Technology partnerships: building an ecosystem for collaborative change
The energy crisis has far from peaked. Europe’s bill has already reached $1 trillion, yet energy needs continue to increase dramatically in many industries, making it difficult to carry out environmental operations in alignment with profitability and customer service.
Nowadays, energy management has become an inseparable part of operations in all industries. Tackling energy waste, identifying superfluous vs. necessary energy use and detecting system anomalies are mere first steps in what needs to be a complete energy optimization process with a framework for continual improvement and future planning. From energy audits to energy performance contracts (EPC) to ISO and sustainability management, businesses today have complex and multidimensional commitments to tackling the crisis.
Technology has made great leaps to respond to energy challenges and aid these processes. But purchasing new systems does not automatically entail improvement or heading in the right direction. Organizations must answer to questions such as: how do these systems fit into their wider processes? Are they tracking the right KPIs?
Building adequate solutions means combining different expertise, therefore, different solution providers joining forces to battle the energy crisis from every angle.
Human and Artificial Intelligence
The human factor in AI is increasingly gaining ground as seen in the Industry 5.0 model. Namely, this new phase of industrialization focuses on personalized solutions, sustainability, and system customization. That means: human intelligence overseeing AI to help machines and systems become even smarter and lead automation towards a more precise direction to accurately tackle pressing matters. Building such a hybrid workforce means having a bespoke assembly of systems and teams that can assess the energy needs of every organization in-depth and tailor the right technology to their processes.
Such partnerships serve towards:
Forming partnerships means each party gets not only to expand their client list, but also improve their own systems and services. Partnerships make each others’ systems more flexible, adaptable and thus applicable to more organizations. Being aware of more systems and hardware in the market used for energy, infrastructure, environmental and even workforce management means finding new ways to take advantage of their integration. System integration allows for end-to-end handling of data, complex insights, and advanced analysis, so that everything an organization measures, monitors and analyses is perfectly streamlined and intentional. This presupposes that the hardware and software components are open, modular and easily configurable by system integrators, energy managers and personnel.
Integrated solutions lead to more effective services and continual improvement of strategies. In a typical workflow for energy optimization: energy auditors will first gain insight of an organization by using the appropriate integrated system for collecting and analyzing data, will then create the optimum list of actions with the corresponding Return on Investment (RoI) within the frame of an EPC, will then extend the use of the systems to report actual savings and will finally deliver an automated mechanism for supporting a long-term strategy of the organization towards neutral energy balance.
Reaching new industries
A key benefit of technology partnerships in times of energy crisis is presenting better value propositions to clients. In a period of information clutter, it is easy to feel overwhelmed over which practices and systems will best serve to certify organizations, promptly optimize energy consumption and improve savings in the long run. Developing your systems alongside partnerships means presenting new and complementary solutions together with ones that have been tried and tested. As a result, more clients are likely to adopt these new systems as part of a carefully curated energy management package.
With greater credibility and spread of solutions come new opportunities. Partners can help tech providers unlock clients in industries where they’re not yet established. This leads to a more nuanced understanding of energy needs in different industries which helps tech providers develop more insightful and practical solutions.
Yodiwo has built an ecosystem of skilled industry professionals, aiming for widespread solutions across any space be it commercial and industrial facilities or entire cities. From the scope of a platform provider, Yodiwo’s solutions are central in the value chain of energy management. Our network ranges from energy auditors to system integrators and from device manufacturers to ISO and ESG quality system managers, committed to offering solutions for long-term energy optimization and environmental footprint reduction strategies.
We welcome anyone with a unique value proposition to contact us and find out more about our partner’s program.