The laboratory is conceived as a space for public-private collaboration open to technology companies, device manufacturers, research personnel and municipal service concessionaires

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    The laboratory aligns with the goals set out in the Madrid Digital Capital strategy.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the IoTMADLAB? 

    It is a laboratory specialized in the Internet of Things whose objective is to promote the interoperability and security of city devices, facilities, and equipment to which IoT is or could be incorporated. The main objective is to identify and contrast an open, neutral, and interoperable model to facilitate the direct connection of devices and the exchange of data and actions between them. 

    Who owns the IoTMADLAB? 

    It is a public-private and social collaboration initiative promoted by the Digital Office, attached to the General Coordination of the Mayor’s Office, which is financed by the Madrid Business Forum and is materialized through the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and with the participation of technology companies, device manufacturers and operators of municipal and city services and incorporating the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem and the users of the services.   

    When was the IoTMADLAB created and where is it? 

    On June 29, 2022, the General Coordinator of the Mayor’s Office and the Rector of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid signed an agreement for the application of technologies related to Internet of Things networks in municipal and city services through the Center for Comprehensive Home Automation from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid ( 

    In September 2023, an addendum was signed in which the time horizon is extended and 5G corridors and cybersecurity of IoT devices and networks are incorporated.   


    Who can participate in the IoTMADLAB? 

    The IoTMADLAB is open to the entire City Council (e.g. Government Areas, autonomous organizations, municipal companies) and, through them, to all technology companies, device and installation manufacturers, operators-contractors of municipal services, entrepreneurs and startups, universities, technology centers and business schools. The multidisciplinary team of UPM researchers coordinates the planned activities, which in addition to the study and promotion of IoT standardization is dedicated to disseminating knowledge of this discipline for citizens in smart urban spaces and holding workshops for knowledge transfer.   

    What forms of collaboration are planned for companies? 

    Companies can strengthen their collaboration, in addition to that indicated in the previous section, through the following formulas: 

    Collaborating companies: Those that, through the municipal unit with which they have a relationship, intend to incorporate their solution into the catalog of integrated elements, carrying out the necessary activities to certify their interoperability and compliance with the necessary security measures, committing to carry out the updates that become necessary over time. 

    Associated companies: Those that sign a collaboration agreement with the IoTMADLAB to incorporate equipment and solutions to the laboratory itself and its facilities and carry out activities aimed at interoperability and cybersecurity. 

    How can I contact IoTMADLAB? 

    If you work in a municipal unit, contact the digital office.  If you work in a company that already collaborates with a municipal unit, do it through it. In any other case, contact us through

    What is the architecture model for the city of Madrid? 

    At you can consult the studies of the various alternatives that are being evaluated. Once the first smart urban spaces have been deployed, the architecture will be evaluated and subjected to contrast tests, as well as monitoring and evaluating the impact of full interoperability on the efficiency and quality of the service. 


    In what areas do they have sensors, and what are the functionalities? 

    At you can consult the studies of the various alternatives that are being evaluated. If you want some type of sensor, related to a specific product, to be analyzed, please propose it to us at


    What communications protocols are you evaluating? 

    At you can consult the studies of the various alternatives that are being evaluated. If you want any new version/revision of any protocol to be analyzed, please tell us at

    Initially, for the first 3 smart spaces, the reference architecture will be applied to facilitate and accelerate standardization and interoperability. 


    What is the objective of IoTMADLAB? 

    Promote the interoperability of IoT devices and facilities in the city of Madrid. And to do so, it promotes the adoption of standards and identifies configurations that have cybersecurity as a design principle. 

    To this end, both the Madrid City Council through the Digital Office and CeDInT through the Polytechnic University are members of the uCIFI alliance, which publishes an open data model that in turn is based on OMA SpecWorks, and proposes a standard network based to protocols such as 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over the 802.15.4 standard (RFC 6282), and protocols such as MQTT (OASIS standard), CoAP (RFC 7252). 


    Why was this IoT Lab created? 

    Quality of life is a universal aspiration. Each person evaluates their aspirations and possibilities and chooses where to live. 

    Madrid is a city to live in. Because it offers quality services. Because its economic activity allows a high standard of living. For its cultural and leisure offer… 

    But it is also a place for challenges. Environmental sustainability, which includes aspects of energy efficiency, care for the environment, and waste management, requires technology. Digital transformation affects all aspects, because it makes life easier and more comfortable, and guarantees access to services, adapting them to needs. And for all this it is necessary to measure, know, and act accordingly, anticipating needs and adapting resources to them. And all that information must be captured. And the elements to collect accurate information about what is happening in the city is IoT. 


    What is the IoTMADLab portfolio of capabilities and services? 

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    Edificio CEDINT-UPM
    Campus de Montegancedo s/n
    28223 – Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid

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