Almaviva joins the Smact Innovation Ecosystem, the new partnership program launched by the Competence Center of the Northeast which wants to respond to the need of many companies, especially SMEs, to be guided and supported in digital transition processes. The program got underway in recent weeks and the first major Italian company to join is the Almaviva Group, the global network leading the digital transformation. The goal, underlines the Group – which has 17 companies, 66 offices around the world and 45,000 people, of which 10,000 in Italy – is to systematize all 4.0 excellence and create virtuous mechanisms of ‘contamination’ between technology providers, end users. , universities and research centers.
Smact Competence Center is the competence center for industry 4.0 that brings together 41 partners including universities and research centers in the Northeast and a few days ago the Competence Center inaugurated the new headquarters in the area of the San Giobbe economic campus in Venice, thus intensifying the relationship with the Ca ‘Foscari University on issues related to Industry 4.0. “Innovating is a process, a transformative path that must be undertaken together. Smact’s mission is precisely to create new virtuous connections, between universities and providers, companies and research centers, up to the institutions ” underlines Fabrizio Dughiero, chairman of the management board of the Competence Center.
Antonio Amati, Almaviva’s IT Division General Manager, also explains that “with this new partnership program we want to create the ideal environment in which small, medium and large innovative companies can multiply their relationships and put them together “he explains “Almaviva’s membership is a very positive sign that contributes to the growth of the community and to give impetus to the entire ecosystem thanks to its contribution of innovative digital solutions in the name of sustainability “, comments the manager. “The collaboration between the university world and large innovation companies – observes Amati – it is an opportunity for companies and a value, it allows the integration of knowledge, strengthening of technology transfer processes, development of new skills and new opportunities for the production chain, to respond adequately to the objectives and guidelines of the transition green and digital “.
The Smact Innovation Ecosystem is a partnership program that is divided into three levels with increasing integration: Cloud, Edge and Core. Completed at the end of 2020, the program has already been signed by Dassault Systèmes in March 2021. The members of the ecosystem are end users, providers of technology solutions and university-research centers. By joining the Smact Ecosystem, partners can take advantage of various concrete benefits including: contacts with all universities and research centers in the Triveneto, access to first-level training courses, networking events, support in participating in tenders, access to specific skills in certain verticals.
But they will also be able to exhibit their technological solutions in the Smact Live Demos, 4.0 demonstrators widespread in the territories – will be born in 5 locations in the Northeast – which will allow you to see and touch the potential of digital transformation. Almaviva specifically reports that its focus “will be on the theme of digital as a tool of sustainability, which allows to enable ecosystems, optimize processes and redefine models by optimizing contexts “.
Almaviva also reminds us to be “constantly looking for innovative solutions for the integration of ecosystems in different areas – digital health, agriculture, environment – thanks to the support of scientific studies and the involvement of the main actors involved in the processes “. The palyer of digital transformation finally underlines that” the goal is to definitively overcome the fragmentation, given by heterogeneous and non-harmonized functions and data, through a vision systemic “.