ITIA in numbers

European projects (FP7, H2020)27
National projects8
Regional projects10
Industrial contracts (Private)13

ITIA is COORDINATOR of 2 European projects, 1 National project and 2 Regional projects (Lombardy)
  • DASM - Dynamic Analysis and Simulation of Machinery
  • MEDIS - Micro Enabled Devices and Systems
  • IRAS - Intelligent and Autonomous Robot Systems
  • 2MaCS - Machine and Manufacturing Control Systems
  • EVA - Enterprise Engineering and Virtual Applications
  • MBM - Manufacturing Business Models
Permanent staff45
Full Time Temporary staff51
PhD students9

of which 98 people are RTD staff (Researchers and Technicians) and 7 Administrative staff
Cash flow annual average (period 2014-2016):
€ 2.941.000
  • Robotic Laboratory - Milano
  • Medical Robotics Laboratory - Milano
  • Virtual Reality Laboratory - Milano
  • Mechatronics Laboratory - Milano
  • Micro-robotic Laboratory - Milano
  • Mechanical Workshop - Milano
  • Micromanufacturing laboratory - Bari
  • Smart and Human Centered Robotics Laboratory - Lecco
  • Factory for Re/De-Manufacturing
  • Factory for Micro Production
  • Digital Factory

Short history of ITIA
The Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), whose initial denomination was Machine Tools Centre (CEMU - Centro Macchine Utensili), was founded in 1963 in Cinisello Balsamo (MI) as a Consortium between the National Research Council of Italy and the Italian Association for the Development of Research on Machine Tools (Associazione Italiana per lo sviluppo della Ricerca nelle Macchine Utensili). CEMU's objective was to carry out strategic research activities aiming at competitiveness of the industrial machinery sector. Under the guidance of Prof. R. Chiappulini the Machine Tool Centre was a first instance of public-private partnership. In 1968 it became one of CNR Research Laboratories.
In 1979 CEMU became an institute of CNR and, under the guidance of Prof. A Palagi, took the name of Machine Tool Experimental Institute (IMU - Istituto Sperimentale Macchine Utensili). Afterwards, under the guidance of Prof. F. Jovane, who became director in 1986, it took the name of Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automa- tion (ITIA - Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali e Automazione) (1993) and became part of CNR Department of Production Systems (DSP), following the reform of CNR in 2005.
In 2008 Prof. Tullio A. M. Tolio was appointed Director of ITIA. In 2012 the institute became part the new DIITET Department, which groups most of the institutes previously belonging to DSP (Production Systems), ICT (Information and Communication Systems) and DET (Energy and Transport) Departments.

You can find the full history of ITIA at the following link.