IoT applications for cities

Online training course about how to achieve a high return on investment from IoT products and services

Project Description

  • Academy
  • 1 January 2022
  • 31 December 2022
  • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
  • €166 193

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to networks of technologically enabled physical objects that can communicate with each other to exchange data and interact with their external surroundings. This allows remote access and control of smart devices which has been successfully used by local governments to improve management of urban mobility issues such as waste collection, tracking of goods, and multimodal transportation.  

To maximise its potential, a less technical and business-oriented approach is required. To this end, the IoTa Competence Hub is creating and conducting an online training programme that fosters lateral thinking, focuses on how to achieve a high return on investment on IoT initiatives, and challenges participants to understand in greater depth how IoT processes and systems work. 


To address knowledge gaps and needs of participants and deepen their understanding of the business aspects of IoT as applied to urban mobility problems.

Main Objective

To educate local government employees, start-ups, IoT companies, and entrepreneurs about how IoT systems and processes can facilitate management of various urban mobility issues with a focus on the commercial aspects.


A training programme comprising online training and analysis of case studies.



Project lead

Miquel Oliver
Fabio Della Valle