challenges

Transition of product samples to the new digital age<br><br>AKRITAS S.A.

Transition of product samples to the new digital age

AKRITAS S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

The samples produced and made available for product promotion are in the following formats: 1) Fan-shaped Sample Card Palette, 10 x 15 cm, in a thickness of 1 mm 2) Book with customized corresponding product sample cards 3) Single samples of larger dimensions (20 cm x 30 cm), in a thickness of 6 mm. The challenge facing AKRITAS is the transition of its sampling production and management to the new digital age.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

This transition entails a) The use of new high-performance technologies and product simulation (3D printing etc). b) End2end integration of production and distribution of samples, meeting the needs of Marking, Traceability, Performance Measurement, Replaceability, etc. For AKRITAS, any idea that will meet the above requirements/aspects is welcome. Special focus will be given to the ideas that consider the aspects of AI and Smart Integration of Requirements.

 

 

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Corrosion Potential Determination in Extruded Aluminium Profiles <br><br> ALUMIL S.A.

Corrosion Potential Determination in Extruded Aluminium Profiles

ALUMIL S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

Aluminium-made constructions are widespread since aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion. Techniques like powder coating can improve the constructions’ behavior and aesthetics but the combination of aluminium’s intermetallic compounds with high humidity, high salinity and pollution can lead to corrosion.

Thus, a new testing methodology, deriving from electrochemistry and metallurgy, could focus on the metal itself and precisely predict the corrosion potential in extruded aluminium profiles.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

Having this methodology, one could examine the corrosion potential and decide whether certain aluminum profiles should be used for buildings near zones that have a highly corrosive environment, such as coasts and highly polluted areas.

This will help produce architectural systems with a longer lifespan which in turn leads to more sustainable buildings.

 

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Digital Moisture Measurement Tools for Seedcotton Mass<br><br>BIOS AGROSYSTEMS S.A.

Digital Moisture Measurement Tools for Seedcotton Mass

BIOS AGROSYSTEMS S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

The aim is to measure the moisture of the cotton bunch, from loading to its ginning. This check is done at a depth of around 1 meter, at the center of the transportation means. In research, new technologies like sim-sized RF sensors have been used for this process. They were placed in the center of the load, where they provided information about the product's moisture. However, they could also provide information on identification and tracking. These sensors can be used only once, and they are thrown away afterwards.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

The development & manufacture of new portable devices like RF sensors or any other technologies that could be used for moisture control during transportation and storage before ginning.

 

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Eco-Material for aquaculture net impregantion, replacing antifouling <br><br>DIOPAS S.A.

Eco-Material for aquaculture net impregantion, replacing antifouling

DIOPAS S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

The prolonged period that the FISH nets stay under the water, enables micro-organisms and bacteria to stick on the nets and clog their holes, making it difficult for oxygen to circulate and thus the fish cannot breathe properly. To keep the net in the sea clean for a longer period, we impregnate it with the special paint, named Antifouling (which contains copper oxide). It is an approved material with all the necessary certifications, suitable for use in the sea.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

The creation/invention of a new even more ecological material for impregnating nets is a great challenge for the FISH nets and the protection of the marine ecosystem. The goal is to create a new net impregnation material that is equally, or even more effective than the existing one, fulfilling its double mission: to keep the nets clean in the sea while protecting the aquatic environment.

 

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Transforming Junior Programmers into High-Performing Developers<br><br> INFOTEAM HELLAS MIKE

Transforming Junior Programmers into High-Performing Developers

INFOTEAM HELLAS MIKE

Brief Challenge Description
In the dynamic tech landscape, companies face the critical task of transforming junior programmers into seasoned experts. Embracing the power of technology, this challenge aims to address this actual problem by proposing methods that connect junior developers to resources of various types, fostering a self-made path to programming mastery.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

The potential outcome will facilitate concepts such as seamless collaboration, personalized mentorship, adaptive training, project-based learning, data-drivenpersonalized insights, and integration with existing systems to effectively develop junior programmers into senior ones and create a pipeline of skilled and experienced developers.

 

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Energy mix management  to reduce the company’s carbon footprint<br><br> ISOMAT S.A.

Energy mix management to reduce the company’s carbon footprint

ISOMAT S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

First, the software will determine the energy requirements of ISOMAT's central facilities based on plant production scheduling. Then, it will identify the optimal energy mix combining different energy sources; power from the grid, from the PV station and through waste-to-energy (WtE) processes. In the latter one, the resulting calorific value and derivatives must be calculated to achieve full reuse & zero waste.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

We expect that this newly developed software will provide us with a statistical model for reducing our carbon footprint.

 

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Factory Avatar <br><br><br>K&N EFTHYMIADIS S.A.

Factory Avatar


K&N EFTHYMIADIS S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

Development of a plant's 3D visualization, including a part and eventually the whole of its buildings, infrastructure, networks, and equipment as a front end to a database consolidating in a Common Operational Picture,  operations, maintenance, procedures and documentation necessary to operate the plant and to train employees. Exploitation of modern imaging technology and gathering of big data at relatively low cost / TB providing the structured drill down to the relevant documentation of any point of interest and control, are required.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

Development of a holistic, transparent database of the plant, which includes roles, documents, risk assessment, and tasks.

  • Digitalization of the processes (cutting of the paper use)
  • Systematic, real-time visualization of changes, interventions, activities
  • Training of personnel in a digital virtual environment
  • Minimization of personnel and environmental risks.

 

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Automated assembly components for productivity enhancement<br><br> OLYMPIA ELECTRONICS S.A.

Automated assembly components for productivity enhancement

OLYMPIA ELECTRONICS S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

The primary objective is to replace manual assembly of products with robotic systems, leading to the creation of an automated assembly line. The challenge lies in effectively managing the various products produced through these lines. Consequently, intelligent systems need to be implemented for the recording, processing, and real-time transmission of data from all production stages to a central management system.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

The expected results will be enhancement of efficiency and productivity, mainly due to: reduction of equipment downtime, increased availability, reduction of production time per product, reduce of human errors and saving working time, customers’ satisfaction and preserving company's reputation, decrease of product recall costs, reduction of operational production costs, accelerated decision-making.

 

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Mobile Tenant App: Enhancing Tenant Experience and Energy Efficiency <br><br>SIEMENS S.A.

Mobile Tenant App: Enhancing Tenant Experience and Energy Efficiency

SIEMENS S.A.

Brief Challenge Description

Our Smart Tenant App aims to revolutionize tenant experience and energy management in buildings. It will offer a comprehensive understanding of energy consumption, empowering tenants to make informed decisions. The application will enable optimized energy consumption, waste reduction, and lower utility costs, all while maintaining optimal comfort levels for occupants.

 

Expected Results from the Solution

 

User friendly dashboard for sustainability: It will offer a comprehensive understanding of energy consumption, empowering tenants to make informed decisions.

Future Energy Optimization: Utilizing AI algorithms, the app will analyze real-time and historical energy data, weather information, and energy tariffs. It will forecast the next day's consumption and provide suggestions on how to reduce costs effectively.

Tenant Experience Enhancement: The app will feature chatbots designed to provide personalized services, and address inquiries.

 

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Dynamic Truck Appointment System in Container Terminals<br><br>ThPA S.A.

Dynamic Truck Appointment System in Container Terminals

ThPA S.A.

Brief Challenge Description
Developing a dynamic and cooperative time window truck appointment system is pivotal for the logistics and supply chain. The specific collaboration among the trucking companies and the Container Terminals’ management is oriented to be significantly improved, by resolving the truck scheduling challenge and by enhancing efficiency and overall reliability. The aspiration is to tackle custom gate delays, to reduce costs by diminishing the waiting times and to lower fuel consumption and emissions.

 

Expected Results from the Solution
It is crucial to integrate a comprehensive platform supplemented by a mobile app, based on AI algorithms and real-time data. The projection is to spread the information regarding the traffic patterns, the cargos, and the appointments while the incorporation of a blockchain technology and the historical data analysis adds a further value to its security, transparency, and flexibility, ultimately leading to a more productive and sustainable logistics framework.

 

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