At RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow 2017, the RFID & Wireless IoT Solutions Award was presented for the first time. The award is a signal for advancing the digital transformation process across industries. With the award, RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow is fully committing to its role and its responsability as a leading European event for technological innovation and operational expertise.
The laureates of the RFID & Wireless IoT Research and Solutions Award 2017!
Aarhus: a wireless infrastructure for Europe's most modern hospital!
2,000 RFID readers, an integrated task management system, automated processes, connected services, and tracking of all assets and employees: the new Aarhus University Hospital is making the hospital of the future a reality. For the hospital, its IoT infrastructure is as important as electricity and running water. The wireless architecture enables the tracking of important assets and the optimisation of intralogstics processes – and has now been honoured with the RFID & Wireless IoT Solutions Award.
Carlo Ratti Associati: cognitive IoT building saves energy
The Agnelli Foundation's historic headquarters is a former villa with 3,000 square metres of creative office space. Design studio Carlo Ratti Associati was tapped for the building's renovation and created the first IoT building in the world: wireless sensors are installed throughout the building and measure a wealth of data, including occupancy and status of all rooms. The building management system is even measuring CO2 concentration in order to guarantee optimum working conditions. On the basis of this information, the cognitive building management system can adjust lighting, heating, cooling, and room reservations in real-time.
Santander City Council: Smart City pioneer relies on wireless IoT
Juan Echevarria Cuenca, Innovation Technical Manager of the Santander City council, received the award for Spanish Smart City pioneer Santander. Santander is not only talking Smart City, they are living it. 3,000 sensors control traffic in the city centre and facilitate finding a parking spot. 2,500 smart RFID waste bins optimise waste management. Citizens can report and track potholes and defects in public buildings via an app. This way, Santander has created a project that has an impact across Europe and serves as a model for other city's Smart City Initiatives.
TU Munich: wifi holography for applications in industry and logistics
The fourth RFID & Wireless IoT Research and Solutions Award in 2017 was presented to a research project with sustainable technological impact: scientists from the Munich Technical University have developed a holographic imaging process which analyses the radiation from a wifi emitter andthus generates three-dimensional images of the environment. The process could be used, for example, in the context of Industry 4.0: This way, operators of industrial plants could automatically follow objects on their way through the factory hall in the future. Friedemann Reinhard, Head of the Walter Schottky Institute's Emmy Noether Research Group on Quantum Sensing, accepted the award on behalf of his team.
The award ceremony took place on the evening of September 27, directly following the afternoon lectures on Developer Day. The laudatory speeches were held by Professor Helmut Wöllik (FH Kärnten), Sadmir Osmancevic, Frithjof Walk (AIM-D), and Professor Werner Knop (HSH Hanover). Anja Van Bocxlaer, event organizer and publisher of "RFID & Wireless IoT Global" magazine, presented the award ceremony.