The founding members are:

  • Big Data Association

  • UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.

  • Eni S.p.A.

The Big Data Association aims to promote a community founded in Emilia-Romagna by leading research centres and infrastructures in the field of high-performance computing and Big Data processing. More specifically, the Association supports the sharing and integration of national Big Data infrastructures with the goal of strengthening the ability of the production system to develop services and applications based on Big Data processing.

The Big Data Association consists of:

  • University of Bologna
  • ART-ER – Attractiveness Research Territory
  • CINECA
  • CMCC – the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change
  • CNR – National Research Council
  • ENEA – National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
  • INAF – National Institute for Astrophysics
  • INFN – National Institute for Nuclear Physics
  • INGV – National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology
  • Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute of Bologna
  • LepidaScpA
  • University of Ferrara
  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • University of Parma
  • FSCIRE – Religious Sciences Foundation

UnipolSai Assicurazioni is a leader in the field of non-life insurance in Italy and has always been at the cutting-edge of technology, process and product innovation. In particular, with more than 4 million black boxes installed in vehicles with third-party insurance policies, it is a leader in telematic insurance not only in Italy, where it has a market share of about 50%, but also in Europe. Unipol Group, pioneer in the area of black boxes since 2004, is still a market leader in this field 15 years later and continues to invest in innovation also through its company Alfaevolution Technology.

The UnipolSai Group has also become a leader in the Health and Welfare field with UniSalute, the number-one health insurance company in Italy in terms of number of customers. UniSalute provides individuals and families with innovative services in remote medical consulting and the online sale of tailor-made medical plans.

In response to a market that continues to develop from a technology perspective, UnipolSai invests to drive and accelerate innovation through the development of applications in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. In this context, in 2016 it created Leithà, a “solutions factory” in the field of Data Science and Computer Science.

Leithà provides UnipolSai and all Unipol Group companies with innovative, high-tech solutions, also studying and analysing supporting data for the development of new products and processes and the evolution of the business.

UnipolSai has contributed to IFAB since the outset, proposing relevant topics for the economy and the development of scientific and operational reports in which the Foundation explains its mission.

Eni is an integrated energy company with over 31,000 employees in 66 countries, operating in the oil and natural gas exploration, development and extraction industries in 43 countries, trading in the oil, natural gas, LNG and electricity sectors in 28 countries and selling fuels and lubricants in 33 countries. Eni promotes development of energy from renewable sources using new and efficient clean technologies and applying circular economy principles to its activities.

The participating members are:

  • Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenues of 12 billion euros. It is the leading European player in the fields of Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Atos’s goal is to help design the future of Information Technologies. Its experience and services support the development of knowledge, education and research with a multicultural approach, contributing to scientific and technological excellence. All over the world, the Group enables its customers, workers, partners and the general public to live, work and progress with Information Technologies in a sustainable and safe way.

Enel Foundation is a non-profit organization focusing on the crucial role of clean energy to ensure a sustainable future for all. By developing partnerships with pre-eminent experts and institution across the globe, leveraging on the vast knowledge of its founders, Enel Foundation conducts research to explore the implications of global challenges in the energy domain and offers education programs to the benefit of talents in the scientific, business and institutional realms.

Tampieri Financial Group, an italian Holding leader in the production of vegetable oils, is also active in other sectors, such as biomedical, green energy, waste water treatment and real estate.

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