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The green revolution for the Industry 4.0.

Objective

AEinnova’s INDUEYE 2.0 sensing technology aims to help big industries to digitalize easily, costly-effectively being environmentally friendly. In this sense, the European Industry has an opportunity to increment their productivity being more sustainable. Focused on Energy Intensive Industries with big facilities in explosive environments (called ATEX) as oil&gas, chemical, petrochemical, food and wood industries they have significant limitations to achieve the Industry 4.0 transition. In detail:
-Energy: Powering wired sensors requires high investment in wiring (50€/meter of wire) whereas wireless sensors require maintenance (batteries replacement cost about 300€ every 6-24 months).
-Communications: Wired sensors need high investment in infrastructures whereas wireless in order to save battery use low-range protocols needing repeaters (i.e. Wifi or Bluetooth).
-Data representation: Big industries use SCADA to represent data. It isn’t flexible, not accessible to historicals, nor web-based/mobile nor predictive maintenance.
-ATEX. Wireless IoT holds lithium battery that is explosive and highly contaminant. They cannot be installed in explosive environments forcing all sensors to be wired.
Moreover, these big industries are highly inefficient due to they lose 65% of their energy needs in the form of waste heat (1.4PWh yearly or the 21% European energy needs).
AEinnova creates the first wireless industrial IoT device that solves these limitations. It’s a batteryless, free-of-maintenance, wireless long-range, self-powered by heat and ATEX taking all the advantages of all the state of-the-art. Also, all the data is presented in a Software-as-a-Service IoT web-based dashboard with reports and analytics. The technology’s kernel is protected by patent in EU, USA and Canada patent.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-3
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Funding Scheme

SME-2b - SME Instrument (grant only and blended finance)

Coordinator

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INNOVATIONS SL
Address
Pare Llaurador 169
08224 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 507 636,50