The overall development strategies of the project

The overall development strategies of the project are expressed in the following main points:

  • Human resources. The acquisition of Associate and Assistant professors (labeled “RTD-B”) will allow the department to integrate its expertise on research topics related to the project. It is expected through Ministerial financing the acquisition of 1 external Associate Professors and 2 RTD-B professors. Correspondingly, the university co-finances 3 Associate Professors positions. In  addition, a significant investment on the part of the department in the form of non tenured assistant professor (labeled “RTD-A”) positions as well as doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships so that a significant entry of young researchers can give further push to the various research areas in a highly multi-disciplinary and collaborative context. Finally, the presence of a significant number of visiting professors is expected for bimonthly periods. Visiting professors, in addition to contributing to research activities, will further develop the teaching offer.
  • Scientific events and internationalization. Starting from the so-called “monthly lunch seminars” of the Doctorate in Management, Production and Design, several scientific meetings are foreseen on the transversal themes connected with the project. The workshops to present the project activities will also be planned on an annual basis. In terms of internationalization, the organization of international workshops is expected in the five-year period considered. In particular, with reference to the second macro-disciplinary area of the project, it is planned that DIGEP organizes in the five year period 2018-2022 the following Conferences: International Conference on PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), the European biannual MAPSP (Models and Algorithm for Planning and Scheduling Problems) Conference, the CAT (Computer Aided Tolerancing) and LCE (Life Cycle Engineering) Conferences, as well as the CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering) Conference.
  • Governance of the project. A Coordinating Committee will have the task of managing the project governance. The committee will be made up of the project’s referent assisted by 4 selected teachers in such a way as to cover all the scientific areas involved in the project. The committee will have periodic meetings on a quarterly basis with the aim of monitoring progress and supervise the various activities, while transmitting a written evaluation annually. The establishment of an international Advisory Board composed of at least 3 renowned professors is also envisaged. The advisory board will have the task of making an annual assessment of the progress of the project. This evaluation will always be subsequent to the annual workshops mentioned above and the evaluation of the coordination committee.