The Manufacturing sector is a fundamental pillar for the technological progress and for economic and social prosperity of modern countries. Italy plays a primary role in Europe and can rely upon unique resources to preserve and enhance its competitiveness in manufacturing.
ITIA-CNR, coherently with the strategic lines of the DIITET Department and the European objectives, continuously supports the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by bringing innovation in the factory.
The research and innovation activities on enabling technologies of ITIA-CNR are organized in core competence areas, mastered by seven Research Departments. Such Departments cover complementary and synergic research domains, whose integration allows the definition of innovative factories, considering all the different aspects involved: from business model to logistics, systems, machines and devices. The enabling technologies and tools developed by the Research Departments are used to realize physical pilot factories, at the moment four, which represent valuable platforms to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies.