R&D - SolveraLynx

Research & Development

At Solvera Lynx we are aware of the utmost importance of permanently innovating and upgrading our solutions and products, which is why we constantly invest our time, efforts, and capital into various research and development activities. This is how we gain new insights and knowledge, develop new products and solutions to offer to our clients and partners. Solvera Lynx has been an active participant in various research and development initiatives and projects since its founding, which resulted in the formation of the “Lynx Labs” research group registered with the Research and Development Agency of the Republic of Slovenia under Rec.Nr.2246-001.

Our research and development activities are focused on all major segments of our business, the development of electronics and communication devices, energy management software development, and other data management related to the implementation of energy management concepts into various clients’ ecosystems as well as the development of demand-response platforms that enable enhanced flexibility in power generation, transmission, and supply.

Research & development projects

Solvera Lynx has participated in many R&D projects financed or co-financed from international (FP6 and FP7 – EU framework programme, Intelligent Energy for Europe) or local (Ministry for Economy, Ministry of Science, Public Agency for entrepreneurship promotion, internationalization, and FDI promotion – SPIRIT) sources. Some of the major projects we have participated in include:

  1. Context sensitive monitoring of energy consumption to support energy savings and emissions trading in industry (LifeSaver) – 7. Framework Programme EU
  2. Ambient-Intelligent Interactive Monitoring System for Energy Use Optimisation in Manufacturing SMEs (AmiMOSES) – 7. Framework Programme EU
  3. Efficient Implementation of Energy Services in SMEs (EFFI) – Intelligent Energy for Europe
  4. Training programmes to Increase Energy-efficiency by Railways (TRAINER), EIE – Intelligent Energy for Europe
  5. Advanced Systems of Efficient Use of Electrical Energy, Competence center SURE
  6. Intelligent power distribution platform for management of distributed sources and consumers – SUPERMEN, SPIRIT, European regional fund

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COMBOXLM interoperable IoT communication device

Project name: COMBOXLM interoperable IoT communication device

Brief description of the project:
The project will develop an IoT communication device on LoRaWAN technology. The main technological challenges are to ensure the operation of the device in different frequency ranges, interoperability, easy adjustment and miniaturization of the device.

We will provide interoperability at three levels:
• the operation of the device in networks of various LoRaWAN network services,
• the connectivity of the device with software solutions for managing LoRaWAN networks,
• connectivity of the device to the NN measuring fuse.

In the event of an overflow, electric currents in the NN measuring fuses can reach up to a few kiloamps, while the high temperature is released. In particular, the interoperability of the device with the NN will provide an additional challenge for the development of the HW and SW.

Start of the project: 06.12.2018

Projected completion: 05.12.2020

Contact person: kristina.bogataj-habjan@solvera-lynx.com

Partners in the project:

1. RC eNeM d.o.o.

 http://www.rc-enem.si/   

mitja.koprivsek@rc-enem.si 

2. Solvera Lynx d.o.o.

The implementation of the project is supported by:
Ministry of Economic Development and Technology http://www.mgrt.gov.si/
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) http://www.eu-skladi.si

CO-FINANCING INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS OF COMPANIES AT INTERNATIONAL FAIRS ABROAD – 2018

Name of the operation: »Co-financing individual exhibitions of companies at international fairs abroad – 2018«

Purpose : The purpose is to promote partnerships consisting of at least three small or medium-sized enterprises, to short-term or long-term cooperation in the field of exports.

The aim is to stimulate international activity and exports of the companies involved and to increase the efficiency of their presence on foreign markets by linking competencies, capacity, transfer of experience, knowledge and other business links.

The objective  is to establish partnerships and their appearance on foreign markets. Enterprises that expand their activities in foreign markets or enter new markets will, through their involvement in partnerships, improve the opportunities for entering or expanding their operations on foreign markets.

Period of operation of the operation: 2018

Short presentation of the project:

Within the project, the following activities will be carried out: Solvera Lynx company presentation at European Utility Week 2018 – stand space reservation, stand builsing, products & services presentation at the stand.

The project is supported by:

The call for tender is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund: www.eu-skladi.si

Ministry of Economic Development and Technology: www.mgrt.gov.si

SPIRIT Slovenia, public agency: www.spiritslovenia.si

The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

Promoting partnerships for a more effective appearance on foreign markets 2018 – 2019

 

Name of the operation: Partnership for entering the Philipinian market

Purpose :
The purpose is to promote partnerships consisting of at least three small or medium-sized enterprises, to short-term or long-term cooperation in the field of exports. The aim is to stimulate international activity and exports of the companies involved and to increase the efficiency of their presence on foreign markets by linking competencies, capacity, transfer of experience, knowledge and other business links.

The objective  is to establish partnerships and their appearance on foreign markets. Enterprises that expand their activities in foreign markets or enter new markets will, through their involvement in partnerships, improve the opportunities for entering or expanding their operations on foreign markets.

Period of operation of the operation:

09/05/2018 – 31/10/2018

Short presentation of the project:

Within the project, the following activities will be carried out: formation of the strategy to enter the market, preparing sales and marketing plan to enter the market, thorough analyses of the Philippinian market, networking with partners, investors, final customers, presentation activities (trade fairs, conferences, road shows), advertising, digital marketing, , the main goal of which is to successfully enter the market and form new business partnerships.

The project is supported by:

The call for tender is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund: www.eu-skladi.si

Ministry of Economic Development and Technology: www.mgrt.gov.si

SPIRIT Slovenia, public agency: www.spiritslovenia.si

The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

The introduction of lean production at Solvera Lynx d.o.o.

 

Name of the operation: Introduction of lean production at Solvera Lynx d.o.o.
in the framework of the Public Call for Promotion of Process Improvements of Enterprises in 2017-2018 (Process Improvements 2017-2018) PRIZ 17-18, which was announced by the Public Agency SPIRIT Slovenia and financed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

Period of operation of the operation:

04/15/2018 – 09/10/2018

Short presentation of the project:

Within the project, activities will be carried out, the main goal of which is to achieve a more transparent organization of business, transparency of business processes, documentation of procedures with responsibilities and competences, improvement of internal communication, and indirectly also a higher quality of services, products, customer satisfaction and easier access to the global market.

The project is supported by:

The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology http://www.mgrt.gov.si/

SPIRIT Slovenija, public agency http://www.spiritslovenia.si 

European Regional Development Fund (ESRR) http://www.eu-skladi.si 

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy http://www.svrk.gov.si/en/ 

 

The development of the LoRaWAN sensor-communication device powered by harvesting/collecting energy (energy harvesting)

 

Information about the project:

Project title: The development of the LoRaWAN sensor-communication device powered by harvesting/collecting energy (energy harvesting)

A short description of the project:

Within the scope of this project, a wireless, bidirectional sensor-communication station will be developed which will use so-called energy harvesting to power itself. It will be possible to use the device for data capture and different data transmission in the internet of things – e.g. temperature, the measuring of electrical quantities, the measuring of energy consumption data, etc. Due to the use of wireless LoRaWAN technology (low energy consumption, long range), the product will have very low power consumption for communication, thus allowing energy harvesting.

The commencement of the project: 15 June 2017

The scheduled completion of the project: 31 October 2018

Contact person:

Research and Development Director

kristina.bogataj-habjan@solvera-lynx.com

T +386 1 40 12 860

The project is supported by:

The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology http://www.mgrt.gov.si/

SPIRIT Slovenija, public agency http://www.spiritslovenia.si 

European Regional Development Fund (ESRR) http://www.eu-skladi.si 

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy http://www.svrk.gov.si/en/ 

 

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: DEMONSTRATION OF INTEGRATED ENERGY MANAGEMENT (DEUP)

 

Solvera Lynx has joined the consortium of companies led by Petrol, d.d. in order to carry out the Demonstration of Integrated Energy Management project (DEUP) to develop solutions for the active inclusion of consumption, advanced management of consumption response and energy consumption management. Demonstration projects will be implemented in collaboration with large industrial consumers in the iron, automotive and electrical industries. Due to the specificity of individual groups of consumers and the targeted applicative implementation, the work has been divided into 3 parts.

  • The first part, THE PLATFORM FOR FLEXIBLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN STEEL (STEELFLEX) is led by Solvera Lynx and it refers to the development of the advanced platform for flexible consumption management. Two pilot demonstrations will take place, a flexible consumption master platform and the Steelflex application that targets the steel industry.
  • The second part combines the development and implementation of the EMS adjusted for classic industrial production, the so-called factory management system, FEMS in short. Two pilot installations of FEMS will be made and one pilot installation of the comprehensive energy monitoring transformer.
  • The third part focuses on the energy optimisation of plumbing systems, and two pilot installations will be made.

The Demonstration of Integrated Energy Management Project (DEUP) was chosen at a tender of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and the Public Agency SPIRIT Slovenia entitled “Pilot/Demonstration Projects – Part I: converting, distribution and energy management”, thus the “Demonstration of Integrated Energy Management” will be co-financed, as evident from the decision no. 303-7-4/2016/7, that is partly financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (ESRR) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology.

Read more about the DEUP project

The commencement of the project: June 2017

The scheduled completion of the project: 2020

Contact person:

Research and Development Director

kristina.bogataj-habjan@solvera-lynx.com

T +386 1 40 12 860

The project is supported by:

The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology http://www.mgrt.gov.si/

SPIRIT Slovenija, public agency http://www.spiritslovenia.si 

European Regional Development Fund (ESRR) http://www.eu-skladi.si 

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy http://www.svrk.gov.si/en/ 

THE MANAGEMENT OF THE USERS’ ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION (DEMAND REPONSE CONTROL SYSTEM)

NEDO R&D Project

Information about the project:

The management of the users’ electrical energy consumption (demand response control system)

A short description of the project:

Lynx Solvera participates in the Slovenian and Japanese project NEDO, a three-year smart grid project, the main partners of which are the NEDO Japanese Development Agency with its authorised provider Hitachi and the ELES company. In addition to ELES, many stakeholders will be involved in the project in Slovenia, which is why it can be called a national project and which also makes it a unique project in Europe. Related projects across Europe focus on a narrower area or community, but in our case, the integrated and centrally managed cloud solutions can actually be considered an introduction of a smart grid on a national level.

Lynx Solvera coordinates one of the 4 project parts, namely WG3, in which we collaborate with the energy distribution company Elektro Maribor, EIMV, TECES, the Local Energy Agency of Ptuj, Creative Laboratory and more than 800 creative household users who are taking part in the Move the Consumption project (www.premakni-porabo.si). The target of this project is to check the opportunities for electrical energy consumption management (Demand Response) of users during the high energy period.

In this project, Solvera Lynx provides software development, development of the electrical energy consumption management system (Demand Response Control System) and coordinates the installation of LoRaWAN wireless communication devices for direct disconnection and the equipment for the energy consumption management in households (Home Energy Management System) of two Slovenian providers, Entia and Robotina.

The systemic (smart) meters are included in the advanced measurement system and enable the system operator to perform advanced services. With appropriate incentives it could be accomplished that users become actively included in the consumption adjustment programs and thus contribute to the reduction of investment costs in electricity network expansion.

By entering the customisation consumption scheme, approved by the Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, the users become active users on the territory of 10 municipalities on the right bank of the Drava River, who are covered by the distribution transformer station (RTP) and who are already involved in the advanced measurement system. At the same time, these users will also be part of an important international project that involves both Slovenian and Japanese companies and that will provide guidance for the development of advanced tariffs for all of Slovenia. The project includes the following municipalities: Cirkulane, Hajdina, Kidričevo, Majšperk, Makole, Podlehnik, Ptuj, Starše, Videm and Žetale.

The Slovenian and Japanese project allows reliable supply, presents an opportunity for the domestic industry, and based on the obtained experience it will provide guidance for all of Slovenia.

The commencement of the project: June 2017

The scheduled completion of the project: 31 December 2018

Contact person:

Research and Development Director

kristina.bogataj-habjan@solvera-lynx.com

T +386 1 40 12 860

The project is supported by:

ELES, NEDO and Hitachi

Research Projects

Software development

Software development

Software development requires broad competences of our team members within the company: from developing ideas, recognising customer requirements, ICT knowledge, implementing software development tools, to creating of an inspiring working environment.
We are also proud to be able to fulfil our clients’ most complex needs within our company and at the same time, actively cooperate with different research groups in special technical fields that are outside of our focus.

Electronics development

Electronics development

In the last six years, we have developed our own electronics research team, which is focused on adapting our solutions to the customer needs. The results are positive, as is be proven by the fact that we have become one of the leaders in the development of communication devices based on the long-range, low-power LoRaWAN technology. Through this activity, we are entering into the field of most advanced IoT (Internet of Things) solutions in the energy management segment, where we expect a major breakthrough in the coming years.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The development activities in this particular field enable us to recognize the key areas and tools for further improving the efficient usage of energy that lead to lower energy costs. By participating in international projects like AmiMOSES, LifeSaver, and Effi in collaboration with various research institutions, we have developed and tested several new concepts with different potential users.

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