Sacmi Joins MIT Industrial Liaison Program
Sacmi reports that its membership in the program will provide it with access to a series of MIT programs and services concerning applied research in a number of relevant industries.
Sacmi recently announced that it is now a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Industrial Liaison Program. Signed by Paolo Mongardi, president of Sacmi Imola, and Karl F. Koster, executive director of MIT corporate relations, the agreement reportedly reinforces Sacmi’s research role.
“This year sees Sacmi celebrate its centenary,” said Mongardi. “The company’s growth on international markets has been driven by continuous innovation and has made us a pivotal player on the global plant engineering scene. The partnership with MIT—an agreement pursued by Sacmi’s board of directors with great determination—aims to boost our innovation-generating capacity even further.”
Sacmi reports that its membership in the program will provide it with access to a series of MIT programs and services concerning applied research in a number of relevant industries. Guided by Kenneth Goldman, MIT-designated program director, Sacmi will be able to state its needs and areas of interest regarding emerging technologies and collate/compare information with internationally distinguished scientists working at MIT’s various faculties and schools.
Membership will also reportedly allow Sacmi personnel to take part in an ongoing program of conferences and workshops. Moreover, an annual meeting will be held at MIT to focus on strategic planning. To follow, a MIT delegation headed by Goldman and faculty members interested in developing joint projects with Sacmi will visit the company.
Sacmi will also reportedly benefit from close contact with MIT’s “start-up community,” an “innovation ecosystem” made up of over 1,600 emerging businesses. Additional opportunities stemming from the partnership include sponsoring individual firms or certain business genres to achieve specific technological and strategic development goals.
Lastly, Sacmi reports that it will be able to involve MIT personnel (students and researchers) in overseas research programs and more finely targeted projects via a period of work at Sacmi. Analogously, permanent training of team members (reportedly of pivotal importance to Sacmi, which invests over 23,000 hours per year in learning) can be enhanced by accessing the various continuous learning programs proposed by MIT.