The FS Italiane Group at SMAU 2020

On 20 and 21 October, SMAU returns to Milan as the event of reference for the national and international innovation ecosystem

This year’s edition shall open with the event to present the Italy Open Innovation Outlook 2020 that offers an overview on how Italian companies are facing the theme of innovation, also in comparison with international operations. Throughout this two-day marathon, innovative approaches to different themes shall be addressed, including health, mobility, circular economy, energy efficiency, culture, health and human resources.

On 20 October, by way of inaugurating the FS Italiane Group’s presence, Danilo Gismondi – Chief Executive Officer of FSTechnology – will take part in the talk titled Open Innovation: the Time is Now, to discuss the company’s activities in the innovation sector, the results achieved and future projects to stimulate these processes even more.

Also representing FS, Anna Maria Morrone – Head of Recruitment, Development, Training and Internal Communications, and Franco Stivali – FS Innovation Manager, will represent FS whilst taking part in the talk Persone e Innovazione: il matching vincente nel settore Risorse Umane (People and Innovation: the winning combination in the human resources sector). Just this year, the Group launched the Innovation Skill Hub, a new pathway for corporate entrepreneurship aimed at developing an innovative mindset amongst employees. This project, recipient of the SMAU Innovation Award, will be presented as a success story during the talk.

This will be followed by Antonio Tresca from Trenitalia’s Long Haul Passenger Division who will give the talk Smart Mobility: la nuova mobilità tecnologica, a basso impatto ambientale e a misura di cittadino to discuss the project addressing the new citizen-friendly technological mobility with low environmental impact, forming the project that, together with the innovative startup from Bergamo, Pradella, also earned recognition with the SMAU Innovation Award. The idea arose from the need to reinforce the electrical risk prevention – being the peril of lightning striking train maintenance workers operating in the workshops. In particular, Trenitalia’s current maintenance plant in Lecce has two defibrillators, subject to manual monitoring to verify correct operation. Hence came the idea of adopting a solution able to detect any failures in real time, thus guaranteeing greater safety. Today, the plant is equipped with the innovative Tecatech, cabinets containing patented defibrillators developed by the Bergamo startup, Pradella.