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THE PROJECT

Innovation and sustainability are also made of behaviours that, in turn, stem from values (Olivetti). If values are developed through systemic and structural actions, utopia can turn into projects, and projects can evolve into entrepreneurial activities. This is the important lesson that was given to us and that we have the duty to renew.

IVREA

ICO Valley has been created in the area of the Olivetti heritage to develop a new model for digital reuse.

Innovation and sustainability are also made of behaviours that, in turn, stem from values (Olivetti). If values are developed through systemic and structural actions, utopia can turn into projects, and projects can evolve into entrepreneurial activities.

ICO VALLEY

The first Italian Human Digital Hub.

ICO Valley is the first Italian Human Digital Hub -  a centre of excellence where capitals, skills and ideas can be brought together to support companies, public administrators and citizens in the digital and ecological transformation by introducing new digital skills, promoting technological development and transfer, and facilitating funding in start-ups and scale-ups.

ICO fully supports the Digital Compass: the European digital strategy for 2030 based on 4 pillars.

Facts and figures

SKILLS

80%

of the population with basic digital skills and 20 million ICT specialists.

INFRASTRUCTURE

5G

everywhere, Gigabit society.

BUSINESS

75%

of businesses using Cloud/AI/Big data, doubling the number of Unicorns in the EU(finance and accelerators).

PUBLIC SERVICES

100%

of digitized medical records and ley public services available online. 80% of citizens using digital ID.

THE BUILDING 

Building the “human city”: Adriano Olivetti’s vision.

Building the “human city”: this was Adriano Olivetti’s vision. The factory becomes an intellectual activity with a connection with architecture, urban planning and sociology.
ICO Valley stems from the “digital” reuse of one of iconic buildings of the Olivetti-inspired architecture: Palazzo Uffici.

THE PROJECT

When new production sites were needed, Adriano Olivetti did not commission buildings, he commissioned services; spaces, and not just mere walls.

Content and container merged into one. The aesthetic aspect, the material and tangible nature of a building was the physical expression of the cultural, ethical and social values of a production model that was not willing to sacrifice the life of people for the purposes of production.​

This is the legacy that ICO has received and is making its own by creating a space to develop technologies and digital solutions that put human beings and their lives at the centre. A technology that can help lives flourish, rather than being limit them and put them in danger.

The ICO Valley project in the Olivetti spaces, better known as Palazzo Uffici 1, is a first example of how a real estate asset can be effectively reused. Thanks to the virtuous cooperation of private and public actors, it gives a new function to industrial areas that marked a part of our country’s history and that can now become a national example of what a partnership that strongly believes in giving value to a territory can achieve. Thanks to innovative, dynamic and inclusive projects, territories can aspire to reposition themselves and become attractive thanks to their environmental context, as well as their digital economy with qualified professions, trades, and industrial activities.

Prelios Società di Gestione del Risparmio S.p.A., in its capacity as asset manager of "Fondo Anastasia" - the Italian real estate alternative investment fund for professional investors that owns the properties - has been cooperating with the public administration from the very start, when the industrial site of Via Jervis applied to become a UNESCO heritage site. Since then, it has continued to show its interest for this area and, after careful consideration, expressed its willingness to become an active partner of the ICO Valley project. In the second half of 2022, the project will launch the Academy and the first innovative Master in Behavioural Design, ad advanced course that has already aroused the interest of many stakeholders, both for its uniqueness and exclusiveness and for its strong potential to attract young people from all over the world, just as it happened with the Interaction Design Institute.

The ICO Valley and the imminent repurposing of the areas adjacent to the building designed by architects Annibale Fiocchi, Gian Antonio Bernasconi and Marcello Nizzoli, known as Palazzo Uffici 2, are “a dream that seems like a dream until you start working on it.

And then, it can become something infinitely greater”, as Adriano Olivetti said.

From the ICO Valley organizing committee, which has promoted the project among the wider public, to the holding company, which will manage the higher education initiatives and an accelerator of great interest to the public healthcare sector, all parties involved have joined forces to demonstrate that the success of a vision that turns into an industrial project can change the face of a territory, its economy and its community.

STARTUP Today  |  WORK HOSPITALITY AND DIGITAL LIBRARY Tomorrow

SERVICE AREA | EXHIBITION OF LOCAL DELICACIES AND ITALIAN FINEST PRODUCTS | COFFEE | BISTROT | RESTAURANT

COMDATA SPACE

COMDATA SPACE

HUB | COMMUNITY | SLOT | LABORATORIES | COMDATA SPACE

GOVERNANCE HUB OFFICES | HUB MANAGEMENT OFFICES | DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS | PERMANENT EXPO

RECEPTION | DIGITAL ACADEMY | MEETING EXPO

P6

P5

P4

P3

P2

P1

P0

Regeneration and restoration of the
Olivetti offices

La timeline

2019

CREATION OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Creation and launch of the public-private partnership for the implementation of the project.

2020

RELEASE OF THE 2020-2023 PLAN

Tangible and ambitious initiatives, with defined goals, timeframes, costs, implementation methods.

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