ZYLK Industry has been selected to take part in the European Data Incubator (EDI), a 3-year project that offers around 100 startups the chance to solve data challenges set by major European corporates like Volkswagen Navarra, RACC motoring club and the multinational Sonae.
What is EDI?
EDI is an incubation programme run by 20 partners across Europe.
It gives the most innovative “Big Data” startups the opportunity to
tackle real world challenges set by corporates across Europe, such as
improving road safety in Barcelona or predicting fraudulent
transactions in supermarkets.
ZYLK Industry is taking part in EDI to solve the challenge set by
Volkswagen Navarra: Predictive maintenance models
for industrial robots in body shop. Our approach is to develop
Industrial Robots Insights (IRI), a product capable
of reading, processing and visualizing data from any Siemens PLC
connected to either KUKA robots and FANUC devices. The first step is
to format the datasets and map the variable values to obtain the
correct working model for each robot axis. The next step is the mining
and analysis of the formatted datasets. Zylk Industry will train a
deep learning algorithm after several robot behaviour cycles in order
to predict to predict problems or failures in the robots. The last
step is the visualization and alarm detection.
Benefits include up to €100k in equity-free funding, mentoring,
workshops, access to a free cloud environment, and the chance to
connect with and be recognised by major European organizations.
Datathon in Berlin
Each year of EDI incubation process is divided into three progressive
phases, in which only the best startups pass to the next level:
‘Explore’, ‘Experiment’, ‘Evolve’.
On 17 and 18 October, ZYLK Industry
travel to Berlin with 30 other startups for the first
‘Explore’ phase. Here we will take part in a datathon, practice our
pitches, receive €5k (equity-free) and meet face to face with the
corporates. Finally, a jury will decide which 16 startups will pass to
the next ‘Experiment’ level.
Follow our journey through EDI!
Take a look at the EDI
portfolio to see our team photo, description and a 30
To read more about EDI, please visit the website:
Follow our journey through EDI:
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779790.