E-course 5 introduction: Recommendations for adoption and sustainability

The E-course has two main lessons. One lesson will focus on recommendations for tackling IoT adoption barriers.

The second lesson will focus on sustainability. The E-course has been developed by imec and LTU that were in charge of the work package 3 ‘analysis and recommendations’.

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55 min


Adoption, barriers, sustainability

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Recommendations for adoption and sustainability

The E-course has two main lessons. One lesson will focus on recommendations for tackling IoT adoption barriers. The second lesson will focus on sustainability. The E-course has been developed by imec and LTU that were in charge of the work package 3 ‘analysis and recommendations’.

E-course on Recommendations for adoption and sustainability

Duration 33:28 min
Added on 12-12-2019

Duration 33:28 min
Added on 12-12-2019
The presence of IOT-solutions within five applications domains - wearable sensors, smart agriculture, autonomous driving, smart healthcare, smart cities - raises questions and concerns by different stakeholders and in particular end users towards their adoption and use in their daily life context. In order to better equip IoT-initiatives in those 5 application domains and support the piloting process, the first lesson in this e-course provides an overview of adoption barriers in different IoT application domains as well as practical recommendations to tackle potential adoption barriers that might arise at the end users’ side (consumer). The topics presented will deal with theoretically understanding the adoption process and the role of barriers and practically on strategies to increase awareness of how these barriers should be overcome.

E-course on Recommendations for adoption and sustainability

Duration 45:25 min
Added on 27-04-2020

Duration 45:25 min
Added on 27-04-2020
This e-course dives into the sustainability question of IoT projects based on the experiences and exchanges with the 5 LSP’s. Sustainability is understood here from a broad angle, meaning to take into account not only economic/business concerns but also societal and environmental issues. D3.1 ‘Analysis of ethical, societal and environmental issues’ showed that the deployment of Iot Solutions in society will raise a lot of concerns ranging from privacy, over data security to natural resource management or bio-diversity. This course In particular presents a self-assessment tool called the Sustainability matrix that supports projects to self-assess at their beginning, the middle and their end. This is done by helping projects to formulate assumptions that during a project lifespan can be validated, adapted or discarded based on identified research activities that allow to provide insights (data, knowledge) on the initially identified assumptions. Secondly the e-course presents 4 IoT domain specific recommendations for sustainability that came out of the interactions with current large scale pilots.

Lesson 1: Adoption barrier

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