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Enel inaugurates innovation Hub&Lab in Pisa

Power News - Published on Tue, 15 May 2018

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The Enel Innovation Hub was inaugurated in Pisa, a space dedicated to hosting the technology partners and start-ups that work with the Group to foster the evolution of the thermal generation of the future. Capturing innovation where it is reated and takes shape: this is the goal of the global Enel Innovation Hub network, created to attract start-ups and partners with high technological potential and turn ideas into business solutions.

The event was opened by Enrico Viale, Enel’s Head of Global Thermal Generation and Ernesto Ciorra, Enel’s Head of Innovation and Sustainability (Innovability), together with Eugenio Giani, President of the Council of the Tuscany Region and Giuseppe Forte, Councillor of the City of Pisa.

The Pisa Innovation Hub&Lab is where Enel will work with start-ups and other partners on the development, testing and implementation of innovative technologies of interest to thermal generation, such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, and technologies to support safety and the environment.

Mr Enrico Viale, Enel's Head of Global Thermal Generation said that “Our Group already works with the most innovative start-ups to stay in touch with cutting-edge technologies and ideas and, at the same time, to support these companies with our technologies and expertise and find ways to integrate their technological innovations into the fabric of our business. The Innovation Hub&Lab of Pisa will be an entry point for new partners and solutions to be introduced at Enel plants to boost our competitiveness and sustainability.”

Enel is present in the most important innovation ecosystems in the world: Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, Santiago, Madrid, Catania and now Pisa, which has always been a city dedicated to innovation, with a network of universities, research institutions and start-ups capable of opening new paths of development.

Mr Ernesto Ciorra, Enel's Head of Innovation and Sustainability said that “In this ‘Innovability’ ecosystem, Italy represents a major pool of innovation, in which Enel is continuing to invest with initiatives aimed at supporting entrepreneurship and technology research. During 2018, in Italy alone, Enel will be able to draw on the ideas of three active Innovation Hubs, whose goal is to stimulate cooperation with Italy’s best start-ups. The Italian hubs are also interconnected with the international Innovation Hub network that the Group has created in areas with a high rate of innovation around the world, with the aim of encouraging internationalisation and the constant exchange of ideas.”

The Pisa Innovation Hub&Lab will communicate with the innovation ecosystems and work on the main challenges facing Enel’s Global Thermal Generation Division, cooperating directly with Enel’s system of start-ups and partners as well as providing expertise, industrial assets and resources.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 15 May 2018
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