Developing solutions to sustainability using IoT





With the exponential growth of IoT and associated applications, there is a need for a large number of technicians specialized in IoT, in particular in LoRa and LoRaWAN technology. According to the European Commission’s document “Advancing the Internet of Things in Europe”, tangible business opportunities for IoT technologies can be found in all “smart environments” identified by various studies. In these environments we can find:

Smart Cities that are equipped with sensors, actuators and other devices that provide information that, when properly valued, will improve the living conditions of its inhabitants.

Smart Energy, where smart meters and smart grids are powered by IoT and can optimize energy consumption, while IoT solutions and services can help change consumption behavior and patterns.

Smart Farming, where data collection, data processing, data analysis and automation technologies orchestrated together enable improved operation and management of a farm.

Earth and ocean observation systems and the future blue economy, where IoT can help maximize the use of the oceans’ potential, particularly in terms of fisheries, marine platforms and aquaculture.

For this reason, DSIoT wants to develop a complete IoT system, using LoRaWAN, to train young people and adapt them to the needs of the current IoT market.


  • Raise awareness of the environment and the fight against climate change and develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Develop the skills and confidence of teachers in the development and use of a sensor network (IoT) in LoRa/LoRaWAN technology.
  • Encourage teachers to design and share innovative and effective practices to fight climate change through a strategy based on the design and use of a network of environmental sensors.
  • Create a network of IoT clubs @LoRa VET Clubs, where students and teachers can collaborate creating an IoT network of environmental sensors in order to address issues around the fight against climate change.
  • Reinforce the link between schools, NGOs, companies, teacher training centers, professional associations of teachers and universities.


  • IoT Learning and Development with LoRA KIT.
  • 2 onsite training programmes attended by at least 30 participants (6 days each).
  • IoT@SustainabilityProjectHub.
  • International network of collaboration with VET Students, VET Teachers/Trainers, companies, universities, and other relevant stakeholders.


Direct target groups: 

    • VET teachers, trainers from the partnership.
    • VET teachers, trainer from all Europe.
    • VET students.

Indirect target groups:

    • VET Schools.
    • Companies.
    • Associated Partners.
    • NGOs and civil society organisations.
    • Environmental associations.
    • Other relevant stakeholders.


  • Create actions to promote the Mooc, the IoT@SustainabilityProjectHub.
  • Provide contribution with 8 projects to the IoT@SustainabilityProjectHub.
  • Lead the European Online contest IoT@LoRa.
  • Host the final conference.
  • Organise 2 National replication workshops.