelling and analysis. Internationally, ES has extensive co-operation and is known for its research as well as its strong links with industrial partners, such as ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson, Scania and Volvo, as well as many smaller companies. ES provides a stimulating international research environment, characterized by its cooperative atmosphere, openness, and team spirit – a great environment for a researcher to grow in; with a mix of established and young researchers, several of which are employed or funded by industry.


FED4SAE 2nd Call opens 27th of May

Could 60K€ boost your innovation projects? Are you an innovative SME in the domain of Cyber Physical Systems or Industrial IOT that have an awesome business idea that could need a boost in the right direction? Then it could be a perfect opportunity to apply for a FED4SAE Application Experiment.

Read more about FED4SAE here.

If you get approved, the IOT Hub THINGS are happy to give you a nice deal on office space at their location in Stockholm. Just to put you in the centre of the action.

KTH is, as one of the Networking partners, proud to represent the FED4SAE Project in Sweden. And our role is to guide and help you apply.

The FED4SAE Project aims to bring innovations to the market by offering a combination of funding, technical platform, domain expertise as well as access to a pan-European network.

The expected duration of an Application Experiment is from 9 to a maximum of 18 months. The average funding per applicant is 50k€ with a maximum of 60k€ for one, at a funding rate of 70% of the budget.

What you need to apply;

1. A clear plan and budget for what you want to achieve.
2. An understanding of the business potential that the result could bring.
3. Selected one of the Industrial Platforms that you need to include in your experiment.

The call is closeing 18th of September so you should have plenty of time to apply. And the KTH Innovation HUB is happy to coach and support you in writing your application so don’t hesitate to contact us. But please don’t wait until the last moment.