From the Silicon Valley to Aberdeen: remote sensing

December 13, 2018 // By Julien Happich
Silicon Valley startup Flicq, a provider of industrial IoT solutions, has just opened an office in Aberdeen International Business Park. The new office is part of an international expansion which also included opening operations in Perth, Australia and in Chennai, India.

In choosing its first European location, Flicq has worked closely with Scottish Development International (SDI) on securing this investment for Aberdeen.

“We are delighted to expand our worldwide presence by opening our first office in Europe”, said Karthik Rau, CEO, Flicq. He added, “Having already seen strong interest for our remote sensing solution in the oil and gas sector, Aberdeen was a logical location for our office”.

Jim Kealy of SDI’s Chicago office said: “Flicq selected Aberdeen as the location for its new international office, having recognised Scotland’s position as a global leader in the development of digital solutions for the oil and gas sector. Using new digital technology, the company will drive improved performance, increase uptime, optimise production, enhance safety and reduce the cost of doing business in the North Sea, so I’m sure they will prove to be a great asset to the oil and gas sector in Scotland.”

Sensor technology coupled with algorithms, connectivity and analytics are at the heart of the digital transformation of industry. Such Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions offer the promise of transforming businesses through providing insight into the condition of expensive assets such as valves, compressors, power supplies and pumps. Artificial intelligence algorithms can be applied to characterise healthy and unhealthy conditions as well as to identify longer term trends.


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