The partnership springs from the common focus on the air quality of living environments and to supply high added-value services to companies, citizens and public administrations.
ISCLEANAIR, based in Rovereto (Trento) and Rome, was launched after 7 years of research and development of a patented technology that works at ground level to abate most pollutants present or released in the manufacturing, commercial or urban environments.
Its APA (Air Pollution Abatement) devices are characterized by their effectiveness - they are able to abate up to 99,7% of indoor pollutants and 90% of those present outdoor - and by their limited costs of maintenance, installation and management.
They come in several shapes: for instance, as totems or panels to be placed in hospitals, schools, railway stations or rest stops and parking areas. Thanks to built-in connectivity they can also display useful information or advertisements, act as hotspots for Internet access, monitor environmental parameters or be used for video surveillance.
The APA went through several tests in different urban contexts already. One of the most interesting applications was the purification of the air of two areas of Rome's Ciampino Airport, the luggage sorting lines and the departure area after security checks.
In that case, the company says, the percentage of particulate matters abated reached 50% after just ten day of functioning in the luggage sorting lines, while in the gate area, it surpassed 60% after 40 days.
To distribute the APA technology in cities and plants, ISCLEANAIR signed an agreement with the TIM/Olivetti group. The company, beside joining the EIT Digital Accelerator, will also become part of EIT Digital's Digital Cities Action Line, created to introduce on the market innovative solutions that could improve the lives of citizens.
"We are very happy to welcome ISCLEANAIR in our ecosystem," EIT Digital's Italy node director Roberto Saracco says. "Their smart and flexible usage of IoT makes it possible to reduce particulate pollution and lower management costs while at the same time providing air quality estimates that will allow targeted and effective interventions. With our European network and our Silicon Valley hub, we'll be able to help ISCLEANAIR in its commercialization efforts."
"Entering EIT Digital's accelerator program represents for us an extraordinary growth opportunity, on both national and international markets," ISCLEANAIR's CEO Giuseppe Spanto says, "Our initiative, with its revolutionary impact from the environmental, social and digital point of view is perfect for the Institute's mission. We believe that the joint work of market experts and business developers, not least in terms of cross-innovation, will bring great satisfactions."