How AROBS perceived Innovation at Open Innovation 2.0 Conference

Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017 was at its fifth edition this year, taking place in the heart of Transylvania, in Cluj, hosted by Grand Hotel Italia during 2 days, 13-14 June.

Cluj was the chosen city this year because of its high IT accession and a well-persevered tech ecosystem. AROBS was glad that the conference had been held at only 2 steps away, that’s why we were present there from day 1 ‘til the end of day 2 with no exceptions. We couldn’t miss so many innovating minds in only one place, and we didn’t.

AROBS was among the gold sponsors of this edition of Open Innovation 2.0 Conference encouraging the evolution of the innovation process around the world.

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At AROBS booth you could saw live demos of 3 of our internal projects Easy parking, MITB and Advanced Driving Assistant and learn more about AROBS products Smailo, TrackGPS and  Optimal SFA.

Easy parking:

It is an advanced automatic access control system for parking lots. It uses the latest image recognition AI to ensure hassle free and secure parking, granting the access with the scan of the car’s license plate.

Modular Intelligent Test Bench (MITB)

It is our latest test box model designed to perform real-time, scalable, accurate and flexible functional testing of ECUs. It provides a fast signal generation and acquisition capability and a fully integrated test automation framework.

Advanced Driving Assistant or ADA

It is a fully featured real-time image recognition software package providing advanced critical traffic event recognition, including lane assist, obstacles, and road signs detection.

The developers who work on these 3 projects presented to the conference participants the idea behind them and the functioning system they are projected on.

Discussion Topics

People around the world came at the event and we engaged in interesting conversations with several of them starting from the projects we presented there and continued with how our ideas could combine with theirs. We were so captivated by some of the conversations we had that we didn’t notice how the time passed.

The conference gave participants the chance to note down interesting ideas about Digital Innovation Hubs and SME/Startup activities in south-east Europe or could hear examples of national policy development (like Austrian Open Innovation Strategy), ecosystem creation (industrial transformation context), dissemination of open innovation having Digital Innovation Hubs as centers for ecosystems and citizen engagement in large-scale pilots and experiments.

Above all the interesting topics the conference presented, participants were encouraged to exchange ideas, visions, and approaches regarding the proper conditions for an innovating ecosystem. The main issues we also discussed with those who visited our booth were related to open innovation, innovation catalysts, and innovation ecosystems.

So until next Open Innovation 2.0 Conference, we can’t wait for another event like this to come and enlighten our minds!