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Politecnico di Milano

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POLITECNICO DI MILANO is a leading Italian technical university, recognized as an important research institution with high competencies both in the design and the management of production and logistic systems. Since its foundation the Politecnico di Milano keeps intensive liaison and co-operation with entrepreneurial, institutional and social entities throughout the country. Nowadays, relations between the university and industry in the area of technological innovation have become particularly significant as also the participation in several research European projects.

ITIA-CNR

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The RTD activities of CNR-ITIA aim at innovating Products, Processes and Organisation referring to the following research areas: Innovative Mechanical Components, Machine and Manufacturing, Industrial Robotics and Automation Systems, Dynamic Analysis and Simulation of Machinery, Simulation and Engineering Applications, Virtual Manufacturing Environment, Supply Chain and Production Management, Extended Evolving Enterprise, Innovation Management. The Institute acts in tight collaboration with Enterprises, Universities, other Research Centres and Institutions to transfer technologies, training and implementing new tools.

INTRACOM

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Founded in 1977, INTRACOM (3.400 employees) is the largest Greek new technologies company with domestic and international activity. It engineers products, provides services and undertakes complex and integrated large-scale technology projects across the four basic economy sectors of: Telecommunications, Government, Banking and Finance, Defence systems. In this framework, company’s activities include: research, development and production of hardware and software products, deployment and integration of advanced solutions and implementation of large-scale "turn-key" projects, consulting, support, management, and outsourcing services, participation in international R & D programs.
INTRACOM participates in PROMISE as an industrial user providing requirements, and designing and implementing a pilot case in order to demonstrate and evaluate the results of the PROMISE Fundamental Research Clusters.

InMediasP

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Founded in May 1998 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer-Society, and still co-operates closely with the Fraunhofer-IPK Institute. InMediasP’s main business focuses on optimisation of innovation and product development processes as well as on application of advanced information technologies. InMediasP is active in the design and implementation of distributed processes for global engineering, virtual enterprises and supplier integration. Concepts and applications for Product Lifecycle Management is one of InMediasP’s main areas of activity.

INFINEON

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Infineon is a leading innovator in the international semiconductor industry. Various teams design, develop, manufacture, and market a broad range of products targeted at selected industries. The product portfolio consists of memory and logic products and includes digital, mixed-signal and analog integrated circuits as well as discrete semiconductor products and complete system solutions. The products serve applications in the wireless and wired communications, automotive, industrial, computer, security and chip card markets.

Indesit

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Indesit Company S.p.A. is one of the three largest European appliance manufacturers. The Group's principal activities are to design and produce household appliances: fridges, freezers, washing machines, cookers, ovens, dish washers and other appliances. Indesit Company also provides third parties with the capabilities and technologies required in order to network any electrical device making it accessible on a local or remote basis. Set up in 1975, Indesit Company has grown 20 times in the last 20 years thanks to a relentless stream of innovations. The Group operates in Italy, other European countries and other parts of the world.

TKK - Helsinki University of Technology

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Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) is the oldest and largest University of Technology in Finland, dating back to the nineteenth century (1849). It has twelve faculties, nine separate institutes, 17 degree programmes, 232 professors, 14 264 under- and postgraduate students, 853 Masters´ degrees awarded and 107doctorates in 2001 (June 2002). PROMISE is mainly related to the research projects Dialog and Netlog. The departments involved are Computer Science, Industrial Management and the TAI research institute. HUT can therefore offer a wide range of competence from software engineering and computer networks to logistics, production and economics. This is demonstrated by one of the first operational RFID-based systems for global tracking of shipments, developed in the Dialog research project.

FIDIA S.p.A.

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FIDIA is one of the European leaders in manufacturing Numerical Controls and High Speed Milling Machines for dies and moulds making. The company has also developed and offers CAM modules suitable in particular for on line generation of part programs (HIMILL). FIDIA is present on the world Market of Numerical Controls and High Speed Milling Machines. FIDIA NC and Machine Tools are dedicated to mould and dies of medium/large size production.

EPFL

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The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Swiss Institutes of Technology, educating more than 7000 students in all engineering disciplines and participating in numerous national and international research projects in all engineering domains. The Computer Aided Design and Production Laboratory (LICP) of the Institute of Production and Robotics of EPFL is involved in various fundamental and applied research projects in the CADCAM and PLM area in collaboration with Swiss and European industrial partners, mainly SMEs. To respond to the scientific challenges presented by important research problems in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) the following three activities have been defined within LICP: Product Modeling and Reasoning for Manufacture/ Assembly/Remanufacture; Informatics for Planning and Scheduling for Manufacture/ Assembly/Remanufacture; Product Data Pre-Processing and Exchanging for Part Production.

CR FIAT

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Centro Ricerche FIAT (CRF) is an industrial organisation with 980 employees, having the mission of promoting, developing and transferring innovation in order to provide competitiveness to its clients: FIAT Group and Suppliers, companies from other sectors, SMEs, research agencies. CRF attains this objective by focussing on: the development of innovative products, the implementation of new processes (manufacturing and organisational), the development of advanced methodologies (including optimisation and statistics), consultancy and the training of human resources. Priority areas of R&D at CRF include Energy and the Environment, Safety and Well-Being, and Sustainable Growth.

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