The Dissemination of tools for digital manufacturing has triggered an industrial revolution that can transform the production processes and the rules of the division of labor.
The changes taking place are a challenge for Europe and for Italy in particular.
The impact of new technologies on the manufacturing system depends on the way in which small and medium enterprises will take the potential of this new instrument.
Fondazione Make in Italy appointed TeDIS to carry on parts of its research on:
VIU_ TeDIS was partner in several projects offering advanced training programs financed by the Veneto Region under the FESR POR 2007/2013 .
The training program was addressed to innovative companies located in the Veneto Region that had an interest in enhancing the expertise of their employees by offering them qualified training related to their work.
The following are the companies and the training offered:
- Renè Caovilla Ltd: Training on management control for shoe company
- Colorificio San Marco: From an international company to an internationalized company
- Calzaturificio Scarpa: Effective communication for a specific brand management
Food, energy, water security and agricultural development are currently high on the agenda of international development agencies and national governments. With a growing world population, increasing demand for food and (renewable) energy, and competition for land and water, international land acquisitions have increased substantially within the last years and all over the world. The Worldwatch Institute estimated that 70 million hectares of land have been sold or rented to private parties, in the last 10 years, with a peak in 2009. These acquisitions involve land use changes to commercial uses and are pursued by private and public investors with different aims, the most relevant of which are food production, agrofuels production, forestry, tourism, conservation, renewable energy production.
Engineering Informatica appointed VIU_TeDIS to analyze and develop innovative service models to be implemented in Veneto Region such as:
The Artisans Federation of Entrepreneurs of Vicenza (FAIV) appointed TeDIS to design and implement a series of Workshops and Labs addressed to young designers coming from the main European Design Schools to promote the linkages between local artisans and contemporary designers in order to develop an innovative approach to the artisan world.
The Maker Faire Rome is a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness of the "Makers Movement".
TeDIS has been appointed by Innovacamera (Chamber of Commerce of Rome) to carry on dissemination and supporting activities within the framework of the Maker Faire 2016, 2015 and 2014, that were held in Rome annually in October.
The project "Towards a "Green Economy"" was developed in 2014 in cooperation with Enel Foundation and the Regional Environmental Center (REC). It aimed at critically review the concepts of green economy and green growth, particularly considering the energy-environment challenge, at a global level and also looking at local implications. At the same time, it tried to assess whether the world is ready to deal with a new green technological and social revolution, and which are the main strategic, political, financial and behavioral issues involved.