As part of a "Smart Buildings Challenge" carried out with the technology group Bosch and its partners Microsoft, TÜV Süd and Deka Immobilien, ECE will implement and test in practice a total of four innovative solutions for smart buildings with selected tech start-ups by the beginning of 2021.
The four start-ups were selected from a total of 26 participants in the Smart Buildings Challenge and were presented in February 2020 in Berlin at "Bosch Connected World", one of the leading conferences on digital transformation and the "Internet of Things", as the winners of the Challenge launched last summer.
In close cooperation with the operational ECE project teams, the winners are now in the process of implementing the concepts in the next step in the Ettlinger Tor shopping center operated by ECE in Karlsruhe and subjecting them to a practical test.
In order to implement the project successfully, the digital unit "ECE NEXT", in which the project management is operationally based, works closely with all involved stakeholders. These include not only the challenge partners and winning companies, but in particular the internal ECE units, which play a key role in the success of the overall project. Other key stakeholders include local Center Management, Corporate IT and Facility Management.