We are committed every day to promoting research and development activities, with the aim of implementing and furthering innovative, smart services for Group processes and for the community.
In 2020, we started a Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) project in the spheres of the circular economy, energy transition, mobility and new technologies for the cities of the future. The Group’s CVC scheme has seen the setting up of an investment fund dedicated to A2A thanks to the participation of 360 Capital, one of Europe’s leading venture capital companies and to involvement in the Poli360 fund linked to the Politecnico di Milano, which leverages both the Technology Transfer Office and the Polihub incubator.
Having fully completed the experimentation phase last year, many of the start-ups in the investment portfolio since 2020 are now being assessed for further applications so as to move the technology forward to the scale-up phase.
Furthermore, in 2021, thanks to participation in the Eureka! venture capital fund managed by Eureka! Venture SGR, and to the partnership with 29 universities and scientific research centres in Italy, we have also extended the initiative to start-ups and innovative SMEs in the sector of advanced materials, applications and technologies related to the science and engineering of materials
Some 2021 numbers
Initiatives included in the Digital Transformation Plan
Projects presented in the first Corporate Intrapreneurship scheme involving Group employees.
Electrical substations equipped with fibre optic cabling