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CityIoT – Future operator independent data integration platform


The CityIoT project opens data for companies to develop new services for cities and citizens


The current commercial IoT platforms are often proprietary and closed systems. The data collected from measuring devices and systems cannot be fully utilized. Further use of measurement data is too often limited to one manufacturer, and the services are not necessarily open to anyone else. Compatibility problems are also resulting to overlapping systems as all service providers need to make their own applications.

CityIoT (Future operator independent data integration platform) is a Six City Strategy Project, which is funded by European Regional Development Fund. The executors of the project are University of Oulu, City of Oulu, City of Tampere, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University of Technology. The main contractor and coordinator of the project is University of Oulu. The funding period is from 1 September 2017 to 31 May 2020.


Objectives of the project

  • To define an open and operator independent data integration platform and a coherent reference architecture
  • To build an IoT piloting environment
  • To activate companies with pilot cases
  • To enable the exploitation of IoT information
  • To support the development of new wireless technologies
  • To speed-up the execution of national and international strategies for enhancing digitalisation in Finland.

For companies

CityIoT opens an opportunity for companies to participate actively in the specification phase. Companies can use the pilot environment to test and develop their products and services and to develop new products for the cities and citizens.


For cities


City of Oulu

In the city of Oulu, the objective is to pilot how data collected from premises can be utilized in building maintenance and in measuring the life-cycle of buildings. IoT data is collected from existing and pending sensors to the operator-free IoT interface of the project.

City of Tampere

In the city of Tampere, the objective is to test sensorization of functions as a part of the IoT services of different companies. During these pilots, both new, pending and existing data sources will be utilized. The city of Tampere produces and collects data, which can be processed in the operator-free IoT interface of the project.




Oulu University (Coordinator)

Pirjo Rousu
phone: +358 50 573 4763, e-mail: pirjo.rousu@oulu.fi

City of Tampere

Mika Heikkilä
phone: 050 468 8478, e-mail: mika.heikkila@tampere.fi

Tampere University of Technology

Kari Systä
phone: 050 483 5496, e-mail: kari.systa@tut.fi

City of Oulu

Jani Nousiainen
phone: +358 44 703 2531, e-mail: jani.nousiainen@ouka.fi

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Jussi Kangasoja
phone: 050 574 2667, e-mail: jussi.kangasoja@oamk.fi