Connected devices create increased wellbeing
The Internet of Things is a collective term for the development of equipping machines, vehicles, goods, domestic appliances, clothing and other things with integrated sensors and computers.
The area can create increased wellbeing through rationalisation and innovations in different industries. It is calculated that there will be 50 billion devices connected around the world by 2020.
The vision of the strategic innovation programme, Internet of Things Sweden, is that the public sector and Swedish industry should be the best in the world at exploiting the advantages of the Internet of Things.
- Sweden must increase its use of the Internet of Things to increase global competitiveness.
- Sweden must be a leading nation within selected industries within the Internet of Things, for example health, wellbeing and sport.
- Sweden must effectively use innovation, research, applied research and prototypes to develop products and services with the Internet of Things.
- Sweden must develop, focus and coordinate its operations within the Internet of Things to the benefit of users.