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Basis in IoT


About the project


     IoT applications for Cities (IoTa) project offers a training and use case definition to leverage Internet of Things systems in Urban Mobility initiatives. IoTa project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: This project is led by UPF in collaboration with NFF, CARNET, FACTUAL, and PowerHUB.

About the nanomooc


The course provides the fundamentals for IoT systems and their application in the urban mobility sector. The contents start with a conceptualisation of IoT and its approach to design IoT systems into technological ecosystems, platforms, and architectures.

Target audience

Any professional from public and private organisations interested in how IoT solutions can add value in his/her organisations.


English. Subtitles will be available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Czech and Catalan

Learning outcomes

#1 Understand the basic concepts for IoT features in a city scenario.

#2 Identification of the main elements of IoT infrastructures and their applications in transport and mobility.

#3 Identification of the main components of IoT architectures for urban mobility models.

Teaching staff

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Miquel Oliver (Coordinator)

Miquel Oliver is Full Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is leading the multidisciplinary Networking and Strategies Research Group (NeTS) since its foundation. He has been Visiting Scientist at the MIT (2013-14) as well as Columbia University (2011), Queens Univ. of Belfast (2015), Southampton University (2018) and Cardiff University (2019). His research is on wireless communications, with a multidisciplinary view including regulation, telecom policies, blockchain and economic impact.

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Fabio Della Valle (Coordinator)

Fabio Della Valle holds a Ph.D. in Blockchain Technology from University Pompeu Fabra. At the engineering department, Fabio is conducting research on blockchain technology for the supply chain. He obtained an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Pisa and worked more than five years in different technology transfer offices in Europe. He has worked on the exploitation of research, innovation management, entrepreneurship education and supporting academic-based start-ups during business growth. Fabio started his first investigation on blockchain technology and DLTs in 2015 at the Centre for the Digital Economy at University of Surrey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the nanoMOOCs?

The nanoMOOCs offer a short and focused training centered in a single competence. Nanomoocs make an intensive use of technologies to improve the user experience and learning process.

How much does it cost to take a nanoMOOC?

NanoMOOCs are free of charge for participants.

Will I have a nanoMOOC certification?

Yes, we will offer you a certificate that will be verifiable via the Blockchain.

How long do they take?

Each nanoMOOC can represent between 10 and 20 hours of dedication achievable in the same week.