BI-REX++, the national project funded by MIMIT with PNRR resources to support industrial innovation investments, sees the Competence Center BI-REX as the lead partner.

The project, in which IFAB is a partner, brings together companies, Digital Innovation Hubs, Italian universities, and key players of the Data Valley to support SMEs with innovative services on the topics of HPC, Big Data and Cloud Computing, Applied AI, and enabling technologies for Industry 4.0.

The partnership includes CINECACNA Emilia-RomagnaAlma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, CINI National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics, Polytechnic University of Milan, University of Siena, University of Trento, Lutech, TIM, CERR – Confindustria Emilia-Romagna Research, CNA Emilia-Romagna, PICO Foundation, EIT Manufacturing, IFAB – International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development, Warrant and Intesa Sanpaolo.

The project’s objective is to coordinate the key territorial players holding competencies and know-how to support SMEs and provide a complete range of integrated services:

  • Access to test-before-invest technological infrastructures and digital skills in HPC, Big Data and Cloud Computing, Applied-AI, and 4.0 enablement,
  • Training
  • Networking
  • Consulting to access funding and incentives.

Over the next two years, the BI-REX++ project aims to coordinate a technological and research partnership to support and enhance the competencies of SMEs on a path of transformation and innovation to trigger investments in businesses on digital technologies and Industry 4.0, through financial consulting services to access funding and incentives, training, and access to national and international networking opportunities.

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