On November 24, the Basque Energy Cluster organized the first meeting of the “Digitalization Technology Forum”, where the project DAEKIN was presented.
On November 24, the Basque Energy Cluster organized the first meeting of the “Digitalization Technology Forum”, which was held in a “mixed” format: face-to-face (Zamudio Technology Park) and telematic (Zoom). 96 people from 55 entities participated in the Forum, 23 of them in person.
This first meeting of the Technology Forum was dedicated to digital technologies and, more specifically, to those related to the capture and exploitation of data from assets and power plants in operation.
The Forum is framed in a context favorable to the energy transition and digital transformation, which therefore offers interesting market opportunities to those companies that position themselves in the energy value chains with a competitive offer of digital products and services.
In the first block of the Forum, the Tecnalia, Ikerlan and Tekniker Technology Centers presented the technologies that they are developing in the DAEKIN project, “Energia Datuak Konpartitzeko Ekimena” (Secure digital collaboration between companies without loss of data sovereignty), financed by the Program Elkartek in its 2020 call.
After the break, 4 companies (HINE, MERYTRONIC, TUBACEX and BIGDA Solutions) showed business cases of application of digital technologies in products and services. In the lively discussion that took place in the final part, the importance of companies with digital capabilities also having specific knowledge of energy applications and areas to extract value from data was highlighted.
The Technology Forums are defined in the Strategic Plan of the Basque Energy Cluster as one of the mechanisms of sectoral dynamization and a meeting place between the technological offer (Centers, Universities, technology-based companies) and potential companies demanding or users of said offer. In this way, it is configured as a key tool in the mission of the Basque Energy Cluster as a supply-demand intermediation agent for the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network. The organization of the Technology Forums has the support of the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment of the Basque Government through an ELKARTEK type III project.