Collaborations and Partners

Universities and laboratories


The Artificial Vision and Real-Time Systems (AViReS) Lab is an advanced research unit within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Udine (Italy).

AViReS research is mainly focused on the areas of Computer VisionPattern Recognition and Real-Time Systems, with particular attention to:
· Smart Security and Ambient Intelligence
· Multimedia and Mobile Applications
· Sensor Networks

Key AViReS initiatives currently underway include exploring the challenges of big data and cloud computing, analysing the impacts of social media platforms and investigating the potential applications of smart technologies to people security, health monitoring, learning environment and emergency and disaster context.

The group has close links with national and international industries and research laboratories. The main sources of its research funding include the European Defence Agency (EDA), the European Union, the Italian Ministry for the University and Research (MIUR), the Italian Ministry for Defence (MoD) and national and international industries.

The A2VI Lab, founded and leaded by Giuseppe Placidi, is situated in the Coppito 2 building, level 3, room B.4.24. The research is centred on algorithms for numerical modelling, signal acquisition and processing, image reconstruction, enhancement, filtering, compression, analysis, interpretation and visualization for medical applications. In details:

  • Numerical modelling covers algorithms for the optimization of structures producing magnetic and electromagnetic fields;
  • Signal acquisition covers innovative coding/decoding schemes for functional and open MRI;
  • Reconstruction and Enhancement cover algorithms for signal deconvolution, image reconstruction and noise reduction in medical tomography;
  • Analysis covers image registration, automatic signal and image interpretation and features extraction for applications such as radiotherapy, tele-rehabilitation, angiography based on virtual 3D/4D models, Brain Computer Interfaces.
  • Visualization covers methods and programs for virtual reality applications.
  • Techniques of Artificial Intelligence in medicine are also studied, implemented and tested.

The Center was established by Sapienza University of Rome in 2012 as an Interdepartmental Research and Services Center, upon the initiative of seven departments in the humanities area together with the Department of Computer, Automation and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”, the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Communication and Social Research, the Department of Statistical Sciences.

Since August 2017, it has been an Interdepartmental Research Center, recently joined by the Department of Architecture and Design, the Department of History, Design and Restoration of Architecture, and the Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture. More than one hundred of Sapienza’s researchers participate in DigiLab’s activities, in collaboration with companies, business networks, industrial associations, government institutions, local authorities, foundations.


Fondazione Catalano

La Fondazione Catalano svolge attività di ricerca e divulgazione sui temi legati all’ambiente, alla tecnologia, alla sicurezza, alla salute e ai beni culturali. Da sempre impegnata nella divulgazione scientifica e nella valorizzazione dei rapporti tra scuole, università, ricerca e istituzioni locali, nazionali ed europee.


Thales‘s presence in Italy is rooted in a long history of industrial footprint that dates back to the 1950s. Over the years, the Group has continued to develop its industrial and technological base throughout the country and expand to new market sectors. Today, Thales boasts a solid portfolio of solutions in country and is present in all of the Group’s major domains, including Defence and Security, Aerospace and Space, as well as Digital Identity and Security.