The Italian Technology Award Program is comprised of a competition asking upper level students attending premier academic institutions throughout the world, including a number of US universities. Students are invited to submit a paper on the relative innovation taking place in mechanical engineering related industries and the issues they face. The aim of the Agency’s program is to enrich the engineering education of students and to advance knowledge on issues of importance within the three (3) industries of Metalworking, Glassworking and Packaging, to the next generation of engineering professionals.
Winners of the Italian Technology Awards (ITA), per each of the three (3) US award programs, were selected as having the best submissions, and were awarded a ONE-week trip to Italy with activities scheduled November 4th – 11th, 2018. Students and selected faculty, visited top Italian companies in the industries involved per each program, took part in an advanced educational program at the Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC along with a number of cultural activities in various Italian cities.
The US trip was part of the international program Italian Technology Awards. The ITA is sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency with its Chicago and Houston Offices along with UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Robots, Automation Systems and Ancillary Products –, GIMAV (Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers - and UCIMA (Association of Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers - and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) who has been the local partner for the three (3) programs over the past several years.