It is based in the province of Trento-Italy and is the result of a history spanning more than half a century, which has resulted in the creation of 2 scientific centers, one dedicated to technologies and innovation and one to human and social sciences, 7 research centers and more than 400 researchers: Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) aims to achieve excellent results in the scientific and technological field with particular regard to interdisciplinary approaches and the application dimension.
Also Bruno Kessler Foundation will exhibit at ZEROEMISSION 2020.
Top research body in Italy, ranked 1st for scientific excellence in 3 different thematic areas (ICT, History and Sociology) and for the economic and social impact according to ANVUR results of the evaluation of the quality of research for 2010-2014 period, the Bruno Kessler Foundation is a non-profit public interest research body.
This happens – according to FBK – thanks to the constant attention towards collaborations and exchange activities with research institutions, institutional and business, national and international, which expand its capacity for innovation and involve the community and the local economy in the circulation of knowledge and technologies.
Since July 2018 FBK is also part of:
- of the new National Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (AIIS) which gathers over 600 Italian researchers from 40 universities and the main research centers, such as FBK, the National Research Council (CNR) and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
- of CLAIRE, Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe, European initiative on artificial intelligence that has over 1800 supporters.
Networking, research and innovation between institutions, universities and public enterprises operating in the area (Emilia-Romagna Region but also Lombardy Region, thanks to Polytechnic and Catholic Universities based in Piacenza, the city that will host ZEROEMISSION 2020): this is the objective of the biennial memorandum of understanding promoted by the Municipality of Piacenza and signed in the city Hall with ten signatories, the headquarters of the Piacenza Catholic University, the Citizen pole of the Polytechnic of Milan, the Nicolini Conservatory, the Leap Consortium, the Musp Consortium, Rse Spa, Foundation Its, v (Itl) and Art-ER. Basically universities, institutes, and subjects operating in different sectors: from energy, to logistics, to robotics to creative research. A real revolution that will make it possible to put in communication areas of research.