LEDCOM International is proud to announce the award of funding from Invitalia / Ministry for Economic Development (MISE) Smart & Start Program for the development of the CellLED ® technology, supporting and managing the new IoT services and the next 5G network.“For creative and very innovative companies like ours, it is important to be tangibly supported by the institutions” stated Mauro Tosi, Ledcom International’s Chairman & CEO and founder of the CellLED® project “and it is comforting to know that such important entities understand the potential of our projects”.CellLED® is based on an innovative street lighting LED driver which, in addition to providing extreme energy savings, turns each light point on the territory (lamp-posts, digital signage, etc.) into a micro-cell for the cellular traffic off-loading, creating therefore a new ultra-high speed and broadband mobile network infrastructure available to all virtual and non-virtual mobile carriers. This also allows for a reduction of electromagnetic pollution.The CellLED® network infrastructure is ideal for the provisioning of real smart city services like, for example, the management of autonomous vehicles, which narrow-band solution will never be able to support.
LEDCOM International was invited to present the company, its evolution and projects during the “Internet of Things Workshop, Startup Intelligence” event organized by the ‘Osservatorio – Digital Innovation’ and ‘PoliHub – Innovation District & Startup Accelerator’.
Ledcom’s CEO, Mauro Tosi, presented the company to an experienced audience with more than 80 Innovation Managers, CIOs and Chief Digital Officers who attended the second edition of the “Startup Workshop Intelligence 2018-2019”, moderated by Alessandra Luksch and Stefano Mainetti (CEO of PoliHub).
Numerous companies joined the event, including ACI, Altroconsumo, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Bper, Cigierre, E.ON, Edison, Enel, Europ Assistance, Generali, Gruppo Hera, IGPDecaux, Inail, Jacobs, Janssen, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Leonardo, Luxottica, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Italia, Pelliconi, Pirelli, Prysmian Group, Roche, Sinelec, Siram, Sisal, Unicoop Firenze, Vivigas.
LEDCOM was mentioned in the magazine “Economyup” as one of the most promising startups in the Smart City market.
Link to the article: https://bit.ly/2DtX2Qt
The lighting industry will be increasingly smart and interconnected, through technologies that will shape the Internet of Things world. The Smart City business alone accounts today for 23% of all IoT applications (source: IoT Analytics).
Ledcom is at the forefront of the integration between lighting systems and advanced control solutions, in order to remotely manage lighting equipment and provide at the same time a global infrastructure for smart services.
Read the article: https://bit.ly/2QtiV5i
VOLTA HK Ltd, a holding company related to serial entrepreneur Sergey Ogorodnov, former CEO of Infra Engineering and founder of London based Voltaware Limited, converted its previous loan into Ledcom International’s equity. As a result, Ledcom’s shareholding group is strengthened by more international shareholders, bringing experience in advanced technology ventures and supporting the development and growth of the Milan based company into international markets.
From an operational point of view, Voltaware and Ledcom have been working together in various sectors for a long time. “Today’s agreement is the result of a deep search for the most suitable partners, in order to achieve the ambitious goals of the company in the next few years”, stated LEDCOM International’s CEO Mauro Tosi. “Between Volta and Ledcom there is a perfect unity of vision and our technologies are totally complementary, providing ever more intelligent solutions for energy saving, through a partnership that will only get stronger in the future” said Sergey Ogorodnov, Volta HK Limited partner and CEO of Voltaware Limited UK.
In addition to its ultra efficient and remotely controlled wireless LED drivers, LEDCOM will supply the products of the London based partner Voltaware Ltd (www.voltaware.com), designed to control and manage residential and industrial energy consumption.
Ledcom’s offers to municipalities for street lighting and to business/industrial customers for indoor lighting coverage will also include Voltaware non invasive system to monitor residential and industrial power utilization.
Award winning Voltaware is an advanced electronic and data management company, through its proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms. Its technology allows for an easy installation, through small magnets, of a small device to detect the power consumption of each appliance or machinery, displaying the performance information in real time through a quick smart phone application.
In order to better comply with and manage the company’s growth, LEDCOM International’s shareholders have appointed today a 3 members Board of Directors.
Mr. Mauro Tosi, the current sole director, has been appointed Chairman of the Board. The other directors are Mr. Pietro Marone, an Anglo-Italian manager based in London, and Mr. Sergey Ogorodnov, a serial Anglo-Russian entrepreneur and former investment banker also from London.
The Board of Directors is appointed for a term of three years.
Mr. Tosi will also retain the role of Ledcom’s Chief Executive Officer.
The largest European center for innovation comes to life under the brand “China-Italy Design Innovation Hub”. It is the partnership between PoliHub, the incubator from Politecnico di Milano, and the largest university incubator in the world, TusStar (www.tusstar-en.com), from Tsinghua University in Beijing.
The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, the Rector of Politecnico di Milano, Ferruccio Resta and Mr. Chen Xu, representative and political secretary of Tsinghua University in Beijing, in addition to the start-ups already incubated at PoliHub.
This agreement opens the doors to national and international investors to support exchange of start-ups, ideas, solutions and technologies from one university to the other, through the developments of Chinese and Italian companies.
For Ledcom International, one of the winners of the “China-Italy Challenge Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition”, sharing its PoliHub space with start-ups from TusStar and the mother company TUS Holding (https://en.tusholdings.com) will provide further opportunities to access new technologies, financial resources, investors and new markets.