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Innovation Tools

We design and organize activities to encourage the promotion and development of Trentino research with companies, financial operators, public administrations, social operators and citizens.

Innovation Tools

Research laboratories and infrastructures

We facilitate access to the laboratories and research infrastructures of our founders, equipped with special instruments and with competent staff to perform analyses, development of technology in the experimental phase, and prototyping activities.

We also facilitate access to other research and development infrastructures in our national and European network, offering special tools and competent staff to perform industrial tests and analyses

With the support of our network, among other things, we provide:

  • Mechatronic prototyping facility – Trentino Sviluppo;
  • Clean-room for operations with micro and nanomaterials – Fondazione Bruno Kessler;
  • Instruments for chemical and physical analyses – University of Trento;
  • Biotechnology services (screening, sequencing, spectrometry) – University of Trento;
  • Entomological, olfactory and agro-pharmacological tests – Edmund Mach Foundation.

Open Innovation

Open innovation is a strategic and cultural approach, based on which companies choose to take advantage of external ideas, solutions, tools and technological skills. In particular, they collaborate with universities, research institutes, startups, suppliers, inventors, programmers and consultants.

The methods used to facilitate open innovation are many – thematic innovation challenges are surely among the most used. Since 2017, HIT has been promoting this type of initiative, matching solutions promoted by solvers from its scientific founders (university and Ph.D. students, researchers and university professors) with the technological needs of local SMEs.

Innovation Tools

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UX Challenge

The challenge to innovate and redesign the user experience of digital products and services.

Innovation Tools

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proto lancio

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PROTO
Challenge

The challenge to solve industrial problems related to the mechanical design of manufacturing companies.

Innovation Tools

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Industrial AI Challenge

The challenge for the analysis and optimization of production processes through artificial intelligence solutions

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Public AI
Challenge

The challenge to explore possible AI-based applications and solutions for public administration, supporting its decision-making processes and service delivery.

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Students
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Mentors and researchers
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Businesses
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European partners

Through a European Commission-funded project, HIT developed a specific guide to open innovation challenges. The guide received the project of the month award by the European Agency for SMEs (EASME) in September 2019, and its model was used throughout Europe during the 200SMEChallenge project.

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