Working at ICT Group – Harm Jan Brondijk

Meet Harm Jan Brondijk!

Harm Jan joined Improve Quality Services as a consultant on January 1st, 2021. In this video, Harm Jan shares what he likes about his job as a coach or agile advisor, why he decided to join ICT Group and how he experienced this transition in this difficult Covid-19 period.

Do you want to work on challenging projects?

Did his story inspire you to take the next step in your career? Take a look at www.ict.eu/jobs to find your challenge.

Graduate at CoLab – Cihan’s experience

Within ICT Group, the innovation platform CoLab has been working on ideation and social innovation since 2017. In CoLab, 50 students annually work together with ICT professionals to gain insight into new technologies and ways of working.

Cihan Kurt, a student at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, was assigned to create a Digital Twin for a football robot. This is a digital representation of a physical robot. Watch the video to see what this Digital Twin can do and how Cihan experienced being an intern at ICT during COVID.

Graduate at CoLab

Within ICT Group, the innovation platform CoLab has been working on ideation and social innovation since 2017. The projects range from research to the development of proof of concepts. The goal of the CoLab community is to learn and inspire. In CoLab, 50 students annually work together with ICT professionals to gain insights into new technologies and working methods. In this video four graduation students tell you more about their experiences.

Meet Cihan, Kelvin, Tom and Teun and learn more about the projects they have worked on.

Cihan Kurt has worked on the creation of a digital twin for a physical football robot. Kelvin Snepvangers worked on a physical and digital twin of a production plant. With the digital twin, Kelvin could control the physical one. Lastly, Teun Martens and Tom Peters have worked on a Virtual Desktop project. In this project they help people to work from home by letting them view virtual screens in augmented reality next to their laptops. Herefore, they had the opportunity to use the HoloLens 2.

Project ‘BZO Community-flex’: Samenwerking leidt tot succesvolle flexibiliteit in het MKB

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Met de introductie van duurzame opwek van elektriciteit met zon en wind, lopen consumptie en productie vrijwel nooit meer gelijk op. Hierdoor is op enig moment te veel of te weinig elektriciteit beschikbaar. De onbalans zorgt voor extra inzet van fossiele centrales of juist afschakeling van duurzame productie. Als processen of apparaten (bijvoorbeeld de airconditioning) flexibel en gestuurd aan en uitgezet kunnen worden, kan de onbalans op het elektriciteitsnetwerk (gedeeltelijk) opgevangen worden. Dit flexibel en gestuurd aan- en uitzetten van processen en apparaten wordt flex genoemd. Doordat flex onbalans opvangt, heeft dit een financiële waarde. Een vraag die we willen beantwoorden, is: hoe kunnen we deze flexibiliteit (=flex) nu ontsluiten?

Met het project ‘BZO Community-flex’ heeft ICT samen met andere projectpartners onderzoek gedaan naar het gebruik van flexibiliteit in processen en apparaten bij MKB-bedrijven. De doelstelling van dit project, met een doorlooptijd van 3,5 jaar, was om op een bedrijventerrein aan te tonen dat het collectief en onderling beschikbaar stellen van aanwezige flexibiliteit in diverse processen en apparaten bij  MKB in hetzelfde geografische gebied, met behulp van slimme technologie leidt tot een betere afstemming van vraag en aanbod in elektriciteit en daarmee een geldelijk voordeel oplevert voor verschillende ketenpartijen. Door praktijkonderzoek op Bedrijventerrein Zuidoost in Groningen, konden grote hoeveelheden duurzaam opgewekte elektriciteit tijdelijk worden “geparkeerd”.

Meer informatie over de uitvoering en de resultaten van het project kunt u teruglezen in dit rapport: Samenvatting rapportage ‘BZO Community-flex’

Samenwerking bleek één van de benodigde factoren tot succesvolle flexibiliteit. Het project is uitgevoerd op het bedrijventerrein Zuidoost in Groningen in samenwerking met
– Stichting New Energy Coalition (voorheen: Stichting Energy Valley)
– Enexis Netbeheer B.V.
– Eneco Zakelijk B.V.
– Jules Energy B.V. (en PetaWatts B.V.)
– ENGIE Services Nederland N.V.
– Gemeente Groningen
– Vereniging Bedrijven Zuidoost (voorheen: VBZO)
– TU/e

Wilt u meer weten over dit project? Neem dan contact op met Heine van Wieren
E: heine.van.wieren@ict.nl
P: 06 27 08 74 76

Innovation with the Hololens 2

In collaboration with Waterschap Vallei & Veluwe, ICT Group has started a pilot with the Hololens 2 in which an installation has been digitized and projected. In a corona-proof experience session, advocates from various departments were able to form an idea of ​​how the use of the Hololens makes daily work easier and more efficient for staff. The results are currently being evaluated.

More information?

Do you want to know more about the possibilities of the Hololens 2? Please contact Michel Manders.

E: michel.manders@ict.nl
T: 06 15 40 94 79

The automation of the Schelde

Raster, an ICT Group company, is working on an upgrade for project Schelde that will automate the launching of ships. The existing system is used for this, which means that the building must be modular, generic and flexible. Raster accepted the challenge.

Huge cost savings

Thanks to the reuse of the existing system, huge cost savings were created for the customer: “It is very easy to think: let’s start from scratch. By using systems that we would otherwise not use, it has resulted in huge cost savings. “

Working at Raster: “We’re a team of specialists and we’re able to accomplish quite cool projects”

What’s it like, working for Raster (an ICT Group company)? Software Engineer Sander Sprenger tells you more about his experiences. He is currently working on a project for Mammoet, where over the next five years a large number of ships need to be launched.
His colleagues Peter and Claudia add: “This project brings all sorts of programming environments which makes it challenging but also very cool.”

Do you want to work in a specialised team as well?

Please take a look at our vacancies at www.ict.eu/jobs.

Conmeq reduces time-to-market with ICT’s Motar platform

Conmeq is a start-up that designed a completely new electric mini loader from scratch. By using the Motar platform developed by ICT Group, the company was able to develop the software for the miniloader considerably faster.

In this video Boris Koot, owner of Conmeq, explains why he chose to implement ICT’s Motar platform: “By partnering up with ICT Group we’ve effectively built a future proof platform.”

About Motar

Motar bridges the gap from model to target and enables mechanical engineers to create software without programming skills. Theplatform provides a seamless integration with model-based development tools to enable full integration support at the model level rather than at source code level. Thanks to this, Motar enables quick and flexible model-based development with lower costs. Click here to learn more about Motar.

More information

If you’d like to receive more information about ICT’s Motar platform, please contact Johan van Uden:

E: johan.van.uden@ict.nl
T: +31 (0)625321119

Innovating with the Container Exchange Route

Last year ICT Group and Rotterdam Port Authority signed a contract for the Container Exchange Route. ICT Group is responsible for the application integration and testing of this complex IT landscape. The building of the CER involves more than just constructing the actual track. Various innovations are taking place in terms of logistics and digitisation.

The construction of the physical infrastructure – the CER Route– has already started, and the contract for the planning & scheduling software has also been awarded. The application integration and testing phase is currently running, including real life testing in Area-21, the test environment of the Port of Rotterdam, in preparation of the CER’s deployment in 2021. Read the full press release here.