Background & Motivation

Internet of Things and its services are becoming part of our everyday life, ways of working, and business. The long-standing visions of the personal digital assistant, smart home, smart car and the smart environment are now becoming reality with the help of mobile computing and the Internet of Things. Our IoT program is developing crucial building blocks and models for the next generation of Internet services supported by a plethora of connected things.

Our program aims to ensure that Finland is a recognized leader in the IoT domain. The program started in 2012 and the expected budget for this four-year program is 50 Million Euros. This year we have more than 35 organizations participating in the program. The research is based on the strategic research agenda.

The program has an over-arching goal of developing a common toolkit and basis for IoT deployments that connects the currently more isolated vertical deployments and offers reusable building blocks for them. Various vertical industry segments have been developed over time to solve challenges in transportation, logistics, public safety, health and so on. Many of the current software and hardware solutions are not interoperable with each other.

Our program aims to create new ecosystems through the common basis and toolkit and by promoting innovation in the application and service layer thus opening the IoT software development process.

Research Areas

The program covers a number of research areas

IoT Management

Networking and Communications

Services and Applications Development Support

Human Interaction

Trials and Demos

Program results

Most significant results from our program

Smart Traffic

Home in time, thanks to smart traffic.

IoT Hub

With IoT Hub interconnectivity gets a whole new meaning.

Smart City

If only we would know, in Smart Cities we do.

Capillary Network

Local sensor data, local processing with Capillary Network.

Assisted Living

Home Safe Home with Assisted Living Service.

360° Video

I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere with 360° video player.

About Us

DIGILE's story began in 2008, when the company was founded as TIVIT. TIVIT’s purpose was to implement business-led research programs according to the SHOK concept. Over the years, operations have grown in terms of service, research program volume as well as the number of us participants, and the name was changed into DIGILE in 2013.

Today, DIGILE is a non-profit company operating between the public and private sectors with the goal of increasing know-how and developing the tools required by the Internet economy – and creating growth, jobs and new business in Finland through it.

We coordinate business-led research programs, speed up the development of digital services, create business ecosystems and open up channels to China and other international markets.

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