Research and Innovation.

Research and Innovation2023-05-03T16:36:22+02:00

Immersed in research

An integral part of our offer. The experiences we have pursued have led us to explore and learn about different areas.

GeoSmart.Lab®, a Laboratory of Geographic Sciences and Technologies and Smart Cities accredited to the High Technology Network of the Emilia Romagna Region, was born from these experiences. Sis.Ter® srl is also accredited in Atlas 4.0 as a Technology Transfer Center at the national level and is PidLab Sis.Ter® srl Laboratory.

Sis.Ter® srl is a founding member of four Emilia-Romagna Clust-ERs:

  • BUILD Building and Construction,
  • AGRIFOOD Agribusiness,
  • INNOVATE Innovation in Services,
  • URBAN Economics.

Clust-ERs are financed by the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region – POR FESR 2014-2020. The project was approved under the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region – Por Fesr 2014-2020 and subsequently financed with resources from the Fund for Development and Cohesion FSC 2014-2020.

Agribusiness is a pivotal sector of the country’s economy, and of Emilia-Romagna in particular, due to its high degree of specialization, the presence of numerous PDO and PGI products and a leading level of exports. The sector covers the entire supply chain “from farm to fork” in the broadest sense of the term: from raw material to the consumer’s table, including information systems, food processing and packaging machinery and equipment, transportation logistics, and by-product and waste valorization.

The Agribusiness Clust-ER is a private association of public and private entities: research centers, companies, and training institutions that share expertise, ideas, tools and resources to support the competitiveness of the sector.

The construction sector is characterized, to a greater extent than other sectors, by contracting demand and shrinking margins for economic sustainability of processes.

The building product chain is complex, whether it involves new construction or processes of regeneration and rehabilitation of the existing built environment, and involves a growing number of actors who often operate at the local level and constitute a fabric of micro and small enterprises; thus economic operators often having different economic objectives as well.

The Emilia-Romagna system is strongly focused on the production dimension and is extremely dynamic from the point of view of finding innovative and competitive solutions; in contrast, it is weaker in those services that are fundamental to generating added value, profitability and loyalty based on competitiveness and innovative capacity, information technologies, logistics, and other knowledge-intensive and professionalized services.

Urban economics is the discipline that analyzes the relationships between economic activities (business and social) and territory by studying the ways in which interactions between people, things and information in space make it possible to organize the demand and supply of services in the territory to meet the needs of communities. Thus, talking about urban economy means identifying the drivers for the growth of attractiveness and livability of the area

Who we collaborate with

Research with Italian and international universities

Sis.Ter® srl periodically hosts undergraduates and researchers from Italian and international universities, activating educational and research paths.

Sis.Ter® Ltd. also collaborates in research and technology transfer with several university laboratories

Accreditations and networks


Since 3/7/18 Sis.Ter® srl has been CTT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTER 4.0, (D.D. Mise 22/12/17) with the identification code CTT_I_4.0_003 for technological fields:

  • Augmented reality and virtual reality
  • Internet of Things and/or Internet of Machines
  • Cloud
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Geolocation
  • Information and management systems
  • System integrator applied to process automation

The collaboration with the Bologna Chamber of Commerce led to the development of a training course, easily usable by businesses, related to the issues of digitization and some enabling technologies of the Industry 4.0 paradigm, entitled “Useful Digitization.”

Registered in the Mise registry as a consulting firm for the measure “Voucher for Innovation Manager” (Mise 7/05/19 OJ 1/07/19 no.152). This measure is an effective tool for fostering the growth of managerial skills in SMEs, which will thus be able to make use of figures capable of implementing the enabling technologies envisaged by the National Enterprise 4.0 Plan, as well as modernizing the IT, managerial and organizational aspects of their businesses.

We are registered in theDigital Atlas, a national portal for guidance and support of technology transfer processes and digital transformation of enterprises, managed by Mise and Unioncamere.

(High Technology Network)

The private laboratory was born from the need to improve the structuring of research activities that Sis.Ter® srl has promoted over the years through collaborations with Universities, Study Centers and through the development of applied research that led to the accreditation to the National Register of Research with the identifier 61807HTP, the definition of a framework agreement for applied research and technology transfer with the University of Bologna (February 2015). GeoSmart.Lab® is also registered in the Register of Accredited Facilities of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network ID no.171″


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