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The UPC and Siemens have signed a collaboration agreement to promote innovation and research activities in the fields of data analysis and artificial intelligence in the energy sector. The agreement is also focused on fostering research and collaboration between the company and the University in this area.

The rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Francesc Torres, and the general director of the Power & Gas and Power Services Divisions of Siemens Spain, Olivier Bècle, signed a collaboration agreement on 26 October to identify future needs in the digitalization of the energy sector.

With this aim, the agreement will enable strategic partnerships to be established between the company and the University, to strengthen the digitalisation of the energy generation sector. Activities will include joint research and innovation projects based on use cases; the organisation of workshops, seminars, and creative labs; and the search for public and private funding to promote research projects in these fields.

The agreement is also focused on strengthening the activity of the MindSphere Application Center (MAC), Siemens’ innovation hub in Cornellà de Lloblegat. This technology centre promotes development of digital solutions for the energy sector, including the use of Mindsphere, the company’s cloud platform for the industrial IoT.