Under the scope of our TEBD Project “Transfer of Best Practices through Structural Dialoge for Capacity Development in the Fields of Digitalisation and Industry-University Collaboration and Internationalisation” a study visit to Italy Lombardia Region was held between 15-18 September 2019 with the participation of our Assembly and Sectoral Committee members.

The program of the visit:

16 September 2019, Monday

Introductory session at Unioncamere Lombardia and presentations from relevant entities

  • Overview on Lombardy and Industry-University collaboration in the region
  • The role of the Italian (and Lombardy) Chamber System for the digitalisation of mSMEs
  • The activities of Innovhub in the context of innovation & technology transfer and an overview on AFIL (Lombardy Cluster for the Advanced Manufacturing)
  • The role of the digital promoter within the “Impresa 4.0” Plan
  • Best practices and innovative services offered by the Chamber of Commerce of Milan
  • Open Innovation Platform of Lombardy Region: a tool to support the creation of innovation ecosystems
  • The S3Lab on Emerging Industries and the Regional Technology Clusters in Lombardy
  • Ecosistema Innovazione Lecco: a pilot project aiming to foster knowledge transfer between mSMEs and research organisations
  • Best practices from Lombardy Region in the field of internationalisation
  • Chamber System’s activities and best practices in the field of internationalization

17 September 2019, Tuesday

Visit to POINT and Business Incubator of Bergamo Sviluppo followed by on-site company visits (Dalmine)

18 September 2019, Wednesday

  • Visit to Fintech District
  • Visits to Relight – company member of AFIL (Lombardy Cluster for the Advanced Manufacturing)