Rome, 11 November 2022

After the exploration phase (Discovering & Sharing) and the selection phase (Scouting & Screening), the Open Italy Elis programme – which the FS Group has joined ye again in this 6th edition – enters the Co-innovation Project phase. This step sees companies and start-ups collaborating on a Proof of Concept that will be presented to the community at this year’s closing event.

The FS Group, Italferr and Trenitalia, collaborate with start-ups, Up2You, MelaWorks, Modelway and Trakti to develop projects ranging from sustainability, digital document management for worksites, predictive maintenance and after-sales customer relationship management. The ultimate goal is to find different working methods and new digital solutions that make everyday life an easier experience and processes more effective. 

The 4 co-innovation projects are:

  • The FS Group and Up2You unite for the FS Planet project, with Up2You being the start-up that shares with FS Italiane the important goal of encouraging sustainable actions using the “serious game” and supporting corporate business models with a real positive impact on the environment;
  • Italferr and Melawork for quick and easy centralised management of worksites, where an application is being tested that allows workers engaged in field projects to collaborate and share information in real time;
  • Italferr and Modelway, engaged in the experimentation of virtual sensors and machine learning algorithms to obtain information useful for recognising and/or predicting critical events impacting operations and diagnostic maintenance;
  • Trenitalia and Trakti are managing the relationship between Trenitalia and the customer via a smart contract and blockchain, with all the benefits in terms of efficiency and transparency that these tools offer.