Institute for Industrial Technologies and Automation – National Research Council of Italy – is an applied R&D centre. ITIA-CNR, as a promoter of industrial innovation, performs strategic activities of Scientific Research and Technological Development for the Competitiveness and Sustainability of Italian and European Manufacturing Industries. Fields of application are machine tools, production systems for different sectors as well as Virtual and Augmented Reality application for products and processes based on Data Model designed as ontology according to the Semantic Web approach.


ITIA is the coordinator of the project. With expertise in semantic web and ontology approach the institute will develop the infrastructure and coordinate the technological approach of the project.



Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare (IBFM) / Institute of molecular bioimaging and physiology – IBFM exploits a widespread and many-level bio-medical activity research, involving imaging and molecular diagnostic techniques, and spanning from the microscopical aspects up to the full organism. On this interdisciplinary background, a wide array of techniques is deployed at all levels, bridging molecular diagnostics in neurology and oncology, to cellular and systemic physiology and physiopathology, muscle metabolism and neurodynamics both at experimental and clinical level, granting for a full-blown translational approach from pre-clinical to clinical research and vice versa.


IBFM will provide its competences in the field of exercise physiology, including the evaluation of bioenergetics and biomechanics of human locomotion in normal sedentary and athletes subjects as well as in pathological conditions. Competences in bioengineering and neurophysiology will also be involved to contribute in the analysis and formalization of medical knowledge about the individual behavioural patterns in the domestic environment, related to the motor function and the physiological state. Moreover IBFM will provide the physiological interpretation of the outcomes of the validation phases.



The IFAC eInclusion Laboratory research team has been working for more than 20 years in the field of ICT with the aim of identifying both barriers and possibilities in order to improve quality of life and inclusion of all people in social life. Starting from the first speech synthesizer in italian language (1985), based upon expertise on Digital Signal Processing, the research is now focused on Ambient Intelligence and its use by all people. The lab has recognized by the European Commission as the Italian National Contact Center (NCC) of the European Design for all e-Accessibility Network (EDeAN).


IFAC contribution will be based on the knowledge in the field of eInclusion and on the application of  Design for All approach in ICT. It will be also involved in the interfaces design and  validation.



ITC is the most important building research Institute within CNR with the main goal of setting up and developing permanent research activities in the field of construction. ITC carries out its activity in the following scientific fields and with regard to the following topics: new or conventional materials used in an innovative way and innovative technological solutions, study and definition of methodologies to assess systems, buildings and components performances, assessment and improvement of the use, the safety and the quality of built environment and infrastructures; air-conditioning, heating, cooling and technological plants for constructions.


Over the years, the Building Physics Department has tested and optimized the potential applications of new manufacturing technologies. These studies have focused on building envelope and facilities in order to reduce energy consumption and, at the same time, to improve the perception of well-being of occupants (thermo hygrometric and visual comfort). Thanks to the acquired experience, both through on site tests and with dynamic simulation tools, the activity of ITC-CNR provides the definition and the experimentation of monitoring systems able to assess the internal comfort conditions in confined spaces, and of active tools able to modify the thermal behaviour of the building system, in response to external stimuli.