3D Repo, a UK based company coached by EIT Digital, won the Virtual Design and Contruction stream of Canary Wharf Group's prestigious Cognicity Challenge. The winner gets a cash prize of 50,000 GBP and is able to pilot its product in the Canary Wharf estate.
3D Repo enables better collaboration on large contruction projects
3D Repo has developed a cloud-based 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform that enables improved collaboration on large scale construction projects using technologies developed by founder Jozef Doboš. Instead of architects, engineers and stakeholders sharing massive files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to a secure cloud-based repository in order to examine all project stages virtually, even on mobile devices.
Dr Doboš said: "Joining the Cognicity Challenge was a great privilege for us. Thanks to this intensive programme we've got the opportunity to interact with senior executives at Canary Wharf in order to develop a unique open source solution for issue and asset tracking for all stages of the construction lifecycle."
Smart city accelerator
The Cognicity Challenge is a Canary Wharf Group (CWG) initiative, designed and run by innovation experts ENTIQ. It aims to support the development of ground-breaking technologies, drawing on the expertise of CWG executives and industry leaders including Intel and ARUP.
Through Cognicity, the London property developer is demonstrating the potential of smart buildings, sensor networks, and digital analysis software, to create efficiencies and convenience in the development and management of cities.
EIT Digital supports 3D Repo in their internationalization
3D Repo is hosted at the EIT Digital's Co-location Centre in London and they receive support in developing their business internationally. The company is also part of the Trusted Cloud high impact initiative of EIT Digital, where they work together with companies like British Telecom and F-Secure to find a European solution to store digital data and contents, so that consumers and businesses in Europe do not have to worry on where and by whom their valuable digital age assets are handled.
Author - Suvi Lavinto