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Our Story

Next2U s.r.l. started in 2014 as an academic spin-off of the Department of Neurosciences, Imaging, and Clinical Sciences at the G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara in Italy. It was founded by Professor Arcangelo Merla, who has two decades of experience in applying infrared imaging to neuroscience.

Our team consists of neuroscientists, physicists, bio and electronic engineers, computer scientists, and data scientists who are both talented and passionate. They are committed to the company's journey and vision, turning ideas into reality.

COmpany facts

>60 international peer-reviewed papers published by Next2U`s researchers and consultants

>300 hours of recordings of missions on full-flight simulators with professional pilots for development and test

Ongoing testing and validation of pilot monitoring system on civilian airplanes

>3000 km road-test for driver monitoring system test and validation

>200 hours of in-lab recordings for neuroscience applications

>4M€ of R&D investments

>2.5M€ of grant fundings


>3M€ of B2B contracts

Full freedom to operate

Completely detained IP

Meet our team

Next2U is not just a name; it is the guiding principle that drives our actions and governs our thinking.

Supporting companies and individuals while maintaining high ethical standards is an integral part of our mission, not an option. This vision allows us to forge strong connections within our team and with our partners.

We are friends, colleagues, professionals. We are Next2U. 

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