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Checkwatt expands

CNets spin-off company Checkwatt offers solutions and services for resource efficiency through information, measurements, and visualization. CheckWatt AB offers products and IT services within the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency for both private and corporate customers.
With a fast-growing customer base in Sweden Checkwatt aims now to extend its customer base to other countries within Europe and extend its services to the demands of changing electricity systems and markets. The growing number of consumers installing solar panels and contributing to the electricity production create the opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions to mitigate climate change but also have new demands on the grid. Structures need to decentralize to meet the requirements of the changing market. In most European countries the grids consist of central gigawatt-scale generating units, thousands of miles of high voltage transmission lines, minimal energy storage and carbon-based fossil fuels or nuclear energy as a primary energy source. The possibility to deploy growing numbers of intermittent renewable generating sources offers the possibility to decentralise the market and create so-called microgrids as a flexible architecture for deploying distributed energy resources.

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Rita BurkertCheckwatt expands

Checkwatt reaches 2000 installations

With prices of solar installations reducing, production efficiency increasing and more and more aesthetically options to choose solar panels are on the rise in Sweden. The number of homeowners and companies which equip suitable surface areas with photovoltaic systems is steadily growing.

More and more homeowners decide to invest in a solar installation. Sweden has sufficient sun exposure to generate renewable energy with solar installations. Investment costs of a solar installation are usually retrieved by state subsidiaries, savings in energy costs and selling surplus electricity within less than 15 years. Considering that manufacturers offer usually a 25-year performance guarantee on solar panels, installed systems provide free electricity after writing off the investment. Our spin-off company Checkwatt offers solutions and services for measuring and visualising electricity production from solar energy, and trading with energy certificates.

Checkwatt is proud to announce to register the 2000th customer this month.

Rita BurkertCheckwatt reaches 2000 installations

MyAirCoach presents asthma monitoring system

The MyAirCoach project has developed a mobile health device and sensor-based approach connected to a patients mobile phone that measures asthma indicators and collects information to support patients and healthcare professionals. Through monitoring asthma indicators and collect a patients physiological, environmental and behavioral information, it helps patients and healthcare professionals to control the effectiveness of asthma treatment and to prevent severe asthma attacks.

CNet developed a mobile app within the project, that enables to use available indoor and outdoor measurements of asthma indicators to assess the air quality and the personal risk to experience an attack. The analysis of the personal risks can aid patients in their self-management and help to avoid severe asthma attacks.

“The purpose of the app is to make life a little easier for asthmatics in Stockholm,” says Peter Rosengren at CNet.

Rita BurkertMyAirCoach presents asthma monitoring system

CNet nominated for German Innovation Awards

The German Design Council “Rat für Formgebung Medien GmbH” has nominated CNet for the German Innovation Awards 2019. The prestigious German Innovation Awards recognises innovative achievements that distinguish themselves by their user-centricity and added value compared to earlier solutions across all industrial sectors. Innovations which have the potential to shape the future and improve our lives. The competition is aiming to identify and award innovations that contribute to a better future. In addition to engineering or other technological achievements, services are also taken into account. The experts of the jury focus on people, nominated innovations should have a positive influence on the lives. In the second year of the German Innovation Awards, the committee has decided to make the scope of the price international.

CNet has been nominated in the category Information Technologies. The nomination of CNet’s Cloud solution for Care management as a Service awards us for an outstanding innovative achievement. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our project partners from the European project PICASO, A Personalised Integrated Care Approach for Service Organisations and Care Models for Patients with Multi-Morbidity and Chronic Conditions. Funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, agreement no 689209.

Rita BurkertCNet nominated for German Innovation Awards

CNet presents distributed e-health architecture for care

The PICASO and POLYCARE projects organised a workshop on e-health solutions for home hospitalisation and patient empowerment on the 14th of November 2018 in Sankt Augustin, Germany. The workshop addressed clinical workers, patient organisations, members of self-help groups as well as developers of e-health solutions. Focusing on technology solutions that improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of healthcare services the event included the following topics:

  • Integrated care for patients with multi-morbidities
  • Acceptance and implementation of remote monitoring solutions at the patient’s home
  • Improvement of patient empowerment through ICT applications
  • Distributed ICT systems in the e-health sector
  • Development and deployment of security layers within cloud solutions that guarantee the privacy and safety of the patient data, while enabling the coordination of services between different clinical and care providers.

Peter Rosengren from CNet presented the distributed e-health architecture developed in PICASO, which addresses the specific needs of the care system as well as of the patients, providing a solution with several cloud components to handle all details of privacy and security. The Picaso solution separates software and clinical data. Clinical data always remains in care facilities and is encrypted and pseudonymised when transferred in the cloud.

Federated eHealth Cloud Architecture containing Public, Care and Patient Clouds

Rita BurkertCNet presents distributed e-health architecture for care

MONICA monitors Hamburg Winterdom

The MONICA project demonstrates its pilot Common operational picture – COP on the “Hamburg DOM”. The largest fun fair in Northern Germany is held in front of Hamburg’s Cathedral for 30 days three times a year, in spring, summer and winter. The Winterdom takes place from the 9th of November to the 9th of December 2018. On an area of 160.000 qm² several hundred rides, snack shops, bakeries, taverns, shows and weekly fireworks expect over 2 million visitors.

This year the MONICA project set up a system to address crowd management. The system consists of mobile and fixed IoT-enabled devices deployed at the event area. IoT-enabled meaning that these have sensors and can wirelessly connect to the Internet and communicate and initiate actions. The information exchanges in the MONICA project is handled by a cloud-based platform with control systems that monitor the collected data and perform automated actions based on behaviour modelling. The platform also consists of components which analyse data and detect critical incidents, supporting operators in assessing situations and making decisions. CNet has developed the database for the Common Operational Picture and the visualisation tool to provide decision support to the event operators.

Rita BurkertMONICA monitors Hamburg Winterdom

CNet presents Blockchain for supply chain management at IoT & Data Science 2018 in Vienna

Peter Rosengren presented our blockchain based solution for supply chain management and collaborative manufacturing at the IoT & Data Science 2018 conference in Vienna. The conference addressed the optimisation of automated business with data. As IoT and Big Data are currently connecting to the “Industrial Internet”, which uses sensors, applications and technologies to collect and analyse data from all possible sources, analysis results can be used to improve business processes, reduce costs, and unlock new revenue streams. In cooperation with our partners Atos and In-Jet we organised a workshop focused on the theme: “In the Wake of IoT – Digitalization of Everything from Supply Chain Management to Outdoor Rock Concerts”.

Rita BurkertCNet presents Blockchain for supply chain management at IoT & Data Science 2018 in Vienna

CNet on the move

CNet has moved after 18 years into a new office. Though just in the next building the staff is excited about a more spacious office. The new workplace offers a better layout of the space and a better work environment for current and future staff. Our new address is:

Svärdvägen 3A
182 33 Danderyd
Sweden

Rita BurkertCNet on the move

CNet finalist for the European Commission‘s Innovation Radar Prize 2018

CNet has been selected as one of 50 finalists for the European Commission‘s Innovation Radar Prize 2018 with our PICASO innovation: Federated Cloud Architecture designed for ehealth: Care Management as a Service. The Innovation Radar Prize awards high quality innovative excellence, emerging from the Horizon 2020 programme. The award distinguishes five categories with 10 finalists in each. CNet has been selected for the “Tech for Society” category, recognising technologies impacting society and citizens. The price committee examined several thousands of EU-funded innovations from across Europe, making it quite an achievement to get selected as one of the 50 finalists.

CNet was recognised for their solution within the PICASO project, “Care Management as a Service”. This solution enables care organisations to use cloud technology, experience benefits of scalability and software resource sharing without violating regulations regarding clinical data. The innovation is based on a software-to-data cloud approach. All software for care management and decision support is hosted in one public cloud while all clinical data always resides inside the care organisations. All access and use of clinical data are done in a secure and authorised way, without violating GDPR. This creates an innovation in healthcare making it possible to use cloud technology while taking the specific requirements regarding clinical data into account.

CNet PICASO team awarded 
From left: Matts Ahlsen, Daniel Eriksson, Peeter Kool, Tobias Brodén, Peter Rosengren, Stefan Paulsson.

Rita BurkertCNet finalist for the European Commission‘s Innovation Radar Prize 2018

MONICA Hackathon aiming to enhance experience at the stadium

The second Hackathon of the MONICA project took place on 26th to 28th October 2018 in Leeds. Seven teams from Finland, Germany, Spain and the UK took part in the challenge for designing digital technologies that could help enhance sports fan engagement and experience at the stadium.

The winner Pauline O’Callaghan impressed the jury with a solution for augmented hearing that enables stadium visitors to control their auditory environment during games. Pauline O’Callaghan, a young electronic engineer from Berlin, won €5000 prize money with her winning solution ‘Hearability’.

The solution, an augmented hearing device for spectators with the mission of giving everyone control over their auditory environment, makes events safer and more inclusive to all. O’Callaghan presented several use cases including one that enables turning down the volume of a game when listening to what your friend is saying next to you and turning it up again when finished. The judges, including innovation and technical experts as well as stadium and project representatives, were impressed by the inclusivity aspect and the variety of possible use cases inside the stadium and elsewhere. As part of the prize, Pauline O’Callaghan will now receive six months of business support from MONICA to help her progress her winning prototype.

Rita BurkertMONICA Hackathon aiming to enhance experience at the stadium