Plainsight recently completed a first phase project with KONE for next generation people flow for the construction industry. Sixgill’s successful collaboration with KONE resulted in co-created unique value propositions for using sensor data from people, places, and things in and around smart construction sites. The pilot project yielded a range of targeted sensor data insights at a live KONE construction site in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The vision of the growing Sixgill-KONE relationship is to continue to collaborate, innovate and create industry-changing smart construction solutions and technology.

The project was an outcome of Plainsight’s participation in Combient Foundry’s Venture Client Cycle. Through this highly focused innovation and rapid iteration program, Plsinsight had the exciting opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with KONE on specific challenges related to worksite and workforce management. 

KONE is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry and one of the most innovative companies in the world (#59 in Forbes’ listing for 2018). KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to improve the flow of urban life. Over 1 billion people move through KONE’s elevators and escalators every day. In 2017, KONE had net sales of EUR 8.9 billion and 55 000 employees in 60 countries around the world.

Combient is a select group of more than 20 leading Nordic enterprises that operate in a variety of industries ranging from Aerospace and Defense to Pulp and Paper, Manufacturing, and Financial Services. Combined, the Combient firms generate over $160B in annual revenue and employ more than half a million people worldwide. Combient identifies and drives strategic digital transformation initiatives with its partner firms.

Combient Foundry is a strategic open innovation vehicle that brings together leading industrial companies, most innovative technology startups, and in-depth industry expertise to co-create financially sound new services and solutions.

For more information about Combient Foundry, and their upcoming Venture Client opportunities, please check out their website.

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