Portuguese company developed an innovative technology that is a real time and remote monitoring platform that allows winemakers to monitor different processes of winemaking, including press, fermentation and maturation. The company is looking for producers and distributors of equipment for wine production, such as vats, interested in introducing this innovation (monitoring sensors) in their products. Distribution services agreement or commercial agency agreement are sought.
Portuguese company developed a real time and remote monitoring platform that allows winemakers to have a real time monitoring of different processes of winemaking. It is a smart solution based on a network of innovative sensors placed in a container (barrel, tank, press) during the vinification process of wine. It is capable of providing real-time analysis and control of the 5 crucial vinification parameters (level, colour, turbidity, density and temperature), sending information directly to a specially built online platform. The core team of the Portuguese company joins accumulated experience of more than 30 years in research, project management, product development and technology transfer. The team has already published 6 patents and more than 400 scientific papers. A strong background both in academia and industry in the field of photonics, communications and sensors as well as experience in FP7 projects encourages the company to develop new products and innovative technologies, with a strong fit in the market. In order to support the company's expansion process (already present in Portugal, Italy and France), the company looks for potential partners interested in this technology. The partner sought are producers or distributors of wine tanks interested in adding value to these kind of products (wine tanks). Distribution services agreement or commercial agency agreements are sought.
Innovations and advantages
The equipment that wine producers use to monitor winemaking tends to be too expensive and requires highly skilled operational staff. The technology developed by the Portuguese company allows the monitoring, in real time, and without additional costs, of the vinification process (analysis and control the 5 crucial vinification parameters: level, colour, turbidity, density and temperature, sending information directly to a specially built online platform). The company, with this project, was awarded by the SME Instrument Phase 1.
01003003 Artificial Intelligence (AI)
01003008 Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
01003025 Internet of Things
07001001 Agriculture Machinery / Technology
08001001 Drink Technology
Market application codes
01004003 Communications processors/network management
02006004 Data processing, analysis and input services
02006005 Big data management
07003001 Wine and liquors