Visit to Astican
Within the framework of the Innovate Canarias program and in collaboration with the OTRI of the ULPGC, a visit to the company ASTICAN took place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. The delegation consisted of researchers from the ULPGC, representatives from the company Kaizen Analytics, Emerge, and the Canarian Foundation for Scientific and Technological Park, with the aim of learning about the technological challenges that this company is facing.
The visit to this shipyard is part of the past edition of the ULPGC Patent Week and the challenge presented in Innovate Canarias by ASTICAN for the “optimization of ship dry-docking and launching operations and their location in the shipyard.” Through this challenge, the company seeks to apply technologies in the control and monitoring of operations, proposing to obtain a 3D model of the ship’s surface and apply disruptive technologies to determine the correct location using AI algorithms that analyse its characteristics, work planning, responsible companies, and necessary resources.
Agustín Tapia, Head of Information Technologies, Néstor Escobar, Plant Manager, and Cristina Melián, Head of Management Systems, accompanied this delegation on an extensive tour of the facilities.