Smart Action will provide support for International Road Mapping of the Research Agenda and Policies of the Internet of Things as part of the Future Internet Technological Development and to increase the uptake of European industry and businesses related to the IoT, serving the Lisbon Agenda.


Main Objectives

Due the high level of interdisciplinary work in the research produced in the areas of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, it will be necessary to understand, coordinate, support and engage not only the technological elements, but also other areas such as biotechnology, social sciences and nanotechnologies, just to name a few, that provide the right context in which Internet of Things concepts can be embedded and will be used to provide solutions that can benefit society at large. Such coordination is of uttermost importance and a crucial part of this support lies in the efficient coordination of dissemination efforts both inside and outside of Europe.

SMART-ACTION will provide support for the development of strategic research agendas as well as serve as a enabler for the dissemination and further integration of results into future research and industrial developments, while at the same time, coordinating international efforts as efficiently as possible.


SMART-ACTION has a number of strategic goals that underline the importance of the main objective mentioned above. The first strategic goal of SMART-ACTION is to consolidate the current research and technology transfer activities in Europe and to make sure the efforts performed by the individual research groups generate an optimal effect on other research areas and groups.

Secondly, another strategic goal is to extend the reach of Internet of Things technologies beyond Europe and to make sure that Asia, the US, Australia and Africa are all involved in the process of defining an overall strategy for the Internet of Things by providing input to workshops organised as part of SMART-ACTION.

Finally, the last strategic goal is to make sure that companies are also involved in the process of defining this research agenda to make sure that roadblocks and potential problems are identified and solved as early as possible in the process of transfer of technologies to industry. Following this strategy, we are confident that paths for the transfer of technology and, in general, the creation of new business in areas related to the Internet of Things will be encouraged.

Project Facts

SMART-ACTION is receiving funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609024. It started on Sep 1st, 2013 and has a duration of 24 months.