ITIA-CNR

History of ITIA

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.

RUNNING PROJECTS
European projects (FP7, H2020)17
National projects20
Regional projects6
Industrial contracts4

ITIA is COORDINATOR of 3 EC 7PQ Projects
RESEARCH GROUPS
  • 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
PERSONNEL
Permanent staff45
Full Time Temporary staff48
PhD students11
Total104

of which 93 people are RTD&I staff (Senior/Junior Researchers and Technicians)
CASH FLOW
LABORATORIES AND PILOT FACTORIES
  • Robotic Laboratory - Milano
  • Medical Robotics Laboratory - Milano
  • Robotic Surgery 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 Personalized Products
  • Factory for Re/De-Manufacturing
  • Factory for Micro Production
  • Digital Factory