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The Goal

We are always open to evaluating new solutions from innovative startups coming around the world that develop products and services with innovative, sustainable, and original business models to support the transformation of gas distribution networks. Startegic startups with innovative solutions can be selected to enter the Co-Design phase, and to define a POC to engage in strategic partnerships with Italgas.

THE PROCESS

If you are a startup or SME operating in one of the focus areas decribed below, click on the "Propose Your startup" button, fill out the registration form you find, and submit your application. Startups considered of interest to Italgas, will be contacted to have a kick-off meeting with Italgas aiming at evaluating to proceed with a Proof Of Concept. 

KEY BENEFITS

Strategic startups can have the opportunity to: enter the Italian and European market supported by European’s leading gas distributor, co-Design their solutions and scale it on the market with Italgas, join in Italgas’ facilities and laboratories to boost their products into the market, partner or funding with Italgas. 

Focus Areas

New telecontrol system (DANA) for gas network:

  • Components, cyber security
  • Automation system for biogas connections and P2G production site
  • Edge computing - Connectivity solutions for wired and non wired installation
  • Stations and network flow simulation and modelling for variable estimation (Synergi+)

  • Innovative Instrumentation for pressure reduction station and pipelines
  • Valves for pressure management and network segmentation
  • New efficient, multipurpose and compact gas chromatograph or gas analyzer
  • Hydrogen related instruments. Digital twin for pipelines monitoring and stress analysis

Work Force mgmt:

  • Software, devices and wearables – Knowledge management - GIS integration
  • Safety of network and access control - Asset maintenance – Virtual/augmented reality
  • Robotics solution (drones, pigs for pipes inspecting, etc.)
  • Worker safety (monitoring, wearables, devices) – Learning tools and methodologies

Access security, through secure cabinets and with video surveillance

Satellite and drones:

  • Fugitive emissions - Asset/pipes monitoring & Land monitoring
  • Underground asset analysis - Autonomous driving for Picarro cars

  • Artificial intelligence / ML for predictive maintenance, fraud prevention, delta in/out, etc
  • Processes optimization software tools, Data analysis and visualisation tools
  • Computer vision and image recognition
  • Market operations – Blockchain – Omnichannel interaction with call center

  • Connectivity solutions, Electrical batteries, Safety solutions (security valves), instrumentation
  • Software tools for Meter Data Management
  • Eco-design of new meter

  • Odorization process - Smaller and cheaper odorization solutions for new tenders
  • Pipes relining (resins, sheaths, etc.)
  • New materials for pipes with monitoring (optical fiber, Rfid, Beacon, etc), components (eg. Valves, top goods purchased by Italgas)
  • Material compatibility with blended or pure hydrogen
  • Digging process efficiency and dig/no dig with HDD (horizontal directional drilling) with mole
  • Additive manufacturing - Welding control methodologies (BIM assisted, «scanning» tech)
  • New asset and devices maintenance processes driven by predictive algorithms

  • New construction process management, BIM integration
  • Requirement and design management, design review, Project management tools

Energy harvesting:

  • Turboexpander, microturbines, photovoltaic and thermal solar, micro wind turbine - boilers, heat pumps, cogenerators
  • Energy production forecasting, sustainbility analysis, electrical meters «clamp on»
  • Storage solution (thermal, electrical, hydrogen) - Cathodic protection solutions
  • New materials, paintings and surfaces to capture CO2 and other pollutants

  • Pumping and compression systems for reverse flow, connections and valves
  • Gas measurement and analysis, coordinated automation and optimization
  • Circular economy: digging material disposal and recycling, supply chain (most used) materials and devices innovation

  • Gas storage and blending solutions
  • Hydrogen electrolyzer and fuel cells for P2G plants and smaller units
  • Carbon capture solutions - Biogas and synthetic methane production solutions
  • Odorization solutions for hydrogen

Technology Areas

#IoT#Robotics#Big Data#Automation#Artificial Intelligence#Security#Satellites#Sensors#AR #Cloud#Predictive Maintenance#New Materials#Execution System#Edge Computing#Simulation#Edge AI#Renewables Energy#Green Gas#Tracking#Wireless Platform#Energy Efficency#Fuel Cells #Data Analysis #Green Hydrogen #Data Connectivity #Circular Economy#Grid Connection#Smart City#Processess Optimization#Grid Connection#Smart Grid Systems #Predictive Maintenance#Asset Monitoring Devices#Machine Learning #Drones#Inspection Solutions#Infrastructure Control#CO2 Reduction#Digital Automation#Open API#VR

FAQs

Start-ups, spin-offs, SMEs, private inventors and other small medium businesses or anyone else who wants to innovate, experiment and provide for solutions within the focus areas.

The aim of Italgas is to identify the most relevant solution within each focus area to be validate with a POC. The ultimate goal is to assess - with the selected startups - the opportunity to set up a collaboration to develop a project that might become part of the Italgas portfolio, based on project target and requirements we will define together at the beginning of the Co-Design phase.

Once you submit your proposal on the online platform, you will receive a confirmation email. The Open Innovation team, which includes professionals from Italgas and Skipsolabs, will perform an evaluation. Proposals that will be considered more adherent to the objectives of Italgas will be invited to attend a one-to-one meeting directly with Italgas.

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Company strength and team credibility, Business Model, Product Innovation, Feasibility of the proposal, Time to realize it, Impact on Italgas, Scope of the project.

Yes, you can send again your application if your solution is in target with the focus areas.

Italgas and SkipsoLabs will use personal data of participants to contact them in case there is the need for a follow-up meeting or for any future communication related to the Innovation Factory initiatives.

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