The collaboration with ahedd DIH, the Smartchain experiment - DIH World project & the impact of research to the Industry
Smart City technologies
Fuelics has a portfolio of services that include a holistic asset monitoring service for buildings (electricity, diesel, gas, water), an occupancy sensor used for parking and anti-parking applications and a set of data NBIoT loggers that can extract information from smart meters with pulse or mBus output. The latter is being used to offer water management services to cities in a very innovative and low cost way. This technology has been installed in NCSR Demokritos campus to monitor water consumption and pave the way to leakage identification.
The collaboration with ahedd DIH – The non-revenue water project at NCSR Demokritos
Fuelics has utilised NCSR Demokritos campus as a digital playground in order to provide non water revenue services, by introducing a highly accurate measurement system empowered by Fuelics Data-logging edge-computing battery-operated electronics. We have tightly collaborated with the Digital Innovation Hub of NCSR Demokritos, ahedd, not only to showcase the data captured by our devices but also in creating a common API interface, therefore providing researchers with real-time series of data where they can apply AI and deep learning techniques, a field where NCSR Demokritos excels. This collaboration has paved the way for in-depth technical collaboration that we strategically support.
The Smartchain experiment: A synergy between ahedd DIH and Fuelics – DIH-World project
We had the opportunity to raise non-equity capital and further collaborate with ahedd by disrupting the cool chain transportation market. Fuelics designed and developed for the first time a rechargeable NBIoT battery sensor with the ability to measure humidity, temperature and accelerations in addition to providing positioning data. ahedd designed and developed an AI module for experimenting with the concept of using contextual information to add value to sensor data. The contextual information in this case is location-aware weather data and predictions.
This collaboration successfully delivered an end-to-end system that has the ability to track and trace food-related products while monitoring capabilities can be reconfigured based on the transferred products. Reconfiguration of the sensor measurement abilities is possible over NFC or over the air.
The impact of research to the industry and vice versa
There is no way for a tech company to innovate without research. Additionally there is no other way to evolve your products and services. Fuelics has an R&D DNA that propels the development of new products but allows the company to be always in the forefront.
Your experience working with ahedd and the synergies that benefit SMEs
A company has a focus, to sell products or services or a combination of both. Academic establishments have a mission to research and create low TRL technologies that can gradually become products either through technology spin-offs (and most probably using venture capital) or through collaborations. The SmartChain project proved that synergies can drive innovation, let alone new products and services. We are committed not only to jointly pursue new fundings but to collaboratively design and develop high-end products in the fields of AI, where ahedd DIH excels.