The company will once again be participating in the Startup Intelligence Observatory S08 for the third consecutive year 



San Donato Milanese (MI), May 20, 2021 - Saipem has renewed its partnership agreement with the Milan Polytechnic for the Startup Intelligence Observatory S08 for the third consecutive year. This refers to an open innovation initiative for intelligence and technology transfer projects, startup scouting and developing collaborations across multiple sectors, from energy to industry and infrastructure.

The Startup Intelligence Observatory is an annual research project which for a number of years now, has been offering a cycle of scouting, sensitising and cultural comparison activities on issues relating to open innovation and a culture of sustainable innovation. Several leading companies, as well as research and study entities have become involved.

Participation in the Observatory and access to its activities represent an innovative and effective intelligence tool for Saipem on current technological and industrial trends. 

The Observatory also provides Saipem with multiple opportunities to meet, exchange and collaborate with the startups forming part of the Italian and international ecosystem, on specific current issues such as the energy transition, the circular economy, new working methods, IT security and data monetization, or the collection, analysis and enhancement of the data assets developed by the company in the context of its activities.

Mario Marchionna, Corporate Head of Technology Innovation commented: “Innovation is one of the underlying principles running though Saipem’s history, as an interpreter of change, open to the global challenges required by ecological evolution to achieve a greener future. Saipem has always kept pace with evolution based on a reactive approach offering answers and solutions to challenging demands such as the energy transition. In this sense, open innovation is one of the tools that best allows us to broaden our horizon and increase the speed with which we move forward”.