As a way to increasingly develop our innovation ecosystem, we see the need to attract external partners to help us find solutions to the current and future challenges of our business.
More than a specific project, with a start and completion date, our objective is to maintain a continuous flow of solutions for the most varied topics within Votorantim Cimentos and its business areas. With this goal in mind, we designed the VC Connect Program, which includes several challenges to connect employees, suppliers and other industries, government agencies, startups, investment funds, research centers and universities in search of assertive, agile and cost-effective proposals for the challenges faced by our company.
One of the results of the first cycle of VC Connect was the VC Maps platform, which introduced to the company a new concept of digital monitoring, resulting in operational cost optimization, excellence in data automation, maintenance of mineral assets and conservation of forest areas.
The new model performs predictive analyses to monitor the mineral, real estate and environmental assets, anticipating risks using variables obtained through artificial intelligence algorithms—which multiply as the database stored in the cloud grows.