Navacchio Techno Park (www.polotecnologico.it) is located in the municipality of Cascina, just 10 kilometers away from Pisa. Born in 2000, thanks to a massive project of urban requalification, NTP is now a modern technological citadel that covers an area of 18.000 square meters including 4 large buildings, an Incubator (www.incubatoreimpresa.it), a FabLab and a Coworking space. Approximately 500 people work in the 60 high-tech companies (ICT, Energy and Environment, Microelectronics and Robotics) now present in the techno park.
NTP is partner of the Regional Pole for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Innovation (300 companies – www.polopierre.it) and of the Regional Innovation Pole for ICT and Robotics (700 companies – www.distrettoict-robotica.it). Moreover, it is part of APSTI (Italian Association of Scientific and Techno Parks – www.apsti.it), which includes 25 Parks and it is associated to IASP, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovations (www.iasp.ws).
NTP has always been strongly committed in energy saving issues. It was chosen as one of the three pilots to be involved as test-bed and validation sites for the innovative energy efficient solutions (i.e. serious games and personalized applications) which will be implemented within ENTROPY. Therefore, the Park will be actively engaged in increasing end-users’ awareness and motivating/modeling behavioral changes to achieve energy consumption savings in their daily activities and adopt energy efficient lifestyles.