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Akselos, a 2020 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, is a digital twin startup that helps companies model and simulate the structural behavior of large-scale assets in order to improve their design, maintenance, reliability and lifetime.
Shell is using Akselos’ technology across its oil & gas and wind portfolios. ESB, a state-owned utility operating in Ireland, is using the startup’s digital twin technology to try and extend the life of a hydroelectric pump station by 20 years. And if Akselos has its way its technology may soon be used by airplanes. The Swiss startup is out to prove that marrying its digital twin technology with the latest machine learning techniques will enable aircrafts to adjust to structural damage on the fly.