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Multi-platform support for IoT applications

An open distributed platform to enahnce the development of IoT applications.

Approach & Solution



The Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm for the development of digital systems based on the usage of interoperable devices and communications protocols. Thanks to the progress achieved in recent years, these enable the creation of state-of-the-art products and platforms that are economically sustainable.

However, in order to make the most of the potential of IoT, there are still significant technical and business barriers to be overcome, including the fragmentation of systems, architectures and application areas, which are too often based on closed and vertical models rather than open, integrated platforms and environments.

SUMMIT is, therefore, aimed at realizing an integrated and able to evolve IoT platform.


SUMMIT proposes an architectural framework in which the network and smart objects are integrated via patterns that enable semantic interoperability, thereby ensuring the security, privacy and reliability of IoT applications.
The interconnections between smart objects will be based on the adoption of SDN (Software-Defined Networks). Our experts will validate the infrastructure by a process of application and assessment in three real-life pilot applications related to smart building, smart health and smart manufacturing.

Engineering is the project coordinator and, alongside its customary skills in the IT field, will supply the project with a robot (“Pepper”), microcontrollers such as Arduino and Raspberry, in-depth video cameras, and smartwatches.

The project is funded by the MISE PON “Enterprise and competitiveness” programme (ERDF 2014-2020)


More adaptive and context-aware IoT solutions

Greater IoT application interoperability

Lower-cost IoT applications

Facilitated development of IoT applications

Project value

Cost cutting
Process performance

Enabling Technologies


Project Team

Research & Innovation