STIIMA Biella hosted the delegates of consumer associations as part of the annual “Tessile e Salute” (Textile and Health) conference, which focused on the relationship with the consumer. The topics dealt with the laboratory and analysis techniques adopted on fibres and textile articles to tackle counterfeiting. With Dr. Barbara Cravello of the Tessile e Salute…

An open-access book for HEALPS2

STIIMA has published an open-access book with Springer describing the research questions and solutions adopted in the research project HEALPS2 – devoted to health tourism in the Alpine Space. The book, “Digital and Strategic Innovation for Alpine Health Tourism,” is edited by Daniele Spoladore, Elena Pessot, and Marco Sacco, and contains essays from all European…

Towards the technical specification UNI/TS 11820:2022 in Circular Economy

UNI/TS 11820:2022 – “Measurement of Circularity – Methods and Indicators for Measuring Circular Processes in Organizations” is the technical specification that provides a method for measuring the circularity of an organization or group of organizations. Italian working Group 3 “Measurement of Circularity” of the UNI Commission “Circular Economy” has completed work on this specification after…

Rehabilia Technologies awarded at StartCup Lombardia

Rehabilia Technologies, soon spin-off of the CNR, was awarded at StartCup Lombardia 2022 with the special Social Impact award for the PhiCube project! PhiCube is a device for the rehabilitation of the upper limbs for children suffering from neuromotor disorders, conceived and developed by Matteo Malosio, Matteo Lavit Nicora, Giovanni Tauro, Davide Redaelli, and Atul…

Call for Papers ISIEA 2023 – Healthcare 5.0

STIIMA is involved in the 2nd International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Automation – “Towards a Smart, Resilient and Sustainable Industry” which will be held on 22nd-23rd June 2023 in Bolzano (Bozen, Italy). STIIMA researchers Elena Pessot, Daniele Spoladore and Walter Terkaj invite colleagues to submit their contributions to the Healthcare 5.0 special track, dedicated to smart and sustainable…

STIIMA Biella at RomaVideoGameLab

STIIMA Biella will be present at the 5th Edition of RomeVideoGameLab NATURAL & METANATURAL (03 – 06 November 2022 – Cinecittà, Rome) with two workshops entitled “Exploration of Textile Fibers With Augmented Reality” in which an augmented reality experience on textile fibers will be created using the Metaverse Studio platform for educational purposes. More info…

STIIMA at Field Robotics workshop

STIIMA participates in the Filed Robotics workshop, organized within the research project H2020 AgROBOFood. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the research foundation CNRS-2RM, takes place on 12th and 13th of October in Montoldre (FR, Italy). During the workshop’s session titled “Safety and Performance Assessment for collaborative and field robotics”, STIIMA’s Marcello Valori presents the…

HEALPS2 awarded with the SMAU 2022 Innovation Award

The Interreg EU HEALPS2 research project – devoted to the development of the Alpine Space as a place to promote health – was honored with the SMAU 2022 Innovation Award. SMAU takes place on the 11th and 12th October, and it is the Italian meeting and matching platform dedicated to innovation and startups that every…

STIIMA Biella joins the “Festival della Scienza di Genova” with a stand

STIIMA-CNR Biella will be present at the “Festival della Scienza di Genova” (20th October – 1st  November 2022) with a laboratory for students aged 11 and over, entitled “Parole di Lana – Linguaggio e futuro dei tessuti”, namely “Words of Wool – Language and future of fabrics“. This initiative takes place as a part of the…

AITEM Course: Artificial Intelligence for Production System Monitoring

STIIMA contributes to the organization of the course Artificial Intelligence for Production System Monitoring, promoted by the Italian Manufacturing Association (AITEM). The course is thought for specialists, SMEs and large enterprises’ decision-makers, researchers, Ph.D students and provides the basic knowledge and practical tools for enabling the monitoring of productive systems via Artificial Intelligence-based technologies. The…

Special Issue: Air and Water Purification processes through photocatalysis: scale up perspectives II

In recent years, photocatalytic processes have been profusely proposed for the decontamination of air and water from organic and inorganic pollutants, as well as for disinfection. Realistically, the fundamental knowledge of these processes and their potential has increased enormously, and the scientific community is now ready to evaluate the translation of these concepts into the…

Special Issue “Antibacterial Materials: Recent Advances in Methodologies and Regulations”

Dr. Claudia Vineis and Dr. Alessio Varesano, as guest editors, kindly invite all interested researchers to actively contribute to the present Special Issue “Antibacterial Materials: Recent Advances in Methodologies and Regulations” ( New antibacterial materials include a large number of compounds like nanoparticles, polymers, chemicals, proteins, and enzymes, for instance. Moreover, the final shape of…

Corso Avanzato di LCA Processi Chimici

STIIMA-CNR insieme all’Associazione Rete Italiana LCA  organizza il 15 e 16 novembre un Corso Avanzato online di LCA nei processi chimici con il patrocinio del Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali  dell’Università di Bologna (CIRSA). Il corso mira a fornire una serie di strumenti per la risoluzione di problemi specifici di modellazione LCA…

Online course on environmental sustainability and related operational tools 1 and 2 december 2022

STIIMA CNR promotes together with Amblav (Associazione Ambiente Lavoro) a course on Sustainability for professionals interested in the implications in the professional world, on 1 and 2 december. In the first part, the course introduces the historical and methodological principles and then illustrates the main reference initiatives both on an international, European and national scale…

Special Issue: Optimal Operation and Control of Industrial Multi-Energy Systems Including Integrated Demand-Side Management

Il Dr. Stefano Spinelli, il Dr. Marco Lauricella, il Dr. Alessio La Bella and il Dr. Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo, in qualità di guest editors, invitano tutti i ricercatori interessati a contribuire attivamente alla presente Research Topic “Optimal Operation and Control of Industrial Multi-Energy Systems Including Integrated Demand-Side Management” pubblicata nel Journal Frontiers in Control Engineering. Il…

Special Issue: Innovative approaches in reshaping the Supply Chain for societal challenges

Guest Editors: Rosanna Fornasiero, Andrea Zangiacomi, Tatsushi Nishi, Toshiya Kaihara We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the special issue Innovative approaches in reshaping the Supply Chain for societal challenges of the journal Production Planning and Control (Impact Factor: 7,044). The aim of this special issue is to reflect on the evolution of…

The National Group of Experts for microplastics in water intended for human consumption

The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) has proposed the establishment of a National Group of Experts for the study of microplastics in water intended for human consumption, in accordance with the Directive (EU) 2020/2184. The constitution of this group has been recently formalized on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Health…


CNR is currently seeking for candidates for a PhD position on topics related to micro-manufacturing technologies for space applications, such as radiofrequency breadboards and components for small satellites. The successful candidate will work at the CNR-STIIMA and CNR-IEIIT TERAM (TEraHz MAnufacturing) facilities (Milano and Torino, Italy).

LCA Certification for Pomini Digital Texturing™

STIIMA-CNR has recently supported Pomini Tenova, the worldwide leader in the production of roll grinders, in publishing the international Environmental Product Declaration of Pomini Digital Texturing™ (PDT™) – a breakthrough technology for surface texturing of rolling mill work rolls. This Life Cycle Assessment study is compliant with the ISO 14025:2006 standard and it constitutes the…

STIIMA-CNR Biella at the forefront against counterfeiting

STIIMA-CNR Biella, in the framework of the constant support provided to the Police Forces for fighting counterfeiting, has recently collaborated in the investigations conducted between Piedmont and Lombardy by the Guardia di Finanza (Tax Police) of Turin, which had found anomalies in the prices of some items, sold as high-quality garments of prestigious clothing brands.…

Prof. Jovane passed away

Professor Francesco Jovane, who was Professor Emeritus at the Milan Polytechnic and director of the ITIA-CNR Institute for many years, passed away today. He will remain a guiding light, an example and a constant incitement for all researchers. In Italy and Europe he designed the scientific development of advanced manufacturing by conceiving and coordinating actions…

CNR-STIIMA and Brescia University wins Robothon Grand Challenge 2022

The team CARI from CNR-STIIMA and Brescia University won the 2022 edition of the Robothon Grand Challenge!

Special Issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing: Call for contribution

Dr. Rossella Surace, Dr. Vincenzo Bellantone and Dr. Irene Fassi, as guest editors, kindly invite all the interested researchers to actively contribute to the present Special Issue “Advances in Injection Molding: Process, Materials and Applications”. Injection Molding (IM) and its micro counterpart are well-established manufacturing technologies


The second edition of the STIIMA Conference is just around the corner! June 14th and 15th, at CNR-STIIMA headquarters in Milan, all colleagues of the Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing will meet to present the trends and the latest research results of the activities underway within the institute.

Special issue of the journal “Composites and Advanced Materials”: call for contributions

The aim of this Special Issue “Additive Manufacturing of Cellular Structures” is to collect original and innovative works on cellular structures created using additive manufacturing. Considering the large variety of materials (metal, ceramic, polymer) that can be processed …


STIIMA-CNR becomes a member of ESTEP, the European Steel Technology Platform. ESTEP brings together all the main stakeholders of the European steel industry.
Its members are the main steel producers, universities and research institutes active in steel research, steel user industries, public bodies such as the European Commission and national governments.


Nell’ambito delle attività di formazione professionalizzante, inquadrata nella Terza Missione del CNR, l’Istituto di Sistemi e Tecnologie Industriali Intelligenti per il Manifatturiero Avanzato (STIIMA-CNR) conferma, anche per il 2022, il suo impegno attraverso l’offerta di tre progetti PCTO (Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e l’Orientamento), prima denominati progetti di Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro, basati su una metodologia didattica finalizzata a facilitare il rapporto tra scuola e il mondo del lavoro, ponendo l’accento sulla funzione orientativa.

STIIMA organizes the HEALPS2 EU project Final Conference

CNR-STIIMA organizes from 18th to 20th May 2022 the final event for the Interreg Alpine Space HEALPS2 research project. The event (free attendance) will be attended by leading experts and professionals from the regional and international health tourism sector, who will present experiences related to the topic such as the promotion of health tourism offer…


The STIIMA researchers, Marcello Valori and Irene Fassi, with reference to the H2020 COVR Project, invite the researchers to contribute to the article collection Safety in close human-robot interaction, edited by the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
Human-robot collaboration (HRC) is a key enabling technology of the Industry 4.0 transition and is changing the industrial work paradigm.


Researchers are invited to contribute to the Special Issue “Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing and Sustainable Industrial Engineering”, published by the MDPI Sustainability journal ( – ISSN 2071-1050) and coordinated by STIIMA and University of Pisa researchers. The growth of new industrial paradigms such as customization and functional design is increasingly driving the development of Additive…

Environmental sustainability in the metal industry: new training path from STIIMA-CNR and Tenova

The ecological-transition challenge in the metals sector requires an increasingly active role in monitoring and reducing the comprehensive environmental impact along the entire product chain, starting from the technologies to reduce energy and raw material consumption.

COMPOSER project: final workshop

CNR-STIIMA and the Politecnico di Milano disclose the final results of the Composer project “Carbon-fiber reinforced cOMPOsites for Sustainable circular Economy models based on Repair and Remanufacturing for Reuse” during a virtual workshop on 1 March 2022, from 9:30 to 12:30 CET time.


The sPATIALS3 project, supported by the European Regional Development Fund of the Lombardy Region, aims to create and strengthen a regional network of transversal competencies in the field of agri-food production and human nutrition that allow companies to develop customized solutions for specific consumer needs.


STIIMA Researchers Elena Pessot and Daniele Spoladore, within the EU Research project HEALPS 2, invite Researchers to contribute to the MDPI Applied Sciences – Special Issue on “Overexploitation and Restoration of Natural Resources”.


The Lombardy Intelligent Factory Association (AFIL) and the Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing (CNR-STIIMA) organize the online event “Augmented and Virtual Reality in the digital transformation of manufacturing” that will be held on February 4th from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm.

11th edition of Premio 2031: CNR-STIIMA researchers awarded by Bio4Dreams incubator

Matteo Malosio, Matteo Lavit Nicora, Davide Felice Redaelli and Giovanni Tauro, researchers at CNR-STIIMA, won the prize offered by the Bio4Dreams incubator as part of the eleventh edition of Premio 2031, the most important awards platform for innovation in Italy.

Eugenio Guglielmelli in visita ai laboratori STIIMA di Lecco

Il direttore scientifico della Fondazione Don Gnocchi e prorettore del Campus Bio-medico di Roma, Eugenio Guglielmelli, ha visitato i laboratori lecchesi dell’Istituto, mercoledì 29 settembre in concomitanza con l’inaugurazione della nuova ala del Politecnico di Milano a Lecco.

La presidente del CNR visita i laboratori lecchesi di CNR-STIIMA

La presidente del CNR Maria Chiara Carrozza, insieme al direttore generale Giuseppe Colpani, ha visitato mercoledì 29 settembre il Polo della Ricerca del CNR presso il campus di Lecco.

STIIMA-CNR partecipa al 3° congresso internazionale “Healing Power of the Alps”

STIIMA partecipa al 3° congresso “Healing Power of the Alps”, dedicato alla promozione del turismo della salute basato sulle risorse naturali.

Special issue: “Digital transformation and its opportunities for sustainable production”

The digital transformation was presented as a turning point especially for the manufacturing sector. Businesses and governments recognize digital transformation not only as an economic enabling factor but as a driver to facilitate the sector’s transition towards sustainability.

Special Issue “Air and Water Purification Processes through Photocatalysis: Scale Up Perspectives”: call for contributions

In recent years, photocatalytic processes have been profusely proposed for the decontamination of air and water from organic and inorganic pollutants, as well as for disinfection.

29 giugno: webinar sulla progettazione di macchine utensili precise. STIIMA-CNR partecipa con due interventi

Nell’ambito del POR-FESR Piemonte 2014-2020l, il Centro Estero Internazionalizzazione Piemonte ha organizzato per il prossimo 29 giugno un webinar dal titolo “Digital Twin per progettare macchine utensili di precisione stabili”.

Special Issue “Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing (DLP)”: call for contributions

The vat photopolymerization processes (as both stereolithography and digital light processing) allow to manufacture miniaturized components, or parts with microscale features, achieving a very high resolution and an excellent part quality.

Special Issue: “Applicazioni di Intelligenza Artificiale per la continuità della cura” – Invito all’invio di contributi

I Paesi industrializzati sono caratterizzati da un forte aumento dell’età media demografica: il segmento più anziano è spesso caratterizzato da particolari condizioni di salute croniche, che richiedono cure continuative e personalizzate – contribuendo all’incremento dei costi della spesa sanitaria nazionale.

Reti neurali profonde al webinar di Futuro in Area

Giovedì 25 febbraio, Fabio Vulpi, ricercatore presso la sede barese di STIIMA-CNR, interverrà nel webinar Futuro in Area.