Thanks to a Public-Private-Partnership with the municipality of Apiro, Loccioni is working on a project of Rural Innovation: the revitalization of Saint Clemente Valley. It includes the valorization of Saint Urbano Abbey, a beautiful Romanic church of the 11th century and the heart of the Valley. In this area, where Enrico Loccioni was born and owns some land, the idea is to create an Innovation Hub for the Agriculture of the Future. Data science, robotics interconnected systems and the Internet of Things combined with the concept of sustainability and the ancient traditions of the local agriculture shall represent a reference model for the development and enhancement of rural areas.
San Clemente Valley is going to be one of the first real examples of a circular economy, it will prove that it is possible to create balance between man and nature, tradition and innovation. The honey laboratory and the “sensorized” beehives, the energy of the sun, the automatic irrigation of olive trees, the prevention of wasting water and instead the collection of rain water are only a starting point.