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ITALIAN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

                                                   

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Call for Papers: US Universities Invited to Bring Students and Faculty to Italy to Take Part in the Italian Technology Award Programs for Glassworking and Metalworking Machinery Technologies
 
A Call for Papers is announced by the Italian Trade Agency for the Italian Technology Awards 2019 edition.
 

CHICAGO, Ill. SOUTHFIELD, Mich., APRIL, 2019 — A "Call for Papers" for the 2019 Italian Technology Awards (ITA) is announced by the Italian Trade Agency via its USA Offices (ITA – https://www.ice.it/en/markets/usa), and its partners.

 
The Italian Technology Award Program is comprised of a competition asking upper level students attending premier United States universities to submit a paper on the relative innovation taking place in mechanical engineering related industries and the issues they face. The aim of the program is to enrich the engineering education of students and to advance knowledge on issues of importance within the industries of Metalworking and Glassworking to the next generation of engineering professionals.
 
Winners of the Italian Technology Awards (ITA), per each of the two (2) award programs, selected as having the best submissions, will be awarded a ONE-week trip to Italy with activities scheduled November 10th – 17
th, 2019. Students and selected faculty, will visit top Italian companies in the industries involved per each program, take part in an advanced educational program at the Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC along with a number of cultural activities in various Italian cities.
 
The US trip is part of the international program Italian Technology Awards. The ITA is sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency, via its Chicago Office, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Ancillary Products – www.ucimu.it) and GIMAV (Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers - www.gimav.it) and in the United States, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). www.sme.org who is the local partner for the following two (2) programs.

Italian Machine Tool Technology Award Program

Submission Criteria: Junior, Senior and postgraduate Students at US universities who are involved in programs related to the disciplines surrounding mechanical engineering, may submit a paper based on actual case histories and deal with one of the following suggested topics:

  • Materials for Manufacturing

  • Additive Manufacturing including 3D printing

  • Mechatronics and robotics

  • Manufacturing system, technology, process or business model

  • Machining (traditional and non-traditional processes)

  • Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing

  • Digital Manufacturing

Paper Requirements: Submitted papers would ideally be between 10-12 pages in length, typed and double-spaced. Recent academic papers related to any of the aforementioned Submission Criteria may be submitted as well. Attachments such as footnotes, images, photocopied materials, source citations, statistics, etc., are allowed. Papers should be submitted in electronic format by Friday, September 20th, 2019 to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at Membership [at] sme.org (subject: Italian%20Technology%20Award%20US%20Programs%202016) , and to the Italian Trade Agency Chicago at chicago [at] ice.it indicating “Italian Machine Tool Technology Award Paper Submission” in the subject box, and individual’s full contact information for eventual follow-up as needed.

Italian Glassworking Machinery Technology Award Program

Submission Criteria and Paper Requirements: Junior, Senior and postgraduate Students at US universities who are involved in programs related to the disciplines surrounding mechanical engineering, may submit a paper based on actual case histories, projects, etc. may be accepted as long as they have an element(s) regarding one or more of the following suggested topics (Current academic papers related to any of the following Submission Criteria may be submitted as well):
  • Machinery for Flat Glass Manufacturing (Building, Automotive, Furniture, Energy, ...)

  • Machinery for Hollow Glass Manufacturing (Pharmaceutical, Tableware, Containers, Cosmetics)

Paper Requirements: Submited papers would ideally be between 2-3 pages in length, typed and double-spaced. However paper length consdierations can be given due to time constraints. Attachments such as footnotes, images, photocopied materials, source citations, statistics, etc. are allowed.

Papers should be submitted in electronic format by Friday September 20th, 2019 to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at Membership [at] sme.org (subject: Italian%20Technology%20Award%20US%20Programs%202016) and to the Italian Trade Agency Houston Office at houston [at] ice.it indicating “Italian Glass Machinery Technology Award Paper Submission” in the subject box, and individual’s full contact information for eventual follow-up as needed.

Faculties may decide to integrate this contest into current academic courses, allowing selected students accreditation for their work.

Number of Winners for Machine Tool Program: The ITA will select up to four (4) US student winners (TBD) from the papers submitted and as budget allows, will have one (1) US faculty professor accompany the student group.
Number of Winners for Glass Machinery Program: The ITA will select up to two (2) US student winners from the papers submitted and as budget allows, will have one (1) US faculty professor accompany the student group.

Eligibility Requirements for US Students and Faculty - If Not US-Citizens:

Students, and Faculty, if not US citizens with passports, MUST ALREADY HAVE THE NECESSARY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND VISA ELIGIBILITY TO GO TO ITALY and must be proficient in the English Language if not mother-tongue. 

Care to see photos from our previous program? Click here


About The Italian Trade Agency: The Italian Trade Agency (ICE-Agenzia as known in Italy) is the Italian government agency entrusted with the promotion of trade, business opportunities and industrial co-operation between Italian and foreign companies. It supports the internationalization of Italian firms and their consolidation in foreign markets. The Agency's educational programs are based on the following pillars: research, innovation, communication and quality control of training processes. The Agency has agreements and programs with Italian Regions and local governments for the education and training of technical personnel, students and firms. Visit www.italtrade.com/usa.
 
About the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Ancillary Products: The objective of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Ancillary Products, has always been to promote the interests of the industry and the growth and spread of an entrepreneurial culture through the supply of services that are constantly updated to meet the requirements of the companies operating in this particular sector. Visit www.ucimu.it.

About the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers: As an evolution of the Italian glass-making tradition, GIMAV–the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers –represents Italian excellence in glass-making machinery today. This industry sector has expanded internationally by employing innovative technology that meets today’s marketplace needs. GIMAV’s 69 member companies are known for customizing machines to meet exacting end-user specifications—from high-rise building construction to fine arts applications. visit www.gimav.it  

About the International Center of Research on International Management (ICRIM) is part of a network of 35 university centers created on the Milan Campus of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Europe’s largest private university. The ICRIM is a scientific institution established in Fall 2008 to offer a meeting point for researchers from a multitude of Universities, University Departments and Research Groups throughout the world to promote scientific research activities in the field of International Management at an international level. Visit http://www.icrim.eu/

About the SME

SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skills needed for the industry. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.

ITA Media Contacts:
For the Machine Tool Technology Award Programs: Italian Trade Agency, Chicago Office, Mr. Bart Pascoli, Tel. 312.670.4360, Fax: 312.670.5147 – chicago [at] ice.it


For the Glassworking Technology Award Program: Italian Trade Agency, Houston Office, Mr. Salvatore Grignano, Tel. 281.888.4288, Fax.281.974.3100 - houston [at] ice.it ( )

SME Media Contact
Questions or comments may be directed to SME Public Relations by phone 313.425.3000, fax: 313.425.3403 or 
email communications [at] sme.org (subject: Italian%20Technology%20Awards%202017)  

Program Contact and Technical Description:
General questions or comments regarding faculty nominations, student paper submissions may be directed to the Italian Trade Agency Chicago Office, Bart Pascoli or Gunel Mammadova, Tel. 312.670.4360, or email at chicago [at] ice.it. The technical descriptions per each program are as follows: Italian Machine Tool Technology Award here and for the Italian Glassworking Technology Award, see aforementioned description above.
 
Editors: jpeg photos available upon request.

Events

TOWARDS THE FUTURE
Today the future transcends boundaries; the Italian Technology Award's fundamental mission is to facilitate a networked economy.

Highlight the image of Italian technology, promoting its value in international training and research.
Establish a network that promotes the internationalization of Italian companies and long-lasting business
Support the expansion of Italian technology into new markets by educating future decision-makers
Advance Italy as a center of attraction for the best international talent.

PROMOTING EXCELLENCE
The Competition

Candidates are asked to submit papers in their field of studies. Winners are awarded a unique one-week study tour to Italy. For the first week participants join students from all over the world at a leading Italian University where they participate in knowledge exchanges and discuss innovation while also touring world-renowned companies demonstrating Italian excellence in technology and production within the industry.

 
Global Network

With 10 Italian Technology Awards taking place on an annual basis, each year approximately over 70 foreign students arrive in Italy from all over the world. Major international universities from the following countries have been participating in the program for over 16years: USA, Canada, Russia, China, Mexico, India, Egypt, Iran, South Korea and Brazil.

 
Engineering Excellence

Each industry focused upon within the awards represents a heritage of Italian engineering excellence. The Awards focuses on the following industries:

  • Ceramic Machinery
  • Plastic & Rubber Machinery
  • Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Machinery  
  • Machines Tools
  • Textile Machinery
  • Woodworking Machinery
  • Packaging Machinery
  • Graphics & Paper Machines
  • Glass Machinery Technology
ITA: PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Italian Trade Agency invites major universities and leading Italian companies to become partners in this truly unique project and share their values and insight.

Benefits for companies

Partner companies contribute to the Made in Italy initiative by showcasing their organizations commitment to innovation excellence. Companies welcome talented young people, encouraging training and integration into the work force, distinguishing itself as socially committed and as an image of progress, stability and development.

For each company involved this translated into visibility and commercial benefits. Putting future international managers of the sector face-to-face with its technologies and solutions will create a pool of potential international buyers and users and will expand and consolidate a network of contacts promoting trade, innovation and potential earnings.

Benefits for universities

The opportunity for a university’s involvement in the award programs expands educational curriculum by providing very specific international training experience by combining classroom activities, as well as immersion in business environments. The program is of no cost to the student or academic institution.

Alumni Portal

Italian Technology Award Alumni Portal can now connect students, faculty members, and Italian companies and associations that have been part of the program since its inception through the newly established online alumni network of past and present winners. The alumni network allows participants to continue exchanging ideas, concepts, and experiences through the convenience of social media. Alumni both academic and professional who have taken part in the Technology Award program are welcome to contact our Offices via the About Us section on this site here.



We are always looking to expand partnership opportunities. Please contact  our Offices in Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City via the "About Us" section of this site here to become involved.
 
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