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I-NEST

Hub information

EDIH Title

Italian National hub Enabling and Enhancing networked applications & Services for digitally Transforming SMEs and Public Administrations

Geographical scope

National

Description

I-NEST (Italian National hub Enabling and enhancing networked applications and Services for digitally Transforming Small-Medium Enterprises and Public Administrations) provides a transversal, multi-sector digitalization support for connected businesses, administrations and other digital innovation hubs, exploiting fixed and mobile network infrastructures and cloud-native, intelligent, high-performance, secure services. The hub operates with a national coverage, thanks to a network of points-of-presence and demo-centers implemented at the 88 offices of the Italian Chambers of Commerce and in 5 National Research Laboratories of CNIT, a consortium of 38 Italian Universities. The hub is specialized in emerging intelligent and secure communication and computing infrastructures, exploiting 5G as a powerful innovation platform. These infrastructures can enable innovative applications in multiple fields, improve efficiency and sustainability of supply chains and industrial ecosystems, and create new opportunities for SMEs and PAs. The hub services are designed for addressing the knowledge, capability, demand-supply and financial gaps of stakeholders working in non-ICT vertical domains. Technology awareness will be built by presenting concrete 5G economical scenarios and use cases, showcasing innovative artificial intelligence applications and analysing cybersecurity threats. Training programs and consultancy services will exploit the hub testing facilities and prototyping platforms, including a high-performance-computing platform for process simulation. Multiple players will be encouraged to share tools and interact on these facilities for creating conditions for collaboration, circularity, and open innovation. Support will be provided not only for identifying and applying for funding opportunities, including the current National Plan for Resilience and Recovery, but also for effectively and efficiently utilizing the granted funds.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Nicola BLEFARI MELAZZI
+39 06 7259 7501

Operational contact information

Nicola BLEFARI MELAZZI
+39 06 7259 7501

Coordinator address

Viale g. p. usberti 181a
43124 Parma PR
Italy

Coordinator Business name

CNIT

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Market and services

Technologies

Cybersecurity
5/5
Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Digital twins
4/5
Communication network
5/5
Internet of Things
5/5

Sectors

Kamu Yönetimi
5/5
Telekomünikasyon
5/5
Güvenlik
4/5

Services

Prototyping
4/5
Technological innovation
5/5
Technology transfer
5/5
Finance
4/5
Ecosystem building
4/5
Knowledge transfer
5/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Gregorio D'Agostino Partner Italy Lungotevere grande ammiraglio thaon di revel 76, 00196 Roma, Italy ITALIAN NATIONALAGENCY NEW TECHNOLOGIES ENERGY SUS REC http://www.enea.it
Antonio Manzalini Partner Italy Via gaetano negri 1, 20123 Milano, Italy TIM PRC http://www.telecomitalia.com
Giuseppe Salonia Partner Italy Piazza sallustio 21, 00187 Roma, Italy UNIONCAMERE PUB http://www.unioncamere.gov.it
Antonio Tonini Partner Italy Via giovanni battista morgagni 13, 00161 Roma, Italy INFOCAMERE SCPA OTH http://www.infocamere.it
Alessio Misuri Partner Italy Via nerva. 1, 00187 Roma, Italy Dintec OTH http://www.dintec.it
Thea Sicilia Partner Italy Via stezzano 87, 24126 Bergamo, Italy Co.Mark S.p.A. PRC http://www.comark.it
Isella Vicini Partner Italy Corso mazzini 11, 42015 Correggio re, Italy WG PRC https://www.warranthub.it/