eyeRADAR is the technological solution we have developed in Detektia for the civil engineering sector. Detektia is a spin-off of the Civil Engineering School at the Polytechnic University of Madrid that gathers more than 20yr of expertise monitoring infrastructures both in industry and academy. Our team develops solutions based on the latest RADAR satellite technologies and deep learning.
Let me ask you: Do you know how safe infrastructures are? Last summer we traveled through Italy, and crossed the Genoa Bridge few weeks before it collapsed. We were very shocked by the news and just then, we realized that we had the knowledge and technology to provide the sector with new monitoring tools.
Nowadays, traditional monitoring systems need instrumentation on the ground. Infrastructures are only monitored during the construction phase. When damage is detected, it is usually very late and expensive to repair it.
RADAR satellite technology allows measuring small millimetre movements on any surface with NO ground instrumentation. Since first RADAR satellites were launched in the 90s, we monitor the historical behavior of the infrastructure. If our system detects any particular anomalous movement, an alarm is sent.
We have already tested our solution in real cases in urban areas.
The key points of our vision are:
1. Providing access to the status of the infrastructure in a single click. Our web platform offers visual and dynamic indexes that facilitate the objective interpretation of results and decision-making.
2. Offering the highest number of control points. Where traditional methods have 4 instruments, our solution has 200 virtual instruments.
3. Increasing the control during the entire operational lifespan of the infrastructure and therefore, increasing the safety of all the inhabitants. No uncontrolled infrastructures any longer.
We have been working on the idea since summer 2018.
In April 2019 we won one of the "best idea awards" in the innovation and entrepreneurship program of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ActuaUPM). Besides de award, we entered an intense 8-month program focused on developing our business model.
In July 2019 we entered the 6-month Greenhouse competition, where we received funds to create the first prototype of our product eyeRADAR.
By November 1st detektia was formally created.
Also in November 2019, we were awarded with a “best startup certificate”, being finalists in ActuaUPM program.
By December 2019, when Greenhouse program finishes, we have our product eyeRADAR developed with all functionalities and have already signed our first contracts.