Challenges for startups

Our partners are looking for solutions for some crucial problems. They not only would like to test your solutions but also to pay for them. Your chances for acceleration phase will grow if you help our partners with their pains.

Challenge 1: A detailed concept of a spatial information system for the terrain of the Port of Gdansk

Recipient of the solution: Port of Gdansk Authority

Desired action effect: A new GIS system powered by available data that is implementing solutions developed i.a. in Map Service. The purpose of the system is to obtain complete information about the real estate and company assets in port locations. Only an implementation for the entire port area will be taken into consideration.

Challenge 2: A system for monitoring technical condition of the quays of the Port of Gdansk

Recipient of the solution: Port of Gdansk Authority

Desired action effect: An automatic IoT system that measures and aggregates data on the technical conditions of port infrastructures (eg wall thickness, wall tightness, concrete quality).

Challenge 3: A system to holds records for water permits and cost analysis for specific areas in the Port of Gdansk

Recipient of the solution: Port of Gdansk Authority

Desired action effect: The goal of the project is to create a web-based platform that holds records of water-rights permits and that allows the creation of rainwater discharge data in the Port area.

Challenge 4: A guide application about port companies meant for external carriers

Recipient of the solution: Port of Gdansk Authority

Desired action effect: The challenge is to develop an application that would facilitate the access (directions) from the land to companies operating in the port area. The information would include, i.a. the locations of offices, warehouses and terminals with parking lots (including buffer) information. It would also include information about formalities required in given locations. The aim of this project is to improve traffic in the Port by facilitating the navigation and movement of drivers especially during their first visits.

Challenge 5: An augmented reality application for visitors of the Port of Gdansk

Recipient of the solution: Port of Gdansk Authority

Desired action effect: The goal of the project is to develop an application that allows real-time verification of descriptions, historical photos and visualizations in various locations of the Port of Gdansk. The aim of this project is to promote the Port in the form of a virtual, multilingual museum, covering the past, present and future of individual locations.

Challenge 6: A system that allows customers to connect with their Orange account using voice assistance (Siri, Google Assistant, etc.)

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 7: A preventive software tool (AI based) that detects anomalies in services / bills

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 8: A self-diagnostic application for mobile phones that analyses the quality of the network / connection

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 9: A system that collects anonymous aggregate information (consistent with GDPR) on the behavior of users on the web

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 10: A tool that collects, analyses and addresses data regarding single-client niches

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 11: A System that allows managing the relationship with the whole household as a single customer

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 12: Services for monetizing customer relations during telephone sales

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 13: LTE-M communication modules for lighting control

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 14: LTE-M communication modules for electric meters

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 15: A system that measures heat loss during the transmission or measurement of energy emitted to the environment

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

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Challenge 16: Water detection system based on wireless sensors that do not require a cellular network connection

Recipient of the solution: Olivia Business Centre

Desired action effect: Design and implementation of a system consisting of a set of maintenance-free measuring devices and an application layer that allows continuous monitoring of the conditions of rooms in terms of flooding detection over a very long period of time. The planned system must meet the following baseline requirements:

  • introduce measuring devices that would be capable of trouble-free and maintenance-free operation for 10 to 15 years
  • the designed devices must allow installation without the need to carry out calibration, maintenance and activities that require servicing, i.e. replacement or charging of the power source; it should also be effortless
  • devices must use wireless connectivity to exchange information with the upper level of the system
  • the designed solution for the application must contain the ability to save data regarding the activation of sensors and their states and to share this information in the form of system-level files (logs) with the possibility of browsing and viewing them
  • automatic generation of alerts based on detected events
  • optional visualization of rooms and floors where flooding was detected using a representative schematic view of a given building
  • the possibility of integrating the designed system with the currently functioning BMS (Building Management System) solution
  • ensuring cybernetic security, i.e. protecting the system against interference and unauthorized access by unauthorized persons

The proposed solution should meet the condition of being highly innovative, i.e. by taking into account within its architecture the latest solutions in the field of IoT technology, security, communication while minimizing energy consumption.

Challenge 17: Solutions integrating OBC with the environment in the areas of public, private, shared transport and information on mass events

Recipient of the solution: Olivia Business Centre

Desired action effect: Development of an integrated solution – a system – combining elements of B2B and B2C, based on smart, artificial intelligence methods in order to achieve efficient management, the sale of additional services and to inform users (customers and partners the business centre).

Introduced system aims to contribute as a significant competitive advantage, and should fill a niche market of the identified needs of the branch managers and Residents of the large commercial real estate such as Olivia Business Centre. The solution should enable:

  • more efficient space management, including the ability to communicate with users, through the “passenger information system” dedicated to OBC space users
  • engagement of residents in public events and interaction with OBC related space, including the possibility of buying online services, booking places, attaching to events, etc.

Both points should also be available for foreigners who may have limited access to information about OBC / OBC environment and OBC / Tri-City.

Challenge 18: Software that allows to optimize the cargo space and transport costs

Recipient of the solution: Valmont Poland

Desired action effect: Developed solutions should allow to optimize:

  • cargo space
  • costs related to the transport of products to the customer
  • time of delivery of the finished product to the customer
  • selection of the optimal route, distribution of material on the trailer with the possibility of recharging, the number of cars needed
  • data transfer from several places (SolidWorsk, QAD)
  • cost calculation for the trade offer
  • cost reporting divided into various categories, e.g. customer, km, mass, etc.

Designed solution should consist of IT solutions combined with different databases.

Challenge 35: Management and monitoring system for container forwarding, optimization of individual route sections.

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

Desired action effect:  TBA

Challenge 36: Robotization of processes (Robotic Process Automation) – streamlining the introduction and processing of documents in WorkFlow systems.

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

Desired action effect: TBA

Challenge 37: Remote monitoring of the port area

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

Desired action effect: Designed system should allow for:

  • ship holds;
  • supervising storage yards by geodetic survey of heaps, temperature measurement of stored loads;
  • inspections of steel structures of reloading devices (hardly accessible places, usually at considerable height).

Challenge 38: Intelligent system of traffic management of vehicles and goods at the terminal

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

Desired action effect: Designed system should enable:

  • improvement of vehicular traffic within the port by means of a dedicated electronic device and / or application intended for mobile devices;
  • introduction of a new communication channel (SMS or dedicated application), informing about the possibility of entering a specific destination located on the served area, and also allowing for sending other information, eg the possibility of sending notifications about an interruption in operations caused by weather conditions.

Challenge 39: Increasing the efficiency of the port by replacing the used – obsolete process control apparatus of technological lines.

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

Desired action effect: TBA

Challenge 40: Increasing the efficiency of the port by replacing the used – obsolete process control apparatus of technological lines.

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

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Challenge 41: The use of measuring devices, ie scales for more efficient handling of loads

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

Desired action effect: Designed system should allow to:

  • assembly of railway scales on the wagons’ cargo point,
  • assembly of scales on unloading conveyors loads from ships.

Challenge 42: Monitoring of pushers and barges along with the inland waterway optimization system.

Recipient of the solution: OT Logistics

Desired action effect: TBA

Challenge 43: Design and implementation of IoT sensors for monitoring and security control in factories and other production areas.

Recipient of the solution: Orange Poland

Desired action effect: TBA