Marina Doubell, Business Development & Customer Care, INNOVA
INNOVA is an Italian SME and this year is going to take part in the Smart Cities Exhibition.
Can you tell us more about INNOVA and the solutions you are going to present at the exhibition?
INNOVA was founded in 1989, specializing as a technology provider in the Earth Observation sector. The main remote sensing technology on which the company operates is the processing of satellite images acquired with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) used in various civil and military related applications, primarily for monitoring and control of the territory.
In recent years, the company has expanded its business by developing services and applications in the infomobility sector, and more specifically, in systems based on GPS satellite navigation and GALILEO. In this context, the company's activities are based on the use of satellite navigation integrated with other technologies (e.g. RFID, Mobile applications) for the provision of dedicated services:
monitoring of vehicles in the logistics, public and private transport sectors,
integrated management of urban waste collection cycle,
development of innovative solutions, including mobile apps, with a Smart Cities perspective.
At the Smart Cities Exhibition we will be presenting INNOVAMBIENTE, our solution for the Management of Urban Waste Collection based on cloud technology.
Your main activity used to be towards the space sector, including remote sensing technology, but recently you have developed new services and applications towards the mobility sector based on satellite navigation. Can you elaborate more on your newest innovative solutions in regards to Smart Cities? What type of projects have you already realized?
Our Infomobility division is expanding rapidly. We count today with three different lines of infomobility services, all innovative solutions within the Smart Cities context:
INNOVAMBIENTE, our Integrated Waste Collection solution, has been designed to aid modern society’s move towards a zero waste linear economy that maximizes reuse and recycling.
INNOVAMOBILITY is our solution for the monitoring of vehicles in the logistics and private transport sectors
BUSTRACKER, is our solution for the control and management of Urban Public Transport. The system is modular and in its most complete version integrates the management of information systems on the ground, such as intelligent e-bus stops and display totems, to provide information and multimedia.
You also use satellite navigation for the integrated management of waste collection cycle, can you tell us more about that? In which other sectors can your solutions find application?
INNOVAMBIENTE is our solution for the integrated management of urban waste. Satellite navigation is one of the modules that make up our system. The service helps Municipalities, Waste Collection Companies and Citizens rest informed regarding the various waste collection processes. Citizens can access through an App their own personal details on how much waste they have produced, with recycling rates, information on how to differentiate waste, collection calendar and possibility to request a pick up of cumbersome waste.
Do you have any activity in Bulgaria or the Region? Are you looking for partners or distributors here?
We believe Bulgaria is a very interesting market. After last year’s Smart Cities Exhibition, followed by a visit to some Municipalities and Companies involved in waste collection, we also had the pleasure of welcoming some of these Municipalities in our stand at the Ecomondo 2016 trade show held this November in Rimini.
We are definitely interested in looking for local partners.
What type of visitors would you like to invite at your stand?
Municipalities, companies involved in waste collection, local technical partners.
RFID reader for door-to-door differentiated waste collection monitoring
Fleet Management module
Citizen App with basic and extended functionalities (guide on how to differentiate waste, waste collection calendar for your area, how to reach the municipal waste collection point and statistics on your waste collection details: