The final event of the IOT-OPEN.EU project


Internet of Things: from Innovative Education to Contributing Towards Achieving SDGs

Date: 18 June 2019

Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Registration opens at 9:30

Address: NTNU Office at the Norwegian House for Research and Innovation,
2nd floor,
Rue Guimard 9,
Brussels 1040,

Organiser: ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Event Partner: NTNU Trondheim, Norway
Project Coordinator: Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is considered to be a powerful instrument for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The European Commission actively cooperates with industry and academia to unleash the potential of the IoT across the EU Member States. Currently, it actively supports testing and experimentation on new IoT related technologies in areas where their impact is seen as the most significant ­– energy, agriculture and healthcare. What is next to come? What skills and competencies will the future IoT industry require?

The IOT-OPEN SUMMIT offers an opportunity to discuss the current achievements and the future steps that Europe has to take to support the development and implementation of novel applications and products based on IoT. Policymakers, educators and industry representatives will be challenged to debate about current strategies and possible innovative ways to increase the IoT deployment while accelerating progress on the SDGs.

The strong education and retraining programs on IoT are one of the vital ingredients needed to guarantee such deployment. Novel approaches to teaching IoT to university students developed within the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project IOT-OPEN.EU will represent an inspiring contribution to the debate. The afternoon session of the IOT-OPEN SUMMIT will be dedicated to pitches and case studies to create an opportunity to establish fruitful collaborations.


9:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome & Introduction
10:10 – 10:30 Keynote speech 1: Policy Perspective
European Commission representative’s presentation on the future of IoT
10:30 – 10:50 Keynote speech 2: Industry Perspective
IoT and AI driving SDGs
Ray Pinto
Director for Digital Transformation, DIGITALEUROPE
10:50 – 11:10 Keynote speech 3: Educators’ Perspective
Presentation on the IoT-Open.EU Project Results
Aleksandr Kapitonov
Associate Professor, Faculty of Control Systems & Robotics, ITMO University, Russia
11:10 – 11:30 Keynote speech 4: Researchers’ Perspective
Sule Yildirim Yayilgan
Associate Professor, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
11:30 – 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:30 Panel Discussion: From Innovative Education to Contributing Towards SDGs
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:30 Pitching Session: Exploring Future Opportunities in the IoT Sector
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00 Continuation of the Pitching Session, Discussion and Conclusion

Registration can be done by e-mail:

About IOT-OPEN.EU project

The IOT-OPEN.EU is a 3-year Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project that was launched in 2016 in collaboration with 5 academic institutions – the Silesian University of Technology (Poland), ITMO University (Russia), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), the University of Messina (Italy), and one SME – ITT Group (Estonia). The IOT-OPEN.EU project is aimed at bridging the gap between what higher education offers and what the European labour market needs in the field of IoT – one of the most fast-growing and promising areas in the world of information and communication technologies. The project introduces virtual remote laboratories and open e-learning materials within one innovative multidisciplinary teaching module on the IoT. It allows students from Bachelor’s to Master’s levels and adult learners to experience capabilities of the IoT devices both in theory and in practice. The IOT-OPEN.EU educational module was developed in close cooperation with the IoT industry representatives. This project has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. All of the produced educational materials are openly available for non-commercial use through the project website:

The IOT-OPEN SUMMIT is kindly supported by: