Eni and Italian start-ups: new digitalization projects.
CallForGrowth is an Eni project carried out in partnership with growITup, an open innovation platform that supports major companies in continually forming new partnerships with startups. Fluxedo, Nuvap and Inglobe are the three startups that were chosen at the end of this selection process, which began last November. They will work with Eni on the joint development of cutting-edge digital solutions in the fields of personal health and safety, service area improvements, and the integration of business manuals with digital twins.
Fluxedo, Nuvap and Inglobe are beginning a three-month period of close collaboration with Eni. The goal? To carry out three distinct pilot projects, one for each CallForGrowth priority area.
By collaborating with the best Italian start-ups, Eni accelerates its own digital transformation process and contributes to developing a powerful network of potential leading companies in technological innovation. Retail, health and interactive digital operations manuals are the three drivers of the initiative.
We set out on the path of digital transformation several decades ago – a long time before the industry as a whole started talking about it – processing a large quantity of data gave us a huge competitive advantage. Eni's digital transformation is therefore a story of the integration of people, skills, technology and IT. With more than 150 digitalization projects in progress across all areas of the business – and the launch of HPC4, the most powerful industrial computing system in the world, in early 2018 – this process is currently going through a crucial phase and today includes open innovation. This call for ideas offers the company the opportunity to expand its range of digital innovation projects and provides tangible development opportunities to the most promising Italian start-ups.
In the long term, digital transformation forms part of a wider process of evolution that will see Eni becoming even more integrated in its processes, increasingly able to pair emerging digital skills with traditional technical skills, open to innovation in its collaborations with cutting-edge, hi-tech start-ups, more efficient in its operational and work processes and increasingly attractive to young talented individuals.