SCOTT: Secure COnnected Trustable Things

SCOTT: Secure COnnected Trustable Things will provide comprehensive cost-efficient solutions of wireless, end-to-end secure, trustworthy connectivity and interoperability to bridge the last mile to market implementation. SCOTT will not deal with just 'things that are connected', but 'trustable things that are connected', i.e. things interconnected by dependable wireless technology and valuing the end-users' privacy rules.

SCOTT bundles the European key players from several industrial domains including building and home / smart infrastructure, automotive, aeronautics, rail, and health to make full potential of cross-domain synergies and to strengthen Europe's position in the emerging technology field of secure IoT.

SCOTT banner.


The SCOTT project is funded by European Union under the ECSEL Joint Undertaking call as an Innovation Action. The project is a collaboration between 57 partners from 12 countries. The Norwegian partners are:

The project started on 1May2017, and lasts for 38 months (mid 2020). SCOTT contributes to the ECSEL Workplan in the following areas:

  • Smart Society
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Smart systems integration
  • Safe, secure and efficient transfer of information and power

In a nutshell

SCOTT aims to extend the Internet of Things

  1. for wirelessly connected
  2. smart sensors and actuators
  3. to be used in building & home / smart infrastructure, mobility, health domains (see Figure)
  4. ensuring safety and security, privacy and trustability.

Please see the official web page of SCOTT for more details.

SCOTT overall pictogram.
SCOTT overall pictogram.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the major enablers of the digital transformation trend Europe currently is facing. It represents the vision that every object and location in the physical world can become part of the Internet. The McKinsey Global Institute underpins the status of IoT as a game changer: "IoT will change the bases of competition and drive new business models for user and supplier companies".

The IoT will enable - and in some cases force - new business models for companies that use IoT systems in their operations, while creating new lines of business for technology companies. As a result, Europe is also facing a digitalization of business processes. While consumer products increasingly use cloud services and wireless connections, industry applications are hindered by the fear of malign consequences.

Physical parts of the IoT such as sensors/actuators and wired communication are generally well developed and established. However, wireless solutions - although having major benefits for usage, such as increased flexibility, mobile applications, weight reduction, adaptability for changes etc. - are not yet fully accepted. They are still regarded untrustworthy, in particular when it comes to application areas where security and privacy are required.

Creating trust in wireless solutions and increasing their social acceptance is thus one of the major challenges to bring out the full potential of the Internet of Things.

UiO focuses on

UiO is participating in various Pilots and in several of the Technology Building Blocks used in these pilots, including:

  1. Privacy Labels
  2. Measurable Security
  3. Semantic ABAC

UiO also coordinates the overall technology developments and integration.

MSc opportunities

Many topics related to Internet of Things exist within this project, both application and technical oriented, both with industry and use case. Internship possibilities exist in the companies involved in the project (or other related collaborators s.a. below).

Please have a look at Student Corner on the ITS-Wiki, or Contact any of the affiliated persons.

International Cooperations

Planned international cooperations are with several of the SCOTT member, as well as with the institutions below :


Publications and Presentations are found on the ITS Wiki 

Tags: Security, IoT, cyber-physical systems, smart home, multi metrics, privacy, trust
Published Feb. 23, 2017 5:23 PM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 1:07 PM


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