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Holonix is a spin off from Politecnico di Milano. The Company provides advanced ICT solutions based on the research outputs of the university researches. Its staff is mainly coming from consultancy companies and has experience of industrial ICT implementation, while the link with the RTD is guarantee by senior researchers holding a Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano. Holonix focuses on the Lifecycle Data and Knowledge Management, and its core solution is the “i-LiKe” (intelligent Lifecycle data and Knowledge) platform, which synthesizes the experiences and ideas from the last 8 years of research of Politecnico on Product Lifecycle Management. It is architecturally based on the achievements of several European projects, while intelligence algorithms and DSS come from the experiences in industrial researches carried out at Politecnico di Milano. The platform is composed of several modules, so the whole platform can be easily customized and satisfy different requirements of different customers such as, for example, logistic providers, production companies and assets management companies.
Web site : http://www.holonix.it/
TXT e-Solutions is a private, mid-sized software vendor and system integration company, with its headquarters in Milan and growing branch offices in Genoa, Turin, Bari, Rome, Vicenza, Paris and Lyon (F), Barcelona (E), Chemnitz and Halle (D) and London (UK). Thanks to a highly qualified and motivated staff of about 450 people, 90% of which are graduates, the 2012 turnover of 50 million Euro. TXT is a technology intensive Company, offering to its customers complete solutions, based upon kernel products, high-level competence on enabling, innovative IT and specific know-how in a number of application domains. It acts on the market through four business divisions:
- Industry & Retail Division, which, focusing on the manufacturing industry and supply chains automation, provides solutions in demand and assortment planning, retail management, production planning, product development, supply-chain planning and logistics for medium-to-large companies.
- TXT Next Division, formed by: the Aerospace & Defense Business Unit, which focuses on real-time, safety-critical, embedded systems in domain such as avionics, defense, medical equipment, and utilities and the Banking & Finance Business Unit, which provides advanced solutions for the B&F sector, mainly in the field of home banking, knowledge management and corporate portals.
Web site : http://www.txtgroup.com/
DOMINA is a company formed by organizational consultants and software developers, specialized in the design, development and implementation of information systems for the textile/clothing industry, aimed at the global computerization in a client and web server architecture, on ORACLE database.
Product and process innovation are considered by Domina key success factors, which looks at IT solutions as an indispensable tool. From here and from a deep and proven knowledge of production processes, with the support of technology, provides services, products and solutions that create value for its customers.
Domina claims about 60 installations in industry leaders in this sector, with the implementation of solutions that address the entire textile chain and could be applied to all production processes that it involves, helping to improve management efficiency and effectiveness of textile industry firms, through professionalism and a background of over 300 man/years.
In collaboration with industries, research centers and universities, Domina is coordinator or technical partner in several national and European research projects and is registered at the National Research Registry. Implemented technologies and applied areas involved are linked to the interests of the business areas of the company, in order to facilitate a direct transfer into products and projects for clients.
Web site : http://www.domina-biella.it/en/
Fincons is an IT Business Consulting company working on IT market for over 30 years. Alongside clients as a strategic partner, the Group supports business development through innovative approaches, models and IT solutions, providing tailored and end-to-end software solutions to tier-1 players in several markets: Media, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Transportation, Manufacturing and Public Administration. The Group has offices in Switzerland (Bern, Zurich, Lugano) and in Italy (Milan, Verona, Rome, Bari, Catania) and a 2015 Group’s turnover of over 86 million euro. Innovation is a key driver for the Group which develops several collaborations with industrial and public partners and with research centers and universities through the Innovation Lab.
Web site : www.finconsgroup.com
The Lanificio Fratelli Piacenza is a leading name in the production of high-quality fabrics and clothing. We are used to facing new challenges and have always been out there in front, pioneering ingenious solutions in a host of fields in our 300 years of history. The Piacenza family has a mission: to keep its natural inclination towards intuition focused on producing fabrics with innovative looks and performance, while respecting the craftsmanship that is still a hallmark of the wool mill to this day.
A shop opened in Turin way back in 1799; journeys to England to study the world’s most advanced machinery and buy the best wools on the nineteenth-century market in London, plus the introduction of the first mechanical mule jenny and jacquard looms in the Pollone mills; Italy’s very first patterned fabrics, introduced in 1839; one of Italy’s very first hydroelectric power plants, built in 1898; the foundation of the Biella Industrial League in 1901 and of the wool mill school in 1911: these are just a few of the significant milestones that mark Piacenza’s pioneering spirit.
Web site : http://www.piacenza1733.it/en/index.php
i-Deal S.R.L. is the development in form of corporation of the autonomous activities, with more than 15 year experience in business and research in the field of IT, clothing and research of its founders. Company activity is focused on an original know how of the company, which joints a deep knowledge of textile and clothing business, in particular in the research fields of production, energy, management and interoperability on one side and of IT, mathematics and organization of the other. The business experience has been enriched by a long lasting participation into Ec funded projects of its founders. i-Deal has also developed and is testing an original and specific know how in the systems to support clothing on line sales, and in particular an innovative solution to match clothing sizes and consumers measures to optimize consumers choice.
Web site : http://www.i-dealsrl.com/
Intellimech is a Consortium of high-tech enterprises dedicated to interdisciplinary research into Mechatronics, which comprises advanced electronics, computer and ICT systems and mechanical design for application in a wide range of industrial fields.
Given its size “Intellimech” is the most important Italian private initiative in this sector, and can count on the cooperation of a large number of enterprises of varying size but all distinguished by their same technological level and industrial prestige, which operate throughout a widespread area of northern Italy, from Friuli to Piemonte.
The Consortium manages R&D and interdisciplinary experimental activities into pre-competitive technological platforms and the production of prototypes for innovative infrasectorial applications. Technology integration methods are used to get new research levels and implement innovation processes (radical, incremental, product and process) and technological discontinuity which could then generate the development of new propriety applications.
The Consortium wants to create an environment where their partners can view the opportunities offered by automation and robotics and by applying the new technology, and to offer technical assistance and consultation, assist in personnel training and managing the communications, technical and scientific information and disseminating technology.
Web site : http://www.intellimech.it/index.php/en/
The Politecnico di Bari is an Italian public university founded in 1990, when the well-established Faculty of Engineering and the newly-founded Faculty of Architecture, which at that time were both part of the University of Bari, were brought together. Later the Second Faculty of Engineering was created in Taranto. The Faculty of Engineering, which dates back to 1943, at that time only offered a Civil Engineering Degree Course. Over the course of time, degree courses in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Management Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Building Engineering–Architecture, together with an Industrial Design Degree Course, were added.
The Politecnico di Bari is an international centre of excellence which pursues “the cultural, scientific and technological progress through the organization of research in scientific, technological, humanistic and economic-social fields and of higher education mainly in architecture and engineering, as well as the processing and the transfer of the most advanced scientific and technological knowledge, for the development of the society and the territory”.
Web site : http://www.en.poliba.it/
Softeco Sismat, founded in 1979, is a leader in the Information and Communication Technology market.
Exploiting the full potential offered by Information & Communication Technology, the company delivers innovative solutions for the development of the business of its customers.
Softeco Sismat implements industrial and IT projects through the integration of systems, products, technologies and networks, together with technical and organizational consulting, specialized services and training.
A distinctive feature of the Company is the substantial investment in Research and Innovation. Long Term and steady participation in EU projects and a high number of international science and technology collaborations, are the keys for the development of Innovative Products and for the transformation of innovation into business solutions.
The Company operates in the fields of energy, transport, telecommunications, finance, and the whole market of industry with its solutions and services. On the market for over 35 years, Softeco Sismat has earned the trust of hundreds of customers and is partner of some of the major Italian and International players.
Web site : http://www.softeco.it/en/
The Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck, formerly known as DERI Innsbruck, was founded by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel in 2002 and has developed into a challenging and dynamic research institute. STI Innsbruck collaborates with an international network of institutes in Asia, Europe and the USA, as well as with a number of global industrial partners.
STI Innsbruck is a founding member of STI International, a collaborative association of leading European and world wide initiatives, ensuring the success and sustainability of semantic technology development. STI Innsbruck utilizes this network, as well as contributing to it, in order to increase the impact of the research conducted within the institute. For more details on Semantics, check this interview with Frank Van Harmelen: “Search and you will find”.
Web site : http://www.sti-innsbruck.at/