Regione Lazio is giving a significant motivation in promoting and fostering a governance model owning, as a central element, a strong technological and innovative specialization in which the strategic objectives include the valorisation of Cultural, Touristic and Historical / Artistic Heritage, the activities of development and promotion of the regional territory and all the strategic activities connected with the planning and implementation of strategically relevant actions for the application of the Country’s Digital Growth strategy.

With these premises, Regione Lazio – through its in-house company LAZIOcrea has made available, to the territory and companies, an Innovation Lab allowing the creation of latest generation digital applications and the development of standards and best practices for the opening and the interoperability of data and services (Open Data, Open Services).

The Innovation Lab, supported by the contribution of Volkswagen Group Italia, has been set up in the splendid setting of the Castle of Santa Severa, one of the most evocative places of the Lazio region located along the Tyrrhenian coast north of Rome, a heritage of inestimable value both historical and cultural, very close to the port of Civitavecchia and Fiumicino airport.

Geographically and ideally such context represents a place that can convey technological innovation by looking at local, national and European territorial realities through the gates of the Mediterranean Sea.

This place has the ambition to create a path of diffusion of digital practices providing both a reference center for all stakeholders interested in developing digital development skills and an interactive point of dissemination of the results obtained through the implementation of digital growth and innovation strategies.

The design, experimentation and prototyping of all the immersive experiences available to the castle visitor have been designed and developed by LAZIOcrea fully exploiting the digital potential offered by new technologies. All those who want to approach these realities will be hosted in the innovation welcomed by LAZIOcrea professionals and will be able to compare and experience some use cases through technological devices such as viewers, controllers, mobile devices, wearable or proximity devices (beacons), drones and holographic projectors.

Furthermore, the innovation Lab will represent a training and competence center, focused on innovation and dedicated to all public and private stakeholders.

Looking at the cultural promotion of the territory through digital, it should be noted that the Innovation Lab will host on 27 September 2018, among other things, an important training stage within the Assinter Academy initiative, which provides training on the most advanced methods of ICT development and management in companies and PA; the exchange and fertilization of know-how among participants with different backgrounds and aspirations; teamwork and the establishment of interpersonal relationships between IT professionals working in the PA; the meeting of top managers of local and central ICT in-house companies and opinion leaders.

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