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Large Scale Pilots Programme

The EU-funded IoT Large-Scale Pilots Programme (LSP) comprises a total of seven innovation consortia (5 LSPs and 2 Communication Support Actions), working hand in hand to foster the uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) in industrial sectors in Europe and beyond within the European IoT Pilot working group.

By addressing both societal and industrial challenges through IoT, the LSP seeks to improve the competitiveness of Europe at the global level, while increasing the quality of life of its citizens. IoF2020 is part of the LSP and collaborates closely with its sister projects to achieving the programme’s objectives. Below you can find more information on the other LSP innovation consortia.


U4IoT (User Engagement for Large Scale Pilots in the Internet of Things) brings together 9 partners from 5 European countries. The objectives are to develop a toolkit for LSP end-user engagement and adoption, including online resources, privacy-compliant crowdsourcing tools, guidelines and an innovative privacy game for personal data protection risk assessment and awareness, as well as online training modules.

The partners provide direct support to mobilize end-user engagement with co-creative workshops and meetups, trainings, Living Labs support, and an online pool of experts to address LSP specific questions. The project analyses societal, ethical and ecological issues and adoption barriers related to the pilots with end-users and makes recommendations for tackling IoT adoption barriers, including educational needs and sustainability models for LSPs and future IoT pilots’ deployment in Europe.

The activities comprise supporting communication, knowledge sharing and dissemination with an online portal and interactive knowledge base gathering the lessons learned, FAQs, tools, solutions and end-user feedbacks.

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CREATE-IoT (CRoss fErtilisation through AlignmenT, synchronisation and Exchanges for IoT) brings together 19 partners from 9 European countries. The objectives are to stimulate collaboration between IoT initiatives, foster the take up of IoT in Europe and support the development and growth of IoT ecosystems based on open technologies and platforms.

This requires synchronisation and alignment on strategic and operational terms through frequent, multi-directional exchanges between the various activities under the IoT Focus Areas (FAs). It addresses cross fertilisation of the various IoT Large Scale Pilots (LSPs) for technological and validation issues of common interest across the various application domains and use cases. The project fosters the exchange on requirements for legal accompanying measures, development of common methodologies and KPIs for design, testing and validation and for success and impact measurement, federation of pilot activities and transfer to other pilot areas, facilitating the access for IoT entrepreneurs/API developers/makers, SMEs, including combination of ICT & Art.

CREATE-IoT builds strong connections with Member States’ initiatives and other initiatives and will transfer learning points to the broader IoT policy framework that includes contractual PPPs (e.g. Big Data, Factories of the Future, 5G-infrastructure), Joint Technology Initiatives (e.g. ECSEL), European Innovation Partnerships (e.g. on Smart Cities) as well as other FAs (e.g. on Autonomous transport).

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SyncronicCity (SynchroniCity: Delivering an IoT enabled Digital Single Market for Europe and Beyond) brings together 33 partners from 9 European countries and 1 from South Korea with the objective to deliver a Single Digital City Market for Europe by piloting its foundations at scale in 11 reference zones – 8 European cities and 3 more worldwide.

SynchroniCity is working to establish a reference architecture for the envisioned IoT-enabled city market place with identified interoperability points and interfaces and data models for different verticals. This includes tools for co-creation and integration of legacy platforms and IoT devices for urban services and enablers for data discovery, access and licensing lowering the barriers for participation on the market. SynchroniCity pilots these foundations in the reference zones together with a set of citizen-centred services in three high-impact areas, showing the value to cities, businesses and citizens involved, linked directly to the global market.

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MONICA (Management Of Networked IoT Wearables – Very Large Scale Demonstration of Cultural Societal) brings together 28 partners from 9 European countries with the objective to provide a very large-scale demonstration of multiple existing and new Internet of Things technologies for Smarter Living. The solution will be deployed in six major cities in Europe.

MONICA demonstrates a large-scale IoT ecosystem that uses innovative wearable and portable IoT sensors and actuators with closed-loop back-end services integrated into an interoperable, cloud-based platform capable of offering a multitude of simultaneous, targeted applications. All ecosystems are demonstrated in the scope of large scale city events, but have general applicability for dynamically deploying Smart City applications in many fixed locations such as airports, main traffic arterials, and construction sites. Moreover, it is inherent in the MONICA approach to identify official standardisation potential areas throughout all stages of the project.

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AUTOPILOT (AUTOmated driving Progressed by Internet Of Things) brings together 43 partners from 14 European countries and 1 from South Korea, with the objectives to increase safety, provide more comfort and create many new business opportunities for mobility services.

The market size is expected to grow gradually reaching 50% of the market in 2035. AUTOPILOT develops new services based on IoT to involve autonomous driving vehicles, like autonomous car sharing, automated parking, or enhanced digital dynamic maps to allow fully autonomous driving. AUTOPILOT IoT enabled autonomous driving cars are tested, in real conditions, at four permanent large scale pilot sites in Finland, France, the Netherlands and Italy, whose test results will allow multi-criteria evaluations (technical, user, business, legal) of the IoT impact on pushing the level of autonomous driving.

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ACTIVAGE (ACTivating InnoVative IoT smart living environments for AGEing well) brings together 48 partners from 9 European countries with the objectives to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities.

The project delivers the ACTIVAGE IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIOTES), a set of Techniques, Tools and Methodologies for interoperability at different layers between heterogeneous IoT Platforms and an Open Framework for providing Semantic Interoperability of IoT Platforms for AHA, addressing trustworthiness, privacy, data protection and security. User-demand driven interoperable IoT-enabled Active & Healthy Ageing solutions are deployed on top of the AIOTES in every DS, enhancing and scaling up existing services, for the promotion of independent living, the mitigation of frailty, and preservation of quality of life and autonomy.

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European IoT Pilots

The IoT European Large-Scale Pilots (LSP) Programme includes the innovation consortia that are collaborating to foster the deployment of IoT solutions in Europe through integration of advanced IoT technologies across the value chain, demonstration of multiple IoT applications at scale and in a usage context, and as close as possible to operational conditions.

The projects under the LSP programme are targeted, goal-driven initiatives that propose IoT approaches to specific real-life industrial or societal challenges. They are autonomous entities that involve stakeholders from supply side to demand side, and contain all the technological and innovation elements, the tasks related to the use, application and deployment, as well as the development, testing and integration activities. The scope of the LSP Programme is to foster the deployment of IoT solutions in Europe through integration of advanced IoT technologies across the value chain, demonstration of multiple IoT applications at scale and in a usage context, and as close as possible to operational condition. IoT European Large-Scale Pilots Programme includes projects addressing the IoT applications based on European relevance, technology readiness and socio-economic interest in Europe.

The IoT European Large-Scale Pilots have prepared a brochure, which provides an overview of the overarching goals of this initiative, and some facts and figures about each of the 7 EU-funded projects involved in the programme.

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The following eBook presents the IoT European Large-Scale Pilots (LSPs), providing an overview of the overarching goals of this initiative, facts and figures about each five different and specific focus areas, from smart living environments for ageing well, smart farming and food security, wearables for smart ecosystems, reference zones in EU cities and to autonomous vehicles in a connected environment.

The Programme includes five LSPs – ACTIVAGE, AUTOPILOT, IoF2020, MONICA, SYNCHRONICITY and two coordination and support actions – CREATE-IoT, U4IoT and involves more than 250 organisations from 19 European countries addresses over 80 use cases that creates opportunities for entrepreneurs, expanding local businesses to European scale, and supports the development of secure and sustainable European IoT ecosystems.

The document gives an overview of the IoT demand drivers and trends, key elements for digital transformation through IoT in key vertical markets and summarises the IoT European Large-Scale Pilots Programme impacts and benefits.

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