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CheckWatt enters cooperation with Car chargers

CNets spin-off company CheckWatt is expanding its product portfolio to meet the growing popularity and needs of electrical vehicles (EVs). Sweden is ranking among the world’s top ten market for best-selling plug-ins since 2015.

In December 2020 a total of 217,704 plug-in vehicles have been registered, 148,889 plug-in hybrids, 62,870 all electric cars and 5,945 all electric vans have been registered in Sweden since 2011. As EVs are actively supported by the government with financial grants and charging at home is cheaper than petrol, diesel or public charging more home owners are looking for smart solutions. CheckWatt does not only want to offer homeowners a solution to charge their cars, but also to manage their electrical home installations, solar installations and to maximize savings reducing power-related costs. Solutions enable users to visualize charging together with other energy-related data. For starters CheckWatt initiated a collaboration with EpSpot and Zaptec, further collaborations are being negotiated.

Rita BurkertCheckWatt enters cooperation with Car chargers

IoTBridge installation at Västerbron

The IoTBridge team, a subsidiary of CNet, is now monitoring Västerbron, one of Stockholms main bridges. Inaugurated 1935 the bridge has an overall length of 600m, of which 340m stretch over water. About 50.000 vehicles pass this bridge per day, making it an integral part of Stockholms infrastructure.

The team has installed sensors for monitoring the health status of Västerbron. Acceleromters and strain gauges will continuously measure vibrations, stress and strains on the bridge. Raw data is sent to IoTBridge Cloud where it is transformed and synchronized with a digital twin of the bridge. Machine learning and advanced mathematical algorithms are applied to assess the structural health of the bridge. The ongoing monitoring and the analytical results are visualized in an easy-to-use app.

Rita BurkertIoTBridge installation at Västerbron

SDK4ED Successfully finished

The European project SDK4ED finished a full success. A great team of 11 partners, including CNet, in 7 countries worked hard together for three years. A cooperation that created a software development toolkit for energy optimization and technical dept elimination. Work that resulted in 59 publications, to say the least.

Rita BurkertSDK4ED Successfully finished

EFPF organised DMP Cluster Webinar

The EFPF organised on 2nd of December 2020 a Webinar to present an
Introduction to the common EU Data Space for Manufacturing Industry and presenting Data Spaces pathway focusing on the specifics of connected factories detailing Data Sharing within Marketplaces and Models for B2B Data Exchange. The Webinar detailed:

  • The Hyper-connected Factories pathway: towards networked enterprises in complex, dynamic supply chains and value networks.
  • The Autonomous Smart Factories pathway: towards optimised and sustainable manufacturing including advanced human-in-the-loop workspaces.
  • The Collaborative Product-Service Factories pathway: towards data-driven product-service engineering in knowledge-intensive factories.
Rita BurkertEFPF organised DMP Cluster Webinar

Grain Cloud aims to increase traceability in agriculture

The magazine Jordbruksaktuellt, Sweden’s largest independent industry magazine in agriculture, published an article about GrainCloud, a new project funded by the Swedish Board of Agriculture via the innovation support EIP-Agri. The consortium, including CNet, consists of seven partners with expert expertise together with the company Skandia Elevator in Arentorp who will develop a solution to meet higher demands from the market on transparency in the value chain of the future and the need to increase food safety on grain-based food through traceability.

The digital storage facility of the future will be able to automatically keep track of the amount of grain that has been taken in from fields, where it is stored, how it has been stored and for how long. It will also be able to track maintenance needs before malfunctions occur and assist farmers with service reminders, says Joakim Larsson, CEO and co-owner of Skandia Elevator. Grain Cloud is primarily designed for new facilities but will also be able to be integrated into older machine systems.

Rita BurkertGrain Cloud aims to increase traceability in agriculture

EFPF Open Call

The European Factories Platform (EFPF) in conjunction with the European Commission is delighted to inform you that their €2.5mil Euro Manufacturing and Industry4.0 Open Call is now open for submissions on www.f6s.com/efpf.

The European Factory Platform (EFPF) project team invites you to submit a bid for a share of EFPF’s €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. European SMEs, software developers, tech companies and manufacturers can be funded to create, test, validate and/or integrate innovative tools / services / applications / solutions / platforms for Industry4.0. You can find out more about this EC/EFPF funding opportunity on www.efpf.org/funding-call or by watching our Promo Video below.

EFPF Industry4.0 Open Call
Total available funding €2.5million
Funding range per project €50,000 – €150,000
Call Launch October 19th 2020
Call Close February 19th 2021
Call Close September 2021
Sub-project Duration 6, 9 or 12 months
Sub-project Types Type 1: Develop digital manufacturing applications and services
Type 2: Validate/test EFPF platform and services in digital manufacturing domains
Type 3: Integrate 3rd Party applications, services and/or platforms with EFPF
Target Audience EU SMEs (including micro-SMEs)
EU technology providers and software developers (including start-ups)
EU manufacturing and logistics companies (any size)
EU Research Institutes and Universities
Number of projects funded 15 to 20
More Information www.efpf.org/funding-call
Online Submission www.f6s.com/efpf

Rita BurkertEFPF Open Call

IoTBridge in media

IoTBridge and their activities for IoT-based solutions for bridge monitoring and maintenance are gaining interest in the trade press. The e-magazine Underhållsdagarna has published an article about the project. For more details follow this link to the article:

Rita BurkertIoTBridge in media

CheckHealth publishes new web site for LinkWatch

Today www.linkwatch.se is available. LinkWatch is a secure remote monitoring platform for health data collection, including FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) care plans, wireless devices for vital signs monitoring, smart wearables for behaviour monitoring and intelligent digital assistance supporting patient self-assessments. It helps care organisations to efficiently manage the care of patients with chronic conditions. CheckHealth is a MedTech company focused on developing and marketing products and services for remote care and patient data collection. CheckHealth is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.checkhealth.se

Rita BurkertCheckHealth publishes new web site for LinkWatch