Engineering Informatica S.p.A
ENGINEERING Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. is the head company of the ENGINEERING Group. Engineering was founded in 1980, and it is currently the first IT group in Italy, among the top 10 IT groups in Europe, quite 10.000 employees and 50 branch offices in Italy and abroad, with an established presence in Belgium, Norway, Republic of Serbia, Latin America and USA. The group produces IT innovation to more than 1.000 large accounts in all markets, with a complete offer combining system and business integration, outsourcing, cloud services, consulting, and proprietary solutions.
Engineering Data Centres offer business continuity and IT infrastructure management to about 17.000 servers and 200.000 workstations. Engineering operates through in the following business units: Finance, Central Government, Local Government and Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Industry and Telecoms, delivering innovative IT solutions to main vertical markets:
Aerospace, Insurance, Automotive, Banks, Consumer Products, Defence and Aerospace, Energy & Utilities, Training, Central & Local Government, Homeland Security, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, International Organisation, Retail, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Transports, Welfare. Since 1987, Engineering innovation capability is supported by its Central Department of Research & Development, with around 250 researchers distributed in 6 laboratories, and currently involved in over 70 research projects. R&D Department have been participating in several National and European research initiatives co-funded by EC and the Italian Research Ministry, with about 30M euro/year of co-funding. The R&D Department is located across six different locations in Italy and in Europe. Engineering holds different responsibilities within the international research community, including technical and overall coordination of large research projects and consortia.
In particular, the company is core partner of EIT ICT Labs in Italy (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) focused on leveraging ICT for Quality of Life; member of the Board of EOS (European Organisation for Security). It is also core partner of NESSI (Networked European Software and Service Initiative); founding partner of the Future Internet PPP initiative and one of the member of the FIWARE Foundation. Engineering is an active member of most international open source communities and founder of SpagoWorld, a free/open source initiative managed by Engineering. The company is corporate member of OW2 Consortium and Eclipse Foundation.
Role in the Project
Engineering will provide the consortium with knowledge and experience in either virtualized or cloud-based architectural solutions targeting a diverse range of markets, including the public administration. Engineering main activity in the project will be the integration and validation of the technological platform for REBUILD toolbox. Engineering will lead WP5 Integration and technical validation and will contribute to WP2 Codesign processes, WP6 Deployment and Piloting and user validation, WP6 Dissemination and communication, WP8 Socio-economic impact assessment and exploitation. Moreover, due to its experience in managing EU project ENG will also support the coordinator in the Management activities (WP10).