TOD System Participates in Smau Milano 2022 selected to represent Calabria


Only 10 Calabrian startups could get a stand to participate in SMAU Milan 2022, our name appears among these.

From 11 to 12 October, at FieraMilanoCity, TOD System will proudly represent regional excellence in terms of technological innovation.

A selection that for us comes following the candidacy for the "expression of interest" requested by the Calabria Region, with the aim of being present at the international event, as we were saying, with only 10 innovative startups/spin offs.

Opened by SMAU, together with Fincalabra and the Department of Economic Development and Cultural Attractors of the Calabria Region, the expression of interest has set among its objectives those of developing commercial relations, industrial and financial partnerships, open innovation projects and co-innovation activities, to encourage interregional and international cross-fertilization processes.
Furthermore, for startups, there have been stringent the participation criteria to the call which, however, we have satisfied with TOD System.

Between these:

  • innovative content of the product or service presented;
  • b2b product or service or, if b2c, with interest in industrial and/or financial partnerships;
  • product or service already industrialized and ready for the market, with interest in international development;
  • technological development lines consistent with the areas of the Smart Specialization Strategy of the Calabria Region
  • availability of references (customers or PoCs already completed) or, alternatively, having an already consolidated company in the shareholder structure or having been the subject of an investment.

The applications, obviously, were subjected to careful examination conducted directly by him SMAU team, which TOD System has welcomed. Precisely for these reasons, we were therefore indicated as winners of the space up for grabs in the Milanese event.

Our innovative SME will therefore be able to exhibit within the major SMAU trade fair event, which has supported companies and their professionals in satisfying their innovation needs for over 50 years.

TOD System's contribution to SMAU Milano 2022 - Word to the CEO

To the great international event dedicated to industrial innovation, with TOD System, we will bring the great experience from system integrator and the vocation for innovation by proposing our solutions in technological terms forartificial intelligence connected to robotics.

«We are extremely proud to have been selected by the SMAU team and the Calabria Region to represent regional excellence in terms of industrial process innovation, he commented Riccardo Virtuoso, CEO of TOD System. Once again – he continued – we must thank the consolidated partnership with the ICE Agency, which had already selected us for Tecna 2022».

Regarding the specific contribution that we will bring to the stand in the Milanese exhibition space with our innovative SME, made in Calabria, Virtuoso then explained that, at the centre, there will be Artificial Intelligence applied to robotics and, specifically, to viewer by todrobot (presented at Tecna 2022) created by TOD System.

«At the fair we will exhibit our solutions for warehouse logistics and the innovation deriving from our robots on which we have installed a viewer created by us».

A soul, that of TOD System, which is closely linked to the software division of Noitech of which it is a spin off.

«Compared to other Cobots - Virtuoso explained - the innovation studied and developed by TOD System lies in 3D viewer, through which the robotic machine will be able to "understand" what it is grasping, consequently making assessments that it is impossible to ask of robots without it». An indispensable operational advantage.

«The specific advantage - Riccardo Virtuoso added - is that the visor will greatly facilitate the interaction of the robotic machine with the human operator, bringing a great advantage to the discernment of the goods to be handled, something not to be underestimated as most robots , without 3D viewers capable of identifying the goods, are blocked in the event of positioning errors or anomalies in the packaging, wasting time. Thanks to the 3D viewer times and costs decrease while, on the other side, increases company profit thanks also to an increase in terms of output of work carried out».

A few pills on SMAU

Smau, with his circuit of events in the area, has supported companies and its professionals in satisfying the need for innovation for over 50 years, promoting networking and professional updating, becoming a relationship platform that connects companies to the entire innovation ecosystem: startups, incubators, accelerators, technological partners, public administrations, following the dynamics of open innovation.

SMAU, born in 1964, is in fact today one independent and dynamic platform which brings together businesses, startups and big players thanks to its many events, including the Roadshows.

The two days in Milan, where TOD System will be the protagonist, is in fact only one of the 7 stages planned by the 2022 Roadshow which will pass through the Marche, Naples and Taranto, and then make international stops in Paris, Berlin and London, closing with great fanfare right in the FieraMilanoCity stage.

A journey that every year sees the participation of 50 thousand companies and which brings Italian startups and companies to compete with companies, enablers, investors and players operating on the international market, confirming Smau as an essential event to meet realities that, with different languages and declinations, translate innovation into concrete experience.

Password: Open Innovation.

SMAU every year it involves over 500 startups, with products and services ready to support the innovation needs of companies from an Open Innovation perspective.

The real innovations destined to shape the future, second SMAU's philosophy, in fact, pass right through the meeting between the corporate world and the galaxy of startups. Regarding the schedule of the Milanese eventfinally, there will be over 50 free workshops, a rich program of Live Shows and the awarding of SMAU Innovation Award.

Among the meeting opportunities that SMAU Milano will make available, there will be speed pitching (in which TOD System will also participate), prizes, one-to-one networking moments and the Startup Safari.

The Starup Safari it will be a great opportunity for businesses; a guided tour to learn about the innovation ready to support the needs of every organization, to learn about the startups that are already collaborating with other companies and which could become new Partners.

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