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


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


Within the actions funded by Regional Law 2/2011 (Funding of the regional university system) relating to research facilities, the Plan includes the purchase of complementary equipment for the Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory ("Lama FVG"), an international centre of excellence for industrial innovation, in addition to the machinery already available.
The Centre represents a research facility of excellence for the development of research and training in cooperation with the production system. The Facility aims to favour the creation of clusters of research groups in similar sectors within the regional university system; the creation of the conditions for the spreading of updated know-how on the latest technologies; the industrial application of research. All of this is promoted in application sectors that are consistent with the specialisation areas defined in the Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3).
This Measure is included in the “2016-2018 three-year Programme” relating to the funding of the regional university system pursuant to Regional Law 2/2011.


University of Udine (managing body), University of Trieste and International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Starting date: 

Starting from 2016

Expected duration: 



€ 550,000

Expected result: 

Enhancement of the regional resources in terms of integrated research infrastructures, with a related increase in the potential for research and attractiveness of the regional academic and scientific system and promotion of the transfer of knowledge at the applicative and industrial level

Indicators of realization: 

Start of training courses and completion of the development of the III lot of the Laboratory by December 31st, 2018