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Innovating for Customers and the Environment

05/13/2016 - 03:30 PM

Customer promise

Telecom Italia has strengthened the Company laboratories, bringing alongside the traditional Research and Development centred on infrastructures, a focus on digital innovation, also with a view to supporting the evolution of a demand that has increasingly varied, sophisticated characteristics and which is met by the activities of the Innovation Centre.

The digital innovation is based on a paradigm of open innovation that is realised by accompanying the internal generation of ideas and development routes with the generation of ideas and development paths coming from outside the Company.

In these terms, Telecom Italia has reviewed and renewed its relations with the universities, financing 25 triennial PhDs scolarships in 2015 and a total of 165 from 2011 to date. Again on the academic front, the Joint Open Labs, research laboratories that propose a new way for industry and universities to work together, have been created. These laboratories stem from agreements on specified fields of scientific and technological interest and “live” inside the university campuses (Trento, Turin, Milan, Pisa and Catania).

In the last three years, these public-private partnerships have enabled Telecom Italia to obtain 5 million euros in European funds for research, in addition to 2 million euros received from the universities with which it collaborates.

In Italy, Telecom Italia employs approximately 1,300 resources in engineering, technological innovation and service activities. Investments in innovation and transformation amount to 1.7 billion euros, equating to 44% of total investments on the domestic market.

tim research centres

Innovation involves people and places. Our research centres are in Turin, Naples, Milan, Trento and Venice, and at the University of Pisa, the University of Catania, and other cities

Find out about the Labs and the Joint Open Labs