News, events, appeals relating to new challenges and contests: follow the updates from the Hubs and the Enel Group events linked to innovation
July, 25 2019
Il Tempo: “Israele è un richiamo per le industrie straniere. Manca solo l’Italia” (Israel is a reference for foreign businesses. Italy is the only country missing)
In an interview with the daily newspaper Il Tempo, the Italian Ambassador to Israel Gianluigi Benedetti invites Italian companies to invest in the country, which is “one of those leading the world in innovation”. Benedetti mentions that there are already 350 multinationals in Israel and that the country is no longer simply a “startup nation” but one working to build an industrial framework with the help of foreign businesses.
However, Italy is not represented, the only exception being Enel “among the companies carrying out research and development there now”. According to the ambassador, “what should be evaluated is also the gain in innovation and technology that can be obtained by making the most of Israeli startups: Enel has demonstrated this in a year and a half of being here.”
Read the article here
July, 24 2019
Startupitalia.eu: Enel Innovation Hubs, Fabio Tentori: “Se avete una buona idea non provateci, fatela” (Fabio Tentori: “If you have a good idea, don’t try it out, just do it!”)
In a video interview with Startupitalia, Fabio Tentori, Head of Enel Innovation Hubs, talks about how the Enel Group has reworked its research and innovation strategy to support the growth of startups in Italy and the world. It’s a project that’s based on both the creation of a worldwide network of Innovation Hubs – 10 are operational today, 3 of which are in Italy – and on an approach which Tentori summed up with this call to action: “If you have a good idea, don’t try it out, just do it!”
Watch the video and read the article on Startupitalia.eu
June, 25 2019
Diario Financiero: “Enel Y Genesis Ventures apoyan startups de energías limpias” (“Enel and Genesis Ventures support clean energy startups”)
Enel Innovation Hub and the Genesis Ventures fund have announced a strategic alliance: they will work together to seek out startups and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) that focus on renewable sources and the energy transition. This is reported in the online version of the Chilean finance daily Diario Financiero. The Enel Group will provide industrial support while Genesis Ventures, which is headquartered in Chile, will finance the businesses selected by the two partners.
Read the article on Diario Financiero
June, 04 2019
ANGI incontra: intervista a Ernesto Ciorra Chief Innovability Officer di Enel Group (ANGI meets: interview with Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer of the Enel Group)
In a video interview with ANGI, Associazione Nazionale Giovani Innovatori (National Association of Young Innovators), published in the online daily amp.today.it, Ernesto Ciorra, Enel’s Chief Innovability Officer, explains the Group’s approach to innovation and sustainability, by describing current projects and the vision guiding the Group’s operational and strategic choices.
In the interview, Ciorra emphasises the skills and the approach that young innovators need to develop in order to make their dreams become reality, and talks about how the company works with startups today.
Watch the interview on amp.today.it
June, 01 2019
ESMT Berlin Update – “Failure for the win”
The Enel “My Best Failure” project helps people learn from their mistakes. In an interview published in the magazine of the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) of Berlin, Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer of the Enel Group, explains how. The most efficient and productive work teams are those where everyone is free to seek out new ways of doing things without the fear of failure. This is why Enel has decided to follow this path with this project, which was created in 2015 and repeated in 2018. Failure is no longer a taboo.
by Joanna Radeke
Read the article on ESMT Berlin Update
May, 19 2019
L’Economia del Corriere della Sera – “Silicon Valley: perché nel centro del mondo l’Italia non c’è” (Silicon Valley: why Italy is not present at the centre of the world)
The future of technology is increasingly travelling through the new digital “valleys” that are sprouting up in Europe, China, India and Israel. But Silicon Valley will not lose its pre-eminence. Italy is the only G7 country that is not part of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. Enel is in fact the only Italian industrial group that is actively doing something, and it recently opened a technological hub on the USA’S East Coast, in Boston.
by Massimo Gaggi
Read the article on Corriere.it
May, 18 2019
Wired.it – “Enel recluta startup per investire in energie rinnovabili e smart city” (Enel recruits startups to invest in renewable energies and smart cities)
Wired Italia writes about the inauguration of the Enel Innovation Hub in Boston and the entrance into incubator Greentown Labs. This is in order to develop technologies focused on sustainability and the environment. The article also explains our strategy in aiming to create a wide and comprehensive international innovation network.
by Caterina Maconi
Read the article on Wired.it