“Hi, I am Antonio Fuso, a young environmental consultant born and raised in Bari, Italy. My education took place between vivacious Bari, Turin and the Czech Republic, with some work experience between Taranto and Milan, but I also spent some time in Sweden at Absolicon.”
“I have started my education with marketing in my bachelor’s degree, and later with a master’s degree in environmental economics. I gained two years of experience as a business consultant in the field of corporate social responsibility. During my economic research in Sweden at Absolicon, I cultivated my passion for energy communities through the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs project.”
“My business idea is based on the concept of energy communities, which aim to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to become a producer of renewable energy and actively contribute to the fight against the climate crisis.
My business model intends to guide and advise communities, both private and small and medium-sized enterprises, in the implementation of a fossil-free energy mix, based on the principles of sustainability and social innovation. Through collaboration I will help communities develop local energy projects, which will be managed and controlled by the members themselves, optimising the use of resources and maximising benefits for all.
The real strength of my idea lies in sharing not only energy, but also knowledge, skills and resources among the communities themselves. Through an inclusive approach, I will promote people’s autonomy and empowerment, encourage social cohesion and create a network of solidarity.
My entrepreneurial vision aspires to transform communities into centres of energy innovation, where sustainability is not just an option, but a shared priority. I hope to democratize renewable energy production, helping to reduce energy poverty and providing economic benefits to citizens, as well as promoting greater use of clean energy.”
“At Absolicon, I worked as a researcher and worked closely with the marketing team to align with the sales activities. I was primarily responsible for creating engaging and informative content to published on the website and social channels. I was also developing my business idea with the support of the CEO Joakim Byström as my mentor.”
“The experience at Absolicon played a key role in shaping and refining my entrepreneurial vision. Through Joakim’s mentoring, I was able to turn challenges into tangible opportunities for my business project. Specifically, I envisioned the idea of developing a marketplace dedicated to all actors involved in energy communities: citizens looking for a community to join, companies interested in marketing their products, and potential financiers looking to invest in renewable energy generation. Upon returning to Italy, I bring with me the enthusiasm and determination needed to turn this vision into reality.”
“Global demand for energy is expected to continue to grow, particularly due to population growth. As a result, the need to reduce the use of fossil sources will be increasingly pressing. In my vision, energy will be more and more distributed and individually managed, enabling citizens to be more conscious of their consumption and promoting energy efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions and increasing a sense of environmental responsibility.”
“Absolicon’s technology is amazing. It is based on readily available materials, is extremely user-friendly, and focuses on continuous technological innovation to ensurer customers’ satisfaction. This is what makes Absolicon such a promising reality in the field of renewable energy.”
“Outside of work, I find myself in nature by hiking, and I am an avid reader who immerses himself in all kinds of books. I also spend time volunteering to protect the environment and preserve our cultural heritage. I am an enthusiastic environmental consultant, both at work and in everyday life.”
“Certainly, an aspiration I hold dear is to see a world where sustainable energy solutions become an integral part of our daily lives, and my advice to all fellow environmental enthusiasts would be to never underestimate the impact of our individual actions on the greater environmental cause. Each small step we take towards a greener future is a giant leap for the planet.”