IIT participates in the inauguration of the Camozzi Research Center
The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT – Italian Institute of Technology) participated in the inauguration of the Camozzi Research Center (CRC) on July 3, 2023, in Milan. The CRC is an initiative of the Camozzi Group, a leading Italian manufacturer of industrial automation components. The center aims to promote collaboration between industry, academia, and research institutions to accelerate the development of new technologies and applications.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a number of high-profile guests, including IIT President Gabriele Galateri di Genola, IIT Scientific Director Giorgio Metta, Italian Senate President Ignazio La Russa, Lombardy Region President Attilio Fontana, Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, Confindustria President Carlo Bonomi, Assolombarda President Alessandro Spada, Camozzi Group President and CEO Lodovico Camozzi, and Politecnico di Milano Rector Donatella Sciuto.
The CRC is located in the Camozzi Group’s factory in Milan, which is a historic site of metalworking production. The factory is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, including one of the world’s largest 3D printers. This printer was used to develop robots for the monitoring and maintenance of the Genova San Giorgio Bridge, which replaced the Morandi Bridge dramatically collapsed in 2018. The CRC also houses the Center for Nano Science and Technologies (CNST) of IIT. The CNST has a focus on material science, and it is able to conduct the complete production line, from conceiving and realizing a new material to its application in devices (solar cells, transistor and LEDs), through a comprehensive characterization.
The inauguration of the CRC is a significant event for the Italian manufacturing sector. The center has the potential to accelerate the development of new technologies and applications that will help Italian companies to compete in the global market.