Editor’s pickBiesse Group launches R&D lab to accelerate innovation
The Biesse Innovation Lab will integrate technological, business and organisational themes via a team focused on multi-functional development
Biesse Group has announced the launch of the Biesse Innovation Lab, a major new project in the field of research and development (R&D) and innovation that will serve as an accelerator for new ideas and start-ups. The Lab also seeks to cultivate links with the world of academia such as universities and research centres, and with other accelerators such as venture capital firms and companies, to further enhance the Group's innovation ecosystem.
The Biesse Innovation Lab was created with the intention to seek solutions not only within the organisation but also outside of it, through interaction with its points of reference in Israel and Italy. In Israel, it will be developed in collaboration with the AdlerInlight Technology Observatory, an organisation created to bring together industry and innovation on the Italian territory. In Italy, the Lab will be developed with the support of Manifaktura, a company with expertise in the implementation of open innovation initiatives and the management of innovative projects in the manufacturing sector.
“To open our company boundaries in order to broaden the horizons of our minds: this is the two-way principle according to which Biesse Group seeks to lead the Biesse Innovation Lab. The process of digital transformation we are currently experiencing involves change at all levels, and it is only by seizing every opportunity that this revolution offers that we can continue to be innovators,” explained Roberto Selci, Chief Executive Officer of Biesse Group, at the formal launch event. The event was also attended by Agmon Porat, HamLet Israel's LetLab; Gianluigi Benedetti, Italian Ambassador to Israel; and Jonathan Hadar, Head of the Israel Economic Mission in Italy.
The new organisation, created by Biesse Group in collaboration with the other players involved in the project, will integrate technological, business and organisational themes via a team focused on multi-functional development. It will comprise staff from both within and outside the organisation, with the participation of managers, analysts, creatives, engineers and experts in marketing and sales.
“Innovation is born of the encounters that take place between people; we immediately established a sense of mutual professional inspiration with Roberto Selci, which has served to breathe life into this new model for the creation of innovation. We share a desire to create winning ecosystems and to bring positivity and added value to Italy,” commented Roberta Anati, Chief Executive Officer of AdlerInlight.
At the end of the meeting, Francesco Balducci, Chief Executive Officer of Manifaktura added: “We are very proud to contribute to the creation of the Biesse Innovation Lab, in the certainty that the skills that generate innovation are part of a collective action that takes place through a network of actors, connections and relationships, locally and globally. Biesse Group and its partners are thus able to face the challenges related to Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy, finding agile solutions, but at the same time relevant, innovative and sustainable."