The IoT Solutions World Congress will feature 11 real-life industrial internet applications in action

Demonstrating real-life industrial IoT in action in a visual, dynamic and tangible way. This is the objective of the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), which is bringing back the Testbed Area, a space housing 11 innovative projects based on the Internet of Things, developed by leading companies for use in a variety of sectors: from agriculture to manufacturing, connected transport, logistics, energy and utilities. The event, organised by Fira de Barcelona, takes place on 3-5 October at the Gran Via Exhibition Centre as part of Barcelona Industry Week.

These testbeds will include a submersible robot by ABB for inspecting transformers full of oil on oil platforms; an Analog Devices solution to predict frosts and save harvests for use in peach orchards in Argentina; and a predictive analysis system developed by PTC to eliminate downtime in factories, which also involved the collaboration of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, National Instruments, Osisoft and Flowserve.
There will also be connected elevators whose maintenance can be handled remotely thanks to the system developed by Huawei in collaboration with General Electric and Schindler; a Vodafone app developed with Hiruteknova, TST and Rodman for the remote control of the status and operation of boats; a platform designed by Everis to manage drones, associated with SAP; a system tested by IoTworks to monitor cold chain logistics and guarantee safer, faster and more economic transactions; and a completely sensor-based industrial working environment to improve occupational safety, instigated by Wipro with the collaboration of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Aruba Networks.
The list of projects on display is rounded off with a solution for smart irrigation control and the prevention of river pollution which is being presented by Schneider Electric and Sigfox; a demonstration of how to detect and prevent cyberattacks on an electrical substation, brought along by Kaspersky; and a standard for the control and interconnection of machinery and processes developed by Cisco in which another 17 companies have been involved.
Testbeds are experimental platforms designed to test innovative solutions in real-life operating conditions with the aim of creating ground-breaking products and services as well as new international standards. All the practical applications exhibited in the Testbed Area of the IoT Solutions World Congress have been checked and selected by experts on the programme committee associated with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).
The director of the IoT Solution World Congress, Roger Bou, highlights the added value of this area which makes the Fira de Barcelona event a global first in this specialist field, giving visitors a first-hand understanding of how the most advanced IoT solutions work: ‘In conjunction with the big leaders of the industrial internet, we are able to visualise and transmit how this technology is already changing the way we produce and manage business and resources, while at the same time demonstrating that whatever the industry, whether big or small, there is an IoT solution out there for its needs,’ says Bou.
Testbed awards
Of the eleven projects being shown in the Testbed Area, three have been nominated for IoT Awards in the category of Best Testbed Product presented at the event. These are the Cisco standard for interconnecting and adapting machines and processes to increase production flexibility; the Vodafone project to connect boats, and the Wipro system to improve occupational safety in industry.
These awards also recognise the most innovative and impactful projects in the sphere of the industrial internet that have been developed during the year in different sectors. The jury’s decision will be announced during a gala dinner on 4 October in the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), which brings together more than 500 representatives of industry and technology from all over the world.
About IoTSWC
The IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC 2017) is the world’s leading event for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the only one to combine exhibition space, knowledge transfer, testbeds and professional networking at the highest level.
Organised by Fira de Barcelona, between 3 and 5 October it brings together in the Gran Via Exhibition centre more than 220 companies and 250 speakers to showcase and discuss the latest products and applications of this disruptive technology in numerous sectors and areas of activity. The congress programme is based on seven key themes: Manufacturing, Utilities and Energy, Connected Transport, Health, Buildings and Infrastructure, Open Industry and Blockchain, and will be addressing the main challenges facing companies in an increasingly digitised universe to help them take advantage of all the potential and benefits of IoT solutions.
The IoT Solutions World Congress is part of Barcelona Industry Week, one of the world’s biggest trade fair platforms for industry in terms of both the commercial side and the knowledge it generates, which takes place on 2-6 October 2017 at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre. Other events taking place simultaneously include Expoquimia, Eurosurfas, Equiplast, In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions, the World Congress of Chemical Engineering and the World Chemical Summit, as well as the Smart Chemistry, Smart Future event.

Further information on each project in the Testbed area here

Barcelona, 14th September 2017