The technological future is already a reality, the Premios Tecnos Nuevo León 4.0 are an example of that. This event acknowledges the best developments focused on Industry 4.0 on the part of businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies
Now in its fourth edition 2021, César Jiménez, President of Ternium Mexico, in his position as president of the governing council of the initiative Nuevo Leon 4.0, lead the awards ceremony, which was granted to 11 companies and educational institutions in an event organized by the Palacio de Gobierno.
“Our objective in Nuevo León 4.0 is that of positioning a strategic agenda for the adaptation of Industria 4.0 in the businesses and enhancing this whole repertory which we have in the businesses of the country and look to designate our state as a frontline technological hub”, pointed out Jiménez in the event performed in the middle of February.
“With the Premio Tecnos Nuevo Leon 4.0, we look to incentivize the businesses in Nuevo León to encourage and promote the development of innovative solutions, made to exploit these technologies like the internet, digitalization, artificial intelligence, amongst others”.
In 1993 the Premio Tecnos were created by the government of Nuevo Leon to promote the advances and technological developments in the state, award ceremonies in which more than 3,000 projects participated and where more than 150 of them were acknowledged.
César Jiménez highlighted the importance of integrating new technologies for the economical growth of the region.
Since 2018 these awards have been incorporated in the initiative Nuevo León 4.0, baptizing them as Premios Tecnos Nuevo León 4.0, which has awarded 18 projects.
In their fourth edition, three categories were considered: “Human coexistence in an inclusive city”, “Sustainable development and transformation” and “Practical cases which have been successfully applied”.
“I want to congratulate everyone who registered their projects, for the sole fact of having taken the first step, which shows the yearning for wanting to be part of this circle of innovation and contributing to the development of our state”, indicated Jiménez.
One of the projects renowned in the category “Human coexistence in an inclusive city” was that of “Alternative interfaces for the smart wheelchair”, developed by the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
This project consists of the development of robotic interfaces to control wheelchairs through voice commands or with head movements performed by their users. This way it is possible to control the speed and orientation of the wheelchair. Even an artificial intelligence system was also incorporated to automatically avoid collisions.
Jiménez also coincided that the triple helix must work as a team for the development of Nuevo León.
In the ceremony held in the Palacio de Gobierno of Nuevo León, Samuel García, governor of Nuevo León, asked to continue with this same line of work to turn the state into the technological capital Industria 4.0 capital of Mexico and Latin America.
“If Nuevo León really bets on the new technologies, that is how we are going to do the jump to great cities and we will make a really competitive city out of our city”, commented García, “in the end, technology helps us in every field, we are currently innovating in every area”.