STIIMA in numbers

European projects (FP7, H2020)18
National projects8
Regional projects10
Industrial contracts (Private)13

STIIMA is COORDINATOR of 3 European projects, 1 National project and 2 Regional projects (Lombardy)
  • DASM - Dynamic Analysis and Simulation of Machinery
  • MEDIS - Micro Enabled Devices and Systems
  • IRAS - Intelligent and Autonomous Robot Systems
  • 2MaCS - Machine and Manufacturing Control Systems
  • EVA - Enterprise Engineering and Virtual Applications
  • MBM - Manufacturing Business Models
  • ISP - Intelligent Sensing and Perception
Permanent staff86
Full Time Temporary staff44
PhD students5

of which 125 people are RTD staff (Researchers and Technicians) and 10 Administrative staff
Cash flow annual average (period 2014-2018):
€ 3.263.950
  • Virtual Reality
  • Micro Robotics
  • Measurements
  • Extrusion
  • Controls
  • Mechatronics
  • Prototype Development (Robotics)
  • Prototype Development (Controls)
  • Service Robotics
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Intelligent Automation
  • AAL, Robotic Rehab, Motion Analysis
  • Micro EDM and Caratterization
  • Micro Injection Moulding
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Sensing and Imaging
  • Teaching Factory
  • Cell 1 Lab Re-De Manufacturing
  • Cell 2 Lab Re-De Manufacturing
  • Cell 3 Lab Re-De Manufacturing
  • Mechanical-electronics Workshop
  • Physical-Mechanical Characterization (Textile)
  • Proteomics
  • Biological
  • Prototype Development (Textile)
  • Microscopy
  • Chemical (Textile)

Short history of ITIA
The Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), whose initial denomination was Machine Tools Centre (CEMU - Centro Macchine Utensili), was founded in 1963 in Cinisello Balsamo (MI) as a Consortium between the National Research Council of Italy and the Italian Association for the Development of Research on Machine Tools (Associazione Italiana per lo sviluppo della Ricerca nelle Macchine Utensili). CEMU's objective was to carry out strategic research activities aiming at competitiveness of the industrial machinery sector. Under the guidance of Prof. R. Chiappulini the Machine Tool Centre was a first instance of public-private partnership. In 1968 it became one of CNR Research Laboratories.
In 1979 CEMU became an institute of CNR and, under the guidance of Prof. A Palagi, took the name of Machine Tool Experimental Institute (IMU - Istituto Sperimentale Macchine Utensili). Afterwards, under the guidance of Prof. F. Jovane, who became director in 1986, it took the name of Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automa- tion (ITIA - Istituto di Tecnologie Industriali e Automazione) (1993) and became part of CNR Department of Production Systems (DSP), following the reform of CNR in 2005.
In 2008 Prof. Tullio A. M. Tolio was appointed Director of ITIA. In 2012 the institute became part the new DIITET Department, which groups most of the institutes previously belonging to DSP (Production Systems), ICT (Information and Communication Systems) and DET (Energy and Transport) Departments.
On 11th May 2018 the Institute change its name in "STIIMA - Istituto di Sistemi e Tecnologie Industriali Intelligenti per il Manifatturiero Avanzato" and incorporates "ISSIA" Bari Institute.
In 2019 Dr. Ing. Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti was appointed Director of STIIMA.

You can find the full history of ITIA at the following link.