Next Generation IoT as part of Next Generation Internet


Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the next big concepts to support societal changes and economic growth, being one of the fastest growing ICT segments. A specific challenge is to leverage existing technology strengths to develop solutions that sustain the European industry and values.


IoT-NGIN introduces novel research and innovation concepts, to establish itself as the “IoT Engine” that will fuel the Next Generation of IoT as a part of the European Next Generation Internet. First, IoT-NGIN uncovers a patterns-based meta-architecture that encompasses evolving, legacy, and future IoT architectures. Second, it optimizes IoT/M2M and 5G/MCM communications, including using secure-by-design micro-services to extend the edge cloud paradigm. Thirdly, it enables user and self-aware, autonomous IoT systems through privacy-preserving federated ML and ambient intelligence, with AR support for humans. Finally, IoT-NGIN researches towards distributed IoT cybersecurity and privacy, for example, using Self-Sovereign Identities and interconnected DLTs to implement Meta-Level Digital Twins.

IoT-NGIN will be validated via more than 30 types of heterogeneous IoT devices, ranging from tiny resource constrained IoT sensors to intelligent, autonomous buses, drones and robots, deployed in one of the most prestigious IoT/5G lab (OneLab) and five Living Labs: the “Twin Cities” Living Lab in Helsinki/Tallinn, a fully customizable Smart Agri Living Lab in Greece, the BOSCH and the ABB employee-friendly Industry 4.0 facilities in Barcelona and Helsinki, and a hybrid field-lab facility focused on Smart Energy, interconnecting Terni City and EDD Eurolab in Aachen. Beyond partners exploitation plans, to maximize impact and sustainability, IoT-NGIN will push all results via alliances, clusters, SDOs and DIHs, including FIWARE, BDVA, and AIOTI, offer developed software as open source, and organize open Open Calls to engage FGPA/ ASIC/fabless and IoT application developers.

Our Role

Privanova’s role in IoT-NGIN project is to ensure compliance with the privacy, data protection and ethics principles of the H2020 including the GDPR. Our main task is to support the Consortium during the research & innovation phase and the implementation of the final solution. Besides acting as the Data Protection Officers for the project, our efforts are distributed across all work packages, with particular attention to Task 1.3 (Verification framework, Bench-marking and GDPR compliance). In addition, we lead Tasks T4.1 related to the next generation of IoT PRESS Analysis and T9.4 regarding the legal and regulatory compliance. Throughout the project, our communication, dissemination and exploitation activities will contribute to the tasks T8.3 and T8.5.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°957246. All information on this website reflects only the authors’ view. The Agency and the Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information this website contains.



Grant ID



2020 – 2023


€ 7 998 622,50


Capgemini Technology Services
Ericsson GmbH
INTRASOFT International S.A.
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
Forum Virium Helsinki Oy
Optimum S.A.
eBOS Technologies LTD
Privanova SAS
Synelixis S.A.
Cumucore Oy
Emotion s.r.l
Aalto University Foundation
Fundació i2CAT, Internet i Innovació Digital a Cataluny
RWTH, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems
Sorbonne Université

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