Engineering Innovation In
Smart Energy & Utilities
Research project aimed at developing an open, secure and decentralized federation of blockchain-based IoT platforms, enabling data and information to be utilized in new ways.
Approach & Solution
Impressive quantities of data are generated by IoT technology. The real revolution consists in being able to bring together data generated by different devices, sensors and platforms to enrich the information generated and improve support for decision-making. SOFIE has this very aim: to develop an open, decentralized and scalable IoT architecture that will make many IoT platforms accessible in a single federation, by creating an "adapter" and leveraging blockchain-enabled interconnections. Three pilot projects will be testing the solution in food, video games and energy industries. At Engineering, we will be working on the third of these, contributing to optimum network control using blockchain.
We will create an administratively decentralized federation of IoT platforms for business use in which data is not merely integrated; instead, it will remain inside the corresponding IoT platforms, but will be usable by different applications while maintaining high standards of security and privacy: SOFIE will ensure end-to-end security as well as key management, authorization, accountability and inspection functionalities by leveraging blockchain technology. We are also participating in standardization activities and adopting open standards and existing interfaces and components, such as FIWARE, W3C Web of Things (WoT) and oneM2M. The project has received co-funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme - Contract No.779984.
Support for smart contracts
Data management compliant with regulations
High confidentiality and privacy
Integrity and easier reporting
Research & Innovation