With our Venture Engine we create a portfolio of companies committed to make physical work safer and healthier. Together with industry leaders we select the best ventures worldwide and bring them forward. We invest and actively support the ventures to bring their solutions into market with a vast network of leading corporates.
UNKNOWN WORKFORCE TECHNOLOGIES
MAKING PHYSICAL WORK HEALTHIER
VENTURING IN THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION AREAS
Make workforces stronger, faster, and more durable with for example exoskeletons, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality training.
Generate more output in a shorter amount of time and fewer resources by improving communication, administration, and data interfaces
Improve overall worker well-being and counter prolonged exertion, fatigue, and work-related injuries with the right equipment.
More inclusive societies where we take good care for workers at all levels and in all conditions
Lower injury rates and decrease work-related accidents with safer equipment, machinery and better protection.
Increase performance by lowering error rates with the help of predictive maintenance tools and an innovative workplace.
With a distinct technology scope
- AR & VR
- Smart wearables
- Advanced Robotics
- AI Assistence
- Predictive Maintenance
- Performance management systems
- Big data & IOT
- Drone assistence
- Mental health monitors
- Physical protection
Working closely together with leaders in workforce technologies
To ultimately impact workers, companies and society
Impact worker’s wellbeing through solutions that improve their safety and productivity.
Impact bottom-line with a healthier and happier workforce and facilitate responsible employers
Realizing safer and healthier work conditions for workers and improving quality of life
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Efficient digitization of construction processes to help the sector take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution
Autonomous inspection service excess for construction, industry and infrastructure projects via the integration of drones with BIM and Artificial Intelligence models
Encrypting digital data into sound
Technology based on ultrasounds to interact and transmit data between the existing speakers and microphones of electronic devices.
Insight-driven, customer-centric solutions to achieve greater safety on the work floor
Computer Vision for vehicle-human interaction in Mining and Industrial Applications.
Connecting and engaging people when they're unconnected and digitally isolated
Patented Edge AI software platform solution that provides app marketplaces, superapps and developer APIs on-ground, in-flight, at-sea or anywhere remote.
Redefining Experiences with Impact Driven XR
An easy-to-use XR powered online platform for businesses to create, share and track training modules, online stores, product showcases, immersive tours, and stories.
Eliminating the risks of human entry into confined spaces
Modular, multi-technology, non-destructive, remote inspection tools for containers, tanks, piping and any confined or hazardous space.
Keeping worker athletes safe and secure in work environments
Health analytics platform designed to keep industrial workers safe from heat, fatigue and over-exertion on the job with a wearable vital sign and smart patch enterprise system.
Giving workers control of their bodies back
Mechanical exoskeletons with chest and back support to prevent back injuries
Friction-less and risk-free Predictive Maintenance solution for industrial facilities
Non-invasive IoT sensors combined with AI and machine learning algorithms to supply Predictive Maintenance solutions that prevent unwanted downtime, boost operational efficiency and reduce operating expenses.
Digitally transforming businesses with the world's best enterprise IoT-based RTLS platform
Enhance business performance by locating, monitoring and analyzing resources - workforce, assets and inventory - in real-time.
Positively impacting people´s quality of life, while adding cost and time efficiencies to companies
Smart wearable IoT devices which analyze muscular activity and provide biofeedback using machine learning.
Using Sports Science to measure movement load to prevent workplace injuries
Preventing workplace injuries using Sports Science technology in a measurable way, using wearable technology, video analysis and valid, reliable data.
Leveraging AI to make industry safer
Vision-based accident prevention for industrial vehicles and mobile machinery
Digitizing manual assembly activities via visual analytics
Building intelligence augmentation systems that help frontline workers train better, be more efficient at their daily jobs and improve the processes they drive.
Preventing industrial workers from being struck by heavy equipment
Making pedestrian detection easy by detecting the reflective tape on high-vis safety gear.
Unlocking the power of earth observation for everyday use
Helping organizations manage risks related to ground subsidence based on satellite radar data.
Creating the future of VR training
SenseGlove's haptic and force feedback gloves allow users intuitive interactions with virtual objects, using their own hands.
Revolutionising exoskeletons for large scale manufacturing companies
Skelex designs, produces and markets custom exoskeleton solutions for manufacturing companies. Their products empower workers to be more productive while minimising the risk for ergonomic injuries.
Empowering organizations to prevent ergonomic injuries in the workplace
Wearable solution and AI-driven coaching program to prevent back & shoulder ergonomic injuries in the workplace by up to 55%.
To enable and augment the skill set of each and every person, as per their expertise.
Virtual Reality based technical training solution to Manufacturing Companies for the up-skilling and re-skilling of their blue-collar workforce.
Eliminating the debilitating effects of Parkinson's Disease
Suppressing tremors by applying a mechanical noise cancelling anti-vibration to the arm
Unlocking the potential of digital movement information
Sensor modules and solutions including COVID-19, level monitoring, industrial automation and smart buildings.
Delivering quality, innovative and distinguishable tech solutions
Guard is a mobile security solution for lone industrial workers that could get in into physical or socially dangerous situations.
"Construction Intelligence" to boost productivity and safety
Command and Control dashboard which enables quality data gathering and utilization for critical decision-making.
Simplifying the work for surveyors and contractors by bringing data to the field in a intelligent and innovative way, allowing operators to execute their work more efficiently while reducing safety and financial risks.
Visualizing, measuring and modifying geospatial data with centimetric accuracy in the field.
Changing Augmented Reality bottom-up with industrial-scale Machine Vision and AR tracking
VisionLib is a computer vision-based augmented reality tracking software development kit used to recognize and locate objects smartphone or tablet cameras
Protecting pedestrians from road accidents by employing innovative technology
Turning vulnerable road user's smartphone into a life-saving device by using it as a source of an AI-based human behavior real-time data. Recent pivot to COVID-19 contact tracing.
Changing the way workforces are trained and developed
A SaaS platform to start, scale and succeed with immersive VR learning at organizations.
Putting people first with intelligence to foster a world-class safety and health culture
Mapping workload and providing actionable recommendations to organizations with AI and wearable-driven recommendations.
Bringing smart safety solutions to the Shipping industry
Situational awareness solution that uses AI-powered cameras powered to detect and prevent hazards
Pioneering the digital transformation playbook for Manufacturing
Connected Factory Worker platform to increase production flexibility
Help organizations in creating personalized user experiences along with automating their business processes
Chatbot that leverages Machine Learning and AI to build analysis over employee/stakeholder/customer sentiments and feedback, enabling businesses to get qualitative feedback.
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access to funding opportunities via investments, subsidies and grants
active business development support and connections to realize collaborations
“The biggest challenge we all face as startups in this domain is to sell beyond the pilot phase and really scale up.
Unknown Group helped us to achieve this”
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“The Workforce Network enables us to facilitate our top priority: provide our workers a safe and healthy working environment.”
Elke de Jong
Innovation lead CSU
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