March 2016: Maccaferri Innovation Center (M.I.C.) reviewed its first year and announces future plans and projects.
The research and development facility located in Bolzano, completed its inaugural year with a press conference and announced the creation of a research lab, a prototyping centre and five job opportunities for researchers and qualified technicians.
The event was attended by the President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Arno Kompatscher, the IDM Südtirol Managing Director, Hansjörg Prast and the Bolzano University Science and Technology Department represented by Dean Stefano Cesco.
Officine Maccaferri S.p.A. was represented by Chairman, Alessandro Maccaferri, Vice President, Luigi Penzo, and the Managing Director of the M.I.C., Francesco Ferraiolo.
Amongst the numerous discussions, one of the most important topics was the level of integration between the needs of the MIC and the local academic, industrial and administrative systems. Alessandro Maccaferri described the openness showed by local authorities as well as the variety of the industrial systems and the quality of the academic environment.
The President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Arno Kompatscher, expressed his satisfaction at the level of integration achieved over the past year; “The M.I.C. is a good example for showing how an ideal environment for innovating companies can be created through the mountain and civil security sector. What we have experienced in our relationship with Officine Maccaferri shows us the attractiveness of Alto Adige for global companies committed to the European Commission RIS3 and interested in research activities.”
M.I.C. is housed in the facility of IDM Südtirol / Alto Adige, an institute promoted by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of the Province of Bolzano. M.I.C. maintains partnerships with the Universities of Trento and Bolzano, with Ecosystem Alpine Technologies and other innovative companies in the area.
For more information, please visit the Maccaferri Innovative Center dedicated webpage.