RedBite CEO is a Winner at COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge

Coins Construction Grand Challenge WINNER-4

RedBite CEO, Dr Alex Wong submitted his grand idea “Building stories: one bit at a time” for the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge. The idea is centred on the principle of creating buildings that can provide live, historic and crowdsourced data that paints an accurate and full picture of a building’s energy usage over its lifespan.

On December the 8th, 2015, Alex joined fellow Coins Construction Industry Grand Challenge finalists at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at The University of Cambridge’s Magdalene College. The inaugural COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge was a great success and RedBite won the Bouygues Internship Award – allowing us to work closely with Bouygues in the future to further explore our grand ideas!

Check out this video from the evening and catch a glimpse of our CEO in action!

RedBite CEO is a COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge Finalist

COINS Grand Challenge RedBite CEO

RedBite CEO, Dr Alex Wong submitted his grand idea for the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge and is one of only 12 finalists who will compete in the grand final on the 8th of December 2015 where he will present his ideas in person to the judging panel.

The challenge was to put forward an idea using a new or emerging technology to radically improve energy consumption during a building’s lifecycle.

Alex’s idea is entitled “Building stories: one bit at a time” and is centred on the principle of creating buildings that can provide live, historic and crowdsourced data that paints an accurate and full picture of a building’s energy usage over its lifespan.


Smart Highways: RedBite Joins Costain at Highways UK

RedBite Smart Highways Asset Management CostainOn the 25th and 26th of November, the RedBite team joined partners, Costain, at the Highways UK launch event demonstrating our Smart Highways asset management solution.

Highways UK is a major new event that was held at London’s ExCel which brought together the people responsible for planning, developing, managing and maintaining the UK’s road network.

We have partnered with Costain in order to deploy an asset management system on a stretch of road as part of the Smart Highways HyperCat use case which RedBite is leading.

RedBite Will Exhibit At Oklahoma Oilfield Expo With Partner iO Assets Group

RedBite has recently partnered with Oklahoma-based company iO Assets Group (IOAG). On the 14th and 15th of October, we will join our new strategic partner at the Oilfield Expo in Oklahoma.

IOAG is a full service provider for asset management, providing innovative solutions to help organisations track, manage and secure their assets. Initially, the company was established to help companies in the Oil and Gas industry to avoid costly and dangerous situations arising from poor asset management and now IOAG provides asset management solutions for almost any industry. Thanks to its executive team, IOAG has over 40 years of combined experience and specialises in tracking assets in harsh conditions using RFID technology.

The Oklahoma Oilfield Expo brings together exhibitors demonstrating the latest technology solutions that are designed to cut costs, increase profits and streamline operations.

RedBite will be demonstrating our RedStore solution, flexibly designed to cater for the asset management needs of any company, in any industry.

RedBite’s Origin of the IoT Article Features in University of Cambridge Newsletter

By Professor Duncan McFarlane, CSIC, Chairman of RedBite Solutions

Following the recent launch of our Insights blog, our first post, ‘The Origin of the Internet of Things’, featured in the latest newsletter from the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) at the University of Cambridge. The Origin of the IoT is discussed frequently and by many different people. Our article is written from Professor Duncan McFarlane’s perspective. Professor McFarlane is RedBite Solutions’ Chairman and was involved with the Auto-ID centre during its early years where he became the European Research Director, pushing forward the industrial research side of things.

Smart Infrastructure in Transport: From Digital to Smart

The ‘Barriers to Innovation for Smart Infrastructure in Transport’ conference, held by the Transport Systems Catapult focused on the barriers preventing the transport industry from becoming Smart.

It is reported that the Smart transport market alone could be worth more than £75 billion a year by 2018. However, barriers such as the interoperability of things, resilience of the new ecosystems and privacy and security matters must be overcome.

RedBite joined many experts from smart infrastructure manufacturers, enablers and service providers as well as experts from the transportation industry to examine the challenges and explore the possible solutions that will ensure the industry can progress from digital to Smart.

At RedBite, we are currently working on a development project with Costain as part of the HyperCat consortium to create standards and solutions that overcome the barriers faced by not only the transport industry, but all industries aspiring to be Smart.