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Open Innovation Session

Open Joule: the platform for the sustainable business community

Challenge promoted by Eni

The healthcare emergency caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the consequent lockdown measures have upset many aspects of our daily lives. New needs have arisen in all aspects of our daily experiences.
In particular, we have had to redesign our learning and training paths in a new digital format, compatible with remote use.
Joule, the business school of Eni , offers a full distance training path through the Human Knowledge programme’s Open pathway, which is open and easily accessible to those who wish to do business in a sustainable manner.
The Open experience provides tools and skills for implementing entrepreneurial ideas in the name of sustainability, using innovative and experience-based methods of involvement.
The challenge for the Open programme does not end with its implementation – rather, it aims to be constantly-evolving, and open to stimuli from external innovation.
Eni therefore promotes the challenge for “designing the platform of the future” for the Joule Open programme, an “always on” community that aims to create synergies and networks to aid entrepreneurial development, including a strong connection with the Joule ecosystem of teachers, entrepreneurs, mentors and experts, together building the ”Joule generation” for the sustainable businesses of the future.
The aim of the challenge is therefore to “design the platform and the Joule generation of the future” for the Joule Open programme, imagining new solutions and implementations which aim to advance the proposition for which the Open program was born – namely, being a reference point for all entrepreneurs, with a strong orientation towards creating sustainable businesses and becoming part of a solid and active community over time.


  • Project name: Open Joule
  • Team: Margarita Morziello, Anthea Lavinia Bolve, Leonardo Bertinelli, Gioele Ciocia


Unveiled Electronics

Challenge promoted by STMicroelectronics

With microelectronic components becoming increasingly pervasive in everyday objects, STMicroelectronics is leading the way with a wide range of solutions for multiple applications ranging from large and small appliances, to wearable smart devices, to industrial and automotive chips.

The aim of the challenge is to develop a platform that helps electronics designers and enthusiasts find the best products ST can offer for their projects. The team will be able to exploit the STMicroelectronics knowledge base and all the development tools available in the Application pages on The Platform should be informative and educational, delivering STMicroelectronics know-how to the end user and clearly demonstrating solution functionality with graphical media such as block diagrams.

Platform Tips:

  1. Imagine a multi-platform application for smartphones, tablets or PCs that can apply technologies like augmented reality and Artificial Intelligence to recognize photos and images of objects, and associate appropriate application information with them.
  2. Think of a teacher-student relationship in which students win points when they correctly allocate STMicroelectronics components in a database to any given object (Gamification).


  • Project name: ST SCAN & LEARN
  • Team: Dario Galiani, Alessia Saviano, Antonella Basso


Green Leap

Challenge promoted by Acea

Acea is one of the main italian multi-utility companies. Acea is the foremost Italian operator in the water services sector and one of the major players in Italy in the energy (production, distribution and sales) and environmental fields (waste treatment and enhancement).
The aim of this challenge is to design digital solutions – relating to the main corporate businesses, and beginning with Acea’s priority SDGs – to enable raising awareness and empowerment of citizens and/or companies, encouraging responsible behaviour in relation to issues of environmental sustainability. Particular reference should be made to the concept of circular economy – that is, the transformation of waste into resources in order to minimise environmental impact – or to the issue of raising awareness on the use of water resources, conceiving solutions that aim at reducing wastage of the resource, enhance the perceived quality (including in the domestic environment), and create awareness on the integrated water service. More generally, the themes of Energy Saving and Responsible Energy Consumption should be developed, in order to encourage green energy production and reduce consumption and wastage, designing for example solutions that provide immediate awareness of energy consumption without the need for a specific meter.


  • Project name: ACEA FOCUS
  • Team: Vincenzo Emmanuel Di Gennaro, Marco Di Gennaro, Letizia Franceschini, Simone Viciani, Immacolata Sciplini



Challenge promoted by Terna

Terna has drawn up a 2021-2025 ‘Driving Energy’ Industrial Plan which aims to confirm and strengthen Terna’s central role in directing and enabling Italy’s energy system and the ecological transition towards achieving zero emissions by 2050. Young people play a fundamental role in building the truly sustainable future outlined in the Industrial Plan. For this reason, Terna has planned to bring a significant number of young people into the company over the next few years – particularly those with degrees in Engineering and other STEM subjects. For this reason, an induction and onboarding path needs to be defined for these young newly hired colleagues, to provide opportunities to welcome them and provide them with the information and training, and contextual business knowledge they need. These aspects can be developed during their first 12 months with the company. The aim of the challenge is to develop an application that supports the entire onboarding process, with content and services that make the new employee’s experience positive and effective for all the planned phases (prior to hiring, their first day of work, and the first 12 months of their professional experience).


  • Project name: TERNADREN
  • Team: Luigi Audino, Luigi Scherillo, Piero Junior Gaetani


Community on rails

Challenge promoted by EAV – Ente Autonomo del Volturno

Ente Autonomo Volturno (EAV) is the most important local public transport company in the Campania Region. It operates both railways and road transport. The challenge proposed is about developing innovative digital solutions that can help positioning it as leader in the smart & green management of the services for both passengers and employees. Think, for instance, of a mobile applications to redesign the traveller journey within stations and on board trains, or that improve communication and wayfinding in unattended stations, or that improve the reporting of any disservices or acts of vandalism (and that redesign the current reporting process). On the personnel side, the challenge might consist of designing a service to support train and station crew in their passengers assistance activities, again in the aim to improve the overall customer experience, to maximize the cost-effectiveness ratio and, above all, to strengthen a sense of community among all stakeholders.


  • Project name: EAV – Si muove con te
  • Team: Maddalena Zampitelli, Fabio Pizzano, Giuseppe Falso, Emanuele Giunta, Anastasia Skoryukova


Zero Drought

Challenge promoted by Cisco Networking AcademyConsorzio Clara 

Water is a precious commodity. Worldwide, one in three people has no access to safe drinking water sources. Water sources are constantly contaminated by the
release of chemicals and hazardous materials that cause pollution. Furthermore, the waste of water is an issue that must be tackled urgently because of the increase in
drought and the reduction of rain. All this has plunged the world into a global water crisis.
Thanks to digitization, the IoT (Internet of Things) will help us focus on social, economic and environmental goals to address water sustainability.
Devise a solution for sustainable environmental monitoring that optimizes the use of water in agriculture, which helps water service operators to efficiently identify leaks in the water distribution network and is able to curb their pollution in a timely manner, through the support of current Iot technologies (sensors, network infrastructure, cloud, data processing platforms).

The (non-binding) instruments suggested by the challenge are:

  • Packet Tracer: simulation tool for building an Iot solution that integrates to an Edge and Cloud computing context;
  • Cisco Webex Teams: collaboration technology with its Apis, for sharing information;
  • Additional instruments deemed appropriate.


  • Project name: CERERE
  • Team: Francesco Marcon, Ivano Oliboni, Michele Morbin, Marco Sozzi, Andrea Grossi


Health Session

Beyond Covid-19

Challenge promoted by MSD Italia

MSD Italia is proposing the “Beyond Covid-19” challenge in order to find patients who have fallen behind in the course of their diagnostic and therapeutic care, due to the ongoing healthcare emergency, with adverse health effects starting from March 2020. The numbers of missed treatments are of concern because they involve not only chronic patients but also new diagnoses, with repercussions on the patients’ health. Due to the pandemic, at present there is no available data on: the actual number of undiagnosed (and therefore untreated) patients with diagnostic and therapeutic pathways, the number of diagnosed patients who have not undergone treatment or follow-up visits  nor the actual number of surgical interventions which have been cancelled. Specifically, we are referring to cancer patients, patients who have been unable to undergo surgery and citizens who have not been vaccinated. Participants to the challenge are asked to propose innovative digital solutions aimed at achieving the following objectives: tracking data on patients and citizens who have fallen behind and developing digital solutions for these patients and citizens, in order to close the diagnosis and follow-up gap.


  • Project name: WING
  • Team: Lorenzo Montenero, Giuseppe Di Costanzo, Andrea Cascella, Alessandro Carotenuto, Francesca Diana


Sinfonia OpenVax

Challenge promoted by the Campania Region and So.Re.Sa.

We are living through exceptional times in terms of public health, and the digital world can play a major role in this context. As we experienced during the first months of 2020, it was crucial to activate immediate responses to the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Campania Region – thanks to So.Re.Sa.and the working group on Digital Technologies for the COVID-19 Emergency – in just two months, managed to involve several innovative start-ups and implement useful technological solutions to support the management of the pandemic with the aim of containing the spread and providing assistance to citizens, which facilitated the work of the Regional Crisis Unit.
The challenge aims to create a system to monitor the progress of the vaccination campaign in Campania (smartphone or web-based) and to provide – through data visualisation and georeferencing – access to aggregated data on swab tests carried out, vaccine invitations, and
vaccines administered by population group.
The system, via simple monitoring elements, should use the data on the regional platform and create data representation displays at a provincial level.

The outcome of the solution must be twofold:

  • to inform citizens of the progress of the vaccination campaign by means of a real-time
    visualisation system
  • to offer policy-makers and healthcare management a monitoring dashboard that will
    provide an immediate overview and interpretation of the data.


  • Project name: C.L.F CAMPANIA
  • Team: Antonio Vivolo, Gaetano Fabozzo, Davide Bruner, Vincenzo Santopietro, Roman Costa



Challenge promoted by Petrone Group

​The pandemic has had a strong impact on public health issues and amplified the discomfort for those who are already undergoing continuous therapies, such as for cancer patients who are facing further difficulties in therapeutic control in addition to that caused by the disease itself.

Support and listening have become vitally important for all cancer patients and with technologies and digital medi , it is possible to envisage support tools to interact with the oncological reference structure, basic medicine, pharmacies, analysis and radiological centers.​

The goal is to provide an easy-to-use application aimed at cancer patients – with particular reference to women with metastatic breast cancer – to ensure them continuous support especially on psychological, rehabilitative and pain therapy aspects. An active communication channel for a set of tools for managing appointments, streamlining organizational procedures as well as procuring medicines and updating treatment plans as well as assessing the state of the disease, up to the organization for accompanying periodic checks.

The aim must be the design of a technological solution that can offer all the assistance services present in the Campania region by creating a network between hospitals, universities and affiliated structures by choosing innovative and usable therapeutic protocols for all patients, as well as an exchange of experiences lived.


  • Project name: WELP
  • Team: Pierpaolo Manzi, Flavio Cordari, Dejan Trajkovic, Prayag Ichangimath, Stefan Jovanovic


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