The pan-European project SCOTT (coordinated by VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH from Graz, Austria) united top international industry and research partners. It reinforced Europe’s leading position in the field of Smart and Connected Things and secured Europe’s independence in the area of security-enabling components and systems.

After three years of fruitful scientific work, the €40-million research project led by VIRTUAL VEHICLE with 59 key partners from 12 countries (incl. Brazil) has successfully presented its impressing results at the final review meeting, such as:

  • Boosting Security, Privacy, Safety and Trust for IoT
  • Ensuring Industry-compliant Connectivity via Cloud Integration
  • Innovative Energy-constrained and Autonomous IoT Components
  • A Reference Architecture for Secure Connected Trustable Things demonstrated across 5 Domains (Automotive, Aeronautics, Home/Building, Rail, Healthcare, and Cross-domain (cross-disciplinary))
  • A scientifically sound yet practical Methodology for developing Trusted Systems

Statement Project Coordinator Michael Karner:

SCOTT provides solutions for wireless, end-to-end secure, trustworthy connectivity and interoperability. We do not just deal with ‚things that are connected‘, but with ‚trustable things that securely communicate‘ and are valuing the end-users‘ privacy rules. Only through the support of Europe’s industry, Europe’s leading Research Organizations, the European Union via the ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the participating national funding authorities like FFG in Austria it is possible to bring together European and International key players in one project as SCOTT did. SCOTT is not the first project of this size and it will not be the last. We had the very successful predecessor project DEWI, which dealt with bringing wireless sensor networks into harsh industrial environments. And I can already say that we are right now in the beginning of a new project about bringing two main drivers of innovation together: Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Read more about SCOTT results in our press release.