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Project description

A connectivity boost for IoT in rural areas

The phrase Internet of Things (IoT) was coined in 1999 to illustrate the potential of RFID tracking technology. Today, IoT (a network of physical objects embedded with sensors, software and other technologies that connect and exchange data with other objects and systems over the internet) is the cornerstone of our digital transformation. However, the societal and economic impact of IoT is not evenly spread. In rural areas, due to unreliable connectivity, costly maintenance and lack of consistent energy supply, IoT deployment is particularly challenging. The REMARKABLE project (supported by the MSCA) will deploy secure, energy efficient, resilient and affordable IoT solutions (pilots will range from wildlife management to virtual tourism and precision farming) across rural areas in Europe and Africa.


Internet of Things (IoT) technology combined with complementary support for data analytics is the corner stone of today's digital transformation. The societal and economic impact of IoT/ML systems in urban and suburban areas significantly outpaces the one in rural areas due to a limited reach of connectivity infrastructure. To reverse further widening of the urban-rural gap, we need to bring efficient and affordable IoT/ML solutions to deep rural areas, reaching out to applications and use cases ranging from wildlife management, rural tourism, livestock monitoring, water and air pollution control, and others. By identifying main gaps in connectivity and affordable data analytics and through interleaved research, development and validation in a real-world setting, REMARKABLE will address the challenge of bringing IoT and data analytics systems a step closer to seamless, energy efficient and secure deployment in rural ares. The consortium composed of six European academic partners, five companies and five associated partners representing leading academic groups from Africa, will focus on research, development, innovation and demonstration across five use cases with six demonstration sites located in rural areas across the European and African continent. The inter-disciplinary nature of the programme provides a unique opportunity for investigation of smart sensing, IoT and data science technology from non-traditional, holistic perspectives leading to new scientific achievements and innovations. Project outputs like smart IoT sensors and devices, rural IoT digital twining platforms, ultra wide-area IoT networks, novel data analytics models and architectures will find their routes to the market via active industrial partners. The project will impact EU workforce market via new interdisciplinary skills for young contributors and form new long-lasting networks of European and African institutions in the area of sensing, IoT, big data analytics and rural entrepreneurship.




Net EU contribution
€ 78 200,00
R amadeu sousa cardoso 20 1 dto
1300 066 Lisboa

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
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Participants (9)

Partners (7)