Building automation collaboration hub expands

Honeywell Building Solutions

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020


Building automation collaboration hub expands

YBF Sydney will continue its PropTech Hub collaboration with Honeywell, helping to shape the future of innovation in the building automation industry.

The hub acts as a source of customer engagement for Honeywell, whose investment further supports its positioning as the building platform provider for critical buildings and infrastructure such as airports, data centres, healthcare facilities and education.

The hub creates unique ways to address unmet customer challenges with innovative solutions through collaboration with Honeywell User Experience, Honeywell Building Technologies and tech-focused start-ups.

The second cohort of the PropTech Hub welcomes AerVision Technologies to the program, which will be joining cohort one start-ups Nube iO and Calumino. AerVision develops innovative solutions for enhanced safety and security using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, computer vision, biometrics, Internet of Things (IoT) and video analytics.

Wayne Kent, General Manager of Services for Honeywell Building Solutions, Asia Pacific, believes the program is even more important now.

“Now more than ever it is critical to leverage technology to create safer and healthier spaces for all Australians to work and play. As people return to buildings, there is great opportunity to deploy innovative solutions to help reassure people that places are safer than before,” he said.

The start-ups in the first hub were collocated with key team members from Honeywell and immersed within YBF’s renowned and collaborative tech community. The start-ups were charged with addressing a broad array of challenges across critical environments to complement Honeywell’s expertise in software and solution development.

That benefit of proximity and collaboration is something new member Abbas Bigdeli, CEO at AerVision, hopes will lead to breakthroughs.

“We are honoured and excited to be accepted to this program by YBF and Honeywell. We strongly believe innovation can flourish in such environments where technology breakthroughs meet user requirements. Having direct access to solution architects and account managers in an organisation of Honeywell’s calibre will help us validate our technology and scale our offerings. We are looking forward to working with the other innovative companies within the cohort to break new barriers,” Bigdeli said.

AerVision will join first cohort members Nube iO, which successfully deployed IoT controls for buildings across Sydney and worked with Honeywell on a project at the iconic Australian National Maritime Museum, and Calumino, specialist in thermal sensor technology.

YBF Ventures' CEO, Farley Blackman said, "We look forward to working again with both Nube iO and Calumino and are excited to welcome AerVision Technologies to the second PropTech Hub cohort at YBF Sydney.

“Innovation is more important than ever for Australia’s economy and our shared hub with Honeywell is addressing much-needed advancements in technology around the built environment as well as spurring job growth,” he said.

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