The Core members of the CI-LAM are:

–  University of Bergamo

–  Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of University of Naples Federico II

–  Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University

–  Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tsinghua University 

The Partners of CI-LAM :

–  China Science and Technology Automation Alliance (Beijing E-cube Technologies Co.Ltd)  

–  Intellimech Consortium

–  SPICI (Società per l’innovazione, la cooperazione e l’internazionalizzazione)

–  Tus-Caohejing (Shanghai)Management &Operation Co.Ltd

–  Hangxing China-Italy Innovation Incubator

–  China Capital Normal University  

University of Bergamo

The School of Engineering of the University of Bergamo encompasses the Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering (DIGIP) and the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DISA). Both Departments are characterized by a strong multidisciplinary trait and a tight collaboration with the industrial and social fabric, while also displaying an internationalization-oriented and entrepreneurial approach.
The courses range from Mechanical to Management and Computer Engineering with a strong focus on Smart Manufacturing, the major topic that drives new research, teaching and innovation projects. The University of Bergamo is also site of the Northern Italian Secretariat of the China-Italy Technology Transfer Center (CITTC), the international platform – endorsed by Chinese MOST and Italian MIUR – devoted to the international cooperation and coordination among research centres, universities, public authorities and the industrial fabric of both countries to showcase and promote technologies and businesses. UniBg is also part of the organising committee for the China-Italy Science, Technology & Innovation Week since 2016. The Innovation Week is the most relevant initiative between the two countries in facilitating the exchange of knowledge in the field of science, technology and industrial development.


University of Naples Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II is one of the oldest public universities in Italy and in the world. Founded on June 5, 1224 by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and king of Sicily Federico II di Svevia, it is the main Neapolitan Academy and one of the most important in Italy and Europe. The University is organized into 4 schools and 26 departments, covering almost all fields of today education and knowledge. With over 73 first level degree courses and about 75 master’s degree (or single-cycle) courses in which more than 75,000 students study, with a teaching staff of about 2500 tenured professors, the Federico II University is one of the Big Italian Universities and the largest in the Center-South.
In the University of Naples are active also more than 30 PhD schools and recently it is also the headquarters of the “Scuola Superiore Meridionale”: the university’s higher education and research institute that offers ordinary courses to integrate the normal university curriculum university and doctoral research.
The Engineering disciplines are organized on 5 Departments. One of these: Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (DIETI) is one of the signatory of the CI-LAM agreement from the Neapolitan side.
The DIETI is the largest Department of Southern Italy that works on topics related to information and communication technologies – ICT.
DIETI promotes the exploitation of research activities targeting specific application domains for the development of the territory and of industrial and social interest, thanks also to the possibilities offered by the integration of the skills present in the Department and by the ” high level “of qualification of international research. Among the Professors of the DIETI there are 9 Fellows of recognized international scientific societies (IEEE, ASME, IFAC). Many have been honored with international awards and Best Paper Awards winners at prestigious international conferences. The DIETI is recognized from the MIUR as “Department of Excellence 2018-2022”.

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Tsinghua University – Department of Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EEA) of Tsinghua University, founded in 1932, is one of the three earliest engineering departments established by Tsinghua University. In 1989, the former three majors of power system automation, high voltage technology and electrical engineering were merged into a major of “electrical engineering and automation”, which was listed in the national specialty recommendation catalogue. This discipline became the first batch of the key discipline and the doctoral degrees conferring unit of first-level disciplines. It has kept the first or A+ in the past national evaluation of disciplines. The Department of Electric Engineering (EEA) has the State Key Laboratory for Safety Control and Simulation of Power System and Large Power Generation Equipment. The Department now has 103 full-time teachers, including 35 with senior professional title and 55 with associate senior professional title. Aiming at both international frontier basic research and major needs of Chinese national economic construction, the EEA has tackled key problems scientifically in electrical and electrical engineering industries. In the past 20 years, it has won 27 three major national science and technology awards. The EEA has trained about 13,000 graduates by upholding the motto of “Rigorous in Learning & Righteous in Conduct”. A large number of outstanding academic masters, business talents and backbones of governing the country spring out.


China Science & Technology Automation Alliance (CSAA)

China Science & Technology Automation Alliance (CSAA) is a professional association dedicated to advancing science & technology innovation with automation technology, and promoting integration between the above two.
CSAA is comprised of enterprises, institutions and individuals that are engaged in science & technology automation related activities including R&D / manufacturing / sales / applications/ services.
CSAA aims to drive innovation of science & technology and development of advanced manufacturing industry with advanced automation technology, promote integration and progress of all above, form the co-industrial chain, and to help propel Chinese enterprises and research institutions in technological innovation and industrial transformation.

SPICI SRL – Società per l’Innovazione, la Cooperazione e l’Internazionalizzazione

Born in the open innovation ecosystem of the University of Naples Federico II and hosted by the university incubator “Campania NewSteel” in the Technological Pole of the University located in San Giovanni a Teduccio, Naples, at SPICI srl – Società per l’Innovazione, la Cooperazione e l’Internazionalizzazione we are dedicated to innovation.
From our Italian headquarter and offices in China we work with the main players of the industrial and scientific ecosystem on four strategic areas:

  • Open innovation and startup growth, providing business acceleration and incubation services, as well as open innovation programs in partnership with large multinationals, universities and research centers;
  • Internationalization, facilitating the access to foreign markets of innovative enterprises through matchmaking and landing programs, and supporting the management of scientific cooperation and technology transfer programs;
  • Education and advanced training, managing advanced training and programs of specialization on innovation, growth strategies and new technologies for young talents and professionals in partnership with national and international academic institutions, training centers and industrial groups;
  • Urban regeneration, managing programs in partnership with investment groups and commercial real estate operators, dedicated to industrial-scientific development and technological innovation.

SPICI management team have in-depth expertise in establishing science and technological parks, business incubators and science centers, as well as large experience in coordinating strategic  programs for scientific and industrial development cooperation between Italy and foreign countries.



Intellimech is a Consortium of 54 high-tech (May 2024) enterprises dedicated to interdisciplinary research in Mechatronics, including advanced electronics, Data Analytics, AI, ICT systems, robotics and human-robot interaction for applications in various industrial fields. Given its dimension, Intellimech is one of the most important private initiatives in the Italian sector. It can count on the cooperation among many enterprises, including SMEs and Large Enterprises. The Consortium manages R&D and interdisciplinary experimental activities into pre-competitive technological platforms and the production of prototypes for innovative infra-sectorial applications to serve the partners. Mechatronics and technology integration strategies are applied to get new research levels and implement radical or incremental innovation processes and technological discontinuity, which could, in return, generate new propriety applications development. The Consortium wants to create an environment where its partners can view the opportunities offered by automation and robotics by applying innovative technologies, providing technical assistance and consultation, assisting in personnel training, managing communications, technical and scientific information, and disseminating technology. Intellimech is also a founder of Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia (AFIL), and a member of Cluster tecnologico nazionale Fabbrica Intelligente (CFI).