With the rapid evolution of technologies, digitalization processes and the changing needs of cities, the definition of Smart City has also evolved over time.
Basically, the Smart City is a city that manages resources in an intelligent way, is attentive to the quality of life and the needs of its citizens with the goal of becoming economically sustainable and energetically self-sufficient. In short, a territorial space that knows how to keep up with innovations and the digital revolution, but which is also sustainable and attractive.
The Smart City market in Italy is growing rapidly, above all thanks to the resources made available by the PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) for Smart Cities: the estimate exceeds 10 billion euros by 2027 (source: Politecnico di Milano Osservatorio Smart City), and nearly 30 percent of Italian municipalities have launched at least one project related to Smart City in the last three years.
Smart City is one of the main areas in which Tim Group has been active for several years and on which it is working in an open ecosystem perspective and leveraging its technology assets. The collaboration with other partners aimed at combining the forces of the main players in the smart city field to further encourage and accelerate the transformation process of Italian cities towards the cities of the future, thanks to experience and assets that can be made available to the country, enabling virtuous models of management of Italian cities that thus become more easily scalable and replicable throughout the country.
In this context and on the occasion of the event “The Italy of smart and sustainable cities”, Tim launched “TIM Smart City Challenge”, an open and collaborative initiative that intends to mobilize the Italian smart city ecosystem and sees the participation of some of the main Italian players in the ecosystem: Bikeconomy Observatory Association, CNR Department of Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transport, Edison NEXT, eFM, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Startup Intelligence Observatory Politecnico di Milano.
The aim of TIM and its partners has been to improve the smart city portfolio of offerings, further enrich services to support administrations, study the evolution of cities, and incorporate the needs of each individual municipality through the activation of new collaborations with innovative companies offering smart city solutions.
A total of 170 companies from 21 different countries participated in the Challenge, and among them only 7 emerged as winners in five different Smart City fields. And Imoì is one of these 7.
The CNR has precisely chosen iCam3D, the innovative solution of Imoì company Innovery, for metric, 3d planimetric survey of incidents, giving it the award in the Smart City field, partly because of its
features, that fully fit the objective of the Research Project “Urban Intelligence – Virtual Laboratory,” LV-UI: the Digital Twin for Sustainable and Smart City Development.