Italian energy company Eni has inaugurated its project ROAD; the first tool it will develop will be a digital twin-enabled metaverse to experiment combining projects and drive the project’s goals to develop new supply chains.
Rome Advanced District (ROAD) project was launched by companies Eni, Acea, Autostrade per l’Italia, Bridgestone, Cisco, Gruppo FS and NextChem (MAIRE).
A technology research hub dedicated to new energy supply chains, the project is based at the site of the Ostiense district’s Gasometer facility in Rome, Italy, with aims of developing applied industrial research collaborations and academic research.
The first shared working tool developed by ROAD will be a metaverse environment, a digital twin, through which experiments will combine projects with visions of the future to design the best solutions to support urban communities.
The ROAD network’s goals will be to:
Develop, promote and accelerate innovative projects and scientific, industrial and technological research; Establish supply chain collaborations between the research and development departments of companies, universities, research centres, start-ups and innovative SMEs on energy and digital transition technologies; Use the Ostiense asset as a ‘living lab’ to experiment with emerging technologies to support urban communities; Attract and train talent to develop new professions. (...) Source