The Consortium involves 4 Academic Organizations, 4 Public Administrations and a Regional in-house providing company.

Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) – Italy

UNIMORE (1175) is third oldest University in the world, and has always been ranked among the first Italian universities for quality of teaching and research since 2007. UNIMORE is a networked campus located in the towns of Modena and Reggio Emilia. It counts about 19000 students, including 3500 postgraduates, 900 faculty members, 8 PhD schools and 14 departments. The university has a strategic commitment to promote cutting-edge industry-driven research and technology in the following major areas: Engineering, Industrial Technologies, ICTs, Mechatronics, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The project is implemented by the DBGroup of the Engineering Department “Enzo Ferrari” and UNIMORE is the leader of the project.

Persons involved:

  • Laura Po,
  • Francesco Guerra,
  • Alberto Corni,
  • Maurizio Vincini,
  • Federica Rollo,
  • Chiara Bachechi,
  • Federico Desimoni,
  • Alessandro Bigi,
  • Grazia Ghermandi,
  • Sara Fabbi,
  • Giorgio Veratti,
  • Sergio Teggi


Università degli Studi di Firenze (UNIFI) – Italy

The University of Florence can trace its origins to the Studium, which was established in 1321, and is one of the largest organizations for research and higher education in Italy with over 1,900 tenured teaching staff and researchers, over 1,600 permanent technical/administrative staff and language assistants and over 55 thousand students enrolled. The University consists of 24 departments.

Persons involved:

  • Paolo Nesi,
  • Pierfrancesco Bellini,
  • Michela Paolucci,
  • Daniele Cenni,
  • Nicola Mitolo,
  • Alfonso Crisci.


Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) – Spain

The University of Santiago de Compostela (USC, 1495), hosts ~25,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 PhD students. Research and Technology Development is one of the most important activities in USC with more than 250 research teams offering a high quality scientific production in different areas. The USC has participated in more than 70 FP7 projects, and is currently involved in 15 H2020 projects. USC is participating in this project through the CiTIUS (Research Center in Information Technology), one of the 3 Research Centers of the Campus Vida.

Persons involved:

  • José Ramón Ríos Viqueira,
  • José Angel Taboada González,
  • José Manuel Cotos Yañez,
  • Julián C. Flores González,
  • Sebastian Villarroya.


City of Modena (CMO) – Italy

The City of Modena is a public body, the local authority governing Modena, a city of about 185.000 inhabitants located in Northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna Region. Modena is a very active city, well known for its strong economy (primarily mechanics, ICT, agri-food sectors), the high quality of its social service system, the capacity to innovate in several fields. In recent years, Modena has become a quite popular tourist destination, thanks to its beautiful historic centre, including a UNESCO site, and the great variety of its cultural offer. The City of Modena includes 1.637 employees.

Persons involved:

  • Luca Chiantore,
  • Andrea Lugli,
  • Luca Ferrari,
  • Guido Calvarese,
  • Giuseppe Caruso,
  • Silvia Bernardi,
  • Lucrezia Lattanzi,
  • Andrea Russos,
  • Barbara Cremonini.


Tuscany Region (TR) – Italy

The project will be implemented by the Department “Technologies and Infrastructures for the development of the Information Society. The historical mission of the Department involved since the 1990s has been the design and implementation of policies and strategies for the development of Information Society in Tuscany, both within the citizenry and the cooperative networks of social and institutional agents that substantiate the governance model of the Region.

Persons involved:

  • Laura Castellani,
  • Davide Bruno,
  • Francesca Bargellini.


City of Santiago de Compostela (CSC) – Spain

The City Council of Santiago de Compostela is the administration that manages, at the local level, the city and its municipal area, all aspects related to its competences, as reflected in spanish legislation.

Persons involved:

  • Xan Duro,
  • Angel Perez,
  • Maria Moreno,
  • Javi Vázquez,
  • Eva Ezcurra,
  • Rafael Gayoso.


Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA) – SPAIN

CESGA is a public foundation whose trustees pertain to the Regional Government of Galicia and to CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). It was created in 1993 to provide High Performance Computing and Communications to the Research Centres and Universities.

Persons involved:

  • Ignacio López Cabido,
  • Andrés Gómez Tato,
  • José Carlos Mouriño Gallego,
  • Javier Cacheiro,
  • Carlos Fernández.


Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR) – SPAIN

The University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR, 1542) is one of the oldest Universities in Spain, and along its history has counted among its students with important figures such as Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Nowadays, it is the main centre of technological innovation in the Ebro Valley and the only public university in the region (Aragón). It hosts ~30,000 undergraduate students, ~5,000 master and PhD. students and ~3,000 faculty members.

Persons involved:

  • Raquel Trillo Lado,
  • Javier Nogueras-Iso,
  • Sergio Ilarri,
  • Javier Fabra Caro,
  • Ramon Hermoso,
  • Lorena Marrodán,
  • Uxue Alzueta.


Lepida SpA – Italy

LepidaSpA is an in-house providing company established by a Regional Law (11/2004, ‘Regional Development of the Information Society’). It was created in the end of 2007 by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government (as unique shareholder and founder) to represent the operational instrument in the service of its shareholders. Currently it counts 436 shareholders, all Public Administrations, Public Entities and Universities.

Persons involved:

  • Stefania Nanni,
  • Sergio Duretti,
  • Enrica Salbaroli.


The Consortium can also benefit from collaborations of external partners, such as the meteorological regional agency, MeteoGalicia (that is actually working in strict collaboration with the USC) and the City of Zaragoza (that is actually working in strict collaboration with the UNIZAR). The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) and the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) will be involved as stakeholders in the project.