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07/11/2019

DITECFER in Sweden for the EU production innovation project ” RECORD ”

Also present in the delegation was Leonardo Fabbri, CEO of Elfi Electronics and director of Ditecfer.

The three-day visit to Sweden for DITECFER and for the partners of the EU-funded “RECORD” project, aimed at strengthening collaboration between regional territories of the railway industry and improving regional innovation support tools, were concluded today. .

The visits to Stockholm and Vasteras – home of the Swedish railway industry – focused on the tools created in the area to encourage the development of innovations by the SMEs of the supply chain and their arrival on the market.

The visits showed that in the railway sector private initiative has become an extraordinary engine; all the companies visited, in fact, were founded by private individuals: in Stockholm by professional managers, in Vasteras by local rail leaders, ABB and Bombardier.

The partners have identified as common, all these realities, have – on the one hand – wanting to concentrate not so much on the “startup” at its beginnings, but on more mature realities and with rapidly scalable ideas.

The strategic choices of an ABB – which with its “SynerLeap” today is able to attract companies not only from Sweden but from various parts of the world interested in developing innovations in the field of industrial automation, robotics and energy – and a Bombardier – which will soon open the “Global e-Mobility Test & Technology Center”, which will be both a center of innovation and a demonstrator open to all companies, universities and research centers – shows that today we need alternative ways to go and capture and then to increase the enormous potential of innovation present in SMEs, and large companies intend to facilitate and govern this scouting and support activity in person.

The three-day visit to Sweden for DITECFER and for the partners of the EU-funded “RECORD” project, aimed at strengthening collaboration between regional territories of the railway industry and improving regional innovation support tools, were concluded today. .

The visits to Stockholm and Vasteras – home of the Swedish railway industry – focused on the tools created in the area to encourage the development of innovations by the SMEs of the supply chain and their arrival on the market.

The visits showed that in the railway sector private initiative has become an extraordinary engine; all the companies visited, in fact, were founded by private individuals: in Stockholm by professional managers, in Vasteras by local rail leaders, ABB and Bombardier.

The partners have identified as common, all these realities, have – on the one hand – wanting to concentrate not so much on the “startup” at its beginnings, but on more mature realities and with rapidly scalable ideas.

For DITECFER – present with the Coordinator Veronica Elena Bocci and with the Board Member Leonardo Fabbri, owner of Elfi Electronics, an innovative SME in the rolling stock and control systems segment – the visit was of enormous interest.

One of the two objectives that DITECFER has set itself with the RECORD project, in fact, concerns the identification of “smart” instruments for the Tuscan territory able to free the innovative potential of SMEs, offering them organizational methods, technical and financial support for the development of pilot solutions and their early validation and large-scale demonstration.

The project action of DITECFER, supported by the Presidency of the Tuscany Region, focuses on two actions of the Tuscany Region POR CreO 2014-2020 concerning the financing instruments aimed at strengthening innovative activities in companies.

The study visit was the fourth since the project was launched in June 2018, and follows those in Zaragoza (Spain), Lille and Valencienne (France), Pistoia and Florence.

(Source: Ditecfer Press Office)

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