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The TIM Group companies are particularly attentive to the needs of the Community in which they operate and implement wide-ranging initiatives and projects dedicated to their social and economic development.
The mission of the Fondazione TIM (FTIM) is to promote the culture of digital change and innovation, promoting integration, communication, economic and social growth.
FTIM can operate, in Italy and abroad, by the methods and with the tools that are considered appropriate in each case for it to achieve its statutory purposes.
In accordance with this mission, four areas of intervention have been identified:
Education: innovation in teaching and education, promoting initiatives aimed at updating the technology in Italian schools and introducing radical innovations in educational methods and tools;
Innovation culture: a program of activities unconventional in the world of foundations for the diffusion of innovation culture, becoming a point of reference.
Social Empowerment: organizations-profit, are undertakings. The Foundation promotes not only for a better use of the new technologies, but capacity of managing and efficiency, to help increasingly to do "good good.
Equity Storico-Artistico: the Italian artistic patrimony represents the excellence of "technology of the past". The FTIM intends to contribute to its value and to use public through technology of this.
The Foundation's activities take place according to the following criteria:

Tools

FTIM pursues its objectives by allocation of contributions to projects proposed by persons and institutions third parties nonprofit, according to the requirements established by the Board of Directors.  Starting from 2015 the Foundation also arises as a subject operating, managing some projects in person.

Strategic objectives

FTIM works to disseminate a culture of innovation, in order to promote solidarity and civil, cultural and economic development.
The heart of FTIM is the spirit of innovation, thanks to which the Foundation undertakes to work for an increasingly digital, cutting edge and competitive Italy, to improve people's living conditions. This translates into the implementation of innovative projects aimed at promoting and disseminating science and technology and developing models, technological tools and systems to support social enterprises.

Project selection and monitoring

The selection takes place taking account of the social impact of the projects, which must be measurable, sustainable and be replicated. Are pursued those who, in line with the DNA of the Group, have a high technological content, reflects and innovative way.
The monitoring system is established according to the specific characteristics and objectives of each project. Monitoring is a requirement for all projects, whether selected by tender or directly. As well as being an eligibility requirement, it also provides an assessment parameter.
In 2017 the Fondazione TIM has concentrated its resources on some important projects which allowed, focusing more and more on technological innovation, to improve the solutions identified, broadening the number of target objective to be achieved with effect multiplicative of impact on our community-Country.
As part of the Innovation Culture, was produced a program of television, wonderfully which matured in wave on La7, which saw as protagonists 5 centers of excellence Italian. A journey through which Enrico Bertolino led spectators in 05 different Italian cities to know the best young minds who design the future important hubs academic or research: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, University of Padua, University of Milan's Bicocca, Polytechnic of Turin. A journey through many matters fascinating as robotics, neurosciences mobility innovative, new materials, genetics, Cyber Security.
Together with the program was launched also a web platform,meravigliosamente.org, which contains over 2,000 profiles under 40 working in the field of science and technology in a large number of specializations possible.  A site where students, comparing profiles like may verifying the existence affinity with researchers present and above all discover where be able to follow courses necessary.
In the area of Social Empowerment, continued the commitment of Fondazione TIM in the field for dyslexia: at the time of the World Dyslexia Day, 5 October of last, a vast communication campaign digital told to not insiders what is and what is not dyslexia, promoting overcoming stereotypes linked to this interference. The campaign allowed also to give visibility to the projects being healthcare - making available screening tools early, free and accessible - , and in schools - for a school increasingly inclusive.
In this area, Education, continued collaboration between Fondazione TIM and the Academy of Scale who wants to enhance and disseminating the work of one of excelled italian and innovate training to pass traditional crafts and precious; a transformation project that combined education on maestrie theater with the most innovative technologies, favoring the young talented people and approaching young people for the world of operates, through:
·  "Talents on stage", a campaign crouwdfunding, in his second year, present on the platform TIM WithYouWeDo, which collected funds for the assignment of 171 scholarships (FTIM for every € donato paid to the Academy a equal contribution, reaching a maximum threshold of 200,000 Euros),
·  "Innovation On Stage", a Tour which toured city of Milan, Bari, Turin and Palermo and allowed visitors, also through an experience immersive, entering the heart of the stage and know the world of the Accademia and its offer training.
In the context of the valuation of the historic-artistic, FTIM signed an agreement with the Municipality of Rome, 22 December 2015, which requires a loan of 6 million euros for the renovation of the Augustus Mausoleum - an impressive project monument century a.C that with his diameter of 300 roman feet (approximately 87 meters) is the largest sepulchre circular that we know in the world. The Convention on the renovation works to be added a come valuation and multimedia, again in agreement with the Representative but directly carried out by the Fondazione, equal to 2 million euros. The end of work is scheduled for March 2019. All information on the project are present on the website that had also received many awards national and international.
To be reported, finally, Fondazione TIM#Italiax10, the invitation to tender that the Fondazione dedicated to the initiatives of entities non-profit sponsored colleagues in the Group that this year was dedicated to the project ideas aimed at rebirth of the areas of Central Italy affected by the earthquake in 2016. The initiative that ended with a day celebratory of 10 finalist projects very exciting, will entail the proclamation of the winner in the first Board of Directors of the next year.

 

 

In 2013, the TIM Institute was founded with the aim of defining strategies and providing resources for the dissemination of science and innovation to support the development of the community in Brazil, particularly by means of mobile technology.
Four areas of activity were identified in which to develop projects:
•          education/teaching
•          application
•          work
•          social inclusion

Tools

•     Partnerships with organisations, institutions and public and private entities.
•     Free software/open source technologies and materials.


Strategic objectives

 

•    Implementation of educational projects for the social inclusion of young people and teenagers.

•   Implementation of training projects to encourage daily use of the Internet and mobile phones as tools for social development and inclusion.

 Project selection and monitoring

•   Projects are selected according to their relevance to the company's strategies and requirements.
•  Initiatives are monitored and a final evaluation is carried out on completion. A report is drawn up for each project that provides a detailed description of the initiative and the results achieved, also in quantitative terms.
O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil (Brazilian Math Circle)
One of the greatest obstacles to scientific and technological progress in Brazil is the poor standard of maths teaching in schools. According to the Ministry of Education, only 42% of students in the third year of primary school can do simply arithmetic like addition and subtraction. In the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, based on the results achieved in maths by its students, Brazil came 58th on a list of 65 countries.
By focusing attention on the first few years of primary school, the O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil project, working with its founders, professors Bob and Ellen Kaplan of Harvard University, introduces the Math Circle approach to the country, perfecting and adapting its content to the Brazilian context. The strength of the Math Circle lies in its educational aspect, according to which student participation and reflection are fundamentally important for acquiring mathematical knowledge. In 2013, 7,000 lessons were held in connection with the O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil project, involving over 6,000 students between the ages of 7 and 9 from 61 schools across the country. The project began by training 50 teachers selected from public schools throughout the country. The teachers attended a training workshop with Bob and Ellen Kaplan and learned to replicate the Math Circle approach in class with their own students.
At the end of the period, an assessment of the project was carried out, which showed that in just three months the maths skills of students had increased by 5.7%. Over 14,000 lessons were held in 2014 at Brazilian public schools in the cities of Duque de Caxias (RJ), Porto Velho (RO), Belém (PA), Brasilia (DF), Fortaleza (CE), Aracaju (SE)​​, Salvador (BA), Porto Alegre (RS), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP), involving 8,000 students and promoting the training of 200 teachers from the schools where the lessons were held. In July of the same year, three teachers were selected to take part in the 7th annual training held at the Math Circle Summer Teacher Training Institute, Notre Dame University, Indiana (United States) as ambassadors of the O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil programme.
The impact assessment conducted at the end of the year showed that children who took part in the project improved their maths skills by 7.3% on average. In 2015, 12 cities and 5,548 students were involved in the project, and still are. Around June, 50 teachers began to take an active part in this training process, replicating the approach and taking responsibility for training a further 2,146 teachers. This will allow more than 75,000 students in 20 Brazilian cities to enjoy the fruits of the teaching method. In 2016, the project continued with a further 50 teachers who completed the training process in April, becoming responsible for a further 1,800 teachers in another 20 cities.
At the beginning of 2017, teachers Timon (but) and Porto Velho (RO) have concluded the training that had started in 2016, concluding officially the fourth year of the project. Within ,the end of May 2017 all teachers that were trained in 2016 have received their certificates.
TIM Faz Ciência (TIM Does Science)
The results achieved by Brazilian students in science are far from ideal. The PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) science test conducted in 2012 placed Brazil in 59th place on a list of 65 countries. Out of the three areas assessed - reading, maths and science - the last was the one in which Brazilian students achieved the least satisfying results. However, during academic year 2014, more than 2,000 teachers in public schools across the country were able to apply a more interesting approach in science lessons. In the second half of 2013, Instituto TIM launched TIM Faz Ciência (TIM Does Science): an educational activity aimed at teaches and students in the 4th ad 5th years of primary school.
The project is intended to develop a set of resources aimed at providing guidance to teachers in teaching the foundations of scientific thought to children. The content explores the notions of definition, observation, formulating questions and assumptions, classification, verification, application and generalisation. Overall, in 2014, 70,000 students were invited to explore scientific notions and concepts in a more pleasant and effective way. In 2015, the programme involved over 125,000 students and 4,000 teachers and was adopted by 6 cities as a local training project, while in 2016, student numbers increased to 136,764 and teachers to 4,731 in 115 cities around the country. In the first half of 2017, teachers that took part in the trining in 2016 received the certificates .
TIM Tec
One of the priorities of the Brazilian government is to increase the availability of professional and technological education courses. In 2011, the government launched PRONATEC - National Programme for Access to Technical Education and Employment –  on which 6 million people are currently enrolled. One of the initiatives of PRONATEC is the e-TecBrasil Network, which provides free technical and distance learning courses.
The TIM Institute, which shares the same ideas as PRONATEC, has created a distance learning platform that uses the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) concept. These courses, which are provided and made available for free on the platform, are intended for students attending high schools and technical colleges. Anyone can enrol on the courses, which teach programming languages and how to create databases, websites, games and many other things. There are also courses for primary school teachers and others intended to improve the skills considered to be basic for the training of any professional, such as how to write well. The technology and content of the TIM Tec platform are share with Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, with the support of the Department of Vocational and Technological Education of the Ministry of Education (SETEC/MEC). The TIM Institute supports the Federal Institutes in the process of installing and using the platform. To December 2017 the platform had 28 courses will be made with more than 55,000 students. Within the first half of 2018 will be published a further 2 courses.