Digital visualisation of infrastructures for the optimisation and extension of their functional capacities

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Digital visualisation of infrastructures for the optimisation and extension of their functional capacities

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January 22

OPEN CALL

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February 29

END OF INSCRIPTIONS

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May 17

SELECTION DAY

The finalist startups will pitch to a committee that will decide the winner. This startup will develop a pilot in a real environment for 6 months with us.

November 21

DEMO DAY

Each team will present the results obtained to the decision committee that will evaluate the continuity and scaling of the program.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
6 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
50 000 €
BUDGET
50 000 €

Infrastructures define and condition to a large extent the prosperity of a place. The visualisation of infrastructure by various means, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) rendering of infrastructure, enables the generation of detailed and realistic visual representations of infrastructure and environments in design, construction and urban planning projects. This involves the creation of images, three-dimensional models and interactive visualisations of buildings, roads, bridges, subways, renewable parks, urban landscapes and other infrastructure elements.

These advanced digital visualisations of infrastructure facilitate the advancement of interoperability and systems integration, enabling collaboration between different disciplines and specialties, which is critical in complex infrastructure projects. This integration ensures that all parties involved work with a common and up-to-date understanding of the project, reducing errors and discrepancies, and improving the efficiency of the construction process and the lifecycle of the infrastructure itself, leading to a new generation of infrastructure.

ACCIONA seeks to develop regenerative projects that are unique and totally different from the rest of the market. ACCIONA not only builds a road, it provides an opportunity to generate clean energy, store water, improve mobility and consolidate local culture by optimising its design. It is an opportunity to generate a positive impact by taking advantage of the potential synergies of the project itself. The identification of ideas and proposals around this approach is not always easy and varies according to the profile and understanding of the client, which is why we try to develop and implement an advanced rendering solution based on new technologies, designed to conceptualise customisable and granular infrastructures. This tool, oriented to flexible design according to user preferences, is projected as a strategically valuable resource to enhance the business development area and materialise engineering solutions in an attractive and disruptive visual element.

ACCIONA launches this challenge to identify solutions and/or tools that facilitate efficient interaction with detailed technical specifications and diverse infrastructure models.

This tool should enable new designs that are better adapted to the contexts where they are carried out, considering technical aspects, while at the same time allowing needs and aspirations to be included in visual realities. To this end, ACCIONA is looking for a technological tool (e.g. Artificial Intelligence) that optimises and facilitates the processes of rendering options. The tool must have a technical base that allows the integration of different engineering solutions and an advanced granularity in detail allowing the modification of infrastructure environments.

Frequent questions

Yes. This Open Innovation Program is designed for the co-creation and co-development with startups, spinoffs and scaleups. Although we wouldn’t expect to work with mature companies, ACCIONA understands that developing a new product is hard and pivoting to find the Market-Fit needs from time and work, so we will analyse case by case.

Yes. As companies grow, they develop commercial agreements. Corporate open innovation programs are one of them, although ACCIONA wouldn’t accept to develop a project if the startup is working on a project with the same scope with a competitor.

At the beginning of the project, the ownership of the IP is from each part. Only after the ending of the project, ACCIONA and your company would negotiate over the results of the product or service developed if ACCIONA has had a relevant participation.

Usually, ACCIONA will publish that a pilot has been developed with your company at the end of the project. If you need to share some kind of information of the project, privately or publicly, please contact us.

No. Open Innovation program doesn’t take any equity. Only at the end of the project, ACCIONA would analyse if an investment has a fit in the company strategy and if the startup has an investment round open.

No. Sometimes startups captable is complex. We would accept that one of the founders signs if he/she has power of attorney.

Open logistics

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June 1

01-06-2018

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2018 Junio que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

October 1

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

November 15

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

February 15

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
3 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

By the very own nature of the different business lines of ACCIONA (Civil engineering, wind turbine installation, water processes, services), logistics is one of their key activities. However, there is still much to do in regards to warehouse management, transport, and delivery. For instance, how can we obtain information in real time and improve tracking? How can we manage, analyze, and stay ahead of the specific needs of the client and the business unit? How can we optimize costs, workers, and time-keeping? How can we be transparent with the client through the entire supply chain?

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last-mile delivery

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July 1

LAUNCHING NEW CHALLENGES

Release of the challenges of the I’MNOVATION 2017 program that seek answers to global challenges.

August 1

END OF INSCRIPTIONS

Deadline for the reception of proposals to the challenges. You haven’t accepted the challenge yet? Run to sign up!

September 10

SELECTION DAY

At the Selection Day you will have the opportunity to present your solution in front of ACCIONA business experts.

November 17

DEMO DAY

Each team will present the developed solution to the decision committee that will evaluate the continuity and scaling of the project.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
4 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

“Last-mile” is the final step in an order made online by the buyer. This final stage, which happens from the point in which the parcel leaves the last distribution point (warehouses, stores, or distribution points) until it reaches the delivery location, is the one that presents the most problems along the entire chain.

 

How can we augment productivity and profitability of shopping deliveries to homes by large commercial spaces, an area of activity of the company that needs of a larger market understanding and specific tools? How can we implement a software that optimizes routes and minimizes non-productive times, and improves product tracing?

Supply and demand management in advanced services of urban mobility

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February 1

LANZAMIENTO DE NUEVOS RETOS

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2018 Febrero que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

April 1

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

May 24

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

September 20

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
4 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

The patterns of behavior of mobility are fluctuating due to socioeconomic and technological reasons. So much so that the big car companies are investing in smart mobility solutions, thus transforming their traditional business model to one closer to the vehicle-as-a-service model. Not only are they changing their patterns of behavior towards private vehicles, but there is a growing surge of new business models that point to other means of transportation (electric bikes, bicycles, electric skates…) focused on a more sustainable driving network. Although these business models are appearing in the main urban hubs, in no time they will make their way into medium-sized cities as well. The adoption and the specific needs of the urban layout of the cities, their geographical disposition, population density, and growth make an analysis necessary of both the behavior patterns of users as well as one for the specific needs of their own distribution.

 

At ACCIONA, we are seeking analysis tools that are able to manage large data sets and establish supply and demand in real-time. How can we develop a specific model of mobility for each city depending on the adopted solution? How can we capture, manage, and exploit that data? How can we manage demand peaks adjusting supply? How can we detect the areas where mobility shared mobility services will be needed? How can we predict the number of users in a city for a specific service?

Real-time online robotics

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February 1

LANZAMIENTO DE NUEVOS RETOS

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2018 Febrero que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

April 1

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

May 24

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

September 20

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
4 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

The development of automated processes is making a big leap forward thanks to the rise in computational power, robotics resource libraries, batteries, and telecommunications. One of the biggest issues when trying to coordinate and favor the application of autonomous elements into industrial services and processes is the current state of wireless communications. This technology does not allow for the transferal of a high volume of information, or permit remote decision-making and process execution, leaving all computational processing aboard the machine. However, there is a surge of technologies which allow devices to communicate with a high bandwidth and without latency, controlled through wireless communications and exploiting the high processing power and data storage of the cloud.

At ACCIONA we are looking for startups that offer solutions to improve the efficiency of robots thanks to better communications and the application of decisions in the cloud. How can we improve M2M communication? How can we develop an improvement in the efficiency of man-2-machine communication? How can we control autonomous devices from a distance and augment the robot’s efficiency?

Planning, resource allocation, execution, and follow-up in real-time and on-demand

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February 1

LANZAMIENTO DE NUEVOS RETOS

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2018 Febrero que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

April 1

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

May 24

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

September 20

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
4 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

Corporate service management implies several actuation areas which include: staff, resource and asset management, in par with an evaluation methodology and service optimization. Thus, when talking about staff, resources must be adjusted in light of necessities and the quality standard the client requires; in the case of the assets, installed resources must be maximized and adjusted to the current facilities, i.e. the air conditioning team is the most appropriate one for the area assigned and such that they are able to make suitable management of the lifecycle of the assets. All of this also leads us to the professional recycling of the staff.

 

At ACCIONA Service we need solutions that allow us to better manage the available resources, adjust their traits and experience to the client’s needs and make a more efficient assignment of tasks.  How can we improve the culture of planning and organization at ACCIONA Service? How can we better adapt to the timings and the required resources in the face of the client’s specific needs? How can we reduce operational costs without compromising on service quality? How can we improve the control of the employees’ performance? How can we capture sufficient information in order to anticipate to the client’s demands/needs?

Real-time monitoring management system equipment fleets airport facilities

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September 3

LANZAMIENTO DE NUEVOS RETOS

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2019 Chile que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

November 5

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

November 28

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

October 13

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
6 MONTHS
BUDGET
30 000 $
BUDGET
30 000 $

Air traffic is steadily increasing year after year, which calls for a need for improvement in the management of handling resources, which becomes one critical activity for the proper operation of the airport. The planning and scheduling of these resources must be adapted in real time to the needs of the different players involved in airport operations (airlines, passengers, etc.) to ensure the quality of the service. However, there is not an automated monitoring and tracking system for these resources (motor-driven or otherwise), which difficults their proper management and has a negative impact on their productivity.

ACCIONA is looking for startups that help us improve the management, planning and scheduling of our airport equipment fleets. How could we perform a real-time management of our fleet in order to immediately respond to service needs? How could we know the use time for each equipment to monitor the productivity? How could we see the real-time location of the equipment in different airport sectors? How could we design a smart management system to optimize the use and maintenance of our equipment?

Next generation residence halls

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November 14

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2019 que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

October 23

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

November 11

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

July 2

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
6 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

ACCIONA student residences have suitable facilities for their users and staff, but they need to be modernised and better technologically equipped. The different areas for improvement are residents’ comfort, staff productivity, security, process automatisation and energy efficiency. The focus of all of this is the need to provide the student with a better user experience as regards the facilities of the residence where they live.

At ACCIONA, we’re looking for solutions that allow us to position our student residency service at the forefront of digitalisation and technological services both for their users and their parents, and for the staff involved in their management or maintenance. How could we streamline and improve incident resolution? How could we improve control and increase the security of the facilities? How could we develop a centralised management system for all of the residences that we are responsible for? What measures can be taken so that residences are more sustainable and energy-efficient?

New personalised experiences in a cultural space

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November 14

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2019 que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

October 23

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

November 11

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

July 2

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
6 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

Modern museums and exhibitions offer a static cultural experience. All of the visitors and users consume the same content and have very similar experiences without having their culture, education or age taken into account. In the case of interactive facilities, the content normally doesn’t adapt to the user, so each visitor isn’t guaranteed a unique experience. That all means that users only visit a cultural space once, and aren’t encouraged to return. Therefore, the space quickly becomes obsolete as an entertainment option.

At ACCIONA, we are looking for start-ups that can help us to design the museums of the future. How can we adapt content depending on the profile of different museum visitors? How can we attract new players to the cultural sector, to create new experiences and content that’s adapted to the target audience? How can we make visiting museums more attractive to new audiences using tools that they’re familiar with? How can we multiply the number of uses of the space itself? How can we offer new inclusive services that all groups feel they can identify with, and that interest them?

Development and management of mobile mini hubs for urban deliveries

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November 14

Publicación de los nuevos retos del programa I’MNOVATION 2019 que buscan respuesta a los desafíos globales.

October 23

FIN DE INSCRIPCIONES

Cierre de la recepción de propuestas a los retos. ¿Todavía no has aceptado el reto? ¡Corre a inscribirte!

November 11

SELECTION DAY

¡Demuestra al jurado que tu startup/scaluep/spin off es la ganadora!

July 2

DEMO DAY

Cada equipo presentará la solución desarrollada al comité de decisión que evaluará la continuidad y el escalado del proyecto.

SOLUTIONS
Social
DURATION
6 MONTHS
LOCATION
BUDGET
25 000 €
BUDGET
25 000 €

The management of e-commerce deliveries is a logistical challenge. With exponential growth in recent years, the need to deliver orders to customers quickly and at lower costs has to converge towards customers’ expectations and their demands to receive their orders as soon as possible. This means that the delivery from the suppliers to the last mile delivery is the most expensive and time consuming stage of the entire process.

The logistic solutions currently available are based on deliveries from customer warehouses or supplier platforms from which the delivery persons initiate their delivery route. However, the option of using mobile platforms as intermediate warehouses is an option that is attracting much interest in the market.

ACCIONA is looking for start-ups that will help improve the efficiency and management of last mile deliveries. How can we manage the efficiency of these mini-hubs? How can we increase the delivery person’s productivity? How can we make deliveries more sustainable? How can we decide which is the best solution for these fixed or mobile mini-hubs according to the urban fabric of each specific city?