SME partners offer us their view on how to face their challenges and opportunities

ENRIQUE HORNOS

CEO

ICON MULTIMEDIA

“Our main challenge and at the same time the key to success is knowing how to adapt quickly and efficiently to the needs demanded by the industry”.

 

 

In 2021 ICON Multimedia celebrates 28 years at the service of the digital transformation in the railway industry. There has been a significant evolution from our first Passenger Information System implementation to the current deployment of DENEVA at stations, as a result of the maximum use of technology and internalization. This would not have been possible without the support of the operators, with whom we share know-how to jointly undertake leading international projects in digitization.

Our main challenge and at the same time the key to success is knowing how to adapt quickly and efficiently to the needs demanded by the industry. There are based on communication systems that support increasing volumes of data, in managing them and the interoperability of the solutions used. These three pillars are the basis of our solutions so that we can continue to look to the future with optimism, together with our partners, transmitting the same illusion (or more) during all these years, and of course that…. it’s the only thing we want to spread!

 

IVÁN RIVERA

INNOVATION MANAGER

TELICE S.A.

 

“TELICE, a success story in innovation management”

 

 

 

According to the latest INE survey on innovation in companies, the innovative intensity of Spanish SMEs (the ratio of innovation investment to total turnover) barely exceeds a meagre 0.9 %. The railway sector, where a 2 % is not unusual, shows better numbers. But TELICE stands out from the pack with a 7.83 %.

However, this investment is not enough to ensure that innovation activities offer a tangible return for the company. A first step, the UNE 166002 certification for R&D&I systems management, was essential.

This year we implemented a new strategy: “applied R&D&I”. Focused on the contribution of value from all parts of the company, it has allowed us to surpass, in just the first five months of the year, the number of ideas evaluated compared to the best year on record. A promising start for TELICE’s innovation projects in the future.