We innovate for society
New needs are emerging in our society which cannot be met by using tools of the past. We need to find innovative approaches, relationships and production methods in order to meet the increasing demands of people, companies and institutions.
We innovate through collaboration with venture capital initiaitves
In view of the continuous development of technology, there is also the need to create communities of people who share knowledge and skills. This is why we foster synergies between different environments and ways of thinking.
We participate in the GrowITup project, dedicated to the promotion of innovative Italian start-ups and promoted by Microsoft Italia and Fondazione Cariplo. This is an ‘open’ partnership between major Made in Italy businesses and promising start-ups and has the dual goal of supporting the growth of innovative, up-and-coming Italian companies and assisting established firms in the design of their future development strategies. The project will receive € 10 million in 3 years and aims to attract up to € 1 billion in investments by 2020.
We were main sponsors of the second edition of Scale It, supporting the growth of the most promising start-ups by fostering the interest of institutional investors. Scale It is a fundraising initiative that brought together 15 fast-growing Italian scaleups and over 20 international venture capital funds in Milan. In the first edition, 8 of the 11 selected scaleups raised a total of € 43.5 million, an average of € 5.4 million each, proof of the quality of the projects.
We innovate through partnerships
Thanks to our partnership with Microsoft we are working on the digital transformation of the Group through the development of internal collaboration and customer relations. More specifically, we are in the process of establishing innovative channels of communication with clients such as online meeting apps and chatbots, messaging platforms that exploit artificial intelligence so we can reply to our clientele automatically and in real time, providing relevant and suitable information both through simple text content and links, images, audio and video.
We have also signed up to the Industrial Liaison Program of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a programme dedicated to the creation and strengthening of relations between the numerous start-ups and research projects followed directly by MIT and companies from all over the world.
To stay at the cutting-edge in the field of behavioural profiling, exploiting advanced data analytics to establish concrete benefits for responsible drivers, we have finalised an agreement with The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, global leaders in the field of telematics applied to motor insurance. This partnership will enable us to strengthen our expertise in the area of data analytics and expand our product range. As part of the agreement, the two companies will further develop their behavioural profiling systems in order to design innovative telematics products that reward those drivers most attentive to safety, helping them to improve their driving style via an individual feedback system.