AIoTwin is a twinning coordination action for spreading excellence in Artificial Intelligence of Things, bringing together researchers from four European institutions (three universities and one research institute):

  • University of Zagreb - Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER), 
  • Technische Universität Wien (TUW),
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TUB),
  • Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE).

The strategic objective is to significantly strengthen the scientific excellence and innovation capacity of UNIZG-FER in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) through knowledge transfer and networking activities between UNIZG-FER researchers and world-class scientists from leading EU institutions. This will be achieved through an elaborate work plan and a comprehensive set of activities that will increase the mobility of researchers and improve the scientific and innovative capacities as well as the attractiveness and visibility of UNIZG-FER in the European Research Area.

AIoTwin identifies four research domains (RDs) relevant to AI for IoT:

  1. Edge Computing and Orchestration,
  2. Federated and Decentralised Machine Learning,
  3. AI for Robust and Energy-Efficient IoT, and
  4. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for IoT.

These RDs align well with the current research directions leading to the Next-Generation IoT. The knowledge gained through the networking activities in the RDs will be the driving force for conducting a joint research project on data-driven orchestration middleware for energy-efficient IoT supporting ML workflows. The middleware will be tested on a selected use case using the consortium's shared infrastructure. In addition, the project will strengthen the research management and administrative skills of UNIZG-FER staff.

AIoTwin provides a unique opportunity for UNIZG-FER researchers to work closely with leading international researchers to develop new ideas, foster creativity, and strengthen the impact of all participating partners on an international level. It will contribute to strategically reduce disparities between Croatia and other EU Member States participating in the Horizon Europe programme.

Project details

Project title Twinning action for spreading excellence in Artificial Intelligence of Things
Acronym AIoTwin
Grant agreement ID 101079214
Project duration 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2025 (36 months)
Project leader Prof. Ivana Podnar Žarko, PhD
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