CEFRIEL named in Gartner’s prestigious list of “Cool Vendors in IoT Solutions, 2016”

Milano, 20 Maggio 2016 – CEFRIEL has been selected as a Cool Vendor in IoT Solutions for 20161 by Gartner. It is the only Italian company included in the short list of organizations who, according to the report, are “Cool Vendors leading the way with innovative IoT solutions for CIOs and senior business leaders”.

Gartner’s Report highlights that “business outcomes, integration and selection of the right technologies are at the top of key Internet of Things challenges enterprises experience around the deployment of IoT solutions.”

CEFRIEL is very proud of this recognition that the Center feels acknowledges its expertise and distinctive methodologies as a Digital Innovation & Design Shop. CEFRIEL is able to ideate, design, and develop one-of-a-kind solutions both through IoT and forefront innovative technologies.

Some of CEFRIEL’s main achievements are the “smart bin” for urban waste management, which is capable of detecting and communicating its filling level, developed with a multi-utility company, and the first airbag for street motorbikers that works without any physical connection between the jacket and the motorcycle, developed with a leading manufacturer of protective clothing for bike riders.

The Report underlines that “In the rapidly evolving global market, industries actually need to be supported from enterprises that are really able to turn innovative IoT concepts into valuable and profitable IoT tailored-made business solutions”1.

“CEFRIEL is honored to be named as one of the Cool Vendors in IoT solutions for 2016”, Alfonso Fuggetta, CEO and Scientific Director of CEFRIEL commented, “CEFRIEL’s competences cover all areas of ICT, from the Internet of Things to the most advanced user experience models. Our capabilities to understand customers’ needs select the right technologies, and quickly design and develop prototypes and products fitting their businesses are being increasingly recognized by the market. We believe these successes prove CEFRIEL’s value as an innovation partner”.

1 Gartner, Cool Vendors in IoT Solutions, 2016. Published: 26 April 2016

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CEFRIEL is a not-for-profit center of excellence in Digital Innovation, providing innovation, research, and education solutions through a custom-tailored operating model. Since its inception in 1988, CEFRIEL’s mission has been to strengthen existing ties between the academic and business worlds through a multidisciplinary approach that innovates products and services with ICT and Design. CEFRIEL’s competences span all areas of ICT expertise, from microelectronics to the most advanced user experience models. CEFRIEL’s know-how covers the development of innovative services and solutions, particularly for Innovation Strategy, API Economy & Distributed Architecture, Internet of Things, Design, Cross-channel Web, Mobile & Wearable, Information Security, Data analytics and Visualization, addressing both technological and project management issues. Through its presence in Europe (particularly UK) and USA, CEFRIEL also addresses the growing innovation demands of its international clients.