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Start-ups Reefilla and Screevo win the second edition of the Digital Factory call

The two companies received resources to develop a Proof-of-Concept, as well as the opportunity to work directly with Drivalia, a CA Auto Bank group company.

Young companies Reefilla, which offers a service for mobile electric vehicle battery charging and predictive demand calculation, and Screevo, which has created a virtual assistant that transforms voice input into text data and reduces manual data entry tasks, won the latest edition of Digital Factory, the initiative promoted by Drivalia, a CA Auto Bank group company, the leader in long-term rental in Italy, and I3P, the Incubator of the Turin Polytechnic.

After two rounds of selection, Drivalia and I3P chose the six finalist startup and finally appointed Reefilla and Screevo as the winners, who were rewarded in the presence of Giacomo Carelli, CEO of CA Auto Bank, Rolando D'Arco, CEO of Drivalia, and Giuseppe Scellato, President of I3P.

As the winners of this year's Digital Factory, Reefilla and Screevo received resources to develop a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) with which to field test the feasibility of the submitted use case, thus working in direct contact with Drivalia and CA Auto Bank.

The winning projects

Founded in 2021 and incubated in I3P, the innovative startup Reefilla wants to make the user forget the problem of charging the battery of electric vehicles, offering a mobile charging service that calculates needs in a predictive manner. The young company's service monitors the position and state of charge of the car: when the battery level drops below a certain threshold, Reefilla offers a recharge. If accepted, the operator reaches the car and connects the device, which is capable of providing approximately 100/120 km of autonomy in 30 minutes, without any need to look for a free charging station nearby, reach it and then have to move the car once the operation is complete.

Startup Screevo, founded in 2021, has created a virtual assistant that enables data entry into any system through one's voice. The solution employs an AI system to transform voice data into text data and, through the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), automates repetitive tasks without the need for human supervision. In addition, computer vision technology is provided to recognize items on the screen and simulate the user's actions, without the user having to interact directly with their device.

Also competing in the final round of Digital Factory were.

  • Calton, which helps companies collect, aggregate and analyze customer feedback with its customer experience & review management solution;

  • Pigro, which optimizes the sharing and retrieval of information within corporate digital documentation;

  • Jojob, a corporate carpooling service designed for the specific needs of commuters;

  • myBiros, whose technology automates the acquisition of customer information in the onboarding process.

The call for innovation

Launched with the aim of identifying innovative solutions that can make a major contribution to Drivalia's technological and digital transformation, Digital Factory's call for innovation was a great success: in the six weeks that the call was open, numerous applications were received - up 20 percent from the previous edition - from all over Italy and even from abroad.

"We are deeply satisfied with the excellent results obtained from the initiative that we had the pleasure of carrying out together with the Drivalia group," commented Giuseppe Scellato, President of I3P. "For years, our incubator has been carrying out many technology exploration projects in the area of Open Innovation, and Digital Factory has been confirmed as an opportunity of particular value in bringing together young companies with cutting-edge projects with corporate realities most attentive to the opportunities of digital transformation, such as Drivalia. The path taken with this call has borne fruit, bringing benefits to all those involved, and we are ready to support new initiatives to continue boostering the development of the ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurship."

The second edition of the initiative is part of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance's Start&Pulse program, which is based on Open Innovation. In particular, this call focused on researching technological processes aimed at improving both the customer experience and internal processes and management of corporate know-how.

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