Data Value

The digital transformation of industries is leading towards a future industrial system that uses data to deliver high value to customers around the globe. Organizations, to be competitive, are looking to increase their collection and use of data to improve asset utilization and performance, resource and process management.

We are looking for methods, tools, and systems increasing product-value in the end-to-end business lifecycle with superior user-experience. These could include but are not limited to automated data identification, capture and ingestion, data analytics, decision support, pattern recognition in data and signals, predictive maintenance, anomaly detection, root cause analytics and innovative data displays.

Do you have a solution which can intelligently improve the use of data for increasing product value with better user-experience?

Solutions could include or involve AI or ML applications or approaches, preventive and predictive maintenance, machine monitoring and feedback solutions or machine and fleet management systems.

If your application to this challenge is successful, we would ask that you demonstrate your solution/prototype during the virtual pitch event and focus the collaboration on an integrated demonstration using ABB robotics assets.

Who should apply?

You have a concept for a solution you would like to develop
You have a novel product which solves all or part of a challenge
You have a working prototype of a software or hardware solution
You would like to connect with ABB experts

The Process


Click the link on this website to make your application under one of the three challenges. The application only takes a few minutes to complete and requires your contact details and an outline of your concept or innovation. The challenge process is open for applications until 15th January 2021



Once we have your application, we will review it before getting in touch with you. If your application is successful, we will invite you to connect to the relevant ABB RA experts to learn more about ABB’s ideas and priorities. If we find a good fit, your venture will be shortlisted to present at our virtual Pitch Day, and you will be notified by the 19th February 2021.


Shortlisted candidates will be connected with relevant ABB RA experts for coaching and to produce a Pitch Deck which summarizes both the innovation and the fit with ABB. The goal is to demonstrate a useful collaboration approach for all. This will take place in early March 2021.


Prepared ventures will present their collaborative pitch to the ABB RA management team at our virtual pitch day on the 22nd March 2021. Ventures selected at pitch day will be invited to a funded collaboration program with ABB Robotics.