The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has announced the winners of its smart buildings challenge, which is aimed at helping digitalize the smart buildings industry.
The winners of the challenge were announced at Bosch Connected World 2020 in Berlin. ICC said that a jury selected the winners from a pool of 39 entries from 26 contestants.
ICC noted that initial use cases for this challenge included:
-Smart space flow analytics: Tracking, zones, anonymized tracking
-Smart metering in multi-tenant commercial buildings: Smart metering, energy consumption, focus on electric energy
-Smart automated building: HVAC, control technical equipment, demand-oriented control of equipment, sustainability
-Smart building dashboard: Management tools, sales tools, overview, digital twins, augmented reality
The winners of the contest are:
-Cubelizer S.L., which won for smart space flow analytics;
-Aedifion and Thing Technologies, who won for both the smart metering in multi-tenant commercial buildings and smart automated building use cases; and
-Holisticon and its subsidiary Markenwerk ,who won for smart building cockpit.
“The smart buildings challenge introduced us to innovative new solution providers that are using advanced technologies to improve cost-performance efficiencies in large-scale ecosystems,” said Philipp Sepehr, chief digital officer at ECE, a manager of large commercial properties and a leading European shopping center operator. “The winning contestants did an outstanding job of demonstrating how they will augment the existing smart buildings deployments in our shopping malls. Along with our partners Deka Immobilien and TÜV SÜD, we are looking forward to introducing the proofs-of-concept into our live environment.”
The smart buildings challenge presented contestants with a set of smart building problems faced by building operators and investors, as well as a set of parameters required of the solutions, according to the IIC. Technology suppliers developed solution proposals, alone or with partners, and competed to deploy pilot implementations to fulfill the requirements outlined by the challenge.
Technology partners providing technology for the challenge included Bosch, Microsoft and Security and Safety Things.
Additional finalists for the smart buildings challenge were: BuildingMinds, Cloud Studio, G2K Group, Limitless Insight, Moeco, Oriient New Media and Umajin.
Winners receive the opportunity to deliver a live proof-of-concept in a shopping mall supported by Deka Immobilien, ECE and TÜV SÜD.