To achieve the targeted innovation objectives, in 2018 we set up the Innovation, Technology and Solutions Function, 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 - 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 with regard to every strategic pillar identified and idea generation sessions were staged to highlight further opportunities for the development of technological applications and innovation.
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 specialised companies, manufacturers, startuppers and enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds meet to present the most innovative projects applied to the water and energy infrastructures and to share their knowledge.
In 2019 for the sixth year running we participated in the event as sponsor and exhibitor. Our stand attracted many visitors who had the opportunity to learn about and see the most innovative information technology solutions related to the main industrial sectors of the Group: water, energy and the environment.