22.05.2023 ONDA VASCA
The startup 'AOTECH' offers photonic solutions for all types of industrial processes.
They started in the aeronautics sector but have now turned their attention to the food sector. Their aim is to achieve more efficient and sustainable food production.
04.05.2023 REVISTA ALIMENTARIA
AONIR platform: In-line and real-time monitoring of food production.
"Our platform can detect adulteration, fraud or contamination".
AONIR sensors are going to be able to provide in real-time the most characteristic parameters of food products such as percentages of fat, protein, moisture, etc.
10.04.2023 EXPANSIÓN START UP
Sensors to innovate in the food industry.
"The solution we have developed brings near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy to the food production line to control, monitor and optimise in real time the entire production process from raw material input to the final product".
10.01.2023 NAVARRA DIRECTO
AOTECH to launch AONIR, an infrared spectroscopy-based technology to provide real-time quality data to the food industry, in 2023
After carrying out several pilot projects in the dairy and bakery sectors, the startup will bring to market a solution that aims to reduce analysis times compared to an external laboratory by offering instant information on various parameters that allows companies to produce food with efficiency, quality and traceability.
13.06.2022 CAMPUSA UPV
Three companies from the UPV/EHU university community awarded
At the largest event aimed at supporting entrepreneurship, growth and innovation of companies in Bizkaia, the companies AOTECH Advanced Optical Technologies S.L., Ekobideak and Roseo Eólica Urbana, which have the support of the UPV/EHU, have received different awards from the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.
The #OnBizkaia prize was awarded to AOTECH Advanced Optical Technologies S.L., winner of the best project for the creation of an Innovative Company.
Bizkaia Enpresa reflects on innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship.
The Provincial Council of Bizkaia has brought together the business and entrepreneurial fabric of the territory at BEC for the annual Bizkaia Enpresa meeting, which this year has reflected on corporate venturing.
AOTECH, a startup with a clear commitment to photonic solutions for the food and aeronautical sectors.
The Bizkaia-based company has recently participated in SPRI's Bind 4.0 programme and is part of a project where its innovative AONIR technology is used to measure the parameters of bread dough.
IKER GARCÍA: "WE SAW A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY DUE TO THE HIGH COSTS OF FOOD TESTING MACHINERY"
Iker García (Barakaldo, 1978) studied telecommunications engineering and obtained his PhD in applied photonics, which basically consists of using particles of light to measure changes in any surface. His current goal, as an entrepreneur, is to apply this technology to various industries, starting with the food industry, which has to bear the high costs of current testing machinery.
55 startups will respond to the new technological challenges of 22 Basque industrial SMEs
55 startups have been selected as finalists to respond to the new technological challenges presented by 22 industrial SMEs, belonging to the clusters of the automotive, energy, environment and advanced manufacturing sectors, through the new initiative BIND 4.0 SME Connection.
Boosting innovative activity in the Basque Country
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is hosting this Thursday 2 December a new edition of the Vodafone DEIA Innovation Sariak in recognition of the innovative nature of the Basque business and institutional network.
The 7th edition of the Vodafone DEIA Innovation Sariak has named this year's winners companies and public institutions, as well as the finalist SMEs and startups.
22.09.2021 DIARIO DE NAVARRA
Orizont selects 16 start-ups to work with leading companies in the agri-food sector
The projects have been selected during the match point event of the 6th edition of the agri-food innovation accelerator.
AOTECH, Advanced Optical Technologies (Vizcaya). Selected by General Mills. This start-up has developed a system based on NIR spectroscopy that allows product characterisation in real-time to ensure quality throughout the production chain.
14 business ideas that will 'feed' you
Advanced Optical Technologies (AOTECH) is a project from Bilbao that offers photonic solutions for the automation of industrial food processes.
01.03. 2021 EMPRESA XXI
Iker García. AOTECH CEO
Iker García is facing the most promising year of his professional career at the head of AOTECH, a spin-off created within the Applied Photonics Group of the University of the Basque Country, whose aim is to apply optical solutions to all kinds of industrial processes.
AOTECH, the best choice to apply photonic solutions to industrial processes. Innovation on optical sensors.
How does AOTECH innovate?
Iker García: AOTECH started with the goal of bringing photonics to the industry. In my university experience, I realized that many innovations and investigations remained there in papers and never came true in real life. That’s why I decided to create a company that would help bring to light all that knowledge, working hand in hand with the University of the Basque Country.
Apart from that, we are also developing our own R&D.
24.01.2021 LA NUEVA ESPAÑA
Beans, milk and cured pork 4.0
The agri-food sector is digitalised thanks to projects to speed up the shelling of legumes or the smoking of sausages.
31 innovative startups win 40 contracts with the Corporate Partners of BIND 4.0 for its 5th edition
The Corporate Partners involved in the initiative have selected the participants after analysing the 750 applications received from 73 countries, 37% more than last year.
Among the startups chosen, there are 15 from the Basque Country, 7 from other autonomous communities and 9 international.
This year, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Artificial Vision are among the majority technologies of the selected projects, with 62% of the solutions.
Measure and characterise using sensors and light particles
The technological startup AOTECH develops photonic solutions with applications in the aeronautical or food fields. Its CEO, Iker García, begins the year with multiple projects in hand and immersed in the validation of his first prototype.
Nemergent Solutions, Ironchip, Aotech, Purple Blob and Emerid System, Bizkaia Abiatu Awards
The 8th awards have been handed to the best companies created on the EHU-UPV Campus of Bizkaia.
16.12.2020 CAMPUSA UPV
The VIII Abiatu Awards have been handed to the best companies created on the Bizkaia Campus
This morning the VIII Abiatu Awards, which recognise the creation of innovative and technology-based university companies on the Bizkaia Campus, were presented at the Oteiza Hall of the Bizkaia Aretoa. The winners were Nemergent Solutions, as the best technology-based company (€ 6,000 prize); Ironchip best innovative company (€ 5,000); AOTECH, second prize in the category of the technology-based company (€ 4,000); and Purple Blob and Emerid System, second prizes in the innovative company category (€ 2,500 each)
AOTECH optical sensors improve companies' production
When a few years ago Iker García, CEO of AOTECH, completed his PhD focused on monitoring turbines for aeronautical engines and later joined a company in the food industry, he was planting the seed of what is now this company that applies photonics to different industrial processes.
30.10.2019 EL CORREO
B-Venture closes its fourth edition bringing together more than 1,100 people
"The event, the biggest startup event in northern Spain, has allowed this year to present its proposals to more than a hundred companies."
06.10.2019 EL CORREO
The power of supervision
"The solutions provided by this 'startup' located in Biscay allow improving the performance and safety of aviation engines"
21.07.2019 EL CORREO
Music, football, fight against cancer and a safe vote in the next B-Venture
"The forum organized by ELCORREO to promote startups and ventures will be held on 29 and 30 October."