As part of the 5th edition of the Doctoral Consortium in Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), the final workshop of the Eno-Analytics project was held at Quinta do Crasto. The project aimed to contribute to the preservation of the century-old “Maria Teresa” vineyard at Quinta do Crasto, located in the heart of the Douro Valley, the oldest regulated wine-growing region in the world and also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001.
As part of this project, Altice Labs developed a platform capable of collecting data from environmental sensors and storing it in a persistent database, allowing holistic and real-time visualization as well as making history available for analytics. LPWAN communications were used between the devices and the gateway as well as cellular communications to transmit the collected data to the cloud. Filipe Cabral Pinto, from Altice Labs’ Innovation and Digital Strategy department, contextualized and presented the main results of this project, developed in partnership with UTAD and Quinta do Crasto, to a lively and curious audience.
In addition to the prototype developed, this project gave rise to one patent in the field of artificial intelligence applied to viticulture, one magazine article in MDPI Electronics and two conference papers, one of which received the Best Papers Award at ALLSENSORS 2019 – Greece. The project also reached the final stage of the IoT Global Awards competition in 2020.