VERA | The Digital Twin of Emilia-Romagna: Comparing International Experiences

Public workshop and project kick-off

December, 7th – 2:30 PM
at Emilia-Romagna Region, Viale della Fiera 8, Bologna, Sala 20 maggio 2012

The Emilia-Romagna Region, with the Digital Twin project, aims to create a tool capable of simulating and predicting the responses of the territorial and environmental system as support for regional policies to achieve carbon neutrality, to counter and mitigate climate changes, and to improve air quality. The VERA project aims to be a strategic tool in support of the Pact for Work and Climate, the 2030 Agenda for the sustainable development of the Region, the PAIR 2030, and the Path to carbon neutrality, in line with the Emilia-Romagna Digital Agenda (ADER) 2020-25 ‘Data Valley Common Good’. The kick-off event begins with a review of national and international experiences, then starts the operational phase of the VERA project.


2:30 PM
Introduction and institutional greetings
Irene Priolo, Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region
Francesco Ubertini, President of IFAB

The meeting is moderated by Mirko degli Esposti, Full Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna


Gemelli digitali urbani: nuove tecnologie a servizio delle città intelligenti
Orso Peruzzi,
Data Scientist, IFAB
Filippo Dalla,
PhD Student, DIFA, University of Bologna

3:00 PM
International Experiences of Digital Twins

► Herrenberg (Germania)
Leyla Kern
, Research assistant in visualization and digital twins at the High-performance Computing Center Stuttgart

► Tallinn (Estonia)
Viktorija Prilenska,
PhD, research fellow and project manager in FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, Tallinn University of Technology
Andres Maremae, Digital twin project manager in Tallinn Strategic Management Office

3:30 PM
I progetti delle città emiliano-romagnole

Gemello digitale di Bologna
Gemello digitale di Parma

3:50 PM
The Path to Emilia-Romagna’s Digital Twin: VERA
Paolo Ferrecchi, General Director DG Territory and Environment Care, Emilia-Romagna Region

4:10 PM
Conclusions and final greetings
Paola Salomoni, Councillor for Schools, University, Research, Digital Agenda, Emilia-Romagna Region


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