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Networking the Land.
Creating Ideas.

The Project

The Beacon Südtirol - Alto Adige project is financed by the ERDF funding program coordinated by the Ecosystem ICT & Automation of IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige and the Division 9.0 of the Autonomous province of Bolzano. Through the installation of a beacon network and an IoT test network, the project aims to create a favourable environment for the development of new innovative ideas, projects and products.

Project details

  • Project start: 1st May 2018
  • Project end: 30 June 2019
  • Project budget: 545.300,00 €

Project work Packages

1 - Project Management

This work package includes all the activities that are needed to guarantee the correct implementation of all the foreseen activities.

2 - Communication and community building

This work package will include a lot of activities. The main goal is the creation of a South Tyrolean community of IoT companies, experts and talents that will stimulate new innovative ideas, projects, products and services.

3 - State of the art analysis

This work package shows the state of the art analysis of the IoT sector which will identify:

  1. The best technologies in the IoT sector and how they can be integrated;
  2. A vision about future technologies that will come in the near future;
  3. An analysis of project and companies that will use or benefit from Beacon and IoT technologies in South Tyrol;
  4. A vision of possible future development of the project activities.

4 - Beacon Network

This work package includes:

  1. Installation of 3.500 beacons distributed over the whole South Tyrol;
  2. Development of an Open Source library that can be used by stakeholders which will interact with installed beacons;
  3. Development of an Open Source web tool to manage the beacon network;
  4. Development of an Open source app to manage the beacon network;
  5. Creation of a plan for the maintenance and the future development of the beacon network.

5 - Wireless Sensor Network

This work package includes:

  1. Installation of a LoRaWAN testing network at the NOI techpark;
  2. Creation of a local IoT Community of local, national and international research institutions, companies and experts;
  3. Development of an Open Source web tool to manage the network.

6 - Pilot implementation

This work package aims to develop Open Source pilot services and applications that anyone can use as a reference implementation.