MENS – The environment-friendly IoT solution created by Sirti in collaboration with the start-up, Sense Square

22 September 2022

Milan, 22 Sept. 2022 - Sirti - an innovation hub in the field of development of network infrastructure and digital and cybersecurity services - has partnered with start-up Sense Square to found “MENS”, Mobile Environment Sensing, a frontier project that aims to become the new gold standard for distributed geospatial information collection and management. MENS deploys hybrid technology infrastructures (fixed and mobile) and a multi-source platform model to collect strategic geospatial data with the aim of creating digital products for assessment and management of environmental risks with respect to a variety of target sectors.

The project, which grew out of a challenge launched as part of Sirti’s Corporate Intrapreneurship and Open Innovation (Imprenditivity), programme is notable for its circular operating model, which sees transformation of Sirti’s corporate fleet into a travelling infrastructure for collecting geo-referenced spatial data (weather conditions, environmental parameters, air quality, road conditions etc.).

Climate and air quality problems have unfortunately become a priority on the global scene: as more and more parts of the planet are affected by cataclysmic events with devastating consequences, while pollution is having an increasingly detrimental effect on people’s health and quality of life. The combination of these phenomena forces us to rethink Italy’s cities and its system of production, with the accent on sustainability and resilience.

In 2021 alone, the harm caused globally by extreme environmental phenomena amounted to $280 billion, according to the report compiled by Munich REM, and 46 billion euros in Europe alone for flooding and drought.

“With the MENS project, Sirti becomes an active participant in combating climate and air quality problems. Through virtuous collaboration with the Sense Square start-up, we have focussed on environmental monitoring. We leveraged the specialized expertise and operational capabilities of our co-innovation team to activate a project capable of providing real-time information − both detailed and all-embracing − on the environment and the air. We did this by using Sirti’s corporate fleet as a traveling infrastructure for spatial data collection, We therefore minimized the technology needed to cover very large areas while maximizing the quality and quantity of data collected”, explained Pietro Urbano Mimmo, Head of Innovation & Marketing at Sirti.

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