Towards a smart and sustainable future through innovation

At the heart of Caverion's innovation activities is the development of new and varying solutions to global urban challenges regarding all dimensions of a smart city:

  • smart governance,
  • smart energy management,
  • smart building
  • smart mobility,
  • smart infrastructure,
  • smart technology,
  • smart healthcare,
  • and smart citizen.

The goal of our innovation and product development is to help our customers plan, maintain and optimise the operations of their properties or production and thus support their economic, social and environmental value creation.

Our innovation activities are linked to our ambitious sustainability goal: Our target by 2030 is to create sustainable impact through our solutions, with a positive carbon handprint 10 times greater than our own carbon footprint.

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Through smart technologies, data-driven digital services, and infrastructure-connected features, we aim to:

  • develop new solutions to enhance the performance of the urban ecosystem,
  • improve resource efficiency,
  • reduce carbon emissions,
  • enable performance and people's well-being.

New innovations are born in cooperation with customers

We utilise various agile development methods, iterative product development and an extensive partner network. One example of such a success story is the Caverion SmartView platform.

Internally, we release people's thinking ability to innovate through trust and an open innovation culture. In many of our countries we have developed systematic methods of gathering new ideas, tapping into the extensive, industry-wide knowledge of our expert colleagues, taking into account the entire life cycle.


In-depth expertise and technology knowledge in developing solutions

We always strive to identify alternative solutions to produce sustainable outcomes. Our innovative solutions support the real estate, infrastructure and industry sectors, utilising censoring, lidar scanning, image analytics and sound analytics.

Some examples of our innovative solutions:

  • Smart ceiling elements  can be used to simultaneously monitor the cooling, heating and presence of people in a building. Based on the data obtained, the necessary ventilation of the building can be improved, creating more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable buildings
  • By monitoring industrial hydraulic cylinders, their control signals, pressure and movement, potential fault types can be identified and modeled. The solutions can be utilised with Caverion's IoTFlex sensing and artificial intelligence. 
  • The energy efficiency of industrial centrifugal pumps can be improved by optimizing the efficiency of their processes. With the “Quality Innovation Award 2020” winning solution, around 2% of electricity can be saved in the process industry. For one large pulp mill, the savings are equivalent to the annual energy savings of about 300 houses. Similar solutions that affect valve failure can also be utilized in other real estate types to avoid unnecessary energy consumption. Read more
  • By utilising sound analytics, it is possible to identify anomalies and suboptimal behavior in the operation of devices, thus preventing their failure, loss of resources and breakage.

Collaborative innovations help to solve common urban challenges

We are an active partner in the EU and national research collaboration. Together with different stakeholders we aim to develop:

  • early-stage innovations,
  • research knowledge,
  • harmonised cloud-based solutions and
  • new types of service models.

We aim to find new ways to solve urban challenges and create new expertise, especially for systems integration and fact-based decision-making. Our research collaboration focuses primarily on smart energy management (eco) systems – e.g., demand response, energy efficiency, connectivity and renewable energy, and digitalisation, smart building ecosystem and data management. Towards a smart and sustainable future together.

We have participated in the following EU-funded research projects:

The project was about usage of an open datamodel throughout the lifecycle of a building.

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The project was about assessment and comparison of building's performance and environmental impact.

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The project was about regional energy management.

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The project was about simulation-based energy management.

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The project was about a complete and robust demand response optimisation framework.

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The project was about a digital twin in improving energy efficiency.

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The project was about shifting city structure towards energy-positivity.

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Datamodel-based energy efficiency improvement.

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The project was about exploiting big data in the electricity value chain.

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The project is about involving energy users in demand response.

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The project is about software catalogues for the development of demand response solutions.

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The project is about integrating buildings' smart readiness into energy performance certificates.

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Sustainable outcomes for your contribution to the smart city