The Digital Industry Center is one of the Centers of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK). It focuses its research on digital technologies for the various domains in industry (e.g., manufacturing, aerospace, railway, automotive, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, etc.) by creating applications for critical systems, adaptive and autonomous systems, advanced perception, diagnostics quality control and prediction systems. Further research areas include precision farming, robotics, metrology, cultural heritage (in particular 3D modeling) and geomatics.

The Center is one of the KET Technology Centers within the KET4CP project, identified and registered by the European Commission. It collaborates with numerous institutions and multinational companies on strategic projects with a high innovation content - including the European Space Agency (ESA).


The strategic vision of the Digital Industry Center of FBK revolves around the fundamental value of scientific excellence and it is strongly oriented towards the development of industrial problems and technology transfer.

Our vision and mission are completed by the development of high-level technology readiness (TRL) assets, a strategic approach to operations, as well as attention to integrated interdisciplinary solutions.


Some of the main technical-scientific goals of 2021 include:

  • the development of advanced analysis techniques to support the design of complex systems in various application domains such as aerospace, railway, automotive, energy, agriculture;

  • industrial data analysis, quality control and predictive maintenance;

  • artificial intelligence and infrastructures for precision digital agriculture and territorial monitoring;

  • the development of advanced machine translation techniques based on artificial intelligence.





FBK is a top Research Institute in Italy, with a community of over 400 researchers and 120 doctoral students; organized in 2 scientific hubs dedicated to technology and to human and social sciences, FBK aims to excel in science with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches and social impact.

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