Solvay needed to build a custom IoT software platform to accelerate the development of projects and enable cost effective, secured and rapid IoT solutions deployment. ⚡
The Solvay team had spent years testing and learning about IoT solutions by using off-the-shelf tools and developing several POCs, but they needed help with the next phase of their plans:
Delivering a full industrialized IoT service offer.
To overcome that challenge, Solvay partnered with Witekio to help design and build an IoT “factory” that would accelerate IoT projects in the Group. The aim was to provide key IoT platform services to all Business Units in Solvay to improve their chance of success for industrialization and ROI.
- Consulting: In-depth investigation into the main possible use cases to develop a custom and versatile IoT platform.
- Cybersecurity mindset: to comply with the demanding requirements of chemical factories.
- Embedded Development: Custom software of a platform that can handle a wide variety of technologies (wireless sensors, telecom protocol, cloud integrated solutions…).
Witekio acted as the external R&D team that would benchmark all relevant technologies, including cloud connectivity, design a scalable and reliable architecture, as well as provide custom software development to bridge the gap between customer’s infrastructures and IoT technologies.
Our team consisted of:
One of the key questions asked of Witekio, was how to make this offer accelerate the deployment of these solutions within the Solvay group, while keeping a high level of security?
We took a 4-step approach in order to ensure security by design from the ground up: