July 12, 2021
Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure operators, has inaugurated in Bologna, its first district of the future (TecHub), entirely managed with the aid of digital technologies that help reduce emissions, improve the safety and resilience of infrastructure and increase operational efficiency in the region. The TecHub is part of an overall plan to digitise Snam’s activities, which envisages 500 million euros in investments by 2024.
During the event, the CEO of Snam, Marco Alverà and the pro-rector of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna Antonino Rotolo, signed a collaboration agreement between Snam and Alma Mater University, aimed at launching research, development and innovation activities.
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The areas of collaboration will concern, more specifically green hydrogen technologies and Industrial IoT (Industrial Internet of Things), as well as potential joint initiatives in the field of education, career guidance and technology transfer, also involving start-ups.
‘The launch of the TecHub in Bologna’, said Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam,’ is a key step in digitalising our infrastructure, which will become increasingly smarter, safer and more ready for the ecological transition, through the transport of renewable gases such as biomethane and hydrogen’.