FBK is with SMACT, selected by MISE as Competence Center for the industry of the future

26/05/2018 The Ministry of Economic Development will provide funding for over 7.5 million euros for the Triveneto University project for the establishment of the SMACT Competence Center focusing on digital - Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, IoT - technologies and on the innovation strategy for enterprises

The ranking of the highly specialized competence centers funded was published on Thursday, May 24 by MISE on the ministry website. The project provides for a 7.5 million euro investment by the Ministry over three years to cover staffing, laboratories and equipment costs and is supported by a substantial investment by the 30 companies that have joined the proposal as technological providers and industrial partners.

Fondazione Bruno Kessler is among the centers of expertise together with the University of Padua, the University of Verona, Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, the University of Trento, SISSA (Advanced International School of Advanced Studies) Trieste, Free University of Bolzano, University of Udine, IUAV University of Venice, National Institute of Nuclear Physics – Section of Padua and National Laboratories of Legnaro.

Thirty private partners will support the universities in this project:
ACCA software, Adige, Aspiag Service, Brovedani, CAREL Industries, Corvallis, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche, DBA lab, Electrolux Italy, EnginSoft, Eurosystem, PAM Group, Innovation Factory, Intesa Sanpaolo, Keyline, Lean Experience Factory, Microtec, Miriade, Omitech, Optoelectronics Italy, OVS, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory, SAVE, Schneider Electric, TEXA, TFM Automotive & Industry, Thetis, TIM, Umana, Wartsila Italia. Other partners of the initiative are the Chamber of Commerce of Padua and CNExT.

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The Competence Center of the Triveneto area’s name will be SMACT, after the name of the technologies addressed: Social Network, Mobile Platforms & Apps, Advanced Analytics & Big Data, Cloud, Internet of Things. In addition to its own staff, it will be able to count on the broad expertise of its public partners in the Industry 4.0 sector (several hundred researchers, about 23,000 scientific publications and 3,000 technology transfer projects in favor of SMEs in the past 3 years). It will also invest significant resources in the construction of new laboratories and will use the dense network of scientific equipment made available by the partners.