Use new technology to predict ground conditions when excavating
The single largest cost of the developent of broadband infrastructure is excavation and restoration. Often, the final price ends up beeing twice as expensive as expected because it is common to encounter problems. Maybe you can think of a way to create or develop sensors that can be used to predict ground conditions? Take the challenge and compete with your solution with a chance to win SEK 25 000!
– The hard part is that you never know what you will bump into, says Morgan Hallgren at Hallgren Trading AB. There may be stones or a water source that will cause problems and affect the price significantly. This means that the estimated price rarely will be the final price, which means that many are reluctant to start a project where excavating is included.
Maybe you can come up with a solution where the sensors on for example drones can analyze the ground with much greater accuracy? It could affect the precision of cost estimates significantly, and the method could become an integral part of land planning in the future. It could also be used to explore if the shortest route is the best, or if it is an option to dig around to avoid problem areas.
Network owners, entrepreneurs, projectors
Your solution could potentialy have several spin-off effects for other industries, such as engineering associated with new constructions, drainage, liming, road planning, cultivation of specific crops etc.
Exact GPS data must be collected as different excavation methods are sometimes needed at the same section.
Morgan Hallgren, Hallgren Trading AB.
Phone: 070-379 68 00
About Boost Innovation ™
The aim of the Boost Innovation™ contest is to contribute to regional growth by stimulating transnational cooperation between different operators in Fiber Optic Valley’s business areas in collaborations that might ultimately lead to the development of new innovations.
The competition seeks to define new development areas in Fiber Optic Valley’s business areas – broadband and sensor technology. For example, it could be verifying a project to commercialize a new product or service, developing a prototype or a business model, or defining the market potential of an innovation.