The latest The Collider edition is coming to an end and it is now fair to say that it has been a success. Among the over 30 contestants getting onboard 6 months ago, three teams of entrepreneurs have make it to the finishing line. Three teams who have endured the difficult Opportunity Validation phase and are now developing their first industry pilots. As they leave the program’s nest, these startups will enter The Collider’s exclusive portfolio, where they’ll still enjoy a wide range of benefits including office space and investment guidance.
Meet The Collider 18-19 startups:
CEO: Miguel Silva
COO: Adriaan Landman
Sci: Dimosthenis Karatzas, Marçal Rossinyol, Lluís Gómez
Research Center: Computer Vision Center at the UAB University
All_Read Machine Learning Technologies develops an advanced intelligent technology for character recognition capable of extracting alphanumeric text in operational environments. In other words: reading text in difficult conditions.
The algorithm is based on a neural network model of learning (Deep Learning), developed by the Center for Vision by Computer of Catalonia, able to detect the text and turn it into Big Data.
Nowadays, companies with industrial processes are under an immense pressure to digitalize operations and improve their efficiency. Nevertheless, today’s solutions for semantic processing are either manual, or inaccurate, and they lack profitability.
All_Read focuses on the sectors of Logistics, Utilities and Manufacturing to change the state of the art of information processing.
CEO: Mariano Sancho
COO: Marc Sendra
Sci: Marco Antonio Perez Martinez, Lluis Gil Espert
Research Center: Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Structures and Materials at the UPC University
SmarTTower offers the product and service required for the predictive diagnosis of metallic infrastructures in a remote and autonomous way.
This technology based on Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) that allows prevention of critical situations in the service of utility companies thanks to a predictive analysis (modal analysis of vibrations) based on the weather experience and passage.
The target customer is any company holding metallic infrastructure as an asset; e.g. electric companies, railway sector, telecommunications, etc. These companies can reduce the risk of their own service interruption and the cost of the insurance by monitoring appropriately the health of their infrastructure.
CEO: Alonzo Romero
COO: Natalia Skwarek, Miguel Delgado
Sci: José Luis Romeral
Research Center: Center of Innovation Electronics at the UPC University
BeNergyS has developed a predictive management system for the Energy sector backed by artificial intelligence software. BeNergyS learns the consumption patterns in any building
to predict the energetic demand. It holds the capacity to operate any building in an autonomous and efficient way.
The size of the Energy Management Systems market in Europe for the year 2019 reached a total of 12B $ with an Annual growth of 16%.