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. Read more about our sustainability targets

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

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.
 

We create new research-driven collaborative innovations to solve urban challenges

In addition to internal development, Caverion is an active partner in EU and national research collaboration 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) system – e.g. demand response, energy efficiency, connectivity and renewable energy - and digitalization - smart building ecosystem and data management.

Read more about KEKO, making buildings more human-centric – together.
Read more about Synergy

Sustainable outcomes for your contribution to the smart city

Smart city solutions-EN-extended map_1.jpg