Our goal is to conduct high quality, responsible, and
collaborative research into emerging technologies
and information infrastructures  



To engage in research that critically examines how the Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping business, society and local practices


To provide opportunities for students to develop their skills and knowledge about IoT and to gain experience with the emerging technologies and platforms

In order to be able to participate in a world of things our students need to develop theoretical and practical knowledge about IoT technologies and their use and the analytical skills to look beyond the technology to understand its consequences and impact in business and society. To this end we have several courses and practica where students participate in learning and research projects about IoT and sociotechnical change and engage in research and development that leads to the production of ethically informed and sustainable IoT based products and services.

Our Work



IoT is evolving in different domains and industries; our work is producing in-depth studies of IoT in diverse domains such as logistics or health cities; with a special focus on local enterprises.



Our aim is to understand the organisational uses, motivations and issues associated with the adoption and use of loT products and services. The focus is on loT value, readiness and business change.



Communication and dissemination of our research findings through our website, academic articles, industry reports, training materials etc.



Research to track and understand the directions that technologies, standards, development platforms and devices are taking. Which technologies are used, and in which contexts?


Use Cases

To identify scenarios and use cases in different domains and using different technologies. Using consistent modelling techniques to create a collection of loT scenarios/use cases.



Design and program prototypes of the identified use cases to demonstrate them in action. Showcasing different sensors, actuators, programming environments etc.


EIM, iD Lab

CENTERIS Conference 2017

8-10 November 2017, Barcelona, Spain This week members of the CEIR and IndustryConnect team participated in the CENTERIS conference in Barcelona. The opening keynote presentation on Wednesday 8th November was given by our IndustryConnect colleague Bernd Read more