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We are happy to announce our prize: Avansig wins in the Smart Mobility section in the South Summit Innovation Event 2017.

Avansig SmartDrones is based on autonomous smart drones that patrol inside buildings with high accuracy. The objective is to automate tasks indoors (automatic stock control, inspection of big structures, monitoring of industrial processes, physical surveillance,…)

Foto entrega de premio

Alberto López (Head of Innovation of Ferrovial) affords the prize to the best startup in Smart Mobility, Avansig, represented by María Merlán (Head of R&D department).

We want to thank María Benjumea and her team for this initiative and the visibility that offers to start ups (in the start-up phase or early growth). This contributes to strengthen the Spanish entrepreneur ecosystem, which is needed for international competition. We also thank Spainstartup for the kindness and support during the whole process.

Finally, we express our gratitude for jury of the Smart Mobility section for giving us this great opportunity and for recognizing our work.

 

on the road again

Right now we are on the road to the South Summit 2017 event. As you know, after a long selection process, this summer the South Summit has distinguished us among the 100 most innovative startups 🏅 😀  and we are invited to participate in this congress.

Well, there we go! This week we are out outsiders. We will be in Madrid to introduce ourselves, to show our technology, to contact companies and investors and to take part in the startup competition. The South Summit is the model event where startups  -like us- meet international investors and companies that are interested in improving through innovation.

Stay tuned to the twitter, we will tell you how it goes.

south summit

South Summit is the Leading Event from the South, connecting the most innovative entrepreneurs with the most important investors in the world and the corporations seeking to improve their global competitiveness through innovation.

The Startup Competition, organized by South Summit, aims at finding the 100 most innovative startups concerning  any sector and anywhere in the world. The goal is to create a global leading platform that brings together Startups, Investors and Companies in search of Innovation.

South Summit takes places on October 4-6, 2017 in Madrid (Spain). There, we will have the opportunity to enhance our visibility and arrange bilateral meetings with international investors, media and top-level international companies.

We are very proud to be one of the TOP 100 Startups selected by SOUTH SUMMIT INNOVATION 2017

foto del grupo de trabajo de SINDA

On the occasion of the audit of the SINDA Project, conducted on July 11th, a fleet of three smart drones that are able to navigate autonomously inside buildings has been deployed. The deployment scenario has been the logistics center of the company Prosegur, located in Poligono de A Grela.

Up to now, UAV applications have always been restricted to outdoor locations since the connectivity to the Global Positioning System, GPS is available (the drone determines its position using at least three satellites within the network). However, in indoor locations, GPS is very weak or does not simply exist. For this reason, indoor navigation for UAVs represents the main technological challenge that has been solved through this project. We have developed a navigation system for indoor locations based on 3D vision.

SINDA (Indoor surveillance system using autonomous drones based on Artificial Vision) was an R&D Project developed in the framework of the FEDER Innterconecta 2015 Programme (proyecto ITC-20151329) and funded by the Centre for the Development of Industrial  Technology  (CDTI).

The consortium of SINDA Project, formed by the companies Prosegur SISAeromedia UAVEgatel and Avansig, and CITIC and Gradiant technology centers, has developed a surveillance system for indoor locations based on small size drones. These drones are able to perform patrols inside buildings completely autonomously. 

SINDA-DemoVuelo

The deployment has been a real success. The drones performed surveillance routes completely autonomously. They were capable of moving into different rooms, generating  3D models of the environment while detecting and avoiding obstacles, and sending the data collected in real time to the control application. At the end of each route they landed with accuracy on their respective platforms. One of the platforms was equipped with an autonomous load system that allows the charge of the batteries of the dron to restart the service.

It is the first time this technology has gone so far. We congratulate all the partners of SINDA consortium for this great achievement.

Avansig presentation

We recently attended the Info Day and Brokerage Event about the calls for proposals “Secure Societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens” in lined with the social goals of the Europe 2020 strategy.

The first in Madrid on January 17 was organized by the CDTI (the Center for Industrial Technological Development of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness from Spain). And the second took place in Brussels between 6 and 7 March and it was organized by SEREN3 (Network of National Contact Points of Secure Societies), a consortium in which the CDTI is also integrated.

Both days help us to provide guidance to align our technology and projects with the cross-cutting objectives of research and innovation of Horizon 2020. In this events the procedural and legal details were itemized, as well as the content and objectives of the main topics: Critical Infrastructure Protection; Disaster Resilience: Safeguarding and securing society; Fight Against Crime and Terrorism; Border Security and External Security; General Matters on Security; Digital Security.

At the Brussels event, we also had the opportunity to present our Smart Drones technology to the public and meet with various business leaders, institutions and organizations in the security sector. What opportunity!

We return satisfied with new objectives and applications, new collaborators and new fields to continue innovating.

dron SINDA

SINDA is the project that has occupied us for more than a year and will soon end. It’s an R&D project, where we collaborate with Prosegur SIS S.L., Aeromedia UAV S.L. And Egatel S.L., to develop a functional drone prototype for indoor surveillance patrols.

To carry out the project, we integrate several ad hoc technologies, which they have been developed by every one of us:

  • A frame, a multi-rotor device to embark all the proyects needs;
  • A charging base for unassisted power supply;
  • An autonomous navigation system based on artificial vision for the detection and avoidance of obstacles;
  • A robust, reliable and secure communication system;
  • An integrated video transmission system for remote control centers.

Currently, we are at the final stage of the project, we are happy to say that the functional prototype corresponds with the required specifications. Furthermore we would also like to acknowledge with much appreciation the role of all our project partners.

While we’re waiting to push the package over the final hurdles, enabling it to succeed, we show you some videos of the test campaign of the prototype.

 

 

 

desmontaje dron SINDA
Setting up the SINDA proptotype
Prototipo dron SINDA
Siso’s installing the navigation software
Sala demostración Avansig

The IV Jornadas sobre Seguridad, Defensa, Tecnologías Matemáticas y Computacionales (4th Conference on Security, Defense, Mathematical and Computational Technologies) took place on 3 and 4 November at the Center for Research Center on Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC). In this symposium we were able to expose our experience and technology. And also discover the contributions of ICT researchers, the needs and advances of institutions and agencies linked to the safeguard of the population.

We would like to thank CESEDEN, CITIC and ITMATI, the M²nica research group and the UDC for inviting us to participate in these conferences.

You can access the full program of the conference, press releases (1 y 2) and media impact  (1 y 2) from the CITIC website.

foto dron volando dentro del Marineda City

Yesterday, inside the Marineda City Shopping Centre, Prosegur performed the first implantation of our technology for autonomous indoors drone. An implantation which have shown the capabilities of this technology in the field of surveillance, control and maintenance for this kind of establishments. An open exhibition to the public before its imminent start working in the center.

In conclusion, visitors to the center have been watching how the drones that we developed took off, executed their patrol routes, recorded their videos, dodged obstacles, spotted intruders, landed, recharged their batteries and started again. And of course, they did it by themselves.

Other media watched it so:

fondo

The jury V Premios AJE Galicia (5th Young Entrepreneur Award of Galicia) has distinguished us with the second award for Innovation 2015, during the gala held on February 4th in Lugo. These awards, that was organized by the Galician Federation of Youngs Entrepreneurs (AJE Galicia), distinguish business initiatives that help to create prosperity and employment in Galicia. Being one of the 5 companies awarded among the 23 finalists and foremost mentions in the category of Innovation is a double satisfaction.
Thanks to AJE Galicia by this distinction and congratulations to the other winners.

You can see the contest rules, the video gala and some news on the following links:

foto de la resolución

The Dirección General de Innovación y Competitividad, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of the Government of Spain has distinguished us as an innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprise. This recognition is an important remark not only because gives credit to our well done work; it also prioritizes our brand to our costumers as well at the new R&T initiatives of EUROPE 2020.

SMEs Innovative 2018 seal

So, why innovation? Some european reports, like ERAC Peer Review of the Spanish Research and Innovation System of European Commision for example tell:

“It is clear that Spain’s R&I system needs increased resources but these must go hand in hand with structural reform for a more efficient and effective use of public investment. This will ensure a faster and more sustainable recovery for the Spanish economy. The additional resources should be used exclusively to incentivise reform.”

This statement remarks the lack of the support to R&D and the minimal amount of innovative SMEs located in Spain (SMEs that fulfil the demand of technology and innovation which guarantee a sustainable evolution to the economy system in Spain). Our company mission always is focused by this idea: assist companies in their technological growth through innovation.

Supporting innovation is profitable for everyone.