The company SPA Lda was established in 1995 with the mission of contributing to the social economic development mainly in the area of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal, through innovative technology solutions for industrial applications. In response to the advances in the sensor technologies and the demand for home and industry automation, SPA Lda was instrumental in developing an innovative IoT platform in 2006 to support a range of automation applications. This platform was consequently adopted by EDP, one of the largest energy providers of Portugal, to establish Smart Homes in Portugal (www.edp.pt/particulares/servicos/redy-en/). Since then SPA Lda has been further enhancing its IoT platform to absorb the advances in hardware, software and standards to develop a world leading interoperable IoT platform to offer home automation and health & wellbeing applications for citizens.
The new platform marketed through Smartgateways (smartgateways.co.uk) is now being applied to develop intelligent building management system in collaboration with Property Tectonics (http://www.property-tectonics.co.uk/) and an innovative application for the health & wellbeing sector as a partner of the CityVerve project (cityverve.org.uk) to create Smart City applications.
Key personnel participating in the project: