Unmatched precision for inspection of cable networks thanks to artificial intelligence and quantum from ALTRANS ENERGY.
The DEeptech start-up ALTRANS ENERGY, a specialist in monitoring electrical networks, is the winner of the 13.th edition of the Innotrophées competition, Start-up category. These trophies are organized by the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This award was presented by the Start-up Trophy jury on June 21, 2022 at the World Trade Center in Grenoble. This is a new sign of recognition after winning the General Public Award at the 2022 Simulation and Digital Technologies Trophy at Usine Nouvelle on June 14th.
An award that reflects societal issues
The purpose of Innotrophies is to reward innovative projects from Grenoble’s research and innovation ecosystem. The founder and CEO of ALTRANS ENERGY, Cornel Ioana, PhD, explains:
“This award is very important to us because it allows us to strengthen our local partnerships – which are crucial to our development strategy. It is a recognition of the interest in our technology based on AI and quantum to contribute to the prevention of power outages at high voltage – for energy transmission networks, at medium voltage – for distribution and low voltage – for private and institutional customers. The goal of ALTRANS ENERGY is to guarantee the reliability of electrical networks, which is a key topic for research conducted in our region. This is an important issue in the context of the place that electricity has in the current environmental, economic and societal transformation. »
ALTRANS ENERGY’s innovation in artificial intelligence recognized
ALTRANS ENERGY has invented and developed an unprecedented technology that makes artificial intelligence available for the autonomous inspection of electrical networks. The jury was impressed by its innovation, which consists of distributed sensors and forms an AI network for detecting precursors to faults in cables. Cornel Ioana, PhD, details:
“Our innovation is based on quantum algorithms that allow fine identification of precursors to defects in cables, such as partial discharges, through their quantum interference with a broadband waveform propagating in the network. Quantum metrics allow a very precise location of incipient defects, as well as classification of defects through an artificial intelligence approach based on the descriptors defined by these quantum metrics.It is an innovation on the border between artificial intelligence and energy.It has developed from the basic research stage, supported by LSI and the Energies du Futur Carnot institutes in Grenoble and brought by ALTRANS ENERGY to the product stage brought to market in the form of operational prototypes. “
Several pilot projects to secure the power supply
The innovation behind ALTRANS ENERGY has been validated on several pilot projects in an operational context, tested in collaboration with international industrial partners that are leaders in their market: ENEDIS, EDF, SAGI Tech, Shanghai Electric.
ALTRANS ENERGY in a few key facts and figures:
· Founded in 2020 by Cornel Ioana, PhD, teacher-researcher at Grenoble INP – Gipsa-Lab.
Startup supported and co-founded by Linksium, SATT Grenoble Alpes
A team of 4 people based in Grenoble
An innovation patent and protected software are utilized, which is the result of research work in the Gipsa-lab laboratory and valued by Grenoble INP
A dozen pilot systems around the world with international energy leaders
Partners: ENEDIS, EDF, SAGI Tech, Shanghai Electric
· ALTRANS Energy is the winner:
o Grid-Up by ENEDIS Award in 2017
o BPIfrance I-lab award in 2021
o General Public Prize at the 2022 Simulation and Digital Technologies Trophy at Usine Nouvelle
o the starting price on the 13thth edition of Grenoble CCI Innotrophies in 2022
About ALTRANS ENERGY
Created in 2020, the deeptech startup ALTRANS ENERGY offers automatic inspection solutions for cable networks. Its innovation consists of distributed sensors that form an artificial intelligence network (AI) for detecting precursors to faults in cables. The AI approach relies on quantum algorithms to fine-tune these precursors.
Its 4-person team, based in Grenoble, is supported by Linksium, Technology Transfer Acceleration Company (SATT) in Grenoble Alps.
Website: www.altransinnov.com Company Website: LinkedIn