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Best Practices for Innovation 2016 awarded to Rheticus® Displacement

The geoinformation service Rheticus® Displacement developed by Planetek Italia has been awarded at the 10th edition of Premio Best Practices per l’innovazione (Best Practices for Innovation 2016), held in Salerno, Italy on December 1st – 2nd, 2016.

Telecom Italia, the Italian leader in TLC industry, assigned the award during the annual event organized by Confindustria Salerno.

The initiative was launched in 2006 with the aim of spreading the “culture” of innovation in the public and private sectors, through the presentation of real cases of innovation made by firms in the service and manufacturing sectors.

During the event, a technical panel of experts assigns awards to companies, which have created an innovative project – technological, product, process and social – with demonstrable and measurable results.

This year, about 101 participants presented projects from all over Italy. All the details of the winning projects are published on

Rheticus® Displacement is a geoinformation service designed for the monitoring of earth’s surface movements, aimed at monitoring areas subject to landslides and subsidence, and the stability of infrastructures.
Launched in April 2016, Rheticus® Displacement has already garnered awards at Italian and international level, such as the “Application of the Year 2016” of OpenGeoData Italia and listed among finalists of the “European EO product of the Year” of EARSC Association.
Rheticus® Displacement is one of the services provided through the Cloud platform. Shifting from data provision to geospatial knowledge and geo-analytics, its services are delivered worldwide through a growing network of resellers.

Vincenzo Barbieri, CMO of Planetek Italia, said, “This new award makes us proud and confident that we are on track for a marketable and sustainable innovation. Rheticus® represents a real change of the business model in geoinformation services. Its unique features, which makes geoinformation and analytics available continuously, on the Cloud and low cost, is a fundamental support for several application fields, such as infrastructures engineering, territorial planning or coastal marine waters monitoring and reporting”. “The Rheticus® platform is now the synthesis of Planetek skills and expertise in developing and providing value-added services, of great benefit to those who, in the public and private sectors, is working to preserve our Earth and improve the quality of our lives”.