FCC successfully holds the second innovation day promoted by its Digital Innovation Lab
The FCC Group has held its second innovation day driven by its Digital Innovation Lab (DI_Lab), in its commitment to innovation as a strength and as one of the levers of value creation of the company.
This is a think tank focused on improving the efficiency of company processes through digital transformation, adding value to businesses and improving agility in identifying and understanding current and future challenges in the digital world.
Continuing with the initial purpose, the main objective of this initiative is to generate knowledge synergies for the promotion of innovation, technology and digitalization and to implement solutions that are feasible and viable to facilitate the adoption of innovative digital processes that solve challenges and, consequently, improve the company's products and services; and also to promote an innovation ecosystem open to institutional actors and external collaborators.
The meeting was opened by Alfredo García, Systems and IT manager of the FCC Group, who pointed out that "in recent years digitalization is reaching all areas, and the increase in these technologies and their complexity makes it necessary to better manage the opportunities for innovation that this new world offers us"; and the different business areas of the company are participating in it through their R&D teams, presenting innovative products and initiatives and promoting digital transformation in each of the areas of activity.
In addition, we had the presentation of projects from all business areas of the FCC Group. On behalf of FCC Construcción, María José Conde, Marta Patón and Iván Arbós participated with the project "0 Accidents"; and Elizabeth Rodríguez and Juan Ramón Mena with their demonstration and presentation on digitization and monitoring of linear integration works "BIM+GIS+DRONES to deep learning".
Antonio Prego, from FCC Industrial, explained how they applied innovation in FCC Industrial's systems projects. Also, Jesús Campuzano, Javier Camacho and Fernando Enríquez, from Matinsa, spoke about "POTAMIDES and SAIM, the acoustic emission systems and ecology and management of blabber". From Prefabricados Delta, Javier Villa, told about the digital transformation in Industry 4.0 in Puente Genil (Córdoba).
Likewise, FCC Medio Ambiente presented the latest environmental advances in sustainable mobility in urban services and how the recycling of photovoltaic panels works, by Jesús Pajares and Carlos Mallén. On the other hand, Teresa Simorte and Susana Pelegrín explained two projects that are being developed: "R+D+i projects that drive the circular economy" and "Innovation: main actor in the era of change". In addition, we had the presentation of projects from FCC Environment UK, by Mark Timms with his project "Adventures in Al" and FCC Environmental Services USA, with the presence of David Ramirez and his projects "FireRover firefighting system" and "New robot with Al installed in the Dallas (Texas) plant".
Finally, Aqualia was represented by Víctor Monsalvo, a speaker who explained the project "The value of water: resources, energy and H20".
Well-known external companies such as Telefónica, Microsoft, LG and LUDUS, among others, also participated in the event.
Finally, the event was closed with the intervention of Manel Miranda and Pilar de Vicente, both from the Systems and Information Technologies Division of the FCC Group, and their introduction to "Open AI" and the usefulness it could have in companies.
The conference was held with the aim of showing initiatives, concepts and prototypes that will allow validating those based on virtual/augmented reality, process automation, industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, metaverse and Open AI. In addition, it has allowed to show proofs of concept or important prototypes that will allow to validate possible solutions to a specific challenge in a quick way.