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INNOVATION AT WATTABIT

Wattabit develops highly innovative energy management software where research and development have a very important role. Since our inception in 2013 we have been engaged in several research projects, the results of which are then fed into our commercial products.

We have been funded by the European organisms to investigate emerging technologies, such as Connected Industry and Artificial Intelligence. Our area of expertise includes: IoT, Edge IoT (embedded systems – HW & SW), software development and data analytics.

Below, you can find further information about the R+D+I projects where WATTABIT has been an active collaborator.

RIS3CAT

The project is part of the initiative ‘Comunidad RIS3CAT – Sustainable and Efficient Energy’ coordinated by the Energy Research Institute of Catalonia (IREC) and is one of the five RIS3CAT communities promoted by ACCIÓ, whose purpose is to transform the Catalan economy through innovative products and services, as reflected in the government agreement approved as of June 7.

The project aims to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the tertiary and public sector through the development of ICT tools. The target is to achieve long-lasting savings of at least 20% in the energy consumption of buildings. The developed ICT tools should provide building owners the information needed to adapt to the evolutions of the energy market, getting better energy supply contracts, as well as an optimized load management and a reduction of costs. These tools must motivate and train different types of users (management and board, maintenance and control, and end-users)

Duration: 2016-2017

Partners: Enertika, Salte, Cimne e Inergy

H2020 PYME

The project consists of bringing to the commercial stage the result obtained by a project carried out by Enertika within the Framework Programme 7 (FP7) of the European Union. The goal of the project is to develop an energy management system that can predict the energy demand of several devices that can be found in a factory and optimize the generation and energy distribution (mainly from cold and heat devices) in order to meet the energy demand of the these devices and minimize energy consumption.

GDO2CLIM

It is a cooperative project about Demand Management and Operation Optimization in climate control systems between Enertika and WATTABIT jointly with two reference research organizations: Fundació CTM Center Tecnològic and UPC-MCIA Innovation Electronics Center.

This project aims to develop a set of software tools for energy management that are capable of improving the energy efficiency of air conditioning installations. By automatically controlling the operating points of consumption equipment over time, the peak power is reduced and the load curves are flattened. Furthermore, the software monitors the performance of the installation and provides an estimate of the remaining lifetime. The resulting solution includes simultaneously:

  • Automatic modeling capability.
  • Automatic management of the demand curve optimization.
  • Monitoring and detection of anomalies in the operation based on the loss of performance.
  • Evaluation of the remaining useful life.

The GDO2CLIM project is part of the call ‘RETOS–COLLABORATION 2014’ on experimental developments, financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness published in Order ECC/1780/2013, as of September 30.

Duration: 2014-2017

Partners: Enertika, CTM Centre Tecnològic y MCIA

Duration: 2012-2015

Partners: Enertika, Seat, Brunel, UPC, VTT y Confort Consulting

EUROENERGEST

EUROENERGEST is a two year collaborative project led by SEAT and coordinated by CTM’s new Energy Area with a budget of 1.5 million Euros. Two other SMEs and one innovation center of ACCIÓ CIDEM-COPCA participate in the project.

The aim of the project is to develop an energy management system with optimization capabilities for industrial sites and to research new expert systems based on Artificial Intelligence which will allow the optimization of the consumption in one of the workshops of SEAT’s site. CTM’s new business line -energy- together with SEAT will take care of the characterization of the energetic consumptions of the manufacturing process.