Our activity

The IoTMADLab operates across various layers of the IoT ecosystem, focusing on its application in urban contexts and enabling interoperability between IoT devices.

The IoT Laboratory provides municipal service technical leads with the results of interoperability test batches for each device, as well as studies on technical and economic feasibility for their implementation, deployment, and large-scale expansion. Furthermore, the laboratory is involved in defining a corporate and citywide reference architecture for the deployment of an open, neutral, and interoperable IoT network.

The researchers involved in the IoTMADLab form a multidisciplinary team that represents the merger of two of the main research lines of CEDINT-UPM: the Internet of Things for Energy Efficiency (IoT-EE) and Virtual Reality and Data Visualization (RV).

We are primarily Telecommunication Engineers, Computer Scientists, Architects, and 3D Designers. Our training and experience complement each other, allowing us to address the challenges of technological innovation related to the Internet of Things (IoT) in a holistic and innovative way, adding value to laboratory research with the creation of digital twins, all applied to urban environments.


sensors under testing


partner companies


collaborating companies


The activities of the Madrid Internet of Things Laboratory are focused on the development of technological solutions that contribute to sustainability and the improvement of the quality of life in cities. Moreover, collaboration and knowledge exchange among different stakeholders are encouraged, which contributes to the creation of an urban innovation ecosystem.
Research various IoT communication protocols to identify open standards for scalable and interoperable infrastructures.
Develop demonstrators in the laboratory and pilot level at Montegancedo Campus to test technologies before deploying in real-world environments.
Conduct interoperability tests between devices and assess the impact on the digital ecosystem.
Generate digital twins of urban environments to monitor, simulate, and analyze the performance of IoT devices in their application context.
Conduct panels and demonstration sessions for specialized user groups.
Organize training sessions, workshops, seminars, and open days to educate, promote, and encourage scientific vocations around IoT technologies.


  • Basic features
  • Compatibility
  • interoperability
1 Equipment
2 Compatible
3 Interoperate
4 Criteria


Procedure for the reception and tracking of devices to be tested (advertised).

Version control of the devices (when a device is no longer a version and is new).

Checklist for each type of device

For level 1 (compatibility) / For level 2 (interoperability).



Compatibility checklist:
– Compatibility test of the equipment with the IoTMADLAB systems.



  • Interoperability checklist.
    – Basic: Device connectivity to servers/internet and the ability to interact in real time with devices from different manufacturers and different functionalities to integrate services.
    – Advanced: In addition to Basic Interoperability, certain service


Compatibility checklist:
– List of possible connectivity tests of devices with the IoTMADLab network.
– Security requirements.

1 Register
2 Reception
3 Tests
4 Reports


1. Form for Collaborating Companies
2. Form to request device report:
– What it measures (semantics)
– Dynamic range
– Precision
– Characteristics
– Technical manuals
3. Contrast the equipment and devices with the competent areas.
4. Demonstrate that the device is compatible with the equipment where it will be installed and with the IoT network



  • · Procedure for reception and tracking of devices to be tested.
  • · The IoTMADLab will perform a version control of devices, and will have to justify when a new device is added to the catalogue and not an improved version of an existing one.



Carrying out 3 levels of tests:

•Connection to the Laboratory network, Secured configuration, Updates procedure..

•2nd level: Controlled environment,Outside the IoTMADLab.
– Demonstration to the municipal technical manager.

•3rd level: Smart Urban Environment.



  1. 1st level:
  • •Connection to the Laboratory network
  • •Secured configuration, Updates procedure.

2. 2nd level:

•Controlled environment

  • 3. 3rd level:

•Smart Urban Environment.

1 Check
2 Scope
3 Tests
4 Reports


Checking the Device Compatibility Report

Recovery of device reception and tracking data

Device version control



Definition of the scope of Interoperability

•Basic: Device connectivity to servers/internet and the ability to interact in real time with devices from different manufacturers and different functionalities to integrate services

•Advanced: In addition to Basic Interoperability, certain service levels/requirements must be met.




Performing tests to verify the features specified in the scope and ensure interoperability with third-party tools

•1st level: Connection to third-party devices in the Laboratory environment, secure configuration, and updates

•2nd level: Demonstration environment: Outdoor operation check of MADLAB IoT

•3rd level: Smart urban environment.



  1. 1st level
  • •Connection to third-party devices in the Laboratory environment,
  • •secure configuration, and updates

  • 2. 2nd level:

•Demonstration environment: Outdoor operation check of MADLAB IoT

  • 3. 3rd level:

• Smart urban environment.


Asun Santamaria

Principal Researcher and Director of CEDINT-UPM

Guillermo del Campo

Technical Director of IoTMADLab

Edgar Saavedra

IoT Software Area Supervisor

Igor Gomez

IoT Hardware Area Supervisor
Luca Piovano

Luca Piovano

Virtual Reality Area Supervisor

David Pérez


Juan Carrero


Francisco Luque


Alvaro Fernández


Partner companies:

Collaborating companies:

Work at the Laboratory

At IoTMADLab, we actively collaborate with device manufacturers, whether standalone or integrated, communication hardware providers, experts in service deployment, cybersecurity specialists, and companies offering services to the city.

If you’re a company and would like to join our mission, we offer various collaboration options: from becoming an associate or partner company to requesting specific reports on compatibility and interoperability.

Interested in working with us? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted to provide you with more details.

The Laboratory and its network

The way technology is applied to city services and the very governance of ICT are in a process of transformation in which people are at the center of the digitization processes.

In this regard, Madrid has signed the Living-in.eu initiative declaration for a sustainable digital transformation of European cities and communities. In this framework, the Digital Office of the City Council actively participates in working groups such as the one related to UserCentriCities in which people are an integral part of the co-design of digital services.

On the other hand, CEDINT-UPM and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid collaborate with various laboratories and international research centers to deploy in real scenarios the latest technological advances for the benefit of citizens.


Every year, the technical secretariat of the Madrid Business FORUM asks the municipal areas for public-private cooperation projects interesting for the city, the economy and companies.

After studying, a first selection is made. The chosen projects are presented to the representatives of the forum companies by the municipal officials. Finally, companies vote and choose the projects to be carried out each year.

In 2021, the Digital Office presented a project that was selected by the FORUM as one of the most appreciated funded projects by company representatives. The Internet of Things Laboratory of the city of Madrid, IoTMADLab, concretizes this initiative, and the first results are presented on 22 November.

With its funding, the Madrid City Council has signed a collaboration agreement with the Center for Integral Home Automation (CEDINT) of the Polytechnic University of Madrid to support the Laboratory.

At the end of 2022, another project was proposed, which extended the scope of the previous one, allowing additional financing, through an addendum to the agreement, to incorporate 5G technology and enhance the specific cybersecurity aspects of these specialties.

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