LEDCOM International awarded funding from Regional ‘Research & Innovation’ Program

LEDCOM International S.r.l. is proud to announce the award of a € 600,000 7-year loan from the Regione Lombardia ‘Research & Innovation’ Program for the development of its CellLED® disruptive technology.

CellLED® is a LED driver for street lighting which, in addition to providing unparalleled energy saving for the municipality, aims at turning each lamppost into a micro cell for mobile traffic off-loading. Through CellLED®, the street lighting infrastructure becomes a pervasive, ultra-fast broadband mobile network available to all carriers, MNOs and MVNOs. At the same time, the CellLED® based network allows for the deployment of real smart city applications which the current narrow-band solutions will never be able to address.

“We are very pleased to be selected and trusted by our Regional Authority as one of the most promising and innovative companies in the eco-industrial environment” stated Mauro Tosi, founder of LEDCOM International and CellLED® visionary. “This collaboration is going to place Milan and its surrounding region at the forefront of the next mobile 5G revolution, while providing great benefits to the energy saving programs outlined by all the municipalities involved”.

LEDCOM International and Cefriel to start collaboration on advanced lighting technology

LEDCOM International and Cefriel will work together for the development of advanced lighting powering and management solutions.

Under the agreement, through the support of one of the most renowned centers of excellence for digital innovation, LEDCOM expects to further validate its technology and build on its vision for the future of lighting and communications.

“We are proud to be working in close contact with Cefriel and we are confident that this collaboration will be paramount for the development of LEDCOM’s most advanced solutions”, stated Massimo Santi, LEDCOM’s CEO.

Cristian Previtali, Cefriel’s Project Manager confirms: “Our mission is to support the growth and development of companies, such as LEDCOM, with a clear and ambitious vision for digital innovation, with particular reference to the emerging Internet of Things market of which lighting is a predominant part”.

About Cefriel

Cefriel is a not-for-profit digital innovation and design shop, based in Milan, Cincinnati and London. Since 1988, Cefriel has helped companies grow by exploiting digital technologies to create, rethink, or improve their processes, products, and services. Its clients have access to a team of 100+ talents with a unique mix of technical, design, and business competencies. Cefriel supports the entire innovation lifecycle: from injecting and discovering new ideas, to designing and developing prototypes and products, and bringing to the market the resulting solutions. Cefriel shareholders include Universities (Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria), Public Administration (Lombardy Region), and leading multinational companies in ICT, Media sectors, and Energy.

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