MERIT Showcased at IoT Solutions World Congress 2024

From May 21-23, 2024, the IoT Solutions World Congress took place at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via Venue, gathering international industry leaders and innovators. The IoT Solutions World Congress 2024’s edition focused on industry transformation through disruptive technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, digital twins, and Industry 4.0.

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), through CIT UPC, actively participated in this prestigious event, highlighting its cutting-edge projects and technological solutions to foster collaborative relationships between academia and industry.

During the event, the UPC through CIT UPC, showcased several projects and technological solutions addressing current challenges in IoT across multiple fields. The UPC booth featured prototypes and projects related to connectivity, digital twins, security, Industry 4.0, Big Data, energy efficiency, and e-health. Among the projects showcased, MERIT took center stage, emphasizing its significant contributions to IoT and AI education as it aims to address the skills gap in these critical areas by fostering a new educational ecosystem across Europe.


Side Event: Strategic Alliances between University and Industry

A significant highlight was the Side Event titled “Strategic Alliances between University and Industry: Technology and Talent for Innovation” organised by CIT UPC. This session, held on May 21, featured discussions on fostering collaboration between academia and industry. Notably, Ilker Demirkol, professor at UPC Manresa and coordinator of the MERIT project, engaged in a fruitful dialogue with Eva Roca, Talent Iberia Manager at Schneider Electric, exploring new collaborative formulas to nurture talent in emerging technological fields.

The IoT Solutions World Congress 2024 provided an excellent platform for MERIT to engage with industry leaders, potential collaborators, and the broader technological community.

The UPC booth featured a range of innovative prototypes, including smart textiles for health sector applications, ammonia detectors based on nanostructured metal oxide layers technology to improve animal welfare and reduce farm production costs, and the first open-source library enabling multi-hop and peer-to-peer data routing in LoRa
mesh communication networks.


More information is available here and at iot.cit.upc.edu.

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