The markets are increasingly stimulated by «mass customization», a production logic that envisages supplying a high number of customers with customized products, at reasonable costs, without sacrificing quality.
Companies, due to the reduction in production lots and average product life, must be flexible and fast; but to meet the needs of the market and remain competitive, they are forced to produce more advanced products and develop more complex production processes.
Innovation and the rise of new technologies can help companies manage this complexity, both during product development and during production.
All this provided that man has the necessary skills to understand and manage technologies and identify the right business opportunities.
The meeting, included in the Open Innovation Week organized by CRIT as part of the Interreg Central Europe NUCLEI project (CE_318), will focus on these issues and will offer opportunities for debate and networking.
09.00 Registration and welcome coffee
09.30 Introduction to the day – Andrea Ceci, Head of Innovation Development, CRIT
10.00 Mega trend and technological developments in the refrigeration sector – Giorgio De Ponti, Product Strategy Manager, Epta Group
10.30 Growth and Competitiveness: training and research in relations between universities and the industrial system – Rosa Grimaldi, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna and Bologna Business School
11.00 (Aula Magna) Business strategies and innovation: how does the value proposition of companies change? – To respond adequately to the constantly evolving market, more and more sectors are changing the structure of their offer using new strategies and adding new services to the products. We talk about it with:
12.00 (Aula Magna) High-performance and customized products: which technologies? – Composite and polymeric materials, surface treatments and coatings, additives metal manufacturing, tomography and non-destructive tests: materials and technologies for the realization of innovative products with high technological content. We talk about it with:
11.00 (Aula Fuoco) Advanced Manufacturing Strategies: which choices to achieve manufacturing excellence? – The industrial sector is crossed by a profound transformation process thanks to the opportunities offered by new technologies; this phenomenon is revolutionizing not only the production systems of large companies, but also those of small and medium enterprises.
In the first session we talk about it with:
In the second panel session we talk about it with:
14.00 Blockchain for productive, administrative and social innovation – Giacomo Scillia, CINECA – Cineca proposes a concrete analysis of the opportunities that Blockchain technology can offer to companies, tracing application scenarios in which it can enable transparent and advantageous cooperation between independent bodies, first step towards new business models. The developments of the Blockchain are not confined only to the world of financial transactions, indeed the logic of decentralization can open a new way of managing transactions in many other sectors.
14.30 Data Driven Innovation: what value do data generate for companies? – The data and their correct analysis and interpretation can favor important changes in terms of products and services, can allow companies to exploit new business opportunities and to have a new approach to customers. We talk about it with:
15.15 Internet of Things, when an object can be called “intelligent”? – Any object can become part of the IoT universe, if it is possible to identify it via IP address and has the ability to exchange data over the network without the help of man. Intelligence is not tied to objects but to the services they can offer.
16.00 Smart Manufacturing and Digital Twin: why use virtual models and simulations? – The possibility of saving on the creation of an expensive physical prototype and starting to test the performance of an object only on a digital level puts companies in front of a turning point. We talk about it with:
16.45 What is the goal of Digital Transformation? – It is not the adoption of new digital technologies that decrees the success or failure of a company, but how technologies are exploited to generate the maximum value for the customer. Value creation as a starting point for Digital Transformation. We talk about it with:
17.30 New challenges and technologies for 2050 Agriculture – Gennaro Monacelli, CNH Industrial’s Global responsible for Design Analysis and Simulation
18.00 Conclusions and closure of works