Acireale/ Italy, July 2017: The largest independent Innovation Hub of South Italy open its doors in Sicily and Digital Shell, together with other hi-tech companies, will be part of it.
Often a good idea, if alone, is not enough to build a successful business. Instead, it is vital an inspiring place where people can freely share their knowledge and experience, combining and transforming innovative ideas into new business models, seizing the challenges of the Industry 4.0.
From this need comes Free Mind Foundry (FMF), the largest Innovation Hub ever opened in South Italy, a technology-heaven where ideas become reality and thoughts are turned into amazing applications and projects.
Born in Sicilian territory with an international vision, FMF is an open and green campus enriched by young and talented dreamers that want to embrace the digital transformation and build a new sustainable digital economy for our country. A new reality, a synergic place where graduates, start-uppers, academics, entrepreneurs and managers stand side by side, exchanging their vision of the future and anticipating new trends in the Industry. A showroom of technology, a creative lab where people can discover, explore and live the latest technologies that are changing our society and our way of working.
Community, collaboration, sustainability and innovation are therefore the key-concepts the Innovation Hub has driven by: open and active collaboration as the catalyst of virtuous circles of growth and innovation within a community of visionaries.
Established by industry experts and specialised in designing and developing high-quality Big Data and IoT solutions, Digital Shell is more than pleased to take part of Free Mind Foundry, together with other leading companies operating in the field of the entertainment, hi-tech and energy industry such as BaxEnergy, Rimlight Studios, WiSNAM, Red Raion and Intellisync.
Conceived with people in mind, the Innovation Hub is built on an innovative and sustainable design by Dr. Eng. Simone Massaro that transforms the traditional workplace in a thriving environment where multinational teams can meet and feel at home. By transporting the ancient social function of the Greek Agorà, the campus will host over 2.000 square meters dedicated to the R & D Center, over 10 areas for co-working and open innovation, squares and backyards and other spaces for alternative breaks such as the digital fitness center within the workplace and the game rooms. Furthermore, the center will be equipped with the latest generation of IoT devices and edge technologies with the aim to monitor and enhance the quality of the work environment such as the air sensors for measuring temperature, luminosity, humidity till to noise level.
All in all, Free Foundry Mission represents a real innovative challenge for the Sicilian territory, which will host in the near future events, conferences and workshops with the aim of fueling this hub with great ideas coming from great minders.
The Innovation Hub will open its doors to the public on Monday, July 17th 2017, with an inaugural ceremony in the presence of partners and international customers.
Established by industry experts, Digital Shell is specialized in designing and developing high-quality software solutions for customers’ biggest digital challenges. Digital Shell creates and delivers highly scalable solutions for data visualization that are visually appealing, intuitive and easy to use for anyone. The Company’s core services are BigData and IoT solutions to handle large volume of distributed data, data visualization and mobility to empower users in remote working and the creation of open and flexible platform for large-scale data crunching and KPI calculation.
BaxEnergy is dedicated to deliver innovative turn-key solutions to renewable energy players for complete visualization, data analysis and optimization of their power plants. The Company combines extensive domain expertise with the latest cutting-edge technologies available in the market to develop the next generation asset management platforms Energy Studio Pro® and AssetStack®. People in BaxEnergy put passion and enthusiasm in everything they do, working cooperatively in a group of peers and enhancing the skills and qualities of each other.
Rimlight Studios specializes in designing and developing high-quality video games for console and PC. The Company’s mission is to create and deliver visually appealing games that can be played by anyone, providing good old-school fun. Rimlight Studios core services are building user Interface experience (UX, UI), optimizing contents for best performances, visual appealing design and building smoothest interactions between software & users.
WiSNAM has more than 10 years of experience in electronic measures and sensor networks for renewables management, building management and of Industry. The Company relies on many strategic partnerships and operates with academic institutions as the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFS) for radiological applications. WiSNAM takes care of all the phases of design and development of large-scale industrial-grade data processing solutions which include both software and hardware design.
Red Raion is the first virtual reality movie production studio in the industry of fun, for the most advanced motion theaters and simulators. The Company produces movies to make the audience feel the most intense thrills and emotions.
Thrilling videogames with strong cinematic vibes
Stormind Games develops games for PC and consoles. Our team consists of experienced 3D artists, modelers, animators, game developers and graphic designers specialized in the production of CGI movies and videogames.
Intellisync is an IoT Company with a particular focus on BigData, artificial intelligence and mobile applications. The Company is specialised in software development by using next-gen technologies and methodologies.
FREE MIND FOUNDRY
FREE MIND FOUNDRY is an inspiring place where Community, Collaboration, Sustainability and Innovation come together and young, talented and passionate people join forces to make new ideas come true. Graduates, start-uppers, academics, entrepreneurs and managers stand side-by-side, exchange their vision of the future, anticipating new trends in the Industry and seizing opportunities for new businesses.