Ansaldo Energia at “Italy–Usa Innovation Forum”

Ansaldo Energia at “Italy–Usa Innovation Forum” together with Università di Genova and Politecnico di Milano

October 17, 2019

Ansaldo Energia will represent Italy with the Company’s Lighthouse Plant at the “Italy-USA Innovation Forum” which will be held on Friday October 18 at Stanford University and attended by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. 

As part of the “Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Mobility & Smart Cities” panel discussion, Ansaldo Energia will present the first Enterprise Plan 4.0 Lighthouse Plant selected by the Intelligent Factory cluster on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE). 

To complete the Lighthouse Plant, which involves a three-year industrial R&D plan based on the study and application of digital technology to the entire manufacturing process at the Company’s two production sites in Genoa (Campi and Cornigliano), Ansaldo Energia announced an overall investment of €14m in July 2018, with financial support from MISE and the Liguria Regional Administration.  

Ansaldo Energia’s Lighthouse Plant represents a technology innovation model developed in the framework of the collaborative ecosystem established to support Italy’s digital transformation.  

In this collaborative ecosystem, which involves suppliers, technology partners and startups selected through the “Digital X Factory” Call for Innovation, a key role has been played by the Global Advisors Università di Genova and Politecnico di Milano

Università di Genova and Politecnico di Milano have provided Ansaldo Energia with support throughout the initiative, from concept and planning through to implementation, drawing on their know-how and experience to tackle advanced innovation at process, technology and human capital skills development level, as identified and addressed by the Lighthouse Plant in a national context.  

As it now stands, the project involves Università di Genova through the Department of Mechanical, Energy, Management and Transport Engineering (DIME), the Department of Information Technology, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering (DIBRIS), the Department of Naval, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering (DITEN), and the Interdepartmental Research Center on the Cyber Security of Electrical Infrastructure (CIRCIE); and Politecnico di Milano through the Department of Management Engineering (DIG), the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DMEC) and the MIP Graduate School of Business.