• The initiative led to the development of software to catalogue bulky waste and facilitate its collection and reuse
  • AMIU Genova was the lead partner: a total value of around two million euro, financed with Por Fesr 2014-2020 funds

algoWatt, a GreenTech Company listed on the Euronext Milan market of Borsa Italiana, announces the conclusion of the technical activities of the EFFICACITY project (Intelligent and efficient optimisation of the process of reuse and collection of bulky waste in urban areas), with a total value of about two million euro, financed within the POR FESR 2014-2020 – Axis 1 – Action 1.2.4 led by AMIU (Azienda Multiservizi e d’Igiene Urbana) Genoa, one of the main Italian operators in the environmental sector, in collaboration with algoWatt and a group of Ligurian SMEs (Camelot Biomedical Systems, Gter, Colouree, Flairbit and Circle).

As part of the EFFICACITY project, algoWatt was responsible for the design and development of a system for the management and calculation of bulky waste collection routes, in collaboration with the University of Genoa (Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering – DIBRIS). The project activities, focused on the metropolitan area of Genoa, concerned the study and application of digital and complementary technologies to enable innovative processes and the achievement of bulky waste recycling and reuse targets, with a view to the circular economy. A key concept is the involvement and empowerment of citizens in order to make service delivery more efficient and sustainable and to bring out reuse opportunities for bulky waste as an alternative to dumping. This issue is of strategic importance for urban spaces and their liveability, and it has important repercussions on the territory by allowing the introduction of elements that steer towards a virtuous dynamic of reuse and recycling.