Bettair Cities to appear at the Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 thanks to FrontierCities2 (fC2 – FIWARE)

With the support of frontierCities2 (fC2)Bettair Cities will be one of the SMEs and startups to take the stage at the event, introducing their innovative smart city technology that maps urban air quality on a large scale to the attendees.

As a part of one of the SMEs and start-ups to be present at this event, Bettair Cities, will be one of the SMEs supported by frontierCities2 (fC2) to introduce to the attendees an innovative smart city technology to map urban air quality on a big scale.

The frontierCities2 (fC2) represents a significant step up in the scope, ambition, and service of the Acceleration & Incubation process for FIWARE SMEs and Start-ups.

In the framework of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018, the fC2 start-ups will be involved in the 1st edition of ITSUP, , a new event for Smart Mobility Start-Ups and are also set to participate in a series of roundtables organised by H3BMedia.

The main objective of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 will be to discuss solutions in different categories related to the traffic and mobility industries. The traffic industry is undergoing major changes and developments are on a fast track. As a result there is extremely high demand to know about all the latest trends related to infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, safety, and parking.

The event will take place from March 2023 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Ateknea to collaborate with Amazon Web Services as a ‘Startup-enabling organization’

We are happy to announce that Ateknea Solutions will collaborate as a start-up enabling organization with Activate for Startups, a programme powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that supports innovative start-ups.

Amazon Web Services provides start-ups with the low cost, easy-to-use infrastructure that is needed to scale and grow businesses of all sizes. AWS Activate is a programme with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS.

As a “Startup-enabling organization” of Activate for Startups, Ateknea will be able to offer access to the AWS infrastructure to the qualifying start-ups in its portfolio.

A selected start-up will access one of the following packages for free:

  • The Portfolio package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. Qualifying startups receive up to €15,000 in AWS promotional credit and other benefits.
  • The Portfolio Plus package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. Qualifying startups can choose to receive up to €15,000 in AWS Promotional Credit for 2 years or €100,000 in AWS Promotional Credit for 1 year, along with other benefits.

Ateknea helps Widget 3.0 to make charity donations easy and safe

We are happy to announce that our participation in the project Widget 3.0 is coming to a successful close. Within the framework of this project, the Barcelona-based company, Worldcoo, has developed a new generation of their system which allows e-commerce users to easily and safely donate to charities and non-profits anytime they buy something online.

As part of this project, our Software Department developed three modules:

  • A Data Warehouse system that captures, pre-processes, and stores all the activity of the platform.
  • A Business Intelligence system that optimizes the ratio of transactions that end in donation, recommending projects, amounts, and visualizations based on the buyer profile.
  • An SDK that allows a third party to integrate the Widget 3.0 system into their mobile applications.

 

Ateknea Solutions, partner of clean energy ideas

Ateknea Solutions will collaborate in #CleanTechCamp2018 as a Knowledge Partner. #CleanTechCamp2018 is an Innoenergy programme that supports sustainable projects with the potential to impact the global energy field by creating smarter and more sustainable cities.

As a Knowledge Partner of the #CleanTechCamp2018 Program, our goal is to help companies develop their innovation projects, creating solutions that will lead to a fully sustainable energy industry and create better lives for everyone, by offering them our extensive experience in helping companies to transform their ideas into valuable, profitable and feasible market solutions.

As part of the programme, we will participate as speakers in the fundraising field. We aim to use our strategic experience in gathering financial contributions for new projects in order to guide participants in seeking funding to commercialize their environmentally friendly products and technologies.

The programme will start on March 13th with training sessions and workshops, with the final event taking place at the end of June 2018.

If you are a potential start-up or unincorporated company with a business project in the clean energy sector based in Spain and Portugal, this is your big opportunity! Find out more about the #CleanTechCamp2018 programme at http://www.cleantechcamp.com and join us in creating a better quality of life for us all.

The Smart City Expo World Congress Starts Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow at the Smart City Expo World Congress where we will be presenting Bettair alongside 680 international exhibitors and more than 700 government representatives from cities, regions and countries from around the world.

As one of the 2017 Call for Solutions’ winners we’ll be kicking off this three day event with a short 10 minute presentation by our Managing Director Josep Perelló. He will presenting Bettair at the Agora stand in the Smart City Plaza along with the other winners of this year’s Call for Solutions from 15:15 – 16:15.

Ateknea and Bettair will also be at the Generalitat de Catalunya’s stand in pavilion 2 stand D-401, the FIWARE stand in pavilion 2 stand B-231 and in The Village at the SCEWC Call for Solutions stand.

Come by the Fira de Barcelona Gran Via from 9:00 to 19:00 Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th and join us and over 420 top-level thought leaders and industry practitioners from key verticals in discussing the challenges and opportunities we face and how we can contribute to creating the Smart Cities of the future.

Ateknea + Bettair at Smart City Expo World Congress!

Stay on top of the latest urban innovation trends and discussions. Join us and take part in this amazing opportunity to network and do business with decision makers in the smart city sector.

This year Ateknea will be present at 3 different stands throughout the Smart City Expo World Congress, showcasing our latest innovation; Bettair.

We have the honour of being among the SMEs and Startups chosen by the Government of Catalonia to be part of their stand (Generalitat de Catalunya, Pavilion 2 Stand D-401) at SCEWC, thanks to our accomplishments in engineering and our innovative smart air quality sensors that intelligently and accurately measure the air pollution in cities. We were also chosen be part of the SCEWC Call for Solutions stand, one of the stand out attractions of SCEWC, located at the heart of the event in The Village. Finally, thanks to our participation in Frontier Cities 2 Fi-Tech program we will be presenting Bettair at the FIWARE stand as a ‘Powered by FIWARE’ Solution. You can find us there in Pavilion 2 Stand B-231.

Stop by one of our stands to find out more and learn what Ateknea and Bettair can do for you. We’ll see you there!

The partners of FoAM-BUILD concluded the project with a final review meeting

The FoAM-BUILD project has developed thermoplastic particle foam using newly developed raw materials, additives and process set-ups as well as a new system for the prevention of bio-organism growth that occurs at the outer surface of thermo-insulated facades.

A nano-scaled structure was used for the particle foam cell morphology to achieve the targeted insulation behaviour; new polymer blends and nano-scaled nucleating agents in combination with a new high pressure drop rate expansion process were developed to create the nano-cellular foam.

During the project Ateknea Solutions contributed to the development of a new system for the prevention of bio-organism growth. Particularly, Ateknea’s contribution consisted of developing a new facade monitoring solution including both the hardware components and the sensor data acquisition and processing software that controls the system.

The Project successfully concluded on the 31st of August, achieving the following expected results:

  • Test setup for investigation of growth of micro-organisms under dynamic conditions
  • Accelerated base coat commercially available (Alsecco Alsitop SF and Alsecco Armatop X-Press)
  • Field testing of algal/fungal prevention system in Germany and the UK
  • Halogen-free flame retardant low thermal conductivity insulation foam

Ateknea at IoT Solutions World Congress 2017

Ateknea is among the SMEs and startups that the Government of Catalonia will host at their stand in the IoT Solutions World Congress 2017

The Government of Catalonia will participate in the third edition of the IoT Solutions Wolrd Congress, from the 3rd to the 5th of October, hosting different SMEs and startups at their stand there.

Ateknea, along with its innovative platform, Bettair, will be part of their stand thanks to Ateknea’s accomplishments in engineering and intelligent technology to measure the air quality in cities.

Ateknea Solutions is a leading European engineering company with extensive experience in supporting companies in transforming their ideas and innovative projects into valuable, profitable and feasible market solutions. Ateknea provides engineering services in the IoT domain, offering complete solutions including electronic development (hardware and firmware developments) as well as software development (telecommunications, multi-screen front-end and back-end developments) in different sectors such as Transport, ICT for Health, Agrofood, Industry4.0, Energy, Environment, etc. Ateknea also provides system integrations with Artificial Intelligence techniques such as Expert Systems or Machine Learning techniques. That is to say, Ateknea covers the entire IoT Value Chain including smart devices, networks, platforms, analytics and service provider developments.

In addition, they are now commercializing a very powerful, innovative and unique urban air monitoring system – Bettair – that, for the first time, will truly be able to map air pollution in cities on a scale previously unimaginable. It is based on a large deployment of novel, affordable, and outstandingly accurate gas sensors that use an advanced post-processing algorithm. The information gathered by Bettair will allow cities to make smarter decisions to mitigate air pollution and create appropriate urban plans for enhancing air quality.

If you want to learn more about Ateknea’s innovative product, come and visit them at the Barcelona Activa stand, where you can also find out about the other innovation and technology services that Ateknea Solutions works with.

More information at: www.iotsworldcongress.com

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10 Catalan companies specializing in Smart Cities, including Ateknea Solutions, have traveled to New York in search of public tenders, partners, and new clients.

The trip, organized by ACCIÓ, a Spanish Governmental agency, began last Tuesday and ends today, Friday May 5th.

The companies’ agenda included meetings with major American companies in the sector, state-of-the-art technology companies, and public agencies of New York and other municipalities in the area. The objective being to learn about the development of Smart Cities within New York City, which is driving the policy NYC Strategy for Building Smart + Equitable City.

The representatives of the Catalan companies have presented their projects and explored access to public tenders in the region. They also visited the incubator “Urbantech Hub @ GCT”, which specializes in the field of Smart Cities and is the result of collaborations between the City of New York and companies like GE and Microsoft.

Ateknea Solutions is among the 10 participating companies in this mission. Crea Idea LAb, Digalix, Nexus Geographics, Opentrends, Starlab, Talk & Code, Thingtia, We Smart Park and Worldsensing, are among the other companies that have been participating in the activities of the past few days. All of them are specialized in the field of IoT (Internet of Things), big data, business intelligence, geolocation, sensors and urban equipment.

A key sector for the Catalan economy

The mission forms part of ACCIÓ’s strategy to boost the Smart Cities sector in Catalonia. According to a study carried out by ACCIÓ, the Smart Cities sector generates 3% of Spain’s GDP. In fact, there are 270 companies in Spain dedicated specifically to this sector, employing 116.163 workers. Additionally, €6,969 million of the total turnover of these companies comes from their activities related to Smart Cities.

 

Ateknea at “Advanced Factories” Barcelona

Thanks to the invitation we received from Eplan, the electrical design software we are using at Ateknea, we heard about the first edition of the “Advanced Factories” conference, held at the CCIB Barcelona, located at Fórum. Our Industrial Processes department swiftly organized a visit on one of the exhibition days, as the conference’s slogan “discover the latest in machine tools, industrial automation and software to transform your business” was of interest to all the people in the department: electrical, control and automation, and mechanical.

Regarding Control and Automation, we could experience firsthand some of the latest innovations not only of the leading brands in this sector such as Eplan, Rittal, ABB, Rockwell Automation, Festo, Weidmüller and many others, but also from manufacturers hitherto unknown that may be an option for future projects such as IronTech, a company based in Girona (Spain) that is dedicated to the design and manufacturing of industrial computer hardware.
Robotics, as sector with dynamic growth, was very well represented with some collaborative robot model by brands such as Kuka, Fanuc, Universal Robots or Yaskawa.

Apart from the exhibition itself, there were a series of presentations and speeches related to Industry 4.0. There was also a “Factory Innovation Theater” that hosted short presentations of solutions and products.
If we had to highlight a particular product, we would choose the “ThinManager” by Rockwell Automation. A factory visualization management software, operating on Zero Client type screens (without operating system). The software allows managing factory visualizations, on thin clients or light clients, providing advantages such as the reduction of deployment costs, maintenance and update of the application and the possibility of connecting to the server of the application from heterogeneous devices (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device). Among the benefits are: configuration and centralized management, quick replacement of terminals, time and money savings as well as managing users by adding an extra layer of security.

Related to Machining and Manufacturing, there were large manufacturers of machining centers as well as a wide range of suppliers of parts and technical solutions for our prototypes. We were able to take a close look at new manufacturing technologies, such as the new HP 3D printer, the Jet Fusion 4200/3200, that achieves to 10 times faster print speeds, cutting manufacturing costs by half and maintaining excellent mechanical properties.

We also saw the new low cost planetary gearboxes from IGUS, which are very useful for applications without heavy loads, and guides with wear sensors, for intensive applications. We met with regular suppliers like FESTO, PROTORAPID or IFM, and enjoyed their candies.

We saw the different types of machining centers, and the different forms of machining that we use to create the more complicated pieces, and we closely checked the surface finishes of the different 3D printing technologies. We also saw the different methods manufacturers have discovered to improve FDM prints and confirm that the latest improvements made to our small 3D printer are in line with the quality of the latest machines.
Concluding with 3D Technologies, we were able to check out the latest developments in the metrology sector by leading companies such as FARO, RENISHAW and ZEISS. Within this sector, we were impressed by the 3D Scanner that allows the creation of 3D models in a wide range of sizes, considerably reducing design time and increasing accuracy when creating the model.

This first edition of the conference has been great and a second edition is scheduled from March 15 to 18, 2018. We will save the date!