The IoTCrawler project was launched in February 20-22, taking its first steps towards a “Google for Internet of Things”.

In the two-day kick-off event at the University of Murcia in southern Spain the ten partners, spanning from research institutions to leading tech companies, moved a little closer towards developing a better adaptable and secure search engine for IoT devices.

”I think we are all very excited to make this project happen,” says project coordinator Antonio Skarmeta from University of Murcia.

Unlocking IoT potential

The research oriented project aims at exploiting both the large economic and societal potential of IoT by making devices searchable and their data accessible and actionable.

“Although there are IoT search engines, none of them are that dynamic and adaptable in searching across different types of data and devices, and their security and privacy are not satisfactory,” Skarmeta describes.

“This is a very difficult task, but there is a huge potential in such a solution for both citizens, society as a whole and for industry 4.0.”

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