Generali Global Corporate and Commercial has formed a strategic partnership with NHAZCA, a spinoff from the Sapienza University in Rome.
The partnership will see NHAZCA provide its expertise in satellite, aerial and terrestrial sensing services to Generali’s P&C global corporate and commercial (GC&C) business unit, to enhance its existing capabilities in underwriting, risk engineering and loss prevention, and claims management.
The main applications will be for nat cat and earthquake, structural health monitoring and landslides related risks.
Generali GC&C can now leverage NHAZCA’s expertise in satellite SAR (synthetic aperture radar) interferometry, a remote sensing technology that can control and minimise construction and property risks. The technology is based on microwaves and offers a more detailed image than a standard optical satellite image. Historical data recorded by the satellites offers a picture of how risks are evolving over time.
Manlio Lostuzzi, Generali GC&C's chief executive, called Generali's partnerships with its clients one of its greatest assets. “We work every day to speak their language, understand their most troubling concerns and use our global experience, local knowledge and innovation technologies to promote and protect their interests,” he said. “This means we are more service-led than process-based, ready and willing to think outside established industry practices and constantly innovating to add value beyond the policy.”
As the industry embraces scientific methods, Lostuzzi said, its collaborations with partners like NHAZCA “strengthen its ability to meet the most sophisticated clients’ insurance needs, by further preventing and mitigating their risk exposures and enhancing cost-effectiveness in the insurance coverage”.
Paolo Mazzanti, CEO at NHAZCA, added: " Our services will certainly benefit from this collaboration and we are confident our solutions can acquire even more value in the market, establishing NHAZCA as a partner to rely on for the most critical and complex risk assessments.”
Generali Global Corporate and Commercial, NHAZCA, University of Rome, Manlio Lostuzzi, Paolo Mazzanti