The China-Italy Joint Laboratory on Advanced Manufacturing (CI-LAM) CI-LAM represents the main collaboration platform between China & Italy innovation ecosystems in the field of advanced manufacturing.
It is promoted, from Italian side, by the University of Bergamo, University of Naples Federico II and its incubator, Campania NewSteel, and, from Chinese side, by Tsinghua University and China Sci-Tech Automation Alliance.
The initiative has been launched in 2017 with the signature of a strategic Agreement between the Promoters, at the presence of Chinese and Italian Ministers of Research.
CI-LAM has been recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy as the main strategic bilateral platform on Intelligent Manufacturing in the “Italy-China S&T Cooperation, Action Plan towards 2025”.
Mission of CI-LAM is to promote and enhance the results of a joint cutting-edge research and development collaboration within the field of Smart Manufacturing, including mutual technology transfer, demonstrative applications and commercialisation, with a win-win approach.
The CI-LAM pools the resources of start-ups, enterprises, universities, research institutions and consulting companies to carry out application-oriented R&D and product innovation, helping manufacturing enterprises in both countries – Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups in particular – adopt the new industrial paradigms and embrace key enabling technologies, and promoting matchmaking activities inside.
The Joint Laboratory addresses the future challenges in manufacturing and carries out innovation in standards and interoperability, working with the international organisation for standardisation. Furthermore, the CI-LAM organises training, exchange and mobility programs for students, academics and professionals.
Furthermore, the CI-LAM organises training, exchange and mobility programs for students, academics and professionals.