Flemish universities start training Internet of Things

UAntwerpen, UGent and VUB start autumn 2017 with the Internet of Things (IoT) program. According to the initiators, the maps are favorable: the industry craves talent with the right expertise. Recent research shows that about 70 percent of Flemish technology companies need innovative IoT solutions. The business world seeks talent with a combined expertise: young potentials who have both technical skills (hardware & software design, embedded programming, data processing) and socioeconomic skills (legal aspects, business process optimization)

UAntwerpen, UGent and VUB start autumn 2017 with the Internet of Things (IoT) program. According to the initiators, the maps are favorable: the industry craves talent with the right expertise.

Recent research shows that about 70 percent of Flemish technology companies need innovative IoT solutions. The business world seeks talent with a combined expertise: young potentials who have both technical skills (hardware & software design, embedded programming, data processing) and socioeconomic skills (legal aspects, business process optimization).

The three universities have been conducting innovative research on IoT solutions for quite some time, often in collaboration with the Flemish industry. In the form of ICON projects (Interdisciplinary Cooperative Research), several interdisciplinary projects have already been realized. These included, for example, the wireless monitoring of cows or containers, to the automation of buildings and industrial processes.

The postgraduate will be good for 66 so-called credits, a full-fledged annual trajectory. In the first semester the students take classes, in the second semester they do an internship. The registration fee is 4500 euros.

Rombit, developer of industrial Internet of Things systems, is responsible for 2500 euros for twenty students. The general subjects will be organized in Antwerp, for specific courses and labs the students will go to Ghent and Brussels.