Topnetwork is committed to promote and carry out innovative research projects co-funded by European, national and regional Public Entities. In partnership with important Research Centers, Universities and Industrial Enterprises, we convert research ideas into scientific surveys and advanced technological solutions, ranging from feasibility analysis to the architecture of the potential product, to the creation of the prototype.



SiciliAn MicronanOTecH Research And Innovation CEnter

We are Founding partners of the Samothrace HUB, led by the University of Catania, the Main Proponent. The team is composed of 25 members including public entities (Universities and Research Centres) and private economic stakeholders (predominantly IT companies).

All activities deal with micro and nano technologies, microelectronics, materials, microsystems and devices. The methodologies and applications are based on the following six major areas: energy, health, smart mobility, environment, cultural heritage and smart agriculture. Samothrace’s goal is to have an impact far beyond the industrial sector.

Research activities benefit from modern Artificial Intelligence technologies, such as Deep Learning, Augmented Analytics, Self-Supervised Learning, Transfer Learning, Computer Vision). We are to use nanotechnologies integrated with additional sources of information in order to generate data. Those data are processed across the entire Data Value Chain.  The access and processing of raw data generates new findings to support research and to create innovative territorial services.

Samothrace is funded by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), Mission 4, Component 2 Investment 1.5 (promoted by the European Union – NextGenerationEU). It aims at strengthening the R&D facilities, at creating ‘R&D innovation ecosystems’, and at establishing ‘Territorial R&D Leaders.’ The project started at the end of 2022 (October 2022) and is scheduled to last 3 years.

Start: October 2022
End: October 2025


Smart, green, sustainable agri-food supply chain

The FreeCO2 platform responds to the goal of making the agri-food system sustainable with an innovative approach: the monitoring, reduction and certification of the carbon footprint, from the field to the table. Its current focus is on vines, tomatoes and watermelons.

FreeCO2 offers solutions to:

Reduce the carbon footprint

Data flow into the integrated platform for informed, AI-powered decisions

Calculate and issue carbon credits

incentives for virtuous producers

Blockchain certifications

traceability and anti-counterfeiting of food origin data

Reuse waste

moving from a problem to a resource with the circular economy

Tailor-made products

using AI to simulate the food of the future
  • Artificial intelligence studies supply chain and suggests optimizations
  • Satellites send us photos from space to monitor fields in real time
  • Sensors and drones collect valuable data and minimize environmental impact
  • An integrated, data-driven approach allows us to see the big picture and make informed decisions

All stages of the food supply chain are under control, from farm to table.


Project is aimed at realizing a marketplace of innovative analytical and predictive services, addressed both to Public Administration and private players.

The marketplace catalog includes services like digital twins for predictive maintenance of infrastructures (e.g. bridges, tunnels, railways), policy simulators for government administrators (e.g. mayors that want to simulate politic decisions and plans), companies evaluations (for investors or banks).

By developing the Data Value Chain (from data ingestion to analytics services catalogue), the provided services transform the consistent availability of Data into social and economic value.

Through innovative models of interaction, communication and collaboration (eg open innovation and co-creation), the Datafactor platform will provide a collaborative knowledge platform that will allow a deep and immersive knowledge for the different types of users.

The Datafactor services are going to manage both national and international Open Data, in order to reach international markets and various size customers.

Beneficiary company: Topnetwork Spa
Project code No: F/130094/02/X38
Project co-financed under the “Accordi di Innovazione” R&D Action of Italian Ministry of Economic Development (Ministerial Decree of 24 May 2017)
Region of project development: Sicily
Project Start: 01/10/2021
Project End: 09/30/2024

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Platform for precision Agriculture supported by Artificial Intelligence techniques for Viticulture and Oenology:


Monitoring, control and intervention plans for vineyard cultivation aimed at managing health and optimizing processing processes. A multi-sensor electronic black-box will be implemented, easily installable on agricultural machinery (e.g., tractors) already in use by winegrowers, in order to analyze plants and diagnose major plant diseases in advance, thus allowing for a more rational use of pesticides and assessing the overall health status of a crop in a much more comprehensive, efficient, and effective manner compared to traditional methods.


Monitoring and management of physical/chemical parameters in wineries and inside wine fermentation and maturation tanks. Advanced electronic sensors will be designed and developed, not currently available on the market, capable of making wine maturation in metal tanks similar to that traditionally obtained with wooden barrels. We use Artificial Intelligence for the creation of predictive models capable of improving product quality, identity, and environmental sustainability of the production process.
Beneficiary company: Topnetwork Spa
Project Code No.: F/200086/01/X45
Project co-financed under the “Agrifood” R&D Action of Italian Ministry of Economic Development (Ministerial Decree of 5 March 2018)
Regions of project development: Lazio and Campania
Project Start: 01/02/2021
Project End: 31/01/2024

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LIVING IoT is a research project aimed at creating an advanced IoT system, able to provide innovative services in the Smart Building and Smart Agriculture fields, by exploiting the Cloud and Fog Computing architectural models.

In the context of Smart Building, the system will offer home control and home protection services (e.g. against thefts, fire, flooding), support for the elderly and non-self-sufficient people (e.g. people with disability) and home health care (e.g. chronically ill people).

In the Smart Agriculture sector, Living IoT will provide advanced crop monitoring and management services, planning of activities in agriculture, intelligent irrigation, management of the distribution processes for agricultural products, traceability of products in the supply chain, management of safety in the transport of goods.

Beneficiary company: Topnetwork Spa
Project Code No.: F/130052/01/X38
Project co-financed under the “Accordi di Innovazione” R&D Action of Italian Ministry of Economic Development (Ministerial Decree of 24 May 2017)
Regions of project development: Lazio and Campania
Project Start: 01/03/2019
Project End: 28/02/2023

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The app to improve the pediatric hospitalization experience

The project Assioma(ASSIstenza per bambini Ospedalizzati basata su Mobile Application: Assistance for Hospitalized children based on mobile application), is a software platform based on mobile technologies to provide innovative services to support medical care for children who are hospitalized.

Other research projects


European Cooperation in Science and Technology

The COST program allows researchers and primary operators in the field of innovation to cooperate and develop together their ideas in any scientific and technological sector, included social and humanistic studies. The project COST Underground4value, which TopNetwork is part of, aims to develop and add value to the potential of underground archaeological areas through the foundation of entrepreneurial hubs and local.


Modeling and Simulation of the Impact of Public Policies on SMEs

The purpose of the project is to develop a system of simulation for policy choices that can be used easily and allow to predict and view the potential socio-economic impact of the public policies that might be adopted. The simulation system allows the political operators to experiment with different socio-economic plans, with the participation of citizens and all the potentially affected parties, before applying the policies.


Network Enterprise Management EcoSYStem

NEMESYS is an research project for industry and experimental development conceived to provide solutions for SMEs and business networks enabling digital procedures, information sharing, use of cloud computing and methods for dematerialization to optimize the process, easing marketing and commercial activities, rationalize access to common information.


PLATform for INnOvative services in future internet

Prototype software conceived to manage virtual resources in a Cloud Datacenter through advanced features of “Live Migration” for virtual machine between physical hosts. The project PLATINO aims to design and develop a software platform capable of supply services and multimedia contents (i.e. Video Streaming, Video Conference, IP-TV, Cloud applications).

Some of the Research Centers and Universities we collaborate with


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