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1 The Italian ICT District Infomobility Cluster in the Turin Area Turin, November 8 th, 2007 Speaker: Marco Volontà

2 1 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Agenda Torino Wireless in brief Intelligent Transport Systems and Infomobility ITS industry in Piemonte Infomobility Cluster Main Infomobility projects in Piemonte Infomobility offer of Piemonte: an example

3 2 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Stockholm  Strategic location with an enviable quality of life: 120 km from the sea (Liguria) 60 km from the Olympic mountains (Sestriere) culture (Fiera del libro), history and arts (Royal Residences, Egiptian and Cinema Museums, Modern Art Museum,…), food and drink tradition (renowned wines, gianduiotti chocolate, Slow Food,…), nature (Turin is one of the greenest cities in Italy, pleasant surroundings, charming historical small cities…) Piemonte: key figures  4.3 M inhabitants (7% of Italian population)  1.5 M inhabitants in Torino metropolitan area  74.6 B€ GDP (9% of Italian GPD)  € per capita income  10% of national industrial production  25.3 B€ export (13.3% of Italian export)  27% export in high-tech sector

4 3 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Piemonte: the ideal environment for an ICT District Meaningful Key Figures in High Tech  top Italian region in terms of hi-tech employees (53,000)  more of 6,000 companies in the Province of Torino only  20% of national patents  30% of national R&D expenditures A significant amount of research facilities  Public research centers: Politecnico di Torino Università di Torino Istituto Superiore Mario Boella ISMB, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica INRIM (ex IEN-Galileo Ferraris)  Private research centers: Alenia, Fiat (Research Centre), Motorola, RAI, Telecom Italia labs (former CSELT), Pininfarina Engineering Center  Scientific and technological parks: Environment Park, Virtual Reality and Multimedia Park, Bioindustry Park, Parco Scientifico Tecnologico della Valle Scrivia, Tecnoparco del LagoMaggiore  Second industrial sector in Piedmont  Industrial sector with the biggest growth in the world  First rate players in Piedmont area  Spill-over effects for traditional industrial sectors

5 4 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Creation Formed in December 2002 and operating since September 2003 Nature Private non-for-profit foundation built on a wide public-private partnership bringing together national and local governmental bodies Torino Wireless – history

6 5 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Mission “(…) to create and develop the Piedmont High-Tech District, by increasing ICT contribution to regional wealth and positioning Piedmont amongst the international most innovative clusters ” (art. 3.2, Torino Wireless by-laws) Torino Wireless – mission & objectives Objective Speed up and ensure a more effective impact of innovation on the local economic and societal system through the promotion of knowledge intensive development by:  increased involvement of researchers in SMEs  support to university spin-outs  increased knowledge-content in products and services

7 6 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved SME acceleration Networking Intellectual Property Macro-projects Venture Capital Infomobility/ sustainable mobility E-Health Robotics Agro-food Credit system Media Galileo Software Security Wireless Multimedia Microelettronics PROCESSES TECNOLOGIES SECTORS and APPLICATIONS Torino Wireless – processes, sectors & technologies

8 7 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Torino Wireless – integrated approach Organisational model Torino Wireless acts as an enterprise hub coinveived on an integrated approach offering SMEs access to:  a combination of scientific and technological expertise for applied research, engineering and product development  incubation infrastructures  coaching services such as:  managerial expertise  development of market potential  patenting  marketing  business networks  financial support such as:  Piemontech  Innogest  Investors’ club  Venture capital pole R & D PMI COACHING VENTURE CAPITAL

9 8 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Torino Wireless – a team of dedicated players

10 9 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Agenda Torino Wireless in brief Intelligent Transport Systems and Infomobility ITS industry in Piemonte Infomobility Cluster Main Infomobility projects in Piemonte Infomobility offer of Piemonte: an example

11 10 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Infomobility services architecture HW sensors, on board telematics … DATA cartografy traffic data … PLATFORM APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS Safety and Security Traffic Management Emergency Management Fleet and Freight Management Information Services to End-users CUSTOMERS Citizens Public administration Enterprises Public companies people vehiclesgoods Technological intelligence Systemic intelligence Political- strategic intelligence

12 11 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Safety and security Infomobility: application domains and needs Traffic management Emergency management Fleet and freight management Information services to end-users Efficient use of mobility infrastructures Assistance to people in mobility Efficient operations in emergency situations Safety and security of people, vehicles and freights in mobility Efficient mission management in people and goods transportation Players Technologies

13 12 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Agenda Torino Wireless in brief Intelligent Transport Systems and Infomobility ITS industry in Piemonte Infomobility Cluster Main Infomobility projects in Piemonte Infomobility offer of Piemonte: an example

14 13 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Overview on the ITS industry in Piemonte The ICT industry in Piemonte is an ideal environment to develop complex applications in the ITS sector The ICT industry in Piemonte is an ideal environment to develop complex applications in the ITS sector  Fiat, Iveco and Irisbus, historical car, truck and bus makers  Experimentation of public local transport: Torino has been one of the first cities to adopt a system for public transport management and traffic control  High level skills in software application development  Several firms design and manufacture electronic devices  Upcoming set up in Torino of the infrastructure for the Precise Timing Facilities of Galileo satellite system

15 14 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved ITS industry and R&D in Piemonte: some figures  More than 150 bodies, including private enterprises and research centres operating on the Infomobility in Piemonte  Complex networks of relations characterize the value chain of the Infomobility/ITS products and services  Direct knowledge of over 70 companies  Around 30 research projects on ITS topics are ongoing and involve at least 1 enterprise or 1 research center based in Piemonte, with different types of resources: 14 M€ regional/local resources National resources EU resources  More than 20 M€ invested on research projects for the next 2-3 years, directly involving enterprises or research centers located in the Piemonte Cluster

16 15 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved R&D Projects in Piemonte: highlights Two main R&D projects currently in progress:  GAL-PMI is a 5,95 M€ project, 70% funded by Docup 3.4 measure. Its goal is to contribute to set up a center of excellence and high competence on technologies and services for the Galileo satellite system  Open Gate is a 4,8 M€ project plus € for education, funded by MIUR, law 297. Its goal is to create the know how to realize and develop infomobility services, for the control of the traffic congestion and for the architecture, systems and structural ground and vehicle components

17 16 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Agenda Torino Wireless in brief Intelligent Transport Systems and Infomobility ITS industry in Piemonte Infomobility Cluster Main Infomobility projects in Piemonte Infomobility offer of Piemonte: an example

18 17 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Torino Wireless Infomobility Cluster Torino Wireless launched the “Infomobility Cluster” project, focused on the Infomobility and the Intelligent Transport Systems in Piemonte Key issues  Leader companies, covering all the different stages of a complex and fragmented value chain  Top-class R&D Centres  Complex products and services, requiring skills coming from different domains  High market growth forecasts in the near future

19 18 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Infomobility Cluster: goals and benefits Set up co-operative models within the ICT District, creating an organizational network among companies operating in the same industrial sector Goals  Analyze the sector’s industry and market  Facilitate the companies aggregation in collaborative projects development and related products, whit a higher level of complexity  Identify business opportunities for all the companies of the value chain Benefits  Spread common development guidelines, favoring synergies among companies’ products and services  Benefit by a common policy for new technologies adoption  Favor the dialogue between enterprises and institutions, aimed at possibly directing the institutions and their decisions

20 19 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Clustering methodology PhasesExamples of activitiesOutcomes Cluster analysisDirect interviews General sources of research Database with over 100 companies and R&D centres Strategic business segmentation Market and industry analysis Value chain analysis Identification of strategic segments Strategic options for the industry Strategic workgroup Interviews with mature buyers Best ways to address the business Ideal cluster modelling Models of cluster and comparison to leader clusters Identification of the best structure for the cluster Strategic options for the cluster Strengths and Weaknesses Threats and Opportunities Best opportunities for the cluster companies Actions for the cluster Structural actionsi.e. Cluster coordination body, Showroom-City Business projectsi.e. Access control system through mobility credits

21 20 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Agenda Torino Wireless in brief Intelligent Transport Systems and Infomobility ITS industry in Piemonte Infomobility Cluster Main Infomobility projects in Piemonte Infomobility offer of Piemonte: an example

22 21 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Main Infomobility projects in Piemonte  Flexible solutions to the vehicle access management to urban centre and Limited Access Zones  Floating car data for real-time traffic monitoring  City logistics solutions to efficiently manage the goods distribution in urban areas  Integrated advanced traveller information services  Traffic management solutions tailored for small- and medium- sized cities  Advanced railways monitoring systems  Integrated electronic ticketing for Public Transport and value added services Main projects currently under discussion or under development

23 22 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Agenda Torino Wireless in brief Intelligent Transport Systems and Infomobility ITS industry in Piemonte Infomobility Cluster Main Infomobility projects in Piemonte Infomobility offer of Piemonte: an example

24 23 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Turn-key Traffic Operation Centre Feasibility Study, Design, Implementation and Operation of a regional or metropolitan Traffic Operation Centre, managing the following functionalities:  Urban Traffic Control system: traffic light intersections optimization  Mobility Supervisor system: monitoring and forecasting of the traffic situation  Traffic Monitoring Sensors: cameras and magnetic loops all over the urban area  Variable Message Signs: definition of suitable messages to the public  Access Control system to Turin's limited access zone: electronic gates for ANPR  AVM system of Turin’s Public Transport fleet  Priority Green Light for Public Transport means  Multimedia Platform for information services to the general public on traffic conditions and Public Transport via web, SMS, PDA and automatic vocal services  Video Surveillance system at stops in Turin's Public Transport network and on board of buses  Safety system for Taxi: on-board safety device permitting the driver to send an alarm to the radio taxi operations centre  Road Security Enforcement system: speed limit information displays and automated speeding fine systems  More…

25 24 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved Background: Turin area and mobility  population of about inhabitants  area of 132 square kilometres  km of roads  270 km of tram-lines  70 km of bicycle paths  over matriculated vehicles in the city (about in the Province of Turin)  vehicles present a low emission standard (Euro 0, Euro 1 or Euro 2) and have to be considered as “non-ecological” or “semi-ecological”

26 25 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved A long history: Turin and the ITS The city of Turin boasts a long history in urban traffic management 80’s 90’s 00’s The first Italian Urban Traffic Control pilot and the first Italian Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) system were developed in Turin The innovation process continued with the launch of the 5T project, still representing one of the most notable initiatives in the ITS on a national level In July 2000 the municipality of Turin decided to create a company named 5T s.c.r.l., in charge of designing, developing, managing, maintaining and promoting the Turin integrated ITS system, its applications and further extensions

27 26 November 2007 © Torino Wireless All rights reserved For further information and contacts Fondazione Torino Wireless Corso Galileo Ferraris, 64 - Torino Phone: Facsimile:


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