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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

More information at: https://associazionebigdata.it/

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.

More information at: https://www.eni.com/en-IT/home.html

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.

More information at: https://www.unipolsai.com/

Agile Lab creates value for its Clients in data-intensive environments through customizable solutions to establish performance driven processes, sustainable architectures, and automated platforms driven by data governance best practices.

Since 2014 we have implemented 100+ successful Elite Data Engineering initiatives and used that experience to create Witboost: a technology agnostic, modular platform, that empowers modern enterprises to discover, elevate and productize their data both in traditional environments and on fully compliant Data Mesh architectures.

With a high-skilled team (Big Data, Cloud, HPC) of more than 130 Data Engineers located in Europe, Agile Lab helps companies in their Data-Driven transformation.

Alfasigma, one of the leading Italian pharmaceutical companies, is present in over 90 countries, through distributors and subsidiaries and has a workforce of around 3,000 people, R&D laboratories, and 5 production plants.

In Italy Alfasigma is a leader in the market for prescription products where, in addition to the strong focus on Gastro-Intestinal, it is present in many primary care therapeutic areas. It also produces and markets self-medication products, nutraceuticals and food supplements.

More information is available at the Alfasigma website at: http://www.alfasigma.com/en

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design, and technology. Headquartered in France and present in 70 countries, Alstom employs more than 74,000 people.
In Italy, Alstom is deeply rooted in the Italian railway tradition: it has been manufacturing trains for 160 years, signalling equipment for 90 years and traction systems for 60 years. Today, with 9 sites throughout Italy and more than 3500 employees, Alstom is a strong local employer recognised as one of the leaders on the Italian market.
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https://www.alstom.com/alstom-italy

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.

More information at: https://atos.net/en/

Axelera AI is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI. Its technology integrates a custom dataflow architecture with multicore in-memory computing to deliver extremely high performance at a power envelope of few watts and flexibility to support multiple networks.
Axelera AI was incubated in 2019 by the emerging technologies leader Bitfury and joined by the leading nano-technology group imec in early 2020 to develop groundbreaking computing architecture for high-performance AI. Axelera AI was fully launched in 2021, led by a team of experts in AI software and hardware design from top firms and Fortune 500 companies.
Since its inception the team of Axelera AI raised 17 million Euro from multiple investors and has grown to more than 50 people, expecting to reach 100 people by the end of 2022, and with a presence in more than 10 European countries.
Headquartered in the AI Innovation Center of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, Axelera AI also has offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH), and branches in Portugal, Ireland, Romania, and Italy, more precisely in Pisa; soon we will be expanding our presence in Italy by opening offices in Bologna and Milan.

Maggiori informazioni: https://www.axelera.ai/

Founded in Italy in 2003, BIP is now a primary multinational consulting firm employing more than 4,000 people world-wide. BIP’s professionals offer management consulting services and business advisory, helping companies in the research and adoption of disruptive technological innovation. BIP is now present in 13 countries around the world.

BIP promotes innovation through a constant ability to evolve together with different actors of the economic system. A global digital platform composed of 5 Centres of Excellence Strategy, Innovation, Design & Interaction; xTech; CyberSecurity; Customer Platforms; Transformation 4.0 – allow to guide companies towards a tangible transformation.

In particular, the Centre of Excellence xTech combines the start-up mindset, the industry know-how and deep roots in the Academia to push the succesfull comapanies’ technological evolution, through end-to-end solutions with distinctive skills in Data Enablement and Strategy, Data Science & Decision Science, Hi Tech Platforms, Hyperautomation. An international community of professionals who are curious, passionate about data, Artificial Intelligence, cloud and exponential technologies with a common scope: have a positive impact on clients and community.

Bonfiglioli is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and distributor of a complete range of gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters, which satisfy the most challenging and demanding needs in industrial automation, mobile machinery and renewable energy.
The Group serves more industries and applications than any other drives manufacturer and is a market leader in many sectors; its three business units – Discrete Manufacturing & Process Industries, Motion & Robotics and Mobility & Wind Industries – embody all the expertise and experience acquired over the years in the respective industries.
Established in 1956, Bonfiglioli operates worldwide in 80 countries with 24 commercial sites, 15 production sites, a wide distribution network comprising more than 550 partners, and can count on over 4.000 professionals.
Excellence, innovation, and sustainability are the drivers behind our growth as a company and team and represent the guarantee of the product and service quality we offer our clients.

More information available at www.bonfiglioli.com.

As a member of IFAB, BPER Banca aims to spread the culture of innovation and promote digital transformation processes at the service of people and the community, both within its organisation and in its relations with customers. BPER is paying close attention to the journey for improving its digital assets and is implementing a business model that sees the customer at the centre of a personalised experience in which physical and digital banking are closely integrated.

The history and story of BPER date back to more than 150 years ago: since 1867, BPER has been the protagonist of multiple changes and is currently one of the reference players for sustainable development in the country, which it concretely contributes to by facilitating people’s projects and businesses’ development processes, through a diversified, multi-specialist proposition.

The model BPER proposes is that of a modern bank, attentive to the specific needs of people, businesses and communities, and increasingly open to digitalisation, which is intended as a complementary resource in customer relations.

With the acquisition of the Carige Group in June 2022, BPER Banca has become the parent company of Italy’s third largest banking group in total deposits and footprint, with over 2,000 branches operating in almost all Italian regions, approximately 22,000 employees and over 5 million customers.

In addition to its banks, the BPER Group includes a number of product factories and ancillary services undertakings. Through investee companies and joint ventures, BPER Banca operates in all key market segments (corporate & investment banking, wealth management & insurance, leasing, factoring and consumer finance) and can offer qualified assistance to its customers in all main international markets.

The Chamber of commerce of Romagna – Forlì-Cesena and Rimini is a public body with functional autonomy that carries out, within the territorial area of competence, functions of general interest to the business and consumer system and promotes the development of the local economy.

The territorial division of the Chamber of commerce of Romagna concerns two provinces, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini, and the Chamber has three headquarters, one in each main city (Forlì, Cesena and Rimini).

The total area of the two provinces is 3,300 sq km and includes 57 municipalities and the resident population amounts to 730,837 inhabitants, of which 11.6% foreigners.

In the territory there are productive and district specializations, with a widespread entrepreneurship, 99 active enterprises every thousand inhabitants, for a total of about 90,000 registered companies.

Being present and doing business is the mission of the Chamber of Commerce of Romagna, for the well-being of people and the development of Romagna, with a vision data driven, oriented towards research and innovation to promote knowledge and change.

We direct our activities to the search for innovation to offer local companies and citizens quality services, simplification of activities connected to business life and new economical opportunities.

Through our special Agency CISE – Center for innovation and economic development, we work to direct local development to responsible innovation, sustainable for environment and people, networking expertise in collaboration with the local innovation ecosystem. In collaboration with other local actors, CISE finds European resources important for the territory, in favor of innovation.

CISE is also an SA8000 training and certification body and is accredited by the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network.

https://www.romagna.camcom.it/

Chiesi è un gruppo biofarmaceutico internazionale orientato alla ricerca che sviluppa e commercializza soluzioni terapeutiche innovative nel campo della salute respiratoria, delle malattie rare e delle cure specialistiche. Per realizzare la propria missione di migliorare la qualità di vita delle persone, il Gruppo agisce in maniera responsabile non solo verso i pazienti, ma anche per le comunità in cui opera e per l’ambiente. Avendo adottato lo status giuridico di Società Benefit in Italia, negli Stati Uniti e in Francia, l’impegno di Chiesi a creare valore condiviso per la società nel suo complesso è legalmente vincolante, e al centro di ogni decisione aziendale. Dal 2019 Chiesi è certificata B Corp. I suoi progressi in termini di sostenibilità sono misurati e valutati secondo gli standard più ambiziosi oggi disponibili. L’azienda ha l’obiettivo di raggiungere impatto zero sull’ambiente entro il 2035. Chiesi, che vanta oltre 85 anni di esperienza, ha sede a Parma, opera in 30 Paesi, e conta oltre 6.000 collaboratori. Il Centro Ricerche di Parma collabora con altri sei importanti poli di R&S in Francia, Stati Uniti, Canada, Cina, Regno Unito, e Svezia.

CNH Industrial entra a far parte della membership di IFAB: l’obiettivo comune è quello di svolgere attività di sviluppo nell’ambito dell’automazione e dell’elettrificazione per i veicoli del settore agricolo e delle costruzioni e altresì promuovere progetti di innovazione tecnologica di Digital Twin e Artificial Intelligence (processi, infrastrutture e algoritmi).

La collaborazione prevede attività di ricerca congiunte sui temi Digital Twin e Artificial Intelligence che richiedono l’esecuzione di simulazioni numeriche avanzate, con l’utilizzo di risorse di supercalcolo (HPC – Leonardo) collaborando con aziende leader nel settore di riferimento.

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CNH Industrial è una società leader globale nel settore dei macchinari e dei servizi.

Guidata dal suo purpose Breaking New Ground, incentrato su Innovation, Sustainability e Productivity, l’Azienda fornisce la direzione strategica, le capacità di R&S e gli investimenti che rendono possibile il successo dei suoi brand globali e regionali. A livello globale Case IH e New Holland Agriculture forniscono applicazioni agricole a 360°, dai macchinari alle attrezzature insieme alle tecnologie digitali che le migliorano; CASE e New Holland Construction Equipment, offrono una linea completa di prodotti per le costruzioni che aumentano la produttività del settore. I brand della Società che concentrano le attività a livello regionale includono: STEYR, per trattori agricoli; Raven, leader nell’agricoltura digitale, nella tecnologia di precisione e nello sviluppo di sistemi autonomi; Flexi-Coil, specializzata in sistemi di lavorazione del terreno e semina; Miller, produttore di apparecchiature per applicazioni; Kongskilde, per la fornitura di attrezzature per la lavorazione del terreno, la semina, la gestione del fieno e del foraggio; ed Eurocomach, produttore di un’ampia gamma di mini e midi escavatori per il settore delle costruzioni, comprese le soluzioni elettriche. Forte di oltre due secoli di storia, CNH Industrial è da sempre all’avanguardia nei settori in cui opera e continua a promuovere l’innovazione con passione ed entusiasmo, favorendo l’efficienza e il successo dei clienti. In quanto azienda autenticamente globale, gli oltre 37.000 dipendenti di CNH Industrial lavorano tutti insieme per creare un ambiente di lavoro all’insegna della diversità e dell’inclusione, con l’obiettivo comune di aiutare i clienti a coltivare e a costruire un mondo migliore.

Per maggiori informazioni: www.cnhindustrial.com

Per le ultime notizie da CNH Industrial e dai suoi brand: www.media.cnhindustrial.com

Coldiretti is the leading organisation of agricultural enterprepreneurs at national and European level.
It includes one and a half million members.
Coldiretti represents agricultural enterprises, farmers, professional agricultural entrepreneurs, farms, fishing companies and entrepreneurs, consortia, cooperatives, associations and any other entities and individuals working in the agricultural, fishing, agri-food, environmental and rural areas, both at national, European and international level.
Coldiretti carries out support and protection activities, especially in the technical-economic, trade union, social, tax and labour sectors.
Over the past few years, Coldiretti has transformed what used to be known as ‘agricultural raw materials’ into ‘food’ in order to guarantee 100% Made in Italy produce. It has thus become one of the most widespread locally available service distribution systems in Italy, providing a nation-wide support network.
For further information, please visit the website:

https://emilia-romagna.coldiretti.it/

Confindustria Emilia Area Centro is the Association of companies born from the process of integration between Unindustria Bologna, Unindustria Ferrara and Confindustria Modena. A single Association capable of guaranteeing a greater representation to an area that is a candidate to be the first Italian manufacturing centre with 3.200 members divided into 20 Clusters.
The Association protects small, medium and large enterprises of the Emilia-Romagna region, providing the excellence and quality of services and corporate culture by responding to the needs of the global market in a perspective that looks at the competitive scenarios of the future.

More information at: https://www.confindustriaemilia.it

CRIF is a global company specializing in credit & business information systems, analytics, outsourcing and processing services, as well as advanced digital solutions for business development and open banking.

The mission that drives CRIF is to create value and new opportunities for consumers and businesses by providing reliable information and solutions, allowing more powerful decisions and accelerating digital innovation. We work responsibly to offer innovative solutions to support our customers to enhance access to credit in compliance, granting a digital access and use of financial services by excluded and underserved people. CRIF is currently the leading group in continental Europe in the field of banking credit information and one of the main operators on a global level for integrated services for business & commercial information and credit & marketing management.

CRIF supports banks and financial institutions, insurance, telco & media, and energy & utility companies, as well as businesses and consumers in over 50 countries, thanks to continuous innovation, the use of the most advanced technologies, and a culture of lnformation Management.

CRIF is included in the prestigious IDC FinTech Rankings Top 100, the classification of the top providers of global technology solutions for the financial services industry, and as of 2019 it has expanded its coverage as an AISP to 31 European countries where the PSD2 Directive for open banking is applicable.

More information at: https://www.crif.com/

E4 Computer Engineering designs and manufactures highly technological solutions for HPC Clusters,​ Cloud, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Hyper-Converged infrastructure for the Academic and Industrial markets. We have been collaborating for years with the main research centers at national and international level (Cineca, CERN, ECMWF, LEONARDO) and we are involved in national and European projects in the HPC and AI fields (EuroHPC JU EPI, EUPEX, Horizon Europe)​.

More information at: www.e4company.com

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.

More information at: www.enelfoundation.org

ESTECO is an independent software company, highly specialized in numerical optimization and simulation process and data management. With more than 20 years of experience, ESTECO supports over 300 international organizations in excelling in their digital engineering experience, accelerating the decision-making process and reducing development time. Ford Motor Company, Honda, Lockheed Martin, Toyota and Whirlpool are just a few of the major companies relying on ESTECO technology.
ESTECO is the owner of VOLTA, the innovative enterprise platform for Simulation Process and Data Management and design optimization, and modeFRONTIER, the leading software solution for simulation process automation and optimization in the engineering design process.

More information: https://www.esteco.com/

Expert.ai (EXAI:IM) is a leading company in AI-based natural language software. Organizations in insurance, banking and finance, publishing, media and defense all rely on expert.ai to turn language into data, analyze and understand complex documents, accelerate intelligent process automation and improve decision making. Expert.ai’s purpose-built natural language platform pairs simple and powerful tools with a proven hybrid AI approach that combines symbolic and machine learning to solve real-world problems and enhance business operations at speed and scale. With offices in Europe and North America, expert.ai serves global businesses such as AXA XL, Zurich Insurance Group, Generali, The Associated Press, Bloomberg INDG, BNP Paribas, Rabobank, Gannett and EBSCO.

For more information, visit https://www.expert.ai

Legacoop Bologna is an association that represents 174 cooperative enterprises with a total of nearly 60,000 employees and 2.4 million members in Bologna metropolitan area. The main activities of Legacoop Bologna are services to cooperative enterprises, actions of development and innovation of the cooperative business model, incubating and accelerating cooperative startup.

Starting from 1997 Net Service S.p.A. designes and develops IT solutions and safe and tailor-made technological services. Combining innovation and experience, the company is able to design and manage business and operational processes’ digitalization for small, medium and large-sized enterprises and for the public sector. The point of strength is to provide cutting-edge technology solutions able to perfectly integrate in the pre-existing technological context.

Net Service offers hosting services, consultancy and support, providing its clients with the best anti-intrusion technologies and managing the delivery of services in ISO 27001 certified environments.

Characterized by an innovative Research & Development Centre, composed of real disseminated competence centers, its aim is to bring efficiency, transparency and simplicity in defining and managing complex organization’s processes, as well as bring culture at the heart of the digital world.

More information at: https://www.netservice.eu/en/home

Prometeia is a global firm of quantitative experts and software engineers, dedicated to applying financial modeling, economic research and data science to solve complex business and regulatory challenges. Established in 1974 as an independent institute for economic research, for half a century Prometeia has been developing innovative software solutions, studies, and reports for banking and insurance groups, institutional investors and public organizations. The distinctive mix of competences has made Prometeia a leading European company in Risk, Asset and Wealth Management solutions. Our expertise is proved by our award-winning solutions, our double-digit growth in turnover and staff, over 300 references in 20+ countries

More information at: https://www.prometeia.it/en/home

Quantyca is a technology consulting company specialized in Data and Metadata Management.We work with all business and IT functions to help our customers become more competitive, exploiting the potential made available by new technologies. All the services we offer are targeted to extract the maximum value from the data realizing data platforms that are responsive, resilient, and able to evolve over time.With over 100 active successful projects, we are a reliable partner to support companies: we build together with our customers solutions that can grow and produce value over time.We design, develop and maintain hybrid data and integration platforms for data management throughout the life cycle, from ingestion to exploitation, along with all the integration phases. We also offer customized training and consulting services to support our customers in defining and implementing their data strategy. Quantyca’s team consists of 80+ highly specialized consultants with strong skills in Data Engineering, Advanced Analytics, Software Engineering, Project Management, Software Reliability Engineering (SRE).We have constantly improved our technology portfolio and invested in technical excellence on the tools and products that we selected: we currently have more than 90 active certifications. We also establish a deep relationship with the Data Management and Cloud technology vendors.In our solution portfolio we have Blindata (www.blindata.io): a proprietary SAAS platform that supports customers in data governance and regulatory compliance (GDPR) processes.

More information at: www.quantyca.it

SECO develops and produces cutting-edge technological solutions, from miniaturised computers to fully customised integrated systems combining hardware and software.SECO employs over 800 people worldwide and has 5 manufacturing plants, 9 R&D centres and sales offices in 9 countries. SECO serves more than 300 blue-chip customers who are leaders in their respective fields; including medical, industrial automation, aerospace and defence, fitness, vending and many others.SECO’s R&D capabilities continue to expand through long-standing strategic partnerships with technology corporations and collaborations with universities, research centres and innovative start-ups. SECO is one of the founders of the international standard for computer miniaturisation Qseven®.SECO operates worldwide, with headquarters in Italy, Germany, the USA, India and Taiwan. SECO’s capital provider is the “Fondo Italiano Tecnologia e Crescita”, which is managed by the “Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR”.

Sustainability is a key aspect for the company: Seco Next is the business unit focused on innnovation and sustainable developement and acting as a bridge between the research world and the Business sector with the aim to start a digital transformation process based on sustainability. Seco Next is the lab where an ecosystem open to stakeholders (clients, suppliers, technological partners, start-up, university and research centres) share skills and experiences to co-design, using frontier technology as Edge AI, Machine Vision and Data Fusion, 5G and Quantum Computin, innovative solutions oriented to people well-being and geared to improve the standard of living and to generate sustainable value from business.

More information at: https://edge.seco.com/en_eu/

SCS Consulting is a management consulting company, established in Bologna in 2001 and working in the field of professional consulting services, skills development and human resources enhancement.

It operates on the national territory, with a team consisting of more than 140 professionals and a well-established network of partners for specific sectors.

The company is committed to supporting enterprises and regions, supplying services and solutions for creating value and producing sustainable growth, through the integration of different areas of expertise, including organization and business advisory, people and change management and sustainability.

SCS is a member of the Bologna Association of Cooperatives. It supports Libera and is a founding member of Impronta Etica and member of Cooperare con Libera Terra.

More information at: scsconsulting.it

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.

More information at: https://www.tampieri.com/en/home

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