Secure Connected Trustable Things

Wouldn’t it be great if all the electronic gadgets we use in our everyday life could be just as trusted as your family and friends?

Secure Connected Trustable Things

Project Objectives

Especially if these “things” connect via the Internet. Think of wearables used in healthcare and smart living, think of your smart home appliances, or connected cars, or machines collaborating in a modern production facility (industry 4.0). They are all part of “The Internet of Things” (IoT), which revolutionizes our everyday life, one of the most important drivers of digital transformation.

Vincent van Gogh said: “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” That is a pretty good picture for the IoT, with a lot of small things coming together, eventually causing big changes to our private and business lives. For that to happen, things need to get connected, and wireless connectivity is often the best way for seamless and easy communication.

But is it secure? Can you trust it? Recent studies estimate that around 26 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by the year 2020. In 2017, 375 million devices were potentially vulnerable, which will grow to more than 900 million by 2020 and attacks increased by 280%.

That’s where SCOTT project steps in. To realize the full potential of IoT we need to build trust in wireless solutions and increase their social acceptance. SCOTT will enhance security, privacy and safety of the underlying technologies.

SCOTT brings together key players from several industrial and user domains including building, automotive, aeronautics, rail and healthcare, strengthening Europe’s position in the emerging world of IoT.

SCOTT involves technology, human and social sciences, and will build “trustable things that securely communicate”, interconnected by dependable wireless technology, which do care about the end users’ privacy desires.

Role of ACCIONA in the project

The participation of ACCIONA in the project consists of two main topics:

  • On one hand, ACCIONA coordinates one of the project Technology Lines: Autonomy of Devices and Energy Efficiency of WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks). This Technology Line encompasses all the horizontal activities of the project addressing the development of energy efficient components and communication protocols, the physical and logical integration of energy-constrained WSNs, and the identification and development of the most suitable technologies for energy harvesting and energy storage in WSNs.
  • On the other hand, ACCIONA participates in one use case in the railway and logistics sector, which focuses on the logistic management of multimodal hubs, considering the specific scenario of a shunting yard, which could be applied as well to other similar scenarios such as logistics in the construction sector. The use case applies SCOTT technologies in order to ensure continuous tracking of freights, to optimize the yard management, and to provide interoperable information to all stakeholders. Thus, the use case addresses the need to optimize the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity in the context of the ongoing liberalization of the European railway sector, and the current lack of interoperability between the processes of transport, scheduling and operation of the rolling stock.


May 2017 – June 2020 (38 months)

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The SCOTT project is coordinated by Virtual Vehicle (Austria). The consortium is composed of 57 partners from 12 countries (Europe + Brazil):

  • ACCIONA (Spain)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Austria)
  • AVL LIST GmbH (Austria)
  • CENTRIA Ammattikorkeakoulu OY (Finland)
  • CISC Semiconductor GmbH
  • Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)
  • EMBRAER SA (Brazil)
  • ERICSSON AB (Sweden)
  • EYE Networks AS (Norway)
  • F-SECURE OYJ (Finland)
  • FEV EUROPE GmbH (Germany)
  • FEV Polska Spolka Z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia (Poland)
  • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
  • Fundación Tekniker (Spain)
  • Hogskolan i Halmstad (Sweden)
  • OSLOMET – Storbyuniversitetet (Norway)
  • INDRA Sistemas SA (Spain)
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (Portugal)
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (Spain)
  • J.I.G. Internet Consulting SL (Spain)
  • Universität Linz (Austria)
  • KLAS Limited (Ireland)
  • Kompetenzzentrum das Virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft MBH (Austria)
  • Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (Sweden)
  • Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH (Austria)
  • Wolffia AS (Norway)
  • MONDRAGON Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S Coop (Spain)
  • MOVATION AS (Norway)
  • NOKIA Solutions and Networks OY (Finland)
  • NXP Semiconductors Austria GMBH (Austria)
  • NXP Semiconductors Netherlands BV (Netherlands)
  • PHILIPS Electronics Nederland B.V. (Netherlands)
  • SIGNIFY Netherlands BV (Netherlands)
  • Politechnika Gdanska (Poland)
  • QPLOX Engineering (Belgium)
  • RD VELHO OY (Finland)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
  • REALTIME Embedded AB (Sweden)
  • SBA Research Gemeinnutzige GmbH (Austria)
  • SIEMENS Aktiengesellschaft Oesterreich (Austria)
  • SMART INNOVATION Norway AS (Norway)
  • STICHTING IMEC Nederland (Netherlands)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Netherlands)
  • Technische Universitaet Graz (Austria)
  • TELLU AS (Norway)
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (Finland)
  • TELENOR ASA (Norway)
  • TYCO Ireland Limited (Ireland)
  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Ireland)
  • Universitetet i Oslo (Norway)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • VEMCO SP ZOO (Poland)
  • XETAL NV (Belgium)
  • GMVIS SKYSOFT SA (Portugal)
  • SIEMENS Mobility GmbH (Austria)


This project has received funding from ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 737422. The JU receives support from