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Summer school

Connecting your IoT devices

Join our upcoming” Internet of Things” course and gain the skills and knowledge to be at the forefront of this technological transformation.
In the beautiful region of Brittany, Lannion, France. Held at ENSSAT a French graduate engineering school part of the Grandes Ecoles within Rennes university.
Take the opportunity to enrich your technological skills while meeting lifelong friends and enjoying our social activity programme. Solve a societal issue with our company partner Eco-Counter.

Dates: 3-week-summer school
June 10th to 14th (online conferences)
June 18th - July 1st 2024 (in situ)

4 ECTS (local grades)

Application deadline
May 1st - APPLY NOW

Early birds: 950€ (deadline March 15th)
Full price: 1050 €
Includes tuitions fees: accommodation, social events and social dinners, visits, lunch, picnic, coffee breaks

Organizing unit
ENSSAT / Rennes university
Eco-counter (corporate partner)

Language of instruction

Course Location
Lannion (Brittany), France

Target group
• Advanced Bachelor and Master students, in the field of Digital Sciences and Technology (Electronics, Computer Science...).
• Skills in C language and signal processing basics will be welcome.

Embark in the fields of digital electronics, embedded software and networking for IoT. Hardware and software aspects of IoT will be presented and hands-on practical courses will allow you to familiarize with IoT standards.
Solve a societal challenge to measure human activities with the best energy efficiency and reasonable resource use. The local company called Eco-Counter that provides solutions to analyse the flow of pedestrians and bikes around the world will support you in your project.

Learn theoretical and practical knowledge about recent advances in enabling technologies for smart devices leveraging sensors, electronics and future wireless transceivers, systems and networks in scenarios such as IoT, Industry 4.0, Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS), autonomous vehicles, robots or UAVs.

Explore the various aspects of a smart device, from the sensors themselves to the data processing and transmission. Classical IoT standards will be detailed (BLE, ZigBee...). Investigate long-range communications (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT...)

Develop a prototype for innovative IoT applications. Each small groups (4 people) will conduct the full project: from the application specifications to a demonstration of their prototype. The prototype will be based on various sensors and wireless transceivers plugged to Arduino motherboards.
Present your project to the jury and win a prize.

Earn 4 ECTs credits

Find the programme of the summer school > here <


Eco-counter logo

With over 20 years of experience, Eco-Counter is the global leader in pedestrian and cyclist counting solutions. Our temporary and permanent, urban and rural people counting solutions count and classify pedestrians and cyclists using discreet, advanced, patented sensor technologies. Automated count data is a powerful tool to capture daily and seasonal usage trends, justify investments, communicate with stakeholders and much more. From bike counters deployed on the busiest cycle tracks of New York City, to trail counters in remote regions of the French Alps, Eco-Counters are trusted around the world.

How we take part in the project:

It is the DNA of Eco-Counter to help cities develop active travel modes (walking and biking) using data. This is why we wanted to challenge participants to build the best sensor for smart city planners and the environmental challenges they face. This means creating a device providing useful data in this context, with the lowest carbon footprint possible, while respecting individual privacy.

Our summer school will make your stay enjoyable thanks to many social and cultural activities. You will discover the town of Lannion, share some nice meals, try local food.

Photo du centre-ville de Lannion dans les Côtes d'Armor

Close to the lovely coast of the pink Granite coast, we will take you on a cruise to the Seven islands. You will be able to experience golf, kayaking or just relaxing on the beach.

Photo d'une plage de Beg-Léguer à proximité de Lannion, Côtes d'Armor

An optional trip will be offered to visit the spectacular site of the "Mont-St Michel" (transportation extra-cost 50€).

Photo du Mont St-Michel

You will be hosted in the University technology dormitory not far from the center of Lannion. The rooms are individual and have been recently renovated. The rooms are non-smoking, nicely furnished and contain bathrooms. Bed linen and towels are supplied. Free internet access is available.

Course leaders

Olivier Berder, ProfessorProf. Olivier Berder and Mickaël Le Gentil are Professor and Mickaël Le Gentil, Research Engineer Research Engineer, respectively, both at IUT Lannion - Rennes university. Their research activities are in the two complementary fields of embedded systems and digital communications for energy efficient wireless systems.
They conducted researches in the IoT field for more than a decade and published together more than 40 scientific papers in that field.

French lesson courses

“Bonjour” Discover the basics of FRENCH and try your language skills in the French workshop through everyday conversations, games and much more.

Carine Hutton, Director and teacher at
the language school English Connect

Intercultural communication

Claire Le Page, director of international relations at ENSSAT

Enhance your intercultural awareness and improve your communications skills through exciting activities. Experience the challenges and opportunities that arise in intercultural communication.

Claire Le Page, director of international relations at ENSSAT

Green IT
Digital technologies have multiple impacts on our natural environment: energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, resource depletion. Gain theoretical and practical bases to analyse the environmental impacts of equipment or services over their entire life cycle and learn how to reduce them.

Course leader: Philippe Quémerais, sustainable development coordinator

with support from

our partners

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Claire Le Page
Director of international relations

+33 (0)2 96 46 90 17

Summer school contact