You may have heard of Turin, Italy—but you may not have heard about its tech startup ecosystem; if not—you will soon enough: with over 1300 new engineers graduating yearly and the presence of one of the world’s top 25 startup incubation programs, the Politecnico di Torino and its I3P (Incubatore Imprese Innovative del Politecnico di Torino)—this northern city of Italy is poised to become one of the best places in Europe for tech innovation.
Located just over an hour away by plane from London, Paris, and Berlin, and less than an hour from Milan by train, the city has much to offer entrepreneurs seeking a multicultural backdrop for shaping their ideas into solid tech startup business ventures. Check out these 13 hottest tech startups from the amazing city of Turin you need to know about in 2017.
Formerly Actions, Quadro is a startup aimed at improving relations between man and machine—the offering transforms mobile devices into controllers for the PC or Mac. The app allows users to send commands to every software application on their desktop machine with a quick tap.
SmarTv is the first online care platform in Italy that transforms TVs into personal assistants for people requiring special care. Using the solution, users are only one click away from special assistance (e.g., care from a doctor, nurse attendance). The company is focusing on Italy’s rapidly increasing population of citizens over the age of 60 and their special needs.
Eco-Mind’s desktop and mobile platform allows users to access their company or work data from anywhere, anytime. Already in use by prominent Italian enterprises, the solution suite consists of three offerings: Business Book for accessing company archives and documents, Meeting Book for sharing files and attending/holding meetings, and GoSign: its document signing tool.
VCast offers a hardware-less, cloud-based personal video recorder(PVR) that records via mobile device, PC, or Smart TV—or anything that can access free-to-air channels. The solution allows users to watch missed programs directly on their preferred device.
PubCoder is a desktop app that allows users to easily create interactive, HTML5-based digital content, ebooks, and apps—all without coding. The solution is available for Mac and PC desktops.
Midori is a startup that aims to raise awareness around energy consumption and waste mitigation. A mix of technological and social innovation, its smart metering and energy analysis tools are used by both businesses/enterprises and consumers. The company has quickly risen to become one of the most innovative startups in Italy.
Another I3P-hosted startup, ToothPic’s Search tool links a device to all the pictures acquired by it in a large-scale collection. Some of its other solutions include ToothPic Authenticate, an authentication system based on smartphone/tablet camera sensor identification technologies.
Waterview has developed an efficient, cost-effective technology that allows users to check the space/time distribution of precipitations using the device’s camera. The solution addresses the needs of various industries, including civil protection, transportation safety, and precision farming, to name a few.
Industrial Cloud’s Industrial RFQ app allows companies to source components, processes, or even partner with new suppliers—all from one streamlined digital offering. The solution is available for both iOS and Android devices.
JLM’s mission to “simplify what is still not simple”: its app Ider application generates interactions and transactions by reading QR codes. The offering essentially transforms any smartphone into a wallet and a passport.
Tyvak International is a startup focusing on developing Nanosatellite and CubeSat space vehicle products/services for government and commercial customers. Last year, the European Space Agency selected the startup for a feasibility study using nanosatellites for autonomous inspection and support services on the International Space Station (ISS) during orbit.
Sherlock’s goal is to set cyclists free from the fear of theft with its Sherlock device: a GPS tracker app that allows users to monitor the location of their bikes at all times. The solution is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Their presentation says it all, Argotec works in the aerospace engineering sector where they innovate and develop engineering and computing systems mainly for space applications purposes. They are the hottest startup in 2017 and they have appeared in many newspapers and tv news with their revolutionary tech.
These are just a few of the innovative tech startups from this northern Italian center of business and cultural—be sure to keep them on your radar in 2017 and beyond.