Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is renowned for applied research in close collaboration with national and international companies and stakeholders. The yearly turnover is around 160 million Euros, of which 90 million Euros is related to research activities. LTU has 1,600 employees and 15,000 students distributed over 4 campuses.
The university has several strategic partners, both including leading universities like Stanford University and Monash University, and multinational corporations like Ericsson, Scania, Shell, IBM, Volvo Aero, and LKAB. Several research centres are located at LTU, such as the Centre for Critical Infrastructure and Societal Security (CISS), Centre for Distance-spanning Technology (CDT), the E-health Innovation Centre (EIC), and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Physics (CMTF). Additionally, LTU has several world class laboratories (see below) to support human-centric research which targets at development of innovative ICT-based products and services.
LTU has been heavily involved in the European framework programs over the years with more than 70 projects. Examples of these, with involvement of key persons of the PHEONIX project, are Smart Sense Region (SSR), Societal development through Secure IoT and Open data (SSIO), Optimizing Hybrid Energy Grids for Smart Cities (OrPHEuS) and iVO.
SSiO (2018 - 2021)
SSIO (Societal development through Secure IoT and Open Data) (2018-2021) is an ongoing project which aims to develop a smart city platform for collecting, securing and sharing data from heterogeneous IoT devices. The OPENMOSAIC project, connects to the SSiO project through the use of the FIWARE platform and the open data repositories. It is a direct continuation of a previous EU funded SmartSenseRegion project (2015-2017), which build the foundations of an IoT platform and open data sharing using FIWARE
Project management of the ERDF project SenseSmartRegion where we started to develop our IoT platform FIWARE components. We also developed/supported companies that wanted to develop different services on the platform.
SenseSmartCity (2011 - 2014)
Continuous evaluation of the ERDF project SenseSmartCity. The goal of the project was to stimulate SME’s to develop IoT related products.
OrPHEuS (2013 - 2017)
Orpheus (2013-2016) was a FP7 project that investigated how to optimize and balance between heterogeneous energy grids for Smart Cities. A key objective was to improve communication infrastructures from the distribution network until the customer’s house. Consequently, the project addressed sensor and metering data networks, with new concepts for machine-to-machine architecture and extensions (like data processing, filtering, and behaviour detection.
The project addresses the future demographic challenge and eHealth, connected to smart regions. The project will catalyse existing systems, based on IoT in the Skellefteå municipality in Sweden, by extending those with new IoT units and exchange of information from these between different municipal operations. The main goal of the project is to develop IoT-backed eHealth services in accordance with the needs of the users that have been identified
LTU brings expertise in the areas of cloud computing, mobile cloud and edge computing, applied artificial intelligence, Internet of things context-aware systems, and quality of experience.
LTU is involved in national projects like Smart Sense Region (SSR) and Societal development through Secure IoT and Open data (SSIO) where an IoT platform is built using FIWARE technology to provide a wide array of services and applications in the smart region of Skellefteå such as air pollution monitoring, smart light poles and health monitoring in smart homes, to name a few.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 893079