Transport and logistics 2013


Leixoes, Portugal


Instituto de Telecommunicators and the University of Aveiro; Universidade do Porto; Veniam’Works Inc


Internet of things, Intelligent transport

HarborNet is a real-world testbed for vehicular networks that has been successfully deployed in the sea port for Leixoes in Portugal. The testbed allows cloud based code deployment, remote network control and distributed data collection from moving container trucks, cranes, tow boats, patrol vessels, and roadside units, thereby enabling a wide range of experiments and performance analyses.

What was tested

Vehicular mesh networking; IoT; ICT

Testbed purpose

The testbed aims to test new communication protocols and security measures for connected vehicles, and share insights, challenges and choices in designing and implementing them.



Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

Bank of examples of real-world innovation testbeds

This is a database of real-world innovation testbeds collected through desk-based research and network interviews. It contains global examples from a range of sectors sorted into typologies, country, purpose, sectoral composition, year of establishment and main facilitators.

We're collecting more examples as we find them. If you'd like to add your testbed to this map, please suggest a testbed.

Suggest a testbed
  • Filter by:
  • Current filters:
  • Sort by: