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TIM is the new co-founding member of the Venice Sustainability Foundation

The Group, a leader in the ICT sector, offers skills and expertise for managing the digital transition

01/17/2023 - 11:00 AM

TIM has joined the co-founding members of the Venice Sustainability Foundation (VSF). The Group, a leader in the ICT sector in Italy and at the forefront in deploying solutions for smart and sustainable cities, will make available to the Foundation its unique expertise in digital technologies in the fields of 5G, IoT, Cloud, AI, Analytics, Cybersecurity and HPC to support mobility and sustainable tourism, the green transition and citizens’ health and safety. These areas of work are among the pillars of the TIM Group’s ESG strategy and play a key role in the life of the city of Venice and its ability to develop sustainably.

TIM and the Foundation consider the digital transition to be a powerful driver of solutions for the efficient management of the city, citizens’ well-being and the sustainable use of the urban fabric. In particular, the Group, which has already made Venice the first Italian smart city thanks to the Smart Control Room Project, will draw on its own experience and specialised skills to ensure environmental monitoring and the development of energy efficiency evaluation systems, the improvement of the visitor’s digital experience as well as the creation of digital services to support the health and safety of the community. Thanks to data management, it will be possible to govern phenomena within the city, such as tourism, in the most appropriate way, handling their impact and improving the quality of life of those living and working in Venice and its metropolitan surroundings.


“With TIM becoming a co-founding partner - says the President of the VSF, Renato Brunetta- we welcome a leader in the digital transition process. As the broad participation of the TIM Group indicates, it covers many of the strategic areas of interest to the Foundation. We share not only the desire to create a new sustainability model that starts with Venice, but also the idea that the future must involve skills and innovative solutions that can make real change in our daily lives”.    


 “We are very proud to be able to work alongside the Venice Sustainability Foundation and to share our expertise and assets – says Pietro Labriola, TIM’s Chief Executive Officer –. Venice is a city of great importance for our company: this is in fact where we started to develop the Smart Control Room, together with local institutions. This was a pilot project for the development of smart cities, synonymous with innovation and sustainability, which we want to recreate nationwide. By becoming a co-founding partner we are confirming our ties with Venice and our commitment to being at the forefront in accelerating the digitalisation of Italy”.


Venice Sustainability Foundation


Established on the 14 March 2022, with the support of the Italian government, the VSF aims to create a new sustainability model for Venice and the surrounding area which will enable the way it is utilised (for residence, work and tourism), which has for centuries made these places unique, to be recreated elsewhere.

The Foundation is a varied partnership, established by regional and local authorities, Venice’s main cultural and academic institutions and a group of large companies interested in the sustainable development of Venice and its surrounding area. The founding members of the VSF are: Veneto Region, Municipality of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IUAV University of Venice, Academy of Fine Arts, Music Conservatory Benedetto Marcello, Cini Foundation, Confindustria Veneto, Snam, Eni, Enel Italia, Generali, Boston Consulting Group. The co-founding members of the VSF are: Amazon, AdSP of the Northern Adriatic Sea, Autostrade per l’Italia, Venice and Rovigo Chamber of Commerce, Eagle Pictures, Enfinity, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione di Venezia, Leonardo, Marsilio, Microsoft, Poste Italiane, San Lorenzo, Gruppo SAVE, Sorgente Group, Terna, Ambrosetti, TIM, Umana, Venice International University. Professor Renato Brunetta is the President, with vice-presidents Luca Zaia, president of the Veneto Region and Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of Venice. 

For further details www.vsf.foundation



TIM is the leading group in Italy and Brazil in the ICT sector, at the forefront in digital technologies. It develops fixed network infrastructure in fibre which is made available to the entire market, both nationwide via its widespread presence and internationally via Sparkle. TIM provides families with fixed and mobile telephone services and products for communication and entertainment, and supports small and medium enterprises in the path to digitalisation with a portfolio tailored to meet their needs. Cloud, IoT and Cybersecurity are central to TIM Enterprise’s End-to-End solutions for companies and Public Administrations, which deliver the digital transformation by making use of the biggest network of data centres in Italy, the expertise of companies within the Group such as Noovle, Olivetti and Telsy, and partnerships with groups of primary importance. In Brazil, TIM Brasil is one of the main players in the South American communications market and a leader in 4G coverage. In its business development, the Group devised a strategy based on sustainability, with objectives for climate strategy, the circular economy, digital growth and gender equality, and it set the goals of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and reaching zero net emissions by 2040. Through the Foundation, TIM also supports projects of high social importance.


Venice, 17 January 2023


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