MESAP has celebrated its 10th birthday! On 3rd December the cluster has organized a meeting with companies, clusters, academia and authorities to tell about its present and plan with them the future steps.
Born in 2009 with 64 companies, which the majority of them are still members, MESAP currently counts more than 270 adherents, representing one of the reference point for the industrial panorama, not only in the Piedmont region.
This celebration also has been a great occasion to tell about the evolution of the cluster: starting with a focus on the mechatronics and advanced production systems, it currently focuses on smart products and smart manufacturing to support the companies into the 4.0 revolution to finally become “factories of the future”.
Mesap’s birthday has given the cluster the opportunity to remember the strategic links with the main European actors and networks and the cooperation with several clusters through the partnerships and the EU projects’ cooperation as demonstrated by the speech of Wolfgang Gessner, Eposs Director – the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration. In this context the initiative of the SSI Trademark has been recounted, the European trademark to boost the visibility and credibility of smart products.
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The lectio magistralis of Professor Mario Rasetti has been one of the most awaited moment: Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the Politecnico di Torino of which he has founded and directed for many years the Doctorate School, President of the ISI Foundation, Advisor of the European Commission, he passionately has talked about the artificial intelligence and its role not only in industry and production, but as a strategic tool for human relationships, climate change, ethics, work and democracy. Key themes that also have been investigated by Matteo Marnati, Regional Councillor for Research and Innovation, underlying the innovation must be a political and security topic ( especially thinking about the 5G and the cybersecurity opportunities and risks).
MESAP’s celebration also has been a lesson learned moment for the cluster: in fact 4 companies animated a round table to talk about their personal road to the digitalization and their relation with the artificial intelligence:
A special thank to all the participants , the authorities , the clusters and the members for their commitment and trust to MESAP activities; this also has been your birthday!
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