To achieve the innovation objectives that we had set ourselves, in 2018, we set up the Innovation, Technology and Solutions function of Acea SpA, which reports directly to the CEO and manages the Group’s line of innovation, giving rise to the new Innovation model based on three pillars of our business - Infrastructures, Customers, People.
In 2018, the Function mapped the innovation initiatives already defined or under development and carried out a check on the Group’s copyright portfolio. Moreover, projects were launched in every strategic area identified and idea generation sessions were staged to highlight further opportunities for the development of technological applications and innovations.
Maker Faire Rome: the technological excellences of Acea go on display
Maker Faire Rome is the most important initiative in Europe dedicated to innovation in which specialized companies, manufacturers, startuppers and enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds meet to present the most innovative designs applied to the water and energy infrastructures and to share their knowledge.
In 2018 we participated in the event as a sponsor for the fourth year running. Our exhibition space attracted many visitors who had the opportunity to try out first-hand a number of special technologies used in Acea for accurately mapping and scanning the electrical and water networks, such as those for mapping and environmental scanning, and technologies that are important for the service and safety of workers, such as the tools that enable an operator to be guided remotely, so preventing accidents caused by gas leaks or other hazardous substances.