Alerion, Vaelsys, Jelou and Senceive are the winning startups of the first edition of the Openvia by Globalvia open innovation program.
Within the framework of the tenth edition of the South Summit, our innovation and technological platform Openvia, has held the Openvia Challenges Awards Ceremony, in which it has announced the four winning startups to develop innovative solutions to the four business challenges launched.
Last February Openvia announced the launch of the first edition of its Openvia Challenges, an international open innovation program aimed at startups and emerging companies, aimed at solving, together with the innovative community, the business challenges defined by the company in the field of mobility.
In this first edition, in which the company has had the collaboration of Gellify, more than 100 startups from all over the world have presented themselves. Of all of them, 12 finalists have been selected who have had the opportunity to present their proposals in depth to the Openvia and Globalvia teams at the Business Focus Week: Alerion, Iertec and Wingtra for Iberia Challenge – Real time incident resolution; EyeFlow, Pixelabs and Vaelsys for Railway Challenge – Automatic train maintenace; Aygloo, Jelou and Wisecx for Chile Challenge – Optimization of user response; and, last ACKCIO, AlphaGeoMega and Senceive for the Costa Rica Challenge – Slope safety.
Fernando Vallejo, Managing Director of Openvia and Director of Innovation and Systems at Globalvia, began this event by thanking the high level of participation and the quality of the projects presented. In addition, he has reiterated “The future is ours. Everything we have seen here today is part of the future that we are going to build together. I encourage you to continue believing in yourselves as you have done so far. We want to work with you because we also believe in transforming the world of mobility”.
Each of the winning projects responds to one of the challenges posed by the company. In this way, the Alerion project has been selected in the Iberia Challenge to improve real-time information and efficiently and effectively resolve incidents on Spanish and Portuguese highways. Alerion is a Spanish company specialized in the development of drones for detection through artificial vision and sensor fusion.
For the optimization of automatic train maintenance processes, the winning company in the Railway Challenge was Vaelsys, a Spanish company that pioneered the use of artificial intelligence algorithms to take advantage of the data contained in images and videos.
Another of the winning companies is the Ecuadorian Jelou for its technological proposal to optimize responses to user requirements, a solution that solves the Chilean Challenge.
Finally, the British company Senceive has been selected to work on the solution to the Costa Rica Challenge thanks to its proposal for early detection of slopes, through sensors that detect any movement and atmospheric phenomena such as rain that affect the stability of the terrain.
The four winning startups will have the opportunity to develop their pilot project in a real environment, work with the specialized teams of Globalvia and Openvia, scale the model and boost the growth of their business.