EDGE's ambitious vision is to be an international reference in cyber-physical innovation. To attain it, EDGE defined a highly innovative and competitive products and services portfolio and established early on a business model based upon strong partnerships with national and international partners, selected for their market value and capability to support EDGE making its vision a reality.
EDGE aims to become an entrepreneurship example, possible because of the alignment between its culture and values with its vision and value proposition. Our culture is built upon the respect for the active collaboration of employees, suppliers and customers and for the empowerment to act. Our commitment is to practice the values of leadership, excellence, ethics, learning, quality and social responsibility.
EDGE practices a unique organisational model that upholds a presence in the Research, Experimentation and Business domains. Interconnected, these domains represent EDGE's DNA: to develop innovative market-oriented research, to experiment new promising technologies and to explore a truly disruptive offer, capable of satisfying customers and of upholding EDGE's competitive advantage.
EDGE's capability to reach and sustain a solid presence in the market is mainly due to its commitment with creative thinking and continuous experimentation. These stimuli enhance the Company's innovation nature in the supply of new solutions and services, in accordance to the most respected Quality standards, certifications and regulations. EDGE's Quality policy confirms the Company's professional excellence, in order to ensue a true quality practice.
EDGE is committed to be eco-efficient, respecting the applicable environmental legislation to its daily operations, contributing to waste reduction and energy efficiency strategies, promoting the protection of the environment and continuously improving EDGE's environmental policy, in fulfillment of the ISO 14001 principles. Applying to the whole organisation, EDGE's environmental policy addresses emerging environmental concerns, including climate change.
EDGE is committed to lead by example, exercising its social responsibility with a clear goal to reach positive changes through its business activity and its involvement in the community. EDGE supports the scientific research that benefits the most from its technology, especially youngsters' technological education, promoting engineering and science on behalf of local economy and society. furthermore, EDGE upholds the equality of opportunities and fosters inclusion policies.
EDGE builds strategic partnerships with worldwide recognised industry, academia and laboratory entities, public and private, that operate in our markets of interest. These partnerships are instrumental for the development of EDGE's internal capabilities, aiming to participate in international research and development efforts, as well as to generate specialised knowledge for the implementation of innovation projects in cyber-physical systems.
EDGE's new innovation model capitalises on the agility of personal relationships, through the networks of knowledge that cross organisational and disciplinary boundaries. Built with specialists that share the same interests and objectives, the networks of knowledge are a channel for EDGE to develop essential capabilities, to create innovative products, to improve organisational efficiency, to generate knowledge value and to build sustainable business opportunities.
The collaboration with universities, research institutes, laboratories and technological partners that share the same commitment to Innovation is a vital element of EDGE's open strategy to Innovation, aiming to generate pioneer research knowledge and rapidly develop and bring to market new technologies. EDGE's collaboration protocols are a sustainability platform to involve partners in international collaboration programmes.