WHERE IDEAS BECOME REALITY
FREE MIND FOUNDRY is an inspiring place where Community, Collaboration, Sustainability and Innovation come together and young, talented and passionate people join forces to make new ideas come true.
Graduates, start-uppers, academics, entrepreneurs and managers stand side by side, exchanging their vision of the future, anticipating new trends in the Industry and seizing opportunities for new businesses.
This innovation hub is the foundry where free minds make their dreams come true, living the latest technologies and the digital transformation that is changing our society and our way of living and working.
FREE MIND FOUNDRY
Talents | Innovation | Together
- More than 20,000 sq.ft. of R&D space
- More than 500 trees and plants throughout the floor
- More than 10 collaborative spaces and game rooms
- 3 square and garden areas
- 170 seats theatre with broadcasting capabilities
- A fully equipped cantina with 2 Italian chefs
- Sustainability incorporated into all aspects of the design
- An artificial intelligence to monitor the environmental quality
- Next-gen LED lighting with micro-controllers
- A fully equipped motion capture and video recording room
- An Health & Wellness gym within the office
- True Italian-design with local materials and German equipment
BaxEnergy Monitoring & Control Room
The Monitoring and Control Room of BaxEnergy is the brain of the Innovation Hub. It interconnects thousands of renewable energy power plants Worldwide for a total of nearly 85+ GW including power plants in Italy, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain, France, Morocco, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Mexico, India, Australia and much more. It is a technology marvel that process 300+ Billion data records per year to provide breath-taking view of the World production.
Smart Entrance with Face Recognition
The visitors of the Free Mind Foundry Innovation Hub are accompanied and guided by intelligent technologies from the moment they enter the building throughout the entire working day. The entrance of the working areas is monitored by cameras and sensors capable of recognizing employees through facial recognition and restrict access for visitors and guests to public areas.
Artificial Intellingence (AI) System
Interactive touch screen displays allow the communication with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) which constantly monitor the entire Innovation Hub. Employees can interact with the AI through dedicated touch screens: working areas and desks are fitted with PreSense™ occupancy sensors that help identify available seats, book meeting rooms, or meet up with other people in the team. The AI learns from the user behaviour and groups people that can work efficiently together.
Thanks to the facial recognition feature, the AI is also able to detect and verify faces, age, gender and moods of the visits of the hub, calculating KPIs to improve the quality of life within the hub.
Smart digital desks
The work environment is scattered with many different work stations and co-working areas and is capable to host 200+ people that have the chance to connect to each other, build relationships and exchange ideas to grow their business and take them Worldwide.
Tailor-made innovative desks with smart IoT sensors – enriched by air purifying plants – enable to gain accurate insights into environmental quality and how the space is being used. They are based on a proprietary design with a pioneering concept that drastically improve the quality of life.
The Server Room is the beating heart of our offices and provides a large-scale computational power for scientific use, a large-scale hyper-fast data repository and everything that our researches might need to perform their tasks in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Server rooms are protected by bulletproof glasses with noise reduction capabilities which allow the servers to remain fully visible and yet remain silent.
The access to the server room is possible only through facial recognition to ensure maximum security.
Secure Printing Center
Smart printers receive printing orders sent by the desks. Documents marked as “secure” are encrypted and handled with special care: printing is execute only after the person sending the files is physically present in front of the printer and is recognized through the facial recognition feature. If the person doesn’t go in front of the printer in 20 min, the documents are automatically destroyed from the memory buffer.
Wisnam IoT Lab
A technological lab with everything that you need to manufacture microcircuits, computer boards and IoT devices. The lab has everything you need to design state-of-the-art technologies such as the PreSense™ and DeskSense™ which are deployed throughout the campus to improve the quality of the environment. The lab is also suited for the development of large-scale industrial-grade data processing solutions which include both software and hardware design.
The campus is equipped with multiple meet-up room which can be booked on-demand through mobile application. Each meet-up room is equipped with AirDesk™ sensors which measure the quality of the air and alert the guests if the level of CO2 increases above a warning threshold. Each meet-up room is completed by simple and yet elegant furniture.
Not a traditional conference room, but an inspiring space equipped with high speed optical fiber, monitor, video camera for conferencing system, and ambient lightning designed to set the right atmosphere for meetings, conferences, customer trainings.
Meeting of 2 to 4 people can be comfortably hosted in specially-made booths which resemble a pub-booth, and are spread across the floor plan next to the working areas. The booths are realized with noise-absorbing material which allows private conversation while remaining in the proximity of the working areas.
These are truly welcoming and relaxing spaces where people can meet randomly bounce into each other or chat drawing inspiration under a tree.
The Lemon Trees courtyard is equipped with an observation-deck to outlook the frequent eruptions throughout the windows. That is the reason why we also call this specific courtyard the “Observation Deck”.
The large Olives Courtyard implements the social function of the Greek Agorà into our office by recreating a central square where people can meet and relax, having a cup of coffee or taking a work-break, or chat about anything they like.
The Oranges Courtyard lets people enjoy the terrace with solarium and Sicilian climate with sunny days and a breath-taking Etna view.
Many walls through the floor and in all conference rooms are coated in chalkboard paint that transform every corner of the office into a brainstorming board allowing to create notes, drawings, and diagrams anywhere at any time because you never know when and where an idea can strike you!
The Gaming Room allows people to take a break and recharge the batteries. It is equipped with comfortable couches and with the latest gaming console such as Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. It is also a comfortable testing environment for the videogames developed by Rimlight Studios, Red Raion and the other gaming companies present in the Innovation Hub!
Motion Capture Room
The Motion Capture Room is a dedicated space where actors can digitalize their performance and transfer it to their digital doubles. Actors wear a special suit with sensors connected to a computer that tracks and records movements that are transferred to a digitally rigged character. The space includes also a recording studio with a separate soundproofed room.
Sound-Proof Phone Booth
Specially-made for us, these phone booths are perfect for making important calls, participating in video conferences, have your discussions in privacy without disturbing your colleagues while having a comfortable environment.
Digital Fitness Center with Showers
The innovation hub is completed by a fitness center equipped with the latest machines for functional training. The fitness center is conveniently placed near the changing rooms, which are equipped with Showers.
Join the change and free your mind with us at:
FREE MIND FOUNDRY SRL, Via Sclafani 40, 95024 Acireale, VAT: 05460900870.