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5 Business Ideas to Automatize Processes with IoT

The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing have been accelerating the digitization of different economic sectors from the last 30 years. This is exactly the case of the Industrial Sector, where pioneers, started decades ago working on digitization and process automation, always looking better efficiency in their processes to be more competitive. This digital revolution of  Process Automation started in the fabrication area, inside the factories,  where the computers started managing connected machines and business systems.

Ten year ago, match in time  with the first mobility technologies and other technologies like Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) or GPS Systems in real time, another process started in the factories: the automation of processes outside factories, like logistic systems. Nowadays it seems normal to see traceability packages from factories to clients or in other areas of supply chain like inventory warehouse. Since a few year ago, many companies in different sectors are including Internet of Things in their strategies to transform and digitalize their businesses. The consequences  of introducing this tech are various and can give an answer to many different cases. The Process Automation outside factories is a good illustration about the use of IoT technologies to cost reduction and better efficiency.

When a company decides to transform their products into connected products, including sensors and internet connectivity into them, on one hand they want to explore new business models and in other hand  they also can use this information to automate some processes thanks the new information available or remote control over the products.There are so many examples already available, for example about Condition Monitoring ( we wrote a post about that here with a few examples)  on of them is Max, an elevator of Thyssen Krupp.

In the lift case,The elevators companies can introduce IoT in their maintenance processes and  include some sensors to receive information, analyze that and can predict some errors or failures before they happen. This improvement is a big change because now you can have the information in real time and before this specific information was only available if the maintenance team are there. The evolution of lifts towards the Internet of Things to the lift permits :

  1. Analyzing operational data from distance and improve the predictive maintenance, avoid failures  for example in some pieces that are starting to work improperly. It can automatize the maintenance, programming better scheduled calendar, including less maintenance.
  2. Improving the on-site maintenance by automating the process of provisioning the list of materials needed by the technician to do the job on the first visit. Therefore avoiding a second visit an intervention with the associated extra cost.    
  3. Automate the supervision of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) guarantee and process. Because you have real time information about availability and operation of the equipment, companies can improve their warranty service.
  4. Some quality processes can be automatize too, because now you have almost all the  statistical  information needed in the detection defective parts or production batches.  
  5. Billing processes can be improved by IoT too, for example including new variables like usage based billing usage conditions.

The Automation Process for connected objects is just one of the multiples choices  and challenges that  Internet of Things offers. If we have a map of the processes of a company, we will surely see IoT impacting in most of them. In some cases we can even see how the process is transformed from a manual process into a fully automated process.

Take for example a car rental through a mobile app . Thanks to IoT, now you can choose a car in one point of a city and return it in another place without human interaction in the process. Companies like Car2go and Emov are already this service in Madrid City.

Are you thinking to improve your business processes and be more efficiency with IoT? Contact us, tell us about your business  and we offer our best IoT solution to you.

Recently our CEO Miguel Castillo was invited by ICEMD (spanish) to write an article about Process Automation and IoT. This post is not a literal traduction but include some of his words in that.
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Join us at the South Summit 2016, la N@ve, Madrid

Hi!  Today and until Friday, we are present at South Summit 2016 in Madrid where Carriots has been chosen as one of the 100 finalist for the Startup Competition. More than 3000 projects were submitted to the competition in this occasion. The encounter also has a very interesting talks program during these 3 days with the participation of 250 international speakers from different areas of the startup ecosystem. It is very nice opportunity to learn directly from the best experts. You can see the program here.

Thanks to the Orange Fab program, Carriots will be present, with an IoT demo, at their booth. If you want to take a look at how the Internet of Things works in real with our technology, you want to visit us at Orange Stand in la N@ve.

South Summit  Orange-Carriots Stand
Luis Santos Innovation Director of Orange Spain, Laurent Paillassot CEO of Orange Spain, Miguel Castillo CEO of Carriots , Maria Montaner of Orange FAB Spain

The encounter, is organized by Spain Startup and Foundation IE-IE Business School, in collaboration with Endesa, BStartup of Banco Sabadell and Google for Entrepreneurs. This morning, our CEO, Miguel Castillo has participated in an investor’s speech to show Carriots exponential growth history. And tomorrow he will also participate in a round table.

South Summit CEO
Miguel Castillo, CEO of Carriots

Thank you to Maria Benjumea, founder of this event and the rest of the South Summit team made this encounter possible. We are spend a good time here!!

 

 

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Are you a Start Up looking for an acceleration program?

New opportunity for all our community users and startups who are developing their products and services with Carriots IoT Platform. In fact, the most difficult thing for startups and entrepreneurs is to find a way to grow faster and gain resources with minimal costs. Acceleration programs are a nice way to get closer to industrial companies that might be interested in the services they provide, even if they are still in a Proof of Concept (PoC).

Today, we talk about two initiatives for new startups in Spain that are very interesting: Bind 4.0 (an acceleration program) and SeedRockect (an entrepreneur campus).

The Bind 4.0 is an acceleration program in the North of Spain (Basque Country) who helps new startups to access different resources. For example: favorable financing (from 30.000 to 500.000 euros), networking sessions, connections with the main industrial Basque Companies or co-working space among other benefits. The Bind 4.0 program is oriented to startups founded less than five years ago and have already finished a product/service and need to accelerate their commercial development. You have all the information here but hurry, the selection ends on September the 16th!

BIND 4.0

SeedRockect is another acceleration program for selected startups in their Entrepreneur Campus, the next edition (this one is the 16th) is in Madrid, on October 25-28th. If your Startup is interested, the deadline ends September the 20th.The program offers benefits like a private invest up 150.000 euros or have a space in the SeedRockect space (in Madrid or Barcelona).

seedrocket XVI campus

This fall starts with good news and initiatives to help IoT Startups! Don´t let them pass!

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“The Api Hour: IoTDay” , the IOT and Wearables event will take place at BBVA’s Innovation Centre with Carriots participation.

The Api Hour 2015 Madrid

A unique event in Madrid, October 8th where innovations, expert speakers and demos are together around the Internet of Things World and the IT sector.

APIs and IoT are together in this event who gathers the most relevant experts and companies in the sector.

Companies like Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, BBVA, Fitbit, Zerintia, Telefónica, Insteon,  Libelium, Aborda, IDC, Think Big Factory, Carriots, Cooking Hacks, BEEVA, Genoa, M2M Consultancy and Meetup IoT Madrid are some of them.

Our CEO, Miguel Castillo will be one of the speakers with the topic “challenges and benefits to create connected products”.

You have all the information on the site www.theapihour.com.

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Pozuelo City Hall chooses the Carriots CityLife platform

Carriots CityLifeThe Pozuelo City Hall chooses the Carriots CityLife platform from Wairbut for its Smart City project

Carriots CityLife platform will allow monitoring of everything that happens in the city to improve the management of city services and the quality of life of the citizens.

With this initiative, Pozuelo wants to become the Spanish national reference for Smart City environments.

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The UPM University integrates heterogeneous home automation systems in the cloud using Carriots

CeDInt is a research center of the Technical University of Madrid with nine years of experience in research projects integrating control platforms for home and building automation both proprietary and industry standard. CeDInt has also developed his own and standard and open source based wireless measurement and control platform called BATNET.

Recently CeDint started using Carriots platform to develop new Internet of Things projects.

Thanks to this work devices of KNX and BATNET technology installed in the energy efficiency lab of CeDInt can be universally controlled by the Carriots platform. As a result in this demonstrator users can check luminosity, humidity, temperature or power consumption measures as well as act upon blinds or lights of the lab anywhere. There is also a graphical interface allowing intuitive follow up of measurement history.

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Carriots at IoT events

At Carriots we have a busy IoT events agenda for the next weeks. Here are some of them:

1st IoT idea challenge at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSIInf) sponsored by Carriots. We love this one! More details at https://www.carriots.com/events/UPM (spanish) We start today (April 29th).

To continue today (April 29th) there is a hangout (spanish) with some influential spanish IoT players: “Internet de las Cosas. La revolución de las cosas inteligentes” Hangout live organized by HangoutOn with: César García, Paco Anes, Soraya Paniagua, Bruno Cendón y Javier Pastor
http://www.hangouton.es/wp/hangouton/internet-de-las-cosas-en-hangouton/

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