Speedhub is part of the network of Digital Innovation Hub for Industry 4.0. Operating at a regional and national level, they aim to carry out ongoing activities to raise awareness and support companies across the production network as they embark upon their digital journey.
BI-REX Competence Center intends to be a strategic and operational player to support companies interested in digitalization of industrial processes, within Industry 4.0 framework: from Design to Production, from R&D to Supply Chain, from Security to Blockchain.
FIWARE Innova iHub is a non-profit association aimed at promoting technological innovation in Italy, through training, consultancy, and co-design of technological solutions.
Our Association has the challenge to help facilitate the empowerment of cutting-edge technologies, successful entrepreneurial strategy, novel business models and sustainable development of solutions and infrastructures in urban and rural areas for transforming them into “Smart Lands” to create well-being for a better quality of life.
CERR is the company of Confindustria Emilia-Romagna System created to assist companies in the field of research, innovation, technology transfer, digital transformation and sustainability.
CERR is a Business Innovation and Technology Transfer Center recognized by the Emilia-Romagna regional government, a node of the High Technology Network, acting as a link between companies, researchers and institutions. CERR is also the Digital Innovation Hub Emilia-Romagna (DIH-ER) of Confindustria and works in network with national and European peers, in partnership with Competence Centers, at the service of enterprises and the innovation ecosystem.
CERR | DIH-ER offers assistance services along the path of innovation, digital transformation and sustainability: information and awareness, consultancy and mentoring, matchmaking with the innovation ecosystem and technological brokerage.
Through the close relationship with the DIH t2i, the company will be able to make use of a partner who is constantly updated on company needs and criticalities, who will help it in the decision-making processes concerning the transformation of its reality into a 4.0 company. The company will be constantly informed on financing opportunities or on innovative enabling technologies, strictly connected with its business. Thanks to the t2i DIH CC network, the company will be able to quickly identify one or more experts to involve them in its innovation projects. The DIH is available to the company to support it in writing research and innovation projects, aimed at participating in funding calls at local, national and European level.
SMACT is one of the 8 highly specialized Industry 4.0 Competence Centers born in Italy on the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development. It is a public-private body that systematizes the skills in the 4.0 field of Research, technology providers and early adopter companies.
MADE's Digital and Sustainable Factory supports the enterprises in their digital transformation path towards Industry 4.0. It is part of the Industry 4.0 Italian ecosystem created by the Competence Centers and the Digital Innovation Hubs.
MADE is one of the 8 italian Competence Centers, acknowledged as Digital Innovation Hub by European Union. The MADE vision is to lead companies digital and sustainable transformation. On one hand, MADE provides a set of knowledge, methods, technical and managerial skills on digital technologies to support companies in their digital transformation towards Industry 4.0. On the other hand, thanks to the large demo-center of over 2000 m^2, it provides an I4.0 – based pilot production facility for pioneering test, demonstration and development project realization.
MADE mission is to lead companies digital and sustainable transformation, leading a complete industry migration towards digital transformation developed by the following phases: informing and showing Industry 4.0 technologies, explaining them by specific training activities, and then transferring and implementing technological solutions through projects (Test Before Invest). MADE is therefore proposed as a technical interlocutor to which companies can turn not only to manage activities of innovation, technology transfer, applied research and assistance during the implementation of 4.0 technologies, but also to receive a suitable support to reconsider their organizational and business models, suggesting strategic aspects to maintain their high competitive level. MADE is a public-private consortium attracting investments for more than 22M EUR in 2019-2021 horizon. It is composed of more than 47 partners clustered in: 4 Universities, 2 research facilities, 42 Manufacturing Companies including software technology providers and one public entity.
Robotics are the thread connecting the areas. The focus is on human-machine and machine-machine collaboration. The first island accommodates a number of collaborative industrial robots of different sizes, which are used in the process to mount a fork to a motorbike frame, designed to operate safely when humans are present. The action starts with an AGV that can replan its route around the obstacles it meets on its way. This autonomous vehicle transports the front piece to the largest collaborative robot, which lifts it, relieving the human operator from the heavy load, towards the motorbike where it can be installed. At this point, smaller collaborative robots assist the operator in completing the assembly, by carrying out automatic and interactive procedures in full safety. In the second island, we see how an “Operator 4.0” is “augmented” through cyber-physical smart systems, and can handle traditional operations using wearable devices and software to manage and improve adaptive interaction between human and machine. The three assembly cubicles are used for different demonstration purposes, and each contains monitors with audio and visual instructions, visors for mixed and augmented reality and an exoskeleton to reduce muscle effort.
Finally MADE is a Digital Innovation Hub official aknowledged by European Commission within JRC catalogue. MADE is coordinating EDIH Lombardia, candidate for European Digital Innovation Hub network, a consortium of 15 partners aiming at supporting industry digital transformation in Europe.
DIH Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta was born in 2017 for the digital transformation of local businesses. Born from the aggregation of various services dedicated to R&D, it acts as an intermediary between the Competence Centers, located at universities and research institutes - ideal locations for developing projects with a high technological content - and companies, so that they are immediately usable by of companies, especially SMEs, the resources produced by the various actors of the territorial ecosystem of innovation.
CREATE Consortium is a no profit research organisation possessing a legal personality; it belongs, according to the Italian law, to the class of Consorzi, where a number of subjects give life to an independent body intended to reach commonly agreed objectives (in the CREATE case, develop, support and stimulate applied research in Electromagnetics). CREATE was founded on late 1992 by ABB-Ricerca and the University of Reggio Calabria with the aim of establishing a stable link between industry and university. The present partnership includes 6 Italian State Universities and 1 industrial partner. The financial resources come from the funds given by the partners at the constitution date and to the additional resources Gained directly by the Consortium during its activity. The scientific and technical aims are pursued by means of the coordinated effort of experts acting as consultants. In addition the Consortium takes advantage of temporary staff for technical and secretarial support.