Creation of a “Scientific network of excellence” in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region among universities, public research bodies and international research bodies to reinforce the capacity for action, attractiveness and competitiveness at a national and international level of the institutions


The creation and enhancement of integrated research infrastructures, to reinforce the capacity for action of scientific institutions and to optimise the use of the infrastructures themselves, making them available also to private companies, and the creation of shared services for research or the coordination of existing services


The project involves the implementation of an advanced Big Data, IoT, CyberSecurity laboratory for the digital innovation (LABIC) of companies as well as the regional public administration. The project involves the implementation of facilities and equipment split between the Udine and Pordenone headquarters (of the University of Udine) for the development of training, research, development and technology transfer activities in the areas of: 
1.    IoT and Edge Computing (data generation);
2.    CyberSecurity (data and systems security);
3.    Data Science/Data Analytics (data analysis);

Such measure is included in the "2019-2021 three-year programme" relating to funding for the regional university system pursuant to Regional Law 2/2011.


University of Udine (lead partner), University of Trieste and International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

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Expected duration: 



800,000.00 (Regional Authority funds)

Expected result: 

Enhancement of the integrated research infrastructures existing in the region, with a related increase in the research potential and attractiveness of the regional academic and scientific system and promotion of knowledge transfer at the application and industrial level

Indicators of realization: 

Number of infrastructures/extensions of the facilities implemented