Thursday, 20 June 2019

Trono di Grazia 4.0 - The Project

“Trono di Grazia 4.0” is a very innovative project taking advantage of IoT technologies to deliver an all-inclusive solution for the fine arts logistics and exhibition.
Thanks to the real-time data collection and analysis, it’s possible to share alerts and core information with all stakeholders along all steps of a nail2nail transport, in order to prevent potential damages to the masterpiece.
The project was born thanks to a collaboration among See Your Box, Aon Italy for the risk consulting, Apice for the fine arts logistics, Ott Art for the climate-controlled showcases, Propagroup for the packaging hygroscopic materials and the Diocesan Museum of Caltagirone, owner of the painting.
Such a strong collaboration made possible to provide an all-inclusive service, which thanks to continuous data analysis allows a better management of the risk connect to transports, packaging, insulating materials, showcases for exhibitions, and an automated but accurate calculation of insurance risk profiles.

The project “Trono di Grazia 4.0” started back in 2014 when, thanks to See Your Box, the painting was transported to the Vatican Museums for a long and delicate renovation process.
This year, on March 29, the project “Trono di Grazia 4.0” was kicked-off at the Vatican Museums, where Fabio Raimondi, director of the Museum of Caltagirone, and Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, presented publicly the renovated painting Trono di Grazia, by the Flemish painter Vrancke van der Stockt.
The meticulous renovation was carried on by the Laboratories of the Vatican Museums, where the painting has been on display for around two months. The artwork is now going back to the Diocesan Museum of Caltagirone (Sicily, Italy), where it will be presented during a public event, next Thursday 13 June, together with an artwork, by the same author, lent by the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid. Both paintings are part of the exhibition titled “Trono di Grazia. Il ritorno della tavola fiamminga a Caltagirone” (“Trono di Grazia. The return of the Flemish painting to Caltagirone”). The project lasts 2 years and allows partners to periodically meet to analyse and discuss data collected by the monitoring system. 

A nail2nail monitoring requires a continuous data collection: in the original museum, along the packing, transport and exhibition setup in the museum of destination, during the temporary exhibition itself and on the way back to the home museum. Delivering such a kind of monitoring is possible thanks to the extreme versatility and adaptability of the system and to the sophisticated AI algorithms, which enable the device to automatically understand in which phase of the complex process it is, self-adapting its behaviour and the parameters detected, without any human intervention. 
For example, by monitoring the variations in light intensity, the device is able to understand if the painting is exhibiting in a museum (constantly exposed to light) or inside a package, where light intensity and time of exposure are clearly reduced. In the same way, by monitoring the incline and the vibrations, the system understands if the painting is hanged on a wall or packed in a box, subject to small vibrations caused by the pavement. Furthermore, the devices can monitor for up to 5 months without any need for recharge, collecting and sending data at constant intervals. 

The technology is extremely simple: the devices don’t need any further integration; the whole system is continuously and autonomously monitored by servers. Once selected via the online platform, all parameters are transmitted after the device has been turned on by simply pressing the button. A full range of 60 parameters are collected every 10 minutes, all variations exceeding predefined thresholds are immediately transmitted with a detailed message to all linked users. All this can be accessed in real time through a web platform. The mission of the project “Trono di Grazia 4.0” is actually to provide artworks owners, be they a museum or a private collector, with an all-inclusive new-generation monitoring service, allowing to keep under control all life stages of a masterpiece, from its stay in museums and collections, to the transport, the planning of renovations and the management of risk.

Monday, 3 June 2019

"Trono di Grazia 4.0"

Great news: on Thursday 13th June the Museo diocesano of Caltagirone (CT, Italy) is inaugurating the permanent exhibition of the "Trono di Grazia", by the Flemish artist van der Stockt.
See Your Box cares particularly for this painting, since it was one of our very first monitoring activities, back in 2015. 
After a long and accurate work of restoration, carried out by the Vatican Museums restoration Laboratories, the renovated painting is now going back to its home museum.
Once again See Your Box is monitoring the painting, but this time a more innovative project has been set-up. 
Thanks to the project “Trono di Grazia 4.0”, for the first time an innovative IoT solution will be used to deliver an all-inclusive solution for the fine arts logistics and exhibition.
Because of the analysis and continuous transmission of data in real time, along all steps of a nail2nail transport, it's possible to share alerts and core information with all partners, in order to prevent potential damages to the masterpiece.
The project was born thanks to the collaboration between See Your Box, Aon Italy as insurance partner, Apice, Ott Art and Propagroup as logistics, exhibition and service providers for fine arts.
Such a comprehensive project, shared among the best professionals of this field, offers an all-inclusive data analysis service, which allows to better manage the risk connected to transports, packaging, insulating materials, display cases for exhibitions and an automated and accurate evaluation of risk profiles.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Visit us at STIL 2019

Also this year See Your Box is attending the Technology and Innovation Fair of Lausanne(STIL). This is a great occasion for Swiss start-ups to showcase their products and innovative technologies, to exchange opinions, share ideas with other entrepreneurs and create valuable connections.

The event is open to everyone, without need for registration, so take the chance to dive into the innovation and pass by our booth to have a chat with us!

Save the date:
Date: Thursday 21 March 2019
Time: 10:00 to 18:00
Location: Swisstech Convention Center, Ecublens

We are waiting for you!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

SYB again in the Swiss news

Another article about See Your Box has been published in the Swiss news!, the online platform mandated by Innosuisse to provide daily information about the start-up environment in Switzerland, has just published an article describing our latest major achievements.

In particular, it tells about SYB’s admission to the Hartford Insurtech Hub and the partnership with Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, with whom we are soon starting our first Innosuisse project, financed by the Swiss government. 

Great to be in the news, great to see everyone is so keen on knowing and keeping up-to-date about See Your Box’s progress!
Our special thanks go to Stefan Kyora for the interview and the possibility to be published. 

The full article is available here.  

Friday, 7 December 2018

SYB selected for Hartford Insurtech Hub

We made it!
We are proud to announce that See Your Box is among the 10 startups selected for the Hartford Insurtech Hub, the leading accelerator of Insurtech startups based in Hartford, Connecticut.

After an intensive selection, with pitches and meetings with more than 100 mentors, investors and insurance top experts, we have been chosen among the hundreds of startups, scouted during the 23 events held globally. 

We will now take part to a 3-month intensive program, having access to an incredible network of insurance mentors and specialised investors and being advised by great experts on how to turn See Your Box into a real disruption for the insurance industry.


We would like to thank Hartford InsurTech Hub and Startupbootcamp for creating such a fantastic project, together with sponsors and partners like the Connecticut Insurance Department, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the City of Hartford, Cigna, The Travelers, Covr Financial Technologies and many others.

Big congratulations also to the other insurtech startups included in the 2018-2019 Cohort: Pineapple, handii, Dream Payments, Pitch Gauge, Medyear, SkyWatch, Talem Health Analytics, ClaimSpace and CareValidate

The press release of the event was covered and can be found at this link.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

SYB at IMD Global Talent Forum 2018

This week, on Monday 10 September, See Your Box was invited to take part to the MBA Global Talent Forum at IMD in Lausanne. 

As a start-up, it was really great to get in touch with more than 80 MBA candidates coming from all over the world, with widely different backgrounds. The event was not just a career day, but also a chance to exchange points of view with professionals, make new contacts and create strong connections with candidates operating in specific industries. 

We would like to thank the IMD Career Services team, who invited us to join and supported us during the whole event.

At this link you can find the related article on IMD’s official blog.