Trentino Sviluppo was invited to present the Rovereto “Mechatronic Park” at the European Cluster Conference which took place in Brussels on December 1-2, 2016.

Paolo Gregori, Scientific Coordinator of the project, participated as a speaker to the paralel session 4A of the Conference, where he showcased the Trentino experience of the Mechatronics Park and the investments of the Autonomous Province of Trento in this area. In addition to that, Mr. Gregori contributed to a panel discussion on the role of clusters in facilitating new cross-sectoral value chains/advanced and digital manufacturing.

The European Cluster Conference is the most important event organized on this matter by the European Commission. This year edition focussed on "Cluster 4.0 - Shaping smart industries", and attendees heared and discussed about the most recent trends and priorities for cluster policies and cluster organisations supporting industrial modernisation at regional, national and European level. Beside plenary sessions, interactive parallel sessions were held on smart manufacturing and digital transformation, circular economy, key enabling technologies and creative and data-driven services. In the context of the parallel sessions several best practices and regional projects (including the Trentino Mechatronics Park) were selected by the European Commission and were presented to a qualified audience. The regional cases served as a scene setting for discussion in small interactive discussion groups animated by the speakers.

The Mechatronic park is a "System Project" promoted by the Autonomous Province of Trento and managed by Trentino Sviluppo with the scientific support of the Bruno Kessler Foundation and University of Trento, involving key players of the public and private sectors and trade associations. It offers a common workspace for businesses, students and researchers and a dynamic base from which to produce, research, and test innovative products, with the scope of enhancing traditional mechanics and energy efficiency through the application of electronic components, sensors, and software. As an innovative hub at the service of the whole supply chain, it hosts businesses in sectors ranging from the automotive industries, to robotics, sensors, industrial automation and biomedical engineering.

European Cluster Conference 2016 - proceedings

Mechatronic Park


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