German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR)

Seeking European partners for the deployment of an application specific IoT visual sensor using machine learning

Posted by German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR)Responsive · Partners for Consortium · Funding Available : € 500.000
Entity offering the Program : GCCIR/ACCIO Link to the Program
· Deadline at 28/11/2019 · Canada

Desired outcome

As a participant of the upcoming symposium “2nd GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by Innoget and GCCIR next November 25th, 2019 in Barcelona (Spain), the company Au-Zone Technologies Inc. is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint collaboration project.

Au-Zone Technologies Inc. is specifically interested in European partners with domain expertise, experience, and leadership in a vertical market which could be significantly impacted or disrupted with the development and deployment of an application specific IoT visual sensor using edge-based machine learning. Further details are described below.

In case you are interested in meeting Au-Zone Technologies Inc. in Barcelona to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium clicking the “Register to the symposium” button above.

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR)

Details of the Technology Call

Au-Zone Technologies Inc. is a small team of software and hardware professionals with a passion for developing Machine Learning and Computer Vision technologies for IoT product. The company implements object detection, classification, and signal analysis for a wide range of end applications. This includes driver assist systems, operator monitoring, equipment predictive maintenance and process optimization.

The company’s™ IOT Solution enables OEM’s to add visual intelligence to their products. It supports a highly-optimized CNN inference engine that enables machine learning without cloud processing. This is key for applications that require real time performance. The engine supports a wide range of embedded CPU, GPU, and microcontrollers at different power and cost points. The proprietary integrated solution stack delivers a proven platform for rapid prototype and commercial deployment.

The current release of the product is commercially available with active customers –including international tier one semiconductor vendors and OEM product developers. The next release which expand the features, model support and hardware platforms is in active development.

Thus, the company is looking for a European partner company with domain expertise, experience, and leadership in a vertical market which could be significantly impacted or disrupted with the development and deployment of an application specific IoT visual sensor using edge-based machine learning. The end application should have high potential volume or high product margins to justify the custom product development costs.

Preferences / Requirements for Potential European Partner(s)

The following are the important aspects Au-Zone Technologies Inc. is looking for in a European partner:

  • A partner company would be active in the design; development and marketing products, which include a high degree of technical innovation.
  • The firm should have an established sales and support infrastructure capable of launching and supporting a new product line in the European market.
  • Access to field data relevant for the specific application for training deep learning models is a requirement.
  • An ideal partner will have some experience with data science in a research environment that is looking for a technical collaborator with practical experience and IP to enable cost effective commercial smart visual sensor deployment.

Related keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Smart Appliances
  • Internet of Things
  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Industrial Manufacture
  • Automotive engineering
  • Artificial intelligence applications for cars and transport
  • Sensors for cars and transport
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Sensors & Wireless products
  • Agriculture and Marine Resources
  • Measurements and Standards
  • Measurement Tools
  • Analyses / Test Facilities and Methods
  • Electrical Technology related to measurements
  • Mechanical Technology related to measurements
  • Optical material testing
  • Optical Technology related to measurements
  • Sensor Technology related to measurements
  • Electronic measurement systems
  • Recording Devices
  • Artificial intelligence related software
  • Industrial Products
  • Machine vision software and systems
  • Industrial Equipment and Machinery
  • computer vision
  • machine learning
  • original equipment manufacturers (oem)
  • visual intelligence
  • smart devices

About German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR)

Economic Promotion Agency from Canada

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a multilateral initiative for the development of German-Canadian, and more broadly European-Canadian, research and business relations. It is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is located in the TEC Edmonton Business Incubator. The Centre provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry.

The GCCIR, along with Innoget, is the co-organizer of the GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium in Barcelona, to be held on November 19, 2018 in Barcelona (Spain). With the support of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ, the Agency for Business Competitiveness of Catalonia, the symposium is a unique opportunity for all Spanish organizations to connect with Albertan partners to jointly develop R&D projects eligible to receive funding under the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund as well as other funding programs to be presented during the event.

From the Alberta side, roughly 15 to 20 Albertan SMEs (small-to-medium sized enterprises) will participate in the symposium for the purpose of meeting potential R&D partners based in Spain. Furthermore, during the event, the German-Canadian Centre for Research (GCCIR), the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ will present the available funding programs that both Spanish and Albertan partners could apply to fund the resulting projects related to the industrial sectors below:

Nanotechnology // Geospatial // Drones // Cleantech // Health and e-Health // ICT // IOT // Materials // Energy

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