Overall project goal

To facilitate information access and understanding of information in everyday environments.

Innovative technologies and services should be developed and tested in such a way as to maximize openness and interoperability while safeguarding personal integrity as well as the individual’s control of their data.

How to achieve it

We combine real and virtual information in a way that increases the value of experiences, services and products.

We continue to build on the platform we developed in the Sense Smart Region project. The platform is expanded with machine learning capabilities and higher IoT security.

We would like to see companies and organizations build services and products on the platform.

The longterm goal

Companies developing services get unique conditions in which data sets from different thematic areas can be combined in an arbitrary way, through scalable distributed architectures that enable data sharing, with a security design to allow systems to be used for more critical applications.

SSiO provides secure and scalable architecture that allows to add IoT devices, sensors, open data to a platform for service development.

  • IoT and IoT security

    We work on tools for connecting and authenticating IoT devices, eg. sensors, that are useful if you need your own IoT devices to develop your services. We also monitor the communication to ensure that no one has hacked in and taken over your device.

  • Open data

    We also address open data from public authorities to discover the information that you need for service development.

  • Machine learning

    We work with machine learning to automatically recognize what are normal patterns in data, and what are deviations.

  • Augmented reality

    Use your sensor data, open data and geographical information to create useful information and present it as augmented reality. Contact us if you are interested in creating applications on our platform!


The goal is to provide an operational platform for public sector services (such as the creation of smart cities / regions) that can handle different thematic areas. Operational means that it should be able to handle IoT devices and open data sources, provide security, contain a data management module that processes data to information, configured based on a capacity requirement, and obtain a service developer module that enables an increased amount of companies to absorb and understand how services can developed in a simplified manner in a complex environment.

The opportunity to develop services will apply to companies as well as individuals who want to test and evaluate new ideas. They will thereby create a city / region-wide ”maker space” that catalyzes the development of new unique services.

Target groups

The project focuses mainly on public sector challenges and opportunities, with the aim of developing community services such as, eHealth, smart homes, building automation, environmental monitoring and so on. The development of the services will be made by companies that want to be or already are established to work towards / within the public sector.

The results will benefit a number of audiences in a perspective based on the Triple Helix, which benefits social development, entrepreneurship and academia.

LTU – Strengthens its research in in-depth technical areas and emerges as a leading part.

The directly participating companies also raise their positions within their respective areas of specialization and are given the opportunity to develop their project portfolio as well as increased contacts with academia, society and new companies.

Other companies are given the opportunity to build applications on the solutions presented in the project and can sell products / services that deliver interesting information based on IoT data and the open data available.

Companies wanting insight into an emerging world market for the technology areas addressed within the project, especially IoT, IoT security and machine learning.

There are also end users in a societal perspective as a target group to accommodate different user groups so that technology can promote different social groups and promote increased equality based on gender perspective and other horizontal criteria.