Erre Quadro

Erre Quadro is an Italian company based in Pisa and specialized in technology intelligence. The company supports the innovation process of companies, both at R&D and at strategic level, through a proper analysis of the intellectual property landscape. For this purpose, the company’s scientists have developed dedicated algorithms for the automatic analysis of technical texts, merging a powerful representation of human artefacts coming from years of research in Engineering Design, with the most advanced tools in Computational Linguistic. Likewise important is the team, characterized by a high level of interdisciplinarity; the expertise range from engineering (mechanical, robotics, management) to physics, mathematics, informatics and economics. As a result, the company is able to support his clients in the following tasks:

  • Assessment and early detection of emergent technologies;
  • Positioning of technologies in the competitive scenario;
  • Technology foresight analysis and decision-making support;
  • Extensive mapping and deep understanding of complex technologies;
  • Identification of lateral threats or opportunities for new partners or new markets;
  • Leverage the intellectual property corpus to find white spaces and guide the design process, thus producing better and faster product innovation;

Erre Quadro’s clients are various large enterprises and several SMEs in many technical sectors (automotive, power energy, oil & gas, textile, environment, biomedical, appliances, paper, machinery, packaging, ICT). Additionally, Erre Quadro cooperates with regional and national institutions, management consultancies and patent attorneys to support decision making and foresight processes.

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In Sparkle Project, Erre Quadro’s main activity is to support the assessment of Precision Agriculture world through a proper analysis of the technological landscape. At this purpose, the company is performing a technology foresight based on two kinds of information sources: patents and scientific literature. The analysis embraces technical solutions in viticulture and arable crops; sectors chosen as the ones where farms are experiencing the most advanced technologies.