Co-design for co-innovation

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

And we couldn’t do it without you, our clients.

We fully understand, and are often able to foresee, our client’s needs by developing innovative technological solutions that enable new business processes for new business models.

We guide businesses into the new era of digital transformation involving them in a dynamic research, trial and co-innovation process.

  • We share your new business requirements
  • We identify best-of-breed solutions
  • We integrate missing features
  • We develop and implement alongside the client
Co-investment and co-development

Our sustainable research model is based on a practical and flexible approach and is guided by a long-term vision.

We co-invest alongside our clients to develop technological solutions that are not on the market yet providing them with time, resources and people that can favour long-term growth for their business.

Scouting
Scouting

We take part in pre-competitive research projects accessing European, national and regional funding and partnering with prestigious universities and centres for research.

Our Innovation Lab scouts the best technologies, develops and engineers the most interesting research from both a technological and a process perspective, in order to satisfy our clients’ new business requirements.

Solution Engineering
Solution Engineering

We accelerate innovation to launch live pilot projects for our clients.

We develop and engineer new technological solutions through research that is tailored to the client’s specific needs.

Our Solution Engineering division is an innovation accelerator.

Innovation at Work
Innovation at Work

The final stage is that of innovation on the field, turning research projects into pilot applications.

Innovative solutions are implemented alongside the client that receives a solution enabling new processes and business models.

IMAGINE THE FUTURE, TURN IT INTO REALITY

Close cooperation with research institutes and international universities is one of our strong suits for stimulating innovation. Taking part in European and international research projects with our clients enables us to further refine and enrich our skills in emerging technologies.

Innovative projects and collaborations

20+

International research institutes

20+

European Universities

10+

Projects per year
RESEARCH PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
CONTENT4ALL CONTENT4ALL
Aims to develop a photorealistic 3D human avatar for live sign language interpretation of television programmes
Smart4CPPS Smart4CPPS
The project’s objective is the creation of a « Smart Factory » using Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), where ICT technologies are integrated into components, machines and environments.
Citadel Citadel
The project’s objective is to create an ecosystem of best practices for a transparent, innovative and cooperative public sector and to provides more efficient and inclusive tools to respond to citizen requirements.
EU COMMISSION FUNDED PROJECTS
XR4All

Moving the European XR tech industry forward.

XR4ALL is an initiative by the European Commission to strengthen the European XR (Extended Reality) industry. 
Is designed to forge a competitive, sustainable XR-tech ecosystem in Europe, with the following main objectives: create a pan-European (XR-tech) community; discover existing EU XR technology; develop a research agenda; award grants for innovative technology projects; increase investments & tech transfers to help products reach market.

Flame

Reinventing Media Ecosystems

The main target is to provide a significant leap forward for media delivery supporting personalized, interactive, mobile and localized (PIML) workflows.Through the platform’s fast and dynamic service request routing capability, media service providers will have fine-grained control over load and therefore costs across the network. This offers the potential to significantly reduce the overall costs while ensuring fast availability of services towards end users.

Tagitsmart

A Smart Tags driven service platform for enabling ecosystems of connected objects.

The goal is to connect the mass-market products by leveraging the feature of functional codes to dynamically change according to the context changes of each tagged product together with wide availability of smart phones that can capture/record/transmit these codes we can create context sensors for mass-market products and convert mass-market products into connected mass-market products with unique identity.

ABC-DJ

Research & Development for the Future of Audio Branding

The projects’ objective is to select the most appropriate music for any context based on the audio content of songs, not on manually assigned tags but rather based on tags applied by a powerful algorithm that can identify the most efficient features for listener preference forecasting. This prediction model, developed using machine learning procedures that are highly effective, is at the core of the ABC_DJ system.

 

Ecoloop

The full reuse of wastewater for irrigation is possible!

The scope of the project is to make possible the full reuse of wastewater for irrigation, involving all the actors of reuse: from the water service management authority to the distribution cooperative up to farms, providing them with the necessary technological tools' irrigation in full security, respecting and increasing production targets.

PRODUCER

Innovation in Broadcasting

The project’s objective is to develop alternative solutions within Broadcasting for the production of video content using technologies such as : metadata, sentiment analysis, 360° video and HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV), the European standard for broadband-broadcast convergence already adopted by many European nations such as the UK and Germany. The standard will also be soon introduced to Italy.

MPAT

Integration between different industries

MPAT’s objective is to enable Media companies to semi-automatically develop a series of personalised applications. These are then populated with content by the editorial team or by connecting MPAT with third party content management solutions.
The MPAT open source core will enable Media businesses to semi-automatically create a series of custom applications that will later be populated with editorial content or by connecting MPAT to third party content management solutions.
The MPAT open source core will provide all the key features required to create multi-screen experiences for HbbTV and other HTML5-based devices. The project’s introductory brochure is available on line.

BeinCPPS

Cyber Physical & Future Internet

The project aims to integrate and experiment a Future Internet-based machine-factory-cloud platform in five selected regions (Lombardy in Italy, Euskadi in Spain, Baden Wuertemberg in Germany, Norte in Portugal, Rhone Alpes in France). Local centres of skills and manufacturing SMEs are also involved. The final objective of the project is to significantly improve adoption levels of CPPSs throughout Europe through the development, promotion and support provided to innovative CPS ecosystems composed of skills centres, manufacturers and IT SMEs.

SYMBIOTE

Symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments

The project’s objective is to implement a series of open source IoT platforms to enable the secure interaction and exchange of resources and support migration from other platforms (so-called “Smart Object Roaming”)

Radical Project

Social Networking Interoperability

Promotes the development and spread of interoperability between social networks and the Internet of Things in Smart Cities through the development of an ICT platform that unites flexible and customised services that can be easily replicated in different cities. FINCONS GROUP is developing a series of applications to monitor and improve awareness of noise pollution in Smart Cities. The project’s introductory brochure is available on line.

PSYMBIOSYS

Highly competitive manufacturing

The project aims to improve the competitiveness of European manufacturing industries through the development of tools that favour cooperation between production and service departments.

FI-SPACE

Integration between different industries

Promotes cooperation and integration between different sectors such as transport, logistics and the agri-food segment, with the objective of developing and trialling new Future Internet solutions that respond to new cooperation requirements. FINCONS GROUP has developed a set of mobile and Web applications to manage transport demand and track transport via maps in real-time.

FI-CONTENT2

Applications, social connected TV

Promotes the development of apps and services in social connected TV in Smart City development and pervasive games. FINCONS GROUP has developed two HbbTV standard multi-screen applications for interaction with sporting events and interactive advertising.

CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROJECTS
Energy Router

Small Size Smart Grid networks

The project’s objective is to research, develop, trial, prototype and publicly demonstrate an innovative solution for the management and auditing of small, domestic, commercial and tertiary sector smart grid networks (<100kW).

APULIA REGIONAL PROGRAMME CONTRACT

Smart Manufacturing Platform and Smart Digital Platform

The Apulia Regional Programme Contract funds highly innovative initiatives and Fincons Group will develop a Smart Manufacturing Platform investing in sustainable manufacturing.

The objective od the Second Regional Progamme Contract is the development of the Smart Digital Platform, an innovative ICT platform that supports the entire digital multimedia content creation and distributions chain. It is designed to respond to the needs of creative industries.

 

Health@Home

Miur

The project’s aim is to develop citizen services based on a network of integrated health and social services as well as interoperable devices and systems.

Gartner says

Partners for innovation

Fincons Group has co-funded the co-development of an e-commerce software platform, Commerce4media, alongside with Sky Italy. The platform responds to Sky Online's requirements (today Now TV) for personalisation of video services' pricing.

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Artificial Intelligence

Fincons is deeply involved in an European Commission project aimed at automating sign language for deaf viewers. The project, called Content4All, uses machine learning technology and algorithms to translate sign language for video content via a photo-realistic 3d human avatar that enables the distribution of customised low-cost content to the deaf community.

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Big data

Fincons is one of the major technology players in Big Data that "combines in-memory data grids, even brokering and stream analytics: Gigaspaces (insightedge); Gridgain (gridgain in-memory computing platform); Hazelcast (hazelcast + jet); Pivotal software (gemfire + greenplum connector); Striim (striim platform); Fincons (Fincons Fast Data Lake); Software ag (terracotta db + apama + universal messaging)."

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