2022 has been an important year for MADE. 1,870 companies participated in specific orientation and introduction to Industry 4.0. 4,300 visitors, from companies (300) and associations (45) from all over Italy, were able to experience firsthand the immersive experience in the 4.0 manufacturing process inside the 20 demonstrators.
The MADE partnership expanded from 47 partners to 51 partners – 46 companies, 4 universities, 1 public body. There were 300 events including seminars, webinars, conferences, and fairs.
Catalog and commissioned courses from the “School of Competencies 4.0 – MADE” were delivered, with a total of 123 courses delivered to 2,400 (800 participating companies).
MADE has finished the amount allocated by the Ministry of Economic Development, available to Italian companies, amounting to 3.3 million euros, through special calls for proposals intended for the implementation of innovation, industrial research, and experimental development projects. A total of 169 project proposals worth 29.3 million euros were received in the three-year period 2020-22, and 57 were financed for about 7 million euros.
MADE has greatly expanded international relations through the EDIH Manufacturing Network of which it is the lead partner, consisting of 25 European Digital Innovation Hubs in 14 states, 10 regions and 10 networks of Europe’s most competitive regions, was organized at MADE. An initiative that includes EDIH Lombardia, a consortium composed of MADE together with 15 partners, including the Digital Innovation Hub Lombardia, 4 representative associations, 5 regional technology clusters, 2 financial institutions, and 2 European Institute of Technology.
MADE has launched and managed 11 European projects involving more than 60 international partners including companies, universities and research and technology transfer centers.
Even outside Europe, the relationships activated led to the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) to enhance the UAE’s i4.0 ecosystem.
The MADE – Competence Center Industry 4.0 team and partners wish you happy holidays with the hope of doing even better in 2023!