UNINOVA is a non-profit University-Enterprise association, formed in 1986, with main objective of pursuing scientific research, technical development, and high level training. In 1988, UNINOVA was recognised as a proper member of the IASP (International Association of Science Parks), due to the perfect symbiosis verified between this institution and the Faculty itself. UNINOVA’s researchers have a long success experience in the industrial-university bridge in the improvement of continuous (process control) and discrete (manufacturing and assembly) production systems in National and European initiatives. Its main fields of activity have been the information and communication and materials technologies, mainly for the industrial sector. Within UNINOVA, the research group on Intelligent Control and Decision Support Systems (i-control) aims at the development of models and methodologies for complex dynamic systems, with special focus on the development of methodologies to support decision in complex environments.
ATB Institute for Applied Systems Technology Bremen GmbH is a non-profit research organisation, with the main activities in the areas of Systems Analysis & Design, Knowledge Management and Software Systems Technology.
In particular in the areas of expertise relevant for the DIVERSITY project, namely Cloud Computing, Social Software and Context Aware systems, ATB took part in a number of EU and national level projects, researching on the application of these emerging technologies in the industrial environments in various sectors (such as automotive, machine industry etc.). ATB has developed different applications relevant for DIVERSITY, such as context sensitive monitoring systems and collaborative decision making solutions in complex manufacturing processes, intelligent interfacing of systems, etc. ATB is currently active in several industrial projects with application of media-wiki solutions for industry, as well as in several research projects dealing with product-service paradigm.
The University of Bergamo (UNIBG) is a state multidisciplinary university which currently includes 6 faculties, 17 degree courses, 330 professors and researchers and more than 15.000 students. The Management, Information and Production Engineering Dipartments and in particular the CELS Research group, (Research Group on Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Service Operations) , directly involved in the DIVERSITY project, provides studies, researches and technology transfer projects in the fields of Supply Chain Management, Service Chain Management and Industrial Asset Management. In particular, the main areas of expertice of UNIBG, related to the Diversity project, refer to Product-Service System, Service Engieeineering and Lean Design. In these areas, UNIBG took part to many national and european projects.
The Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS) is oriented on research and development in cutting edge scientific and technological fields. LMS is involved in a number of research projects funded by the CEU and European industrial partners.
Particular emphasis is given to the co-operation with the European industry as well as with a number of “hi-tech” firms.
LMS is under the direction and technical coordination of Professor George Chryssolouris.
LMS is organized in three different groups:
1. Manufacturing Processes Modelling and Energy Efficiency
2. Robots, Automation and Virtual Reality in Manufacturing
3. Manufacturing Systems
DESMA delivers world-wide technology for industrial producers of footwear and technical products. Starting in 1946 DESMA developed to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of injection moulding machines, reaction foaming machines, automation systems and moulds for the production of shoes, unit soles and Wellington boots. The core business is rotary tables with a variable number of stations for the direct injection of shoe soles onto uppers using the sole materials polyurethane, rubber and thermoplastics. The product portfolio is completed by automation solutions as well as machines for unit soles from rubber and polyurethane. Supply of machines and moulds as a system ready for mass production combined with high quality maintenance services are indispensable ingredients in the DESMA performance spectrum.
CAREL is one of the world leaders in control solutions for air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating, and systems for humidification and evaporative cooling.
Around 80% of sales are from exports, through an extensive sales and customer support network. Specifically, we have operations in the Americas (North, Central and South), Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe; we have 18 fully-owned subsidiaries and 6 production sites, in addition to partners and distributors in a further 75 countries.
CAREL headquarters are located in Brugine, near Venice (Italy), cover an area of more than 16,000 m² and host about 600 employees.
The CAREL Group has over 1000 employees with a turnover of sales of 181 million euros (7% more than in 2013).
A total of 7% of consolidated sales is reinvested in Research & Development, and a further 3% is regularly invested in production process technology, so as to ensure ongoing improvement and growth.
N. Bazigos SA is an integrated manufacturer that specializes the design and manufacturing of Injection Moulds and Dies, as well as high precision parts, components and automations. It is complimented by an autonomous production unit, which utilizes a wide range of Injection, Mechanical and Hydraulic presses, capable of delivering finished plastic and metallic products.
N.Bazigos S.A. was founded in 1973 by its now acting president Mr. Nicholaos Bazigos as a job shop specialized in molds manufacturing.
The company is now the leading mold manufacturer in Greece, aiming to further expand its activities and international collaborations, equipped with its long experience and determination in delivering products and services of the highest quality.
Eka is a spin-off of the University of Salento founded in mid-2010, after several years of collaboration among the University and several industrial partners involved in Regional, National and European major research projects.
The establishment of Eka is the natural evolution of such collaborations: the aim is the creation of industrial value, starting from the important industrial results achieved over the years.
With its experience on methods and tools for Product Lifecycle Management, Business Process Management, Document & Content Management and Business Intelligence/Dashboarding, Eka mission is to help its customers at improving their development processes along the whole product lifecycle, providing support in the usage of ICT solutions and in design and implementation of new solutions.
Eka has experience with many Partners (business – PLMSystems, Pactera, technological – PTC, Signavio, and institutional – Dhitech, DTA) and numerous collaborations with major industrial companies within the sectors of: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive and Software.
SingularLogic Cyprus LTD (est. 1996), is an IT services and business applications provider in Cyprus. With extended experience in designing IT solutions to large companies
• e.g. CompakWin solution: provides end-to-end ERP solution, incorporating an industrial management module capturing functionalities such as
• Planning – Installation Organisation, Material Requirements Planning (MPS-MRP). Costing & Production Capacity Planning, Quality Policy
• Part of SingularLogic Group:
• No1 Greek business software applications Vendor
• Most complete portfolio of > 40 proprietary app solutions
• Full spectrum of IT services – dominant position in large- scale integration