ITALIA

WSense S.r.l., azienda romana, eccellenza internazionale nella frontiera dell’Internet of Underwater Things,   ha sviluppato una tecnologia dirompente che consente di creare reti wireless disensori subacquei e robot fornendo soluzioni pionieristiche brevettate per la Blue Economy.

L’azienda aveva bisogno di mantenere alti livelli di innovazione ed efficienza per continuare a crescere e poter raggiungere la massa critica necessaria ad affrontare la concorrenza. C’era inoltre l’esigenza di gestire alcuni grossi contratti acquisiti, a causa di problemi di “flussi di cassa”, tipici delle aziende che si trovino ad attraversare una rapida fase di scale up.

Lo staff EEN di Unioncamere Lazio ha supportato l’azienda nell’identificazione delle linee finanziarie adatte a sostenere progetti di ricerca, sviluppo e innovazione.

WSense S.r.l., Italian company specialized in Internet of Underwater Things, has developed a disruptive technology enabling to create wireless networks of underwater sensors, robots and even divers, providing pioneering patented solutions for the Blue Economy.

The Company needed to maintain high levels of innovation and efficiency and to continue growing in order to reach the critical mass needed to face the competition. They also had a problem in implementing large contracts acquired due to cashflow problems typical of a fast scaling up reality.

The EEN staff of Unioncamere Lazio supported them in indentifying the EU financial lines that could support research, development and innovation projects.

The intangible assets of the company (human capital, registered patents, social and relational capital) were assessed extremely positively, contributing substantially to the final decision of the bank Mediocredito Italiano.

In particular, the loan has been guaranteed under “InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators“, the joint initiative launched by the European Investment Bank Group (EIB and EIF) in cooperation with the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

On 2017 the project Archeosub of Wsense was financed by the  European Maritime & Fisheries Fund in the framework of the Call for Proposals  – Blue Labs – innovative solutions for maritime challenges-. The EASME project and the “InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators” have allowed the company to grow, hiring ten new R&D personnel in the last year.

The result achieved is the clear example of the sum of a series of interconnection actions of EU added value, meant together to pursue the objective: to help the Company to get financial assistance to develop its innovative projects.

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