Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation National Research Council of Italy

ITIA aims at expanding and promoting research activities in the manufacturing sector and at acting as a hub for the industrial world. Such objectives are pursued through a strategy which is based on the method of organizing research topics around the idea of factory, thus allowing to pervasively and homogeneously address all the relevant implied aspects. In the ITIA strategy, the factory is considered as a comprehensive set of enabling technologies, processes and products dynamically evolving in time in order to match many market needs and new production patterns.

University of Padova

The first ever report issued by the National Research Assessment Committee set the university of Padova as the highest ranking among leading Italian universities for the quality of its research results.
Based on the number of citations of articles and publications by its researchers (source: ISI), the University of Padova ranks among the top three Italian universities for total impact index, productivity index, and presence index.

Protom Group

Protom is a Global Player for the designing and the development of innovative solutions both for SME’s and multinational corporations.
The company is leader in global consulting and system integration, specialized in KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services) development and a great expert of intagible capitals.


IT+Robotics is a spin-off company of the University of Padua. It was created in 2005 by professors working in the field of robotics and young, brilliant people coming from the information engineering department of the University of Padua. The mission is the technology transfer from University to business. Innovation boosted by cutting edge technology, that was a prerogative of academia only few years ago, is the right way towards growth, and will let us to contrast the current crisis.

This project has received funding from the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement nº 738039 –