Telecom Italia and the Sant'Anna High School of Pisa have launched a collaborative initiative to create a Joint Open Lab

07/25/2012 - 07:00 PM

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The collaboration, announced today by Rector Maria Chiara Carrozza and Telecom Italia COO Marco Patuano, will lead to the creation of the “Joint Open Lab” by autumn.

The Joint Open Lab aims to create a new relationship model between industry and university, where research and academic knowledge fuse with know-how and industrial experience.

The “Joint Open Lab” marks the birth of a new University Centre in Pisa, capable of aggregating highly transversal skills around one central nucleus. The new centre shall focus on research and didactic projects, with the aim of activating new providers and transforming those already in existence. The final objective is to accelerate the process of innovation and transfer the results of the research actively across the nation, creating and developing future talent.

The research activity of the “Joint Open Lab” of Pisa will focus on the subject of Assisted Living and digital health with the objective of developing the study advanced technology in sensors, robotics and distributed communication, and the definition of new tele-health management processes enabled by new technology.

The “Joint Open Lab” of Pisa is one of six innovative centres of research Telecom Italia is creating throughout the country, in accordance with the most qualified Italian universities with the objective of reviving and transforming relations between the world of industry, and that of university research and teaching in the field of technological innovation.