People 4.0

The research People 4.0 : Work, technology and participation in the near future Industry investigates the impact of participation spaces, opportunities for co-design of the production process, the change of skills and new inputs on training, wage policies and career paths, ergonomic improvements on health and safety and the onset of work related stress.

Industry 4.0

The research Industria 4.0. Technology and the human factor in the digital factory investigates the impact of the most advanced technologies involving a group of leading companies in their respective sectors seek, in order to analyse the impact of digital innovation on Italian industry, the willingness of companies to accept this paradigm and their readiness for change.

Voyage dans l’industrie du futur italienne

Edited by publishers La Fabrique de l’industrie e Presses des Mines, outgoing in October the transaltion in french of the book Industria 4.0, titled Voyage dans l’industrie du futur italienne. Transformation des organisations et du travail.

New aerospace

The research project New Aerospace. The Map of a Changing Ecosystem in Piedmont and in Italy undertaken to provide a position paper to outline the difficulties and opportunities of the Piedmont “new aerospace”, the trends (not only technological) that lead the industry, the change perspective and its implications for the territory, sectors and actors that are facing the market with unexpected solutions.

Earth economics

Il Sud non è tutto uguale. Ai territori del disagio si contrappone un sud dinamico, che cerca una via di riscatto a partire dalla sua maggiore ricchezza: il territorio. Il patrimonio artistico e naturale, la storia e la tradizione locale, la qualità della vita rappresentano opportunità per i territori disposti ad investire su queste dimensioni. A questo mondo di opportunità e di scelte guarda la ricerca per approfondire lo stato dell’arte, le possibilità di sviluppo, la reazione alla crisi, gli adattamenti, le scelte delle imprese che fanno parte dell’ecosistema incardinato sulla valorizzazione delle risorse territoriali e culturali della regione.

Made in Piedmont

The concept Made in Italy has many different meanings. In general, the term Made in Italy refers to production quality and leadership in the fields of “fashion”, “luxury” and “taste”. Made in Italy is considered an intangible asset which characterizes some specific italian productions and local specialities. It is rooted in production traditions but at the same time using new materials, items and skills.

Italy vs. Germany

The volume Educare alla cittadinanza, al lavoro e all’innovazione. Il modello tedesco e proposte per l’Italia [Educating for citizenship, work and innovation. The German model and proposals for Italy] (published by Fondazione Rocca and Associazione Treellle) has presented a comparative, economic and social analysis, between the two countries, the aim being to propose a national policy agenda. Torino Nord Ovest helped with writing the chapter on investment in research and innovation, both public and private.

Lean production and automotive

Lean manufacturing, lean production or wcm, with its wide set of organizational and technological innovations, is concerning large spheres of industry.
The Province of Turin has set itself the goal to stimulate the automotive district to undertake training activities (then set out in a specific call) to develop a lean culture useful to improve from within the production process.

A way of doing industry. Lavazza experience

In Piedmont, in the last fifteen years the weight of the industrial activity decreased drastically instead of the services that have increased of 34,7%.
Lavazza is a company that due to its last strategic decisions confirms both its industrial presence in Turin area and its international perspective.
The research explores the twofold strategy behind the projects of the new Headquarter Managerment, in the district of Turin called Aurora, and the Innovation Center placed in the factory in Settimo.

Sme in and beyond the crisis

The study Small enterprises in and beyond the crisis. A survey of manufacturing sectors in Turin, which involved 300 SMES (5-50 people) handicraft and industrial of the province of Turin, aims to provide useful elements to understand the effects of the crisis and the reactive strategies. Crisis, in fact, does not only mean loss of competitiveness or offset in production systems hierarchy, but also implies a change, a new phase, opening of new scenarios.