Innovation Lab

Creating ground-breaking innovations to Shape the Future Factory

Open Innovation for pushing the limits of technology for our clients.


Innovation Unit

IRIS Innovation Unit manages the knowledge and knowhow generated throughout many years working in R&D+I projects for helping the company and our clients to improve the products, solutions and services commercialised in the market.

Collaborative Projects

Together with our Open Innovation international network we perform high-tech R+D+I projects in the fields of Applied Photonics, ICT, and Circular-Bio Economy, collaborating with leading Technological Centres, Institutes and Universities to advance the state-of-the-art and to push the boundaries of technology.

EIC Accelerator

We help businesses to submit winning applications to the EIC Accelerator, a Business Acceleration Program that supports top-class innovators, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises which are seeking to accelerate a high-risk innovation to the market offering them grants

Our Innovation Lines

We excel in the most relevant Key Enabling Tehnologies (KETs) for pioneering Industry 4.0 innovation


R&D Projects






IRIS is a clear example of how an SME can greatly contribute to SPIRE 8 founding sectors. IRIS’ commitment since the moment they joined the association has overcome the expectations. They have a technical and human well-balanced professional team, with a high and great engagement to face challenges and pursue excellence. No doubt their vision has allowed them to seize every opportunity of belonging to our community and find new market opportunities.

Àngels Orduña Cao

Executive Director A. SPIRE

Within the framework of a European research project, Optoprecision GmbH has been working closely with the experts from IRIS for several years. In an excellent working atmosphere between the colleagues of both companies, highly professional software solutions were efficiently developed, which were tailored to the application needs in close cooperation between several partners.

Markus Nägele, PhD

Head of Department Analysis Technology at OptoPrecision GmbH

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Digital Analytics Platforms

Enabling companies to thrive in Industry 4.0 and the Digital Economy


Agile methodology. The client is the product owner. The client has a voice since the very beginning ensuring that the solution complies with requirements and milestones.

Robust Software Quality Assurance Methodologies.


The latest technologies to ensure maximum performance: C++, C#, HTML5, Node JS, Postgres, Kubernetes Engines, among others. Cloud and microservice architectures to scale globally. Application Programming Interfaces and documentation for Open Platforms.

Proficient in deployments on both Google and AWS Cloud.


  • Experienced Senior Software Engineering team
  • A wealth of knowledge across web and mobile development, software platform development and integrations.
  • Flexibility is our main principle.
  • Convert industrial devices into IIoT
    redefine the customer experience
  • Bring innovative ideas to market
  • Create digital-first business models
  • Extract value from data with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Prioritise data integrity with blockchain


Tailor-made digital solutions for industry.

IIoT Solutions

We convert industrial devices- such as sensors, valves, switches, field devices…- into ‘smart devices’ with the capabilities to send data to HMI and SCADA systems or the cloud.
A network of connected industrial devices and machines can collect, exchange, monitor, analyse, and provide new insights that can improve all aspects of your business.

Industrial Cloud Platforms

Industrial cloud platforms with a deep focus on operational technology.
We build Industrial Cloud Platforms allowing data gathering throughout manufacturing production processes (and indeed across sites), in order to improve performance as well as predict failures before they happen.

AI & Deep Learning

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning where artificial neural networks, algorithms inspired by the human brain, learn from large amounts of data through Artificial Intelligence. The Deep learning solutions provided by IRIS allow machines to solve complex problems even when using a data set that is very diverse, unstructured and inter-connected.


Thanks to the good work done between the teams of IRIS Technology and GESCASER, we have been able to get a great benefit from the end-to-end solutions development they have done for us with CTC+, a software capable of providing very detailed information of the stored grain quality as well as adding a prediction system, based on artificial intelligence tools, which learns from previous experiences in the silo, improving the efficiency of the ventilation system. For GESCASER, this software has been a qualitative leap that our customers have been grateful for.

Amadeu Casañé

Chief executive officer at GESCASER

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Real-Time Monitoring

Helping industries to improve their quality control and process standardization


Our products and solutions mainly combine Photonic technologies (NIR Spectroscopy) and ICTs (chemometrics (Machine Learning), data modelling and software). Our multidisciplinary skills in both engineering and science allows us to design custom systems that are aligned with specific industry monitoring needs.


Turnkey solutions for the food, pharma and chemical sector. We deliver end-to-end solutions that cover from Analysis and Design to Development and Commissioning.


  • NIR Analysers integrated in your production line.
  • Real-time monitoring of multiple quality parameters
  • Product standardization.
  • Fraud control.
  • Continuous and simultaneous measurements.
  • Reduction of production costs.
  • Lead Time reduction.
  • A more efficient and automated quality control process.
  • Improvement of quality and food safety.
  • Brand image protection.
  • Non-destructive testing.
  • No sample preparation.
  • Higher performance.
  • Fewer customer complaints.



Product quality depends not only on a proven recipe and on an optimized process, but also on changing circumstances and dynamic variables, which is why it is easy to lose control of the process. Our NIR or HSI devices enable the digitisation of industrial processes in order to obtain reliable and objective information about Critical Quality Attributes and Critical Process Parameters in a matter of seconds in order to optimise process efficiency, improve quality inspection and standardise production processes.

Our VISUM are based on Process Analytical Technology (PAT), VISUM are devices for designing, analysing and controlling pharmaceutical manufacturing processes through measurements of critical quality and performance attributes of raw and processed materials to ensure final product quality, the idea of which is to become more efficient while reducing over-processing, enhancing efficiency and minimising waste.

Our NIR or HSI devices enable the digitisation of different industrial processes in order to obtain reliable and objective information about Critical Quality Attributes and Critical Process Parameters in a matter of seconds in order to optimise process efficiency, improve quality inspection and standardise production processes. The VISUM family is conceptualized to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of our clients.


The use of the VISUM Palm represents a huge revolution in terms of keeping the quality of the processes under control. It brings us real-time and reliable information and cost-saving data about total acidity and the content of the polar components in the frying oil of the production line. VISUM Palm also gives us useful data to determine the quality of fried products, like moisture and fat percentages. This functionality helps to save on arduous lab tasks and allows our employees to focus on other high value-added duties. The return on investment is clear and well founded.

Marina Diana

Scientific Research Manager at EUROPASTRY, S.A.

At Almirall, we are committed to quality, innovation and the continuous improvement to make our processes more effective and efficient. For this reason, last year we incorporated into our quality control laboratory the new VISUM Palm analyzer, intended, in our case, for the online determination of different quality parameters in multiple products. Thanks to the excellent communication between IRIS Technology Solutions and Almirall, the process of developing the Machine Learning models and qualifying the device for our technical requirements has been fluid and agile. At Almirall, we know that this is only the first step on a prosperous path together with IRIS towards the implementation of other PAT solutions, framed in our commitment to the Industry 4.0 paradigm.

José Martínez

Industrial Pharmaceutical Development Manager at Almirall

All and all, VISUM Palm is a solid piece of equipment that is portable, user-friendly and has a lot of potential. We and Prof Elliott’s team are working in the area of food authenticity and vegetable oil speciation for a number of years now and looking for opportunities to make the analysis fast, portable and cost-effective. With the right application the VisumPalm ticks all the boxes.

Dr. Tassos Koidis’ team

Research Leader and Lecturer in Food Science and Nutrition at Queen's University Belfast

Under the framework of the EU funded H2020 project, Agrimax, in Nofima we have been testing the feasibility of selected rapid and non-destructive sensors for monitoring and controlling different extraction processes. Testing the dry matter content in cutin paste monitoring, an expensive and high-resolution lab instrument from a leading brand has been compared with the hand-held VISUM Palm, yielding strikingly similar results. While both systems were capable of performing the analysis with the same level of accuracy, the VISUM PALM offers the added advantage of measuring on a quite small spot, thereby enabling high-quality spectra to also be obtained from hard and bulk samples.

Dr. Jens Petter Wold

Senior scientist at Nofima

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