Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

BEAMAGINE: NEW SPIN-OFF FROM CD6 UPC

The Center for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6 UPC) has created a spin-off called Beamagine S.L., to market the LIDAR imaging technology developed by the center. LIDAR technology is used to obtain 3D images in real time using compact cameras, by measuring the time-of-flight of a laser pulse reflected on an object. This precise measurement is converted into an image by means of a scanning system or detector arrays. The technology, which was developed and patented by CD6 UPC as a result of the center’s research in the field of metrology, has cost and performance advantages over current commercial systems. This may mean that Beamagine can benefit from new market opportunities, for example, in robotics and safety.
 
Beamagine was founded by Dr. Santiago Royo and Jordi Riu, who are both CD6 UPC researchers. Research in this field that led to the emergence of the spin-off was funded with the groups own resources, with the support of the Government of Catalonia  and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.