The Digital Factory call for innovation, promoted by Leasys, the Stellantis brand and leader in long-term rentals in Italy, and I3P, was launched in January 2022 with the aim of identifying innovative solutions that could make a decisive contribution to the technological and digital transformation of Leasys and Leasys Rent , and was a great success: in the six weeks since the call was opened, 20% more applications were sent in from all over Italy and abroad than in the previous edition.
This year's call was included in the Start&Pulse programme of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, dedicated to Open Innovation. The call focused on the selection of technological processes that could improve the user experience and internal processes to enhance the development of know-how in the company.
Giuseppe Scellato, President of I3P, commented: "We are deeply satisfied with the excellent results obtained by the initiative that we had the pleasure of carrying out together with the Leasys group. For years, our incubator has been carrying out many technology exploration projects in the area of Open Innovation and Digital Factory has proved to be a particularly valuable opportunity to bring together young companies with cutting-edge projects with the corporate entities most attentive to the opportunities of digital transformation, such as Leasys and Leasys Rent. The path undertaken with this call has borne fruit, bringing benefits to all those involved, and we are ready to support new initiatives to continue to foster the development of the ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurship".
The finalist projects
The selection process, which took place in two phases organised by Leasys and I3P, resulted in the identification of six startup finalists. Reefilla and Screevo were proclaimed winners in the presence of Giacomo Carelli, CEO of FCA Bank, Rolando D'Arco, CEO of Leasys, and Giuseppe Scellato, President of I3P. The two startups will get the resources to develop a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) with which to field test the feasibility of the proposed solutions by working closely with Leasys and Leasys Rent.
Founded in 2021 and incubated at I3P, it wants to make the user forget about the problem of recharging the battery of electric vehicles by offering a mobile recharging service that predictively calculates the need. The service monitors the location and state of charge of the car: when the battery level falls below a certain threshold, Reefilla proposes a recharge. If accepted, the operator reaches the car and connects the device, which is able to deliver approximately 100/120 km of autonomy in 30 minutes, without the need to search for a free charging column in the vicinity, to reach it and then having to move the car once the operation is complete.
Founded in 2021, it has created a virtual assistant that allows data to be entered into any system through your voice. The solution employs an artificial intelligence system to transform voice data into text data and, through the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), automates repetitive tasks without the need for human supervision. In addition, computer vision technology is used to recognise items on the screen and simulate the user's actions, without the users having to interact directly with their device.
Startup that helps companies to collect, aggregate and analyse customer feedback through a customer experience & review management solution based on customised surveys, automated data collection, analysis and reporting using an algorithm that returns a complete overview of the results within seconds, compared with those of leading competitors.
Startup that has developed an IT product for searching the company's knowledge base. Pigro makes it possible to import all kinds of content, connecting simultaneously to all the management systems already in use and to dozens of repositories on the company's internal network, optimising the sharing and retrieval of information searched in digital documentation.
A company carpooling service designed for the specific needs of commuters and to facilitate home-to-work travel: through a matching app, Jojob allows people with similar destinations to organise trips and group travel, sharing routes and costs and reducing the impact on the environment and traffic of workers' journeys.
Startup that has developed a technology that automates the acquisition of customer information in the onboarding process and eliminates manual work to classify incoming documents, saving time and reducing the need to pre-process and sort them, transforming them into structured data thanks to the artificial intelligence processing of myBiros.