Stockholm, Sweden

Internet of Things and Business Transformation

when 1 August 2021 - 14 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1200

The topic of the summer school is internet of things (IoT), as a main driver for future digital infrastructures. With the advances of ICT, billions of “things” will learn and collaborate through a reliable, efficient and secure network, using distributed storage and computing resources. This will allow increased automation of manufacturing, agriculture, and infrastructure management, as well as smart services in healthcare, elderly care, transportation, and retail.

The vision for IoT requires the combination of new technical solutions in three large technology areas: (1) Embedded systems for energy-efficient sensing and actuation. (2) Communication and networked systems for connecting the huge number of devices. (3) Computing, data analytics, and visualization for IoT based applications. IoT challenges the business ecosystems of the traditional telecommunication sector and provides new opportunities for traditional as well as emerging industries.

Building on the development of practical IoT business cases, the school will help the students to recognize values and opportunities that emanate from the enabling properties of these emerging technologies, inspire them to consider technology and business together and to be curious about future IoT applications and solutions.

The participants will get acquainted with the technology and market trends of the various IoT application domains, form balanced teams, and come up with initial business ideas, and get acquainted with the principles of value-sensitive design. Furthermore, they will learn about and practice business modelling and how to design and run experiments to rapidly test, in a data-driven manner, their most risky assumptions.

The school will be the case and project-oriented, where students will be supported by interactive lectures, inspirational talks from small and large IoT enterprises, as well as by continuous coaching by technical and I&E experts.

The summer school will take place near Stockholm, at the Bosön Conference site, providing accommodation, teaching and recreational facilities. During the weekend trip, we will explore the Stockholm area.

Target group

We welcome all qualified participants interested in digital innovation and entrepreneurship: Business professionals, bachelor’s degree students, master’s degree students, and doctoral students from any university and industry.

Credits info

4 EC
Acceptance of transfer credit is always a decision of receiving institutions. Any student interested in transferring 4 ECTS credits to another college or university should check directly with the receiving institution.

Fee info

EUR 1200: Early bird rate. Early bird fees are available for applications submitted between 1 February and 31 March 2021.
Accommodation is not included in the price. Pending availability, you can choose to have the same hotel accommodation as the EIT Digital Master School students at a price of €450 for 12 nights. In this case, you will have a shared room with another participant.
EUR 1900: Regular rate. Accommodation is not included in the price. Pending availability, you can choose to have the same hotel accommodation as the EIT Digital Master School students at a price of €450 for 12 nights. In this case, you will have a shared room with another participant.