I-Labs, the project that aims to create collaborative platforms for Industry 4.0, has been launched. The project, led by the Filippetti Group, is financed by the Marche Region and involves the Polytechnic University of Marche, the University of Camerino, the Cluster Marche Foundation and numerous local companies.
I-Labs is at the dawn of a new era: in fact, the project kick-off meeting took place on 15 November in Jesi in the province of Ancona, at premises in the Ancona ZIPA industrial zone, which, in the next few years, will be home to the project’s laboratory. As leader of the project, the Gruppo Filippetti is now at the forefront of global system integration, which has spread into many areas of our daily lives under the concept of “smartness”: from industry to automobiles to Public Administration to agriculture, all the way to the Smart City. In this case the Group has the task of guiding the companies involved in the project towards the future, taking care of robotics, industrial automation, IoT, and augmented reality in an interdisciplinary manner applied to multiple sectors: from the furniture sector to emerging realities, such as the food and automobile sectors. Split into five operative lines, I-Labs includes two R&D projects, one technology transfer project, an innovative laboratory, and an interdisciplinary operation for the diffusion and valuation of the results, addressing a business fabric operating in multiple sectors.
In addition to guiding the entire initiative, the Gruppo Filippetti is also the leader of the MERCURY project (sMart sEcuRe deCentralized indUstRY) with regard to IIot, Integration & Data Mining. The management of new models distributed and coordinated within the context of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), indeed, opens up new technological challenges that the research project will address, proposing the design and implementation of an industrial automation platform that will integrate Edge Computing and artificial intelligence components with Cybersecurity and DLT technology. “We are delighted to be leading this project and collaborating with such important local concerns”, declared Micol Filippetti, CEO of the Group, during the kick-off meeting. “To exceed ourselves and our limits, offering the basics for a proactive collaboration between different minds, people, and organisations is our approach, and this fully corresponds to the philosophy of the I-Labs project”. “The Marche Region is thus confirmed as an institutional reference partner for our Group in supporting the growth and financing of research and innovation. For the moment, but in the hope that it will continue to be so in the future as well, I invite the region to continue to offer its support for innovation and growth via the publication of other measures, initiatives, and funding calls,” concluded Micol Filippetti.