FEM IoT – Fostering the Emerging Market of Internet of Things

FEM IoT Internet of things
Acronym FEM IoT Internet of Things
Title Fostering the emerging market of Internet of Things
Start date 02/05/2019        End date: 30/04/2021
Program Gencat – FEDER Ref. number: 001-P-001662 View file card
Subprogram Activitats Emergents

The IoT (Internet of Things) is an emerging industry based on drive technologies such as high speed and high coverage connectivity, high computing power, reduced power consumption, data analytics and learning technologies. Internet of Things is also associated with social challenges such as industrial competitiveness, convenience for automation, sustainable mobility, reduction of energy consumption and digitalization of society.

The main goal of Fem IoT Internet of Things is to become a laboratory platform for research and innovation in smart city infrastructure elements and all the resulting value-added services.


FEM-IoT Kick-off meeting

4th March 2020

It took place at the i2CAT facilities located on the North Campus of the UPC (Barcelona) and joined representatives of the 12 research centers and universities.

FEM-IoT website
Two projects for Smart Cities

The FEM IoT Internet of Things group will promote two research projects on the future challenges of IoT in Catalonia, specifically in the field of smart cities.

Connected Street Infrastructures

The first project, called ‘Connected Street Infrastructures‘ and coordinated by the i2CAT Foundation, aims to design a global and integrated architecture capable of responding to all the connectivity and service needs of a smart city.

Specifically, the project will analyze how this infrastructure model can accommodate the mobility and latency requirements of connected vehicles and, later, of autonomous vehicles and drones. Furthermore, apart from working to reduce the fragmentation of existing solutions, the project will also develop low-consumption technologies as a basis to connect the thousands of devices that are planned to be deployed in the cities of the future.

Valuement of IoT data

Mass data collection is one of the main characteristics of IoT platforms in the urban environment. To promote effective sharing and exploitation of this data, FEM-IoT will launch a second project under the coordination of BEE Group CIMNE, called ´Valuement of IoT data‘. The aim of this project is to unify hardware and software standards. This project will initially focus on two use cases for the city of Barcelona: that of controlling energy flows in the streets and that of controlling mobility and traffic intensity.





UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
BSC - Barcelona Supercomputing Center
UOC - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
URV - Universitat Rovira i Virgili
IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya
CVC - Computer Vision Center
CTTC - Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

FEM-IoT is one of the 9 emerging technology groups accredited by the Generalitat of Catalonia.

FEM-IoT is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union within the framework of the ERDF 2014-2020 Operational Programme.

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