The Ministry for Economic Development - MISE finances with more than 7.5 million euro the project of Triveneto Universities – including SISSA – aimed at setting up the SMACT Competence Centre focused on digital technologies – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, IoT – and on business innovation strategy.
The project provides for a ministerial investment of approx. 7.5 million euro over a three-year period to cover the personnel, laboratory and equipment costs. It is supported by a substantial investment by 30 companies that have joined the proposal as technological providers and industrial partners.
SMACT brings together the University of Padua – project coordinator – University of Verona, University Ca' Foscari Venice, University of Trento, SISSA, Free University of Bolzano, University of Udine, University Iuav of Venice, Bruno Kessler Foundation, 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 Italia, EnginSoft, Eurosystem, Gruppo PAM, Innovation Factory, Intesa Sanpaolo, Keyline, Lean Experience Factory, Microtec, Miriade, Omitech, Optoelettronica Italia, 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.
The public-private partnership is aimed at technology transfer, orientation and training in companies as well as at the implementation of innovation projects, industrial research and development for the creation or improvement, especially by SMEs, of new products, processes or services.