T.Net, an Italian scaleup that provides infrastructure and engineering for innovation in the smart farming, smart mobility and intelligent transport systems markets, has joined the EIT Digital Accelerator and will work closely with its network of business developers to foster international growth.
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EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). It is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 170 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. EIT is based in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.
Founded in 2002, T.net is based in Milan, with its data centre located at MIX, the largest internet exchange provider in Italy. The company’s flagship customers are airports, universities and highway concessions; recent successful case histories include collaborating with the University of Catania to develop a monitoring system for precision agriculture and designing a framework for an effective and immediately implementable “smart road” infrastructure.
T.net develops solutions and projects that require vision and scalability in multipurpose challenges, ranging from setting up ICT infrastructure and implementing GDPR regulations to developing cloud solutions and networking and security monitoring,
By addressing a large variety of topics and working with a highly diversified customers base, the scaleup was able to develop an holistic approach to the IoT world and is now strongly focused on using digital technology as a powerful resource to create communities of cooperative stakeholders.
“We've been talking of cooperative transport systems, but we've now to move further and talk not only of ‘cooperative roads’ but of cooperative cities and nations, which means having a top-level domain approach on all the services and domains that build nations” said T.net CEO, Francesco Mazzola.
By joining the EIT Digital Accelerator, the company expects a rapid growth in innovation, entrepreneurship and customer acquisition strategies.
Moreover, following EIT Digital’s approach for Digital Cities, the Italian scaleup will improve efficiency in understanding the concrete problems cities are facing, and the means to overcome these, in particular by creating sustainable business models.