Tecnalia’s first 4.0 Laboratories: connecting companies and researchers in 360°
Tecnalia is a leading Research and Technological Development Center in Europe, with a mission to transform technology into GDP and improve people’s quality of life, as well as creating opportunities for companies. Their model and partnerships are based on a shared technological strategy with those organizations: also focusing on digital transformation, energy transition, sustainable mobility, health and urban ecosystems.
“Thanks to the Smart Concepts IoT and IA solution, created by Plain Concepts and based on Microsoft Azure technologies, we have been able to enhance our value proposition for our customers.
Utilized in the context of our Fire Digital Labs project, it has allowed us to digitalize our laboratories; making a U-turn in terms of the product testing and certification services offered to our customers, so that they can obtain more information from those tests and speed up their internal innovative processes. A key factor for this collaborative effort has been keeping a smooth relationship and a common goal.”
Jose Luis Elejalde Hernani, LabServices Director at TECNALIA
Building from the foundation of the previous myTecnalia communication platform, it was essential to take a step forward in the digitalization of the user experience, boosting direct communication with the technical staff, as well as establishing an efficient workflow management and secure information access.
Plain Concepts and Tecnalia joined forces to adapt the Fire Test Lab to provide 360° coverage for customers, connecting via multistream (using video and thermographic cameras), and accessing all the sensors information in real-time. By deploying our Smart Concepts solution, we managed to develop together and offer this value proposition to their corporate partners: achieving our common goal of making companies feel as if the laboratories and experts were working at their own facilities.
With this project, we have laid the technological groundwork from which we can build more functionalities and smarten services even more. In addition, all this might be transferable to other lines of work and research areas, even to new laboratory formulas, or get integrated with other disruptive technologies such as Augmented Reality.
We will continue to collaborate with Tecnalia to further develop and improve their remote testing, auditing and certification services. Currently the platform offered by Tecnalia is unique in the market: and we will keep on working on it, integrating more innovative advancements and ideas. This will translate into a greater industrial and research value; result in an improved and digitalized version of the services offering; avoid unnecessary costs and travel; and consequently, will constitute a more sustainable, secure and universal model.