The goal of the Digital Hub is to accelerate 15 to 20 high-potential digital projects every 6 months. It brings together cross-functional, multi-cultural teams and partners (tech startups, incubators, etc.), who work in a flexible approach at a digital workplace in the heart of Paris. The first season, which recently ended, facilitated the delivery of ground-breaking solutions, many of which are dedicated to optimising the performance of water networks and waste treatment.
Digital technology driving water networks performance
Drinking water and wastewater networks, which are often inaccessible, can suffer degradation due to soil composition, operating conditions (pressure, water quality, etc.), and surface activities (construction, traffic, etc.). That is why it is essential to know the state of this buried infrastructure, to optimise pipework maintenance and renovations, and guarantee their performance. Digital solutions now make it possible to detect which pipes are the most vulnerable and to optimise maintenance investments for municipalities.
The first projects developed by the Digital Hub complete the SUEZ's range of digital solutions (AQUADVANCEDTM, OPTIMIZERTM) dedicated to water and sanitation network performance:
Digital technology driving waste traceability and treatment
To ensure the real-time traceability of waste flows, from collection to treatment, SUEZ has experimented the Blockchain technology. Case studies of this technology will be expanded during the second Digital Hub season, which began in April. This new season will also focus on several “computer vision” projects, including a non-compliant waste detection solution for Waste-to-Energy plants. This will help to optimise facility performance and waste treatment.