Technological innovation underlies the development and deployment of advanced services that can improve our daily lives and business processes and promote sustainable behaviour and lifestyles, reducing our environmental footprint.
TIM is committed to this both through the activities of its factories and through supporting and collaborating with start-ups and scale-ups as part of its open innovation programmes and with the venture capital of TIM Ventures.
Homes - Smart Home
Innovative services are also proving to be successful in the home, simplifying and enriching everyday life and significantly reducing consumption. Facilitating these services are increasingly common smart devices such as smart hubs and connected household appliances, large or small, but also smart speakers, sockets, lighting systems, cameras and sensors. In this context, technological innovation makes our homes more comfortable, allows us to expand the boundaries of entertainment and helps us to control energy consumption, identifying the presence of dispersions and optimising the use of appliances according to energy costs and tariff plans.
Study and work – Digital teaching and smart working
The way we teach and learn is at the heart of digital transformation. We discovered this in the most difficult months of the pandemic, when digital teaching had to guarantee the essential services for the activities of teachers and students. But the role of digital technology goes beyond the emergency and is at the heart of the evolution of teaching in an integrated and increasingly inclusive perspective, which leaves no one behind, from a territorial, social and generational point of view.
The organization of work also changes radically, thanks to new possibilities of working and interacting remotely with colleagues, customers and suppliers, assuring greater efficiency for companies but also ensuring cybersecurity, crucial for business continuity and company reputation.
Smart working is also good for the environment because it means less carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, both from the use of means of transport, and produced by office lighting and air-conditioning energy consumption. And it is good for those who use it because they can better balance leisure and working time, and it is also good for the community because it decongests traffic making cities more liveable.
Cities - Smart City
In cities, managing resources and flows efficiently and intelligently is a priority. For citizens, living in a smart city means being in a safer environment with less traffic, or using intelligent lighting, parking and waste management systems. In short, living better in a more efficient and sustainable city. TIM is working with a number of municipalities and has already had a number of success stories, from the Smart Control Room in Venice, able to manage various city services in an integrated manner, as well as experiments centred around the advantages offered by the deployment of 5G mobile ultrabroadband.
Health – Digital healthcare
Technological innovation is also revolutionising medicine, expanding the possibilities for treatment and making it possible to achieve goals that were unthinkable a few years ago. Digital technologies have also proved to be fundamental in the battle against Coronavirus, and will be more and more so in the future, supporting the development of new models of care redesigned around people. With digital technologies, doctors can rely on advanced tools and establish a more direct, continuous and effective relationship with their patients. For example, the use of wearable devices makes it possible to monitor physiological parameters such as respiratory rate, heart rate and body temperature, and share these with qualified professionals at all times, thus helping to prevent or treat problems in a timely manner.
Production - Smart agriculture, smart industry
The use of smart services is revolutionising agriculture: with digital innovation, farmers can collect and analyse precise data on the physiological state of plants, irrigation needs and crop yields, and thus make precise and timely decisions on when and how to carry out their work. This makes it possible to increase harvests and turnover whilst respecting a sustainable resource development model.
TIM is a key player in the fourth industrial revolution, the process of radically transforming industrial facilities. Thanks to the digitalisation of processes and the use of Internet of Things solutions, now enhanced by the performance of 5G, it is improving working conditions, creating new business models and increasing productivity and end product quality.
Transport & Logistics - Smart Mobility
The automotive sector was one of the first to embrace the digital revolution and the evolution of our society, and do so profoundly, but the transformation of the transport and logistics system towards more sustainable, innovative models for people and the environment is far from over. This scenario includes the experiments that TIM is working on with companies and administrations, as well as services dedicated to connected and self-driving vehicles, and surveillance and management solutions for stations and ports.
Natural Resources - smart grid, smart water, smart waste
Consuming energy has the side effect of generating emissions that are harmful to the environment. Electricity networks can become more efficient through the use of sensors and IoT solutions that allow for real-time data collection, monitoring and the optimisation of energy generation and distribution. In addition, the sharing of infrastructure between telecommunications and electricity networks leads to a significant reduction in environmental impact.
Water is our planet's most precious resource. For this reason, we implement our technology to monitor consumption in real time and reduce waste through distribution network management solutions that identify leaks and inefficiencies.
A protected environment is also an environment where waste production is reduced, with resources being used more consciously and the dissemination of reuse and circular economy practices. However, once waste is generated, it is essential to ensure that the waste cycle is managed efficiently, to sustain the chain reaction of waste sorting and reduce the risk of illegal dumping. Technological innovation is essential for this, with solutions to support administrations and companies in the sector.