Iberdrola, through its PERSEO Startups Programme, is looking for solutions that enable the early detection of incidents in installations and equipment through Plug&Play sensors communicated by Zigbee in the Transformer Center, with the aim of reducing the impact of incidents on supply and on the installations themselves. Sensors may be general purpose: smoke, CO2, temperature/humidity, flooding, tightening of connection terminals, intrusion, voltage/current... etc. or may be based on optical and/or thermographic cameras. Together with the sensor system, data processing and alarm management must be proposed. When assessing candidacies, the following technologies will be positively considered: Edge Computing, thermal infrared, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Plug&Play, among others.
The prize will consist of a collaboration and test agreement with PERSEO or any other Group company, which will bear the cost of these activities and provide the winner with all necessary technical support, as well as an environment and real data to test the solution, providing access to equipment, teams, infrastructure, high technology sites and shared work areas. The project will be developed in collaboration with technical specialists from the Iberdrola Network area. It will also be included directly in the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hubs registration process, as a collaborator able to benefit from the services, activities and resources that the GSGI Hub makes available. If the trial or test of the concept is satisfactory, Iberdrola may offer the winner the opportunity to scale up the solution, adopting it by means of commercial agreements. What's more, PERSEO will consider investing in the participating company and/or the winner of the challenge..