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t2i - DIH Triveneto

Hub Information

Hub Name
t2i - DIH Triveneto
Local Name
t2i - DIH Triveneto
Evolutionary Stage
Fully operational
Geographical Scope


The aim of T2i is to support companies in making innovation an on-going corporate process that will make them regain competitiveness in the market.
T2i is a reliable and consolidated research partner whose work with an extensive network of local, national and international centres of excellence allows the creation of “tailor-made” multidisciplinary work groups to meet clients’ needs.
T2i is a no-profit innovation consultancy firm that fosters the regional innovation ecosystem in the framework of I4MS initiatives performing networking, matchmaking, brokerage and dissemination activities.
T2i supports the companies through IT-enabled services, namely:
•     Technology, Innovation and IP strategy advisoring;
•     Digital assessment, Technical evaluation;
•     Engineering, Testing and Certification (facilities, HPC, User Centred Design);
•     human factors improvement in product/service design and development (e.g. AR, VR, UX);
•     networking with RTD, TTOs, SMEs for technology scouting, applied research and technology transfer;
•     competencies and skills empowerment;
•     support to business ideas and start-ups (i.e. Incubation), financial funding application.

DIH Triveneto
L'obiettivo di T2i è quello di sostenere le aziende nel fare dell'innovazione un processo aziendale che le aiuti a riconquistare la competitività nel mercato.
T2i è un partner di ricerca affidabile e consolidato le cui attività, con un'ampia rete di centri di eccellenza locali, nazionali e internazionali, consente la creazione di gruppi di lavoro multidisciplinari "personalizzati" per soddisfare le esigenze dei clienti.
T2i è una società di consulenza senza scopo di lucro che promuove l'ecosistema di innovazione regionale nel quadro di iniziative I4MS che svolgono attività di networking, matchmaking, brokerage e dissemintion.
T2i supporta le aziende attraverso servizi IT-enabled, vale a dire:
• Tecnologia, innovazione e consulenza di strategia IP;
• valutazione digitale, valutazione tecnica;
• Engineering, Testing e Certificazione (strutture, HPC, User Centered Design);
• miglioramento dei fattori umani nella progettazione e nello sviluppo di prodotti / servizi (ad esempio AR, VR, UX);
• creazione di reti con RST, TTO, PMI per lo scouting tecnologico, la ricerca applicata e il trasferimento tecnologico;
• sviluppo e potenziamento delle competenze;
• sostegno alle idee di business e alle start-up (incubazione), applicazione di finanziamento finanziario.

Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)
T2i - Technology Transfer and Innovation
Year Established
Piazza delle Istituzioni, 34A, 31100, Treviso (Italy)
Social Media
Contact information
Galanti Marco
+39 0422 1742100


Organizational form
(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)
Number of employees


  • Micro/nano electronics
  • Sensory systems
  • Screens and display technologies
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Interaction technologies
  • Cyber security
  • Advanced, or high performance computing
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
  • Gamification
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Internet services
  • New media technologies

t2i has a key role in the regional initiative to digitise the industry. t2i's stakeholders are Chambers of Commerce of the Veneto Region (in particular, Treviso-Belluno, Venezia-Rovigo and Verona). t2i merged the Innovation Agencies of the Chambers, thus being able to count on a more than 30 years’ experience in (digital) innovation projects.

t2i role in supporting companies in digital innovation was further strenghtened by the reform of the Chambers of Commerce role in Italy that now, according to the national “Industria 4.0” plan, shall act as hubs to support enterprises in digital innovation, directly and through participated organisations such as t2i.

The hub is also participating in the Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) initiative of the European Commission through the H2020 funded project, Fortissimo 2. 

Market and Services


  • Agriculture and food
  • Maritime and fishery
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Community, social and personal service activities
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of textiles and textile products
  • Manufacture of leather and leather products
  • Manufacture of wood and wood products
  • Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products; publishing and printing
  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Predictive Maintenance (IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence)


TEXA was formed in 1992 by its current CEO with his friend and partner. Today TEXA is a global leader in the design, development and production of multi-brand diagnostic tools, exhaust gas analysers, air conditioning recharge stations and tele diagnostic devices for cars, bikes, trucks, boats and farm machinery. TEXA head offices are in Monastier di Treviso, where all TEXA products are designed, developed and made.


TEXA's device installed in cars and motorcycles gather an extensive amount of data, currently used to monitor the status to the single vehicle. The company was interested to understand if it was possible to use the data available to develop a predictive maintenance service, that could be targeted primarily at fleet managers, and secondarily at car manufacturers (that could use the data to improve vehicle engineering).


The effective analysis of such a large amount of data required to use Artificial Intelligence algorithms on High Performance Computer systems. The project was carried out in collaboration with CINECA (a non-profit consortium, made up of 70 Italian universities, and the most powerful supercomputing centre for scientific research in Italy). The research was carried out as an experiment in the Fortissimo 2 project, in which CINECA was already a core partner.

Collaborative Robotics Solutions


BNP Srl is a small Italian company specialized in development and manufacturing of ergonomic accessories and solutions for manual assembly lines. When the company was founded their main products were torque reaction arms. BNP always aimed to offer a complete «smart» assembly line workstation, and to develop partnership with other suppliers (for example, ICT providers, etc.) in order to provide a full solution.


There are several existing experiences of collaborative technologies that allow robots and humans to cooperate, however existing solutions lack of the flexibility and usability needed by many companies (especially the ones that manufacture smaller batch), and do not focus enough on the well-being and the comfort of the human operator, that BNP consider crucial. The complexity of the problem required to access specialized scientific know-how, but the company was unable to find a suitable expert.


t2i supported the assessment of the need and performed a feasibility study, also involving an external competence centre expert in robotics specialized in robot usability and safety, the topics that BNP considered distinctive for the solution they wanted to develop. A collaboration was started to develop an innovative collaborative robotic workstation.

The collaboration allowed BNP to develop a solution with higher added value, allowing to enhance their positioning in the market. Moreover, the experience allowed to start several collaborations with other companies (IT developers, robot manufacturers), that now allows to provide a full solution for any need of the customers, regarding assembly lines.

Digital Environmental Impact Analysis


eAmbiente is a company focused on environmental consulting and engineering. The company was founded in 2003 and its mission is to understand, design and manage environmental challenges.


Environmental Impact Analysis is a task highly time consuming, with several steps that needs to be manually done. the proof-of-concept was satisfying, but specific expertise is now needed to engineer the solution into a commercial product.  The need is therefore to minimize working time with low added value.


The proposed solution was to apply High-Performance Computing to Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA). Additionally, to overcome the complexity shifting from a proof-of-concept to a commercial tool, the company needed to identify a solution that combined scenario analysis and Artificial Intelligence to support the development of a tool to be implemented in the company processes. Additionally, the cloud-based solution could better meet the needs of field operators that coud access the system remotely.

Horizontal and Vertical Integration


Whirlpool EMEA SpA is the number 1 major appliance manufacturer in the world. Whirlpool Corporation has approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit, Hotpoint and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. In Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) it has approximately 24,000 employees, a sales presence in more than 30 countries and manufacturing sites in eight countries. Whirlpool EMEA is an operating segment of Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool Corp.’s EMEA Headquarters are located in Pero (MI), Italy


The company is to reduce internal costs related to the continuous updating of materials databases and dramatically reducing the time-to-compliance with regulations of products before accessing the market, ensuring the prompt implementation of EU policies&directives related to chemicals in EU products and production processes, but also paving the way to efficiently develop new, “greener” products, increasing competitivity in the market.



The solution identified, developed through a Life EU Project, focuses on the development of new ICT tool, that will allow to link each chemical substance used by a company with both the regulatory framework and its impacts on human health and environment, increasing effectiveness and efficiency of information sharing mong the different company functions but also ensuring a shared knowledge of the substances along the whole supply chain: this vertical integration is crucial to ensure an effective and efficient availability of data useful for decision making.


  • Horizon 2020
  • European Social Fund
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Partner resources


Number of customers annually
Type of customers
  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations
  • Partners

    • T2i - Technology Transfer and Innovation
      Research & Technology organization
    • CSIT (Confindustria Technology and Innovation Services)
      Industry association
    Last updated: 29/11/18 09:38