Greening the Islands Foundation



Paolo Barbato

GTI Specialist Air Quality

Paolo Barbato is the 26y old CEO and co-founder of Wiseair, an Italian company that enables municipalities, citizens and companies to monitor air quality. Paolo founded Wiseair during his final year at the Politecnico di Milano, where he studied Energy Engineering, ranking in the top 1% of students at the university.


The awareness of wanting to become an entrepreneur materialised during the SEI Pioneer programme, held by the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Alta Scuola Politecnica, where Paolo met many international entrepreneurs and, above all, his fantastic co-founders, very young like him and with no previous entrepreneurial experience, but incredibly smart, committed and motivated.


Since the birth of Wiseair, Paolo and his team have developed and launched the product on the market creating a network of over 200 IoT sensors across Europe, worked with tens of Italian municipalities, exhibited at CES 2020 in Las Vegas and raised more than 1M€.