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Published: 3 March 2017

End-user and societal acceptance is critical to the success of the IoT large-scale pilots. U4IoT combines complementary RRI-SSH expertise encompassing social and economic sciences, communication, crowdsourcing, living labs, co-creative workshops, meetups, and personal data protection to actively engage end-users and citizens in the large scale pilots.

The project will:

  • Develop toolkit for LSPs end-user engagement and adoption, including online resources, privacy-compliant crowdsourcing tools, guidelines and an innovative privacy game for personal data protection risk assessment and awareness, online training modules.
  • Direct Support to mobilize end-user engagement with co-creative workshops and meetups, trainings, Living Labs support, and an online pool of experts to address LSPs specific questions.
  • Analyse societal, ethical and ecological issues and adoption barriers related to the pilots with end-users and make recommendations for tackling IoT adoption barriers, including educational needs and sustainability models for LSPs and future IoT pilots’ deployment in Europe.
  • Support communication, knowledge sharing and dissemination with an online portal and interactive knowledge base gathering the lessons learned, FAQ, tools, solutions and end-user feedbacks.

The U4IoT platform will support IoT take-up in Europe by better aligning it with end-user and societal expectations, mutualizing information and learning experiences, and improving communication with the public,- enabling Europe to take the lead in IoT user (and market) adoption. U4IoT will work in close cooperation with the other CSA, AIOTI and the IoT Forum who will maintain the platform after the end of the project to continue serving the European IoT community.

The project runs 2017-2019.

Coordinator: Marita Holst, Luleå University of Technolgy.

Marita Holst

Marita Holst, Head of Unit

Phone: +46 (0)920 492289
Organisation: VSS-SSR, Professional Support