Ireland's Internet of Things Testbed

Project Summary

Pervasive Nation is a national-scale Internet of Things research infrastructure based on a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking technology. The objective of Pervasive Nation is to build an Internet of Things testbed of scale which will become a resource for industry, government and academia and act as a strong catalyst for Internet of Things research and innovation.

Funding Body

Pervasive Nation is a research infrastructure of the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

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The Pervasive Nation infrastructure uses the latest off-the-shelf LPWAN technologies, software-defined radio and Application Enablement Platform (AEP) technologies. These provide end-to-end connectivity allowing users to shape the future of Internet of Things. Pervasive Nation is particularly suited to the connectivity and networking of small, simple devices in difficult to reach locations or in remote areas.


  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Cork Institute of Technology- Nimbus Centre
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Dublin City University
  • Maynooth University
  • Tyndall National Institute
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Ulster
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Nimbus Role

Nimbus Centre is a core partner supporting research and innovation that enables new IoT concepts, business models and devices to be developed and tested.

People Involved