Announced a cooperation with the Politecnico di Milano to create a Joint Open Lab

01/16/2013 - 09:00 PM

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Telecom Italia and the Politecnico di Milano have begun working together on a project to create a “Joint Open Lab”, a laboratory that will serve as a new template for relations between industry and universities by combining research and academic knowledge with industrial know-how and experience.

A Framework Agreement for the lab was signed by the Rector of the Milan Polytechnic, Prof. Giovanni Azzone, and Telecom Italia’s Head of Innovation & Industry Relations, Cesare Sironi.

The “Joint Open Lab” will design and realize new services for “Smart Spaces”, where mobile Internet technologies empower people to interact with the environment in new ways, opening up the potential for re-engineering and creating highly innovative services.

The agreement is part of Telecom Italia’s plan to re-engineer and transform relations between business, research and university teaching in the field of technological innovation by setting up six groundbreaking research labs across Italy in partnership with the country’s top universities. The partnership’s aim is to boost the transfer of knowledge from academia to industry, converting new ideas into tangible benefits for the socio-economic system.