Partners

Arvedi Group

Finarvedi is the holding company of the Arvedi  Group, the core business of which is composed of steelmaking activities with annual volumes of over 4.5 million tonnes of products characterised by

high quality and destined for the most demanding markets. The Arvedi Group can count about 3800 employees and a consolidated turnover of about €3 billion.

All the Group companies have been conceived with a view to specialisation and have been optimised as regards production organisation and state-of-the-art plants and technology with inhouse operating practices designed to improve efficiency, quality and flexibility.

The  technological,  ergonomic  and  ecological  choices  made  allow  the  group  to  operate  fully respecting man and the environment. Six  manufacturing  units  operating  in  three  specific  sectors  make  up  the  Arvedi  Group’s  main nucleus:

ACCIAIERIA ARVEDI (Cremona), manufacturer and distributor of flat rolled carbon steel products; ACCIAIERIA ARVEDI  (Trieste) integrated into the Cremona supply chain with the supply of pig iron nd equipped with a metallurgical complex for cold rolling special steels of high added value; ARVEDI TUBI ACCIAIO (Cremona) operating in the carbon steel welded and cold drawn tube sector; ILTA INOX (Robecco d’Oglio-CR) operating in the stainless steel welded tube sector; ARINOX (Sestri Levante -GE), manufacturer of re-rolled stainless steel precision strip; METALFER (Roè Volciano–BS), manufacturer of cold drawn welded carbon steel tubes.

The companies of the Arvedi Group, thanks to their industrial, organization and logistics structures, have  assumed  leading  roles  in  the  panorama  of  Italian  and  European  industry  for  some  specific products,  first  with  carbon  and  stainless  steel  welded  tubes,  subsequently  with  precision  rolled stainless steel strip and more recently with black, pickled, galvanised and pre -painted quality steel coils. A considerable share of their production (on average about 50%, with peaks of up to   80%) is destined for foreign markets. ”


 

Bip Business Integration Partners

Bip is a leading European consulting company. Founded in 2003, today employs more than 1,800 professionals, who deliver management consulting and business integration services supporting companies in the research and adoption of disruptive technological innovation.

Shaping and transforming the future of large, complex companies is our core business. To accomplish this goal, we have developed vertical skills, acquiring knowledge of strategic context and operational process. The industries where we operate are: Energy & Utilities, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Telco, Financial Services, Public Sector, E-commerce, Retail & Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and Life Sciences.

We export our professional services operating outside Italy for an increasing number of international clients. Strong relationships with local stakeholders and focused acquisitions have allowed us to extend our networks and establish ourselves as a trusted advisor in new target markets. Today we are present in Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, United States, United Arab Emirates, Chile and Colombia.

In recent years we reinforced our expertise in management consulting and business integration by acquiring an important position in digital transformation with the addition to the Group of companies such as Ars et Inventio, specializing in Innovation and Creativity, OpenKnowledge, focused on Social and Digital Transformation, Sketchin, leader in design thinking and customer experience, and Artax Consulting, focused on Sales Transformation.

Bip’s key to success is simple: striving for excellent service with an ethical and loyal approach to clients, finding innovative solutions to traditional problems.


CESI

CESI  is  a  world-leading  technical  consulting  and  engineering  company  with  more  than  60 years of experience, operating in 40 countries around the world.

CESI  provides  testing and certification services  as well as consulting and engineering services.

Its  major  services  include:  Cables  testing,  design  and Owner’s  Engineering  for  HVAC/HVDC Interconnections,  Real  Time  Operations  supervision  and  control,  Integration  of Renewable Energies  and  Storage  Systems,  design  and Owner’s  Engineering  of  Smart  Grids,  Engineering services for Testing Laboratories, Environmental Impact Assessments, Civil Engineering Services for  hydro  and  renewable  plants  and Environmental  Monitoring  Systems  for  Electric  Power Plants.  CESI  also  develops  advanced  solar  cells  for  space  and  terrestrial  application.  The company’s key clients include  governmental institutions, regulatory authorities, major utilities,

Transmission  System  Operators  (TSOs),  Distribution  System  Operators  (DSOs),  generation companies and system integrators.

CESI is headquartered in Milan and  with facilities in Berlin,  Mannheim, Dubai, Washington  DC and Rio de Janeiro.


Edison

Edison is one of the leading energy operators in Italy, with over 130 years of history behind it, and overall it is a leading European player in the procurement, production and sale of electricity, in the provision of energy and environmental services and in the E&P sector.

Founded over 130 years ago, Edison has contributed to the electrification and development of Italy. It now operates in Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean area, employing around 5,000 people. Edison’s electric power plants have a total capacity of 6.4 GW.

The biggest plants in the country that use water power belong to Edison. Today, Edison is continuing to grow in order to build a sustainable energy future.

Edison mission is to stand with its clients, providing intelligent, competitive and sustainable solutions.  Edison supplies electricity, gas and energy and environmental services to families and businesses. Every day, in ten countries around the world, Edison team works passionately to meet their clients’ needs while ensuring local communities and the environment are respected. Edison actions and decisions are guided by the respect for individuals and for all of its stakeholders and by a sense of responsibility and integrity.

Research, development and innovation are vital tools in successfully tackling the new world challenges and seizing energy opportunities. The reality of the industry combined with the current economic and climate changes push to work in the protection of the environment, technological progress, energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources. The Innovation and R&D Department is exploring traditional issues relating to electricity and the thermoelectric uses of natural gas, as well as focusing on hydrocarbons and bringing together the entire EDF Group’s research activities. Over the years, Edison built up links with key organisations in both the public and private spheres who are active in energy research both in Italy and around the world.


Enel Foundation

Enel Foundation: the Knowledge platform to win the race for a clean energy future.

We focus on the crucial role of clean energy to ensure a sustainable future for all.

By envisioning a sustainable future –  resilient and equal  – boosted by quality education and an enlightened self-interest by the business community. The future we want is powered by affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity for all.

We focus on research and education.

By developing partnerships with pre-eminent experts and institution across the globe, leveraging on the vast knowledge of our Founders, we conduct research  to  explore  the  implications  of  global  challenges  in  the  energy domain.  We  develop scenario  analysis,  define  policy  and  regulation opportunities  and  design  capacity-building  programs  to  the  benefit  of scientific and institutional realms.

We operate at the intersection of business and society.

By engaging institutions and governmental bodies, thought leaders and civil society representatives, industry experts and academia. We are a non-profit organization  seeking  to  converge  with  likeminded  actors  determined  to solve global challenges ensuring a sustainable future for all.

 


Exaptive

Innovation requires collaboration and data. Innovative organizations rely on Exaptive.
The Exaptive mission is to facilitate innovation. Our Cognitive City platform brings people and technology together, putting communities in a position to innovate with measurable impact.

Intentionally departing from traditional business intelligence and dashboard-based approaches to data, a Cognitive City is a virtual space for organizing and tracking the progress of innovation. Network visualization tools enable you to identify thought leaders. Sophisticated algorithms create mission-based teams that facilitate collaboration. Tools for building custom data applications help build communities that maximize the value of their people and data assets.

Established in 2011, Exaptive is a pioneering software company based in Oklahoma City, USA. More details can be found at www.exaptive.com

 


Fadpro

Fadpro is an “engagement driven company” where people love creating great training experiences. Therefore it is one of the most innovative e-learning houses and among the best in the field of gamification and virtual reality applied to digital learning.  We produce online courses for institutions and corporates, providing innovative solutions in order to create a strong customer engagement and therefore increasing training retention. As well as the standard activities, like recorded online courses and LMS production, we are involved “on the edge sectors”: gamification, simulations, virtual reality and augmented reality, Tin Can. We also have developed a proprietary integration system Tin Can based, called “SIM-LMS”, that allows to track user activities in virtual world and simulations and send data to the LMS/Learning Record System, essential for professional and corporate training.
With our support, our customers have an external R&D laboratory that provide them with the latest technological solutions.

 

 


Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft offers an ecosystem of solutions that help people and organizations realize their projects in an easy and efficient way, seizing the opportunities offered by new technological trends. Microsoft has three key ambitions: reinventing productivity and business processes thanks to new tools that enable a more efficient and effective way of working, developing an intelligent cloud where data are valued as key elements to support smart decisions, and building a more customized experience with devices. New technologies are an opportunity for all industries and for enterprises of every size and Microsoft wants to drive the digital transformation process in the Italian public and private organizations, leveraging Cloud, IoT, Machine Learning, Big Data, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence, to optimize processes, improve customer relationships, enable employees to be more productive and transform business models.

Microsoft Italia

Founded in October 1985, Microsoft Italia is the Italian branch of the company, with over 850 employees in two offices, Milan and Rome. Microsoft Italia works locally with a wide partners’ ecosystem that is able to offer consulting and solutions throughout the Country: 10,000 Italian companies are part of the Microsoft Partner Network, which guide millions of businesses in their digital transformation journey and help and people “to achieve more”. Microsoft Italia is also committed in promoting the spread of digital skills among Italian students with initiatives such as Nuvola Rosa and it supports entrepreneurship with projects such as Microsoft for Startups and growITup, the open innovation platform created in partnership with Fondazione Cariplo.


MODIS

 

Modis is a technology consultancy company. We offer to our partners the entire support in development of innovative services and products in the information technology, engineering and scientific fields by providing experienced consultants throughout the life cycle project, starting from the initial definition phase of requirements going to implementation and maintenance phases.

Modis collaborates with the most important and multinational companies operating in several sectors, among the main ones: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Railways & Transportation, TLC & Media.

Today, Modis has 85 offices spread in the world and can count on more than 30.000 consultants, 2.100 in Italy thanks our presence in the following cities: Milan, Turin, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Bari.

As global leader in professional solutions for IT, engineering and life sciences, we deliver agile end-to-end solutions for our customers, including professional staffing and consulting, project services, managed services, customized solutions, and outsourcing projects. Part of the world’s leading HR solutions partner, the Adecco Group.


Oracle

THE COMPLETE CLOUD AND NEXT-GENERATION PLATFORM FOR BUSINESS

Oracle, a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, is empowering businesses of all sizes on their journey of digital transformation. Oracle Cloud provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service.

Oracle helps customers develop strategic roadmaps and advance their journey to the cloud from any point: new cloud deployments, legacy environments, and hybrid implementations. Oracle’s complete, integrated approach makes it easy for companies to get started in the cloud and even easier to expand as business grows.

Oracle’s application suites, platforms, and infrastructure leverage both the latest technologies and emerging ones—including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT)— in ways that create business differentiation and advantage for customers. Today, 430,000 customers in 175 countries use Oracle technologies to seize business opportunities and solve real, tangible challenges. Oracle supports customers on every step of the digital journey, with consulting, financing, support, and training services.

INTEGRATED AUTONOMUS CLOUD PLATFORM

Oracle Autonomus Cloud Platform enables developers, IT professionals, and business leaders to develop, extend, connect, and secure cloud applications, share data, and gain insights across applications and devices. Companies can innovate faster, increase productivity, lower costs, and benefit from enhanced security features with the most complete and open platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings. Oracle Autonomus Cloud Platform offers the same capabilities in the cloud and on premises, for the greatest choice and most flexible access.

Oracle Database Cloud Service makes it easy to migrate enterprise workloads to the cloud. The world’s #1 database is available in the cloud or on premises, and works seamlessly in hybrid environments. It provides companies of all sizes advanced security, rapid analytics, greater agility, and significant cost savings.

MySQL, the most popular open source database, is also available in the cloud as a secure, cost-effective, enterprise-grade database service for modern applications.

Oracle’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities enable companies to run any workload in the cloud, helping to increase business value and productivity. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure encompasses compute, storage, network, container services, and more, including migration tools that simplify how organizations migrate on-premises workloads to the cloud.

Oracle’s converged infrastructure products provide a secure infrastructure and development platform for companies with on-premises requirements. Oracle is unique in its ability to bridge today’s on premises investments with a cloud future. Oracle’s cloud-ready infrastructure uses the same architecture and technology stack on premises as in Oracle Cloud, so customers can modernize their architecture and future-proof their IT investments.

INTELLIGENT CLOUD APPLICATIONS

Oracle’s complete cloud application suite allows businesses of all sizes to connect their companywide operations anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Modern best practices and data-driven intelligence are built into the applications. Customers can subscribe to more than a thousand software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, including enterprise resource planning, enterprise performance management, supply chain management, human capital management, and customer experience. Oracle’s enterprise applications support all types of cloud scenarios, allowing customers to connect to other cloud services and integrate with existing systems.

OPEN PLATFORM FOR DEVELOPERS

Developers don’t just write code. They create innovations using a variety of tools and technologies. Oracle is focusing on the needs of these developers and IT professionals by making its platform more open, modern, and easy to use.

STARTUP INGENUITY. ENTERPRISE EXPERTISE. GLOBAL RESOURCES.

Oracle’s global startup mission is to provide enriching, collaborative partnerships to enable next-generation growth, business development, and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout all stages of their journey. To that end, Oracle offers residential and nonresidential programs that power cloud-based technology and leverage strategic ecosystems that enable co-creation and co-innovation across startups, customers and Oracle.

ABOUT ORACLE

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com

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Pirelli

PIRELLI IN BRIEF
Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots.
With around 30,000 employees and a turnover of more than 5.3 billion €in 2017, Pirelli is a major player in the tyre industry and the only global player focused solely on the Consumer tyre market, which includes tyres for cars, motorcycles and bicycles.
In March 2017, Pirelli spun off its industrial tyre business making the company 100 per cent focused on consumer tyres. Pirelli is now concentrating on High Value tyre markets, delivering innovative tyres and developing Specialties and Super Specialties for its comprehensive product portfolio.
On October 4, 2017, Pirelli returned to the Milan stock exchange ahead of schedule and today is included in the FTSE Italia Brands index, which includes the best Italian brands in terms of creativity, excellence, entrepreneurial intuition and innovation.
Over the years Pirelli has gained a sound positioning in High Value tyres1, and is today a world leader in the Prestige car tyres segment, with a share of more than one third of the global market, and also in the radial motorcycle tyres segment. Pirelli is also leader in Europe, China and Brazilfor New Premium2 replacement car tyres and for Premium3 motorcycle tyres.

PRODUCTS PORTFOLIO
Pirelli is dedicated to making a wide range of high quality and technologically advanced tyres best suited to meeting the needs of the final consumer. The company’s product range consists of innovative tyres for cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, and includes a growing portfolio of customized products such as Pirelli ConnessoTM and Pirelli Color Edition. These product innovations harness the latest technology and research to offer greater performance and safety for all Pirelli’s customers.
The company’s consumer focus starts at the tyre development stage. For High Value products this takes place within a longstanding set of solid partnerships with the most prestigious car and motorcycle manufacturers. These collaborations allow Pirelli to develop tyres tailored to the different types of vehicles, in order to meet the specific needs of the most sophisticated consumers.

RACING
Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and it sustains its technological excellence by bringing innovations developed within the motorsport arena into its consumer products. The company currently supports over 460 car and motorcycle sport events and has been the exclusive tyre supplier to the Formula One™ World Championship since 2011. Such a strong presence in motorsport enables Pirelli to transfer a series of avant-garde solutions to its day-to-day operations providing the final consumer with the maximum levels of performance and safety.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
All of this has grown from a strong commitment to research and development with an open and collaborative approach. In 2017, Pirelli’s investment in R&D was 6.5% of its revenues from high value productswhich absorbed 90% of total R & D expenditure – one of the highest levelsamong the world’s major tyre producers. Pirelli has 1,800 people engaged in R&D located at its Milan headquarters and 12 local technology centres and a portfolio of 6,100 patents.

OPERATIONS
To produce the highest-quality products Pirelli insists on operational excellence along its whole value chain, starting with high-tech plants in the fastest-growing High Value markets and culminating in the engagement of end customers. With 19 factories located in 13 countries Pirelli had a production capacity of 76 million car tyres in 2017, and more than 14,600 points of sale in over 160 countries – a growing sales network that puts Pirelli ever closer to its customers.

PEOPLE
The strength of Pirelli lies in its people, who come from different countriesand a variety of different backgrounds. This diversity is sustained by Pirelli, which recognizes the professional excellence of its many specialized individual functions and puts a special focus on attracting and enhancing young talent. In order to enable all of its 30,000 employees to reach their full potential, Pirelli is also committed to providing continuous training, encouraging cross-functional collaboration, ensuring the exchange of expertise and know-how between countries, and supporting the implementation of new tools and procedures within the organization.

BRAND
The Pirelli brand is known around the world as an icon of technology and excellence. Represented by the “capital P” logo for more than a century, the Pirelli name stands for a premium, high-end style with an Italian heritage all underlined by its distinctive position as a supplier to luxury car manufacturers. The reputation and strength of the brand are continually reinforced by Pirelli’s involvement in motorsport projects and competitions, design and lifestyle projects and initiatives for the community, art and culture..

SUSTAINABILITY
Integrated into the group’s Industrial Plan and in line with the company’s evolution and its focus on High Value, Pirelli in 2017 adopted the new Sustainability Plan “2017-2020” with selected 2015 targets”.In January 2018, Pirelli, thanks to actions already under way and aimed at the sustainable management of the entire value chain, was declared Sustainability Leader at the world level for the Auto Components sector and Gold Class Company in the 2018 Sustainability Yearbook edited by RobecoSAM, the company which evaluates companies for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.


Saes Group

SAES is a Group focusing its business on the development and production of advanced functional materials.

For more than 70 years, the specific characteristics of these proprietary materials has allowed the SAES Group to offer to the market engineered solutions, components and systems, nowadays adopted in many industrial and scientific applications.
The wide technological portfolio and the full vertically integrated production processes make SAES a world leader supplier of hi-tech and high quality solutions for markets spanning from consumer electronics, healthcare, automotive, flexible packaging, domotics up to scientific and research areas.
The unique expertise of SAES in the field of materials science is generated and developed by an outstanding R&D department, the beating heart of the Group core strategy. More than 150 highly skilled people engaged in RDI activities world-wide (20 Phd), almost 14% of the total workforce of the Group, supported by state-of-the-art corporate laboratories, located in Lainate (Milan – Italy) and covering an area of more than 3,300 sq. m
Annually the Group assigns a high percentage of sales revenues to research and development activities. Thanks to this commitment, all over these years, SAES was capable to respond to the challenging technological needs of new and evolving markets.
The fundamental asset is the Technology Diversification; this is to maintain and reinforce historic technologies of vacuum and special metallurgy, while developing new core businesses such as Shape Memory Alloys and Functional Chemicals.
A total production capacity distributed in eleven facilities, a worldwide-based sale & service network and more than 1,100 employees allow the Group to combine multicultural skills and expertise to be a truly global enterprise.
SAES Group is headquartered in the Milan area (Italy).
The parent company SAES Getters S.p.A. is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange Market, STAR segment, since 1986.
More information on the SAES Group are available in the website www.saesgroup.com.


ZEISS

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress.

ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in over 40 countries and has more than 50 sales and service locations, upwards of 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development facilities around the globe.

In fiscal year 2016/17, the company generated revenue approximating 5.3 billion euros with around 27,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Throughout the world the name of Carl Zeiss stands for the highest quality and reliability. Carl Zeiss Microscopy is part of the Carl Zeiss group, a leading organization of companies operating worldwide in the optical and optoelectronical industry.

Comprehensive Solutions

ZEISS is one of the world leading manufacturers of microscopes. In addition to excellent light-/ion- and electron microscopes, ZEISS also manufactures a diverse range of fluorescence optical sectioning systems as well as high-resolution x-ray microscopes.

Carl Zeiss Microscopy is a leading provider of microscope solutions in the life sciences and materials research markets and QA/QC and also manufactures optical sensor systems for integrated process analysis.

Microscope systems by Carl Zeiss are much more than just hardware. A dedicated and well-trained sales force, an extensive support infrastructure and a responsive service team enable customers to use their ZEISS instruments to their full potential.

Finding the Answers

Microscopy is a key enabling technology in both high tech industries and life sciences research. With its unique portfolio, leading innovations and a highly trained sales force, Carl Zeiss Microscopy is uniquely positioned to play a major role in finding the answers to the most pressing questions of our society.

From energy solutions to environmental problems to a better understanding of neuronal diseases, cancer and infectious agents, Carl Zeiss has a strong history and current mission to support the efforts for these future findings.