Within a national landscape that is becoming increasingly meager from an entrepreneurial and financial standpoint – and as part of an increasingly globalized world – Techinnova has long since launched internationalization activities aimed at expanding the business of its network of innovation players beyond national borders in order to meet increasing demand.
As demand increases, however, it is normal to also expect increasingly fierce competition. This is why Techinnova, as a founding member of the Fondazione Cluster Tecnologie per le Smart Cities & Communities – Lombardia of the Lombardy Region, decided to join forces, involving in its internationalization initiatives as many companies and entities that are members of the SCC Cluster as possible, with whom it can work in synergy and present itself to the foreign market with proposals that strive for technological excellence.
Specifically, Techinnova – supported by its accelerator Innogrow – organized online meetings, divided into two sessions with ad hoc themes, titled “Internationalization Call: Joint R&D projects to be developed in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates“.
The two calls, chaired by Dr. Roggeri (CEO & Founder of Techinnova), were held on the following days and times:
– Thursday, May 19, 2022 / h. 15.00 – 16.00 – focus on the topic of Telemedicine & Domotics;
– Friday, May 20, 2022 / h. 15.00 – 16.00 – focus on the topic Smart Cities.
To the participants in virtual mode, Dr. Roggeri communicated the possibility of implementing – synergistically with SCC Cluster Adherents and Swiss or Emirati partners included in the network of the incubator – a series of R&D projects promoted by Regione Lombardia and focused on the above themes that have as their object the enhancement of the quality of life of the elderly, with the aim of reducing their sedentariness and days of hospitalization.
It is therefore expected that these projects, once implemented with the collaboration of an NGO responsible for their management and the interaction with the government of Abu Dhabi, will subsequently be presented – and possibly funded over a 3-year program – by the government of the UAE’s capital emirate.
After an initial phase of introduction and illustration of the internationalization call, each of the participants – among whom appear representatives of private and public entities, such as Università di Milano Bicocca, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Fondazione Don Gnocchi and Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche di Reggio Calabria – briefly presented the contribution they could make to the projects, highlighting the keywords that summarize their expertise.
Finally, a timeline of projects was planned to serve as a roadmap for participants who would opt to join this internationalization initiative.
The content of these two online meetings was later presented by Dr. Roggeri at the Plenary Meeting of the Founders and Adherents of the Fondazione Cluster Tecnologie per le Smart Cities & Communities – Lombardia, which was held in person on May 24 at Palazzo Lombardia – Sala Opportunità. At the meeting, Dr. Roggeri illustrated to the Adherents present in the room an action plan aimed at fostering the internationalization of the results of the projects co-funded by Regione Lombardia, also mentioning the internationalization initiatives made up of the two virtual meetings of the previous week.
Ultimately, it should be emphasized that the two online meetings, as well as the Plenary Assembly, were aimed at valuing current experiments in the area, starting from the need to monitor the efficiency of the SCC Cluster Foundation’s activities in an increasingly rich context of innovation players (Clusters, Agencies, Districts and Technological centers; etc.) that aspire to go beyond the borders of the Italian country, to project themselves towards an increasingly international dimension.