SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA (SSSA) – Within Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), the Istituto di Management (IdM) is active in the field of management in the context of private and public organizations as support to a renewed entrepreneurship, in a synergetic perspective, among business, institutions and research. IdM is the result of a long-term cultural project with particular reference to the management of innovation, sustainability and health.
During the last decade it has moved its focus towards:
– innovation in its fourfold dimension, technological change, organizational change, cultural change, political and institutional change
– a strong interdisciplinary approach (first of all, within SSSA)
– the method of action research
– interest in both qualitative and quantitative evidence in support of decision making processes.
Dai Carulina limited agricultural company – Dai Carulina is a consortium of six agri-food firms in the Sannio Area. The main production of the partners are olive oil, meat and cured meats, milk and cheeses, and Dai Carulina provided them services as environmental control along the supply chain and other services. The building of new generation biogas plant, zootechnical waste management and the nitrate assessment in the agricultural production are some of the environmental activities provided. Commercial network to export the product in foreign countries are developed, with specific focus versus North Europe markets, with consumers that give an high value to the quality of the Italian food tradition and to the environmental assessment of the supply chain.
Since its foundation in 1948, the Italian national federation of foundries ASSOFOND has been the benchmark for the Iron foundry industry and, since 2001, also the foundry sector for non-ferrous metals. The federation currently has around 200 member companies, which are subdivided in four specific foundry associations under the same roof: Steel foundries, Cast iron foundries, Non-ferrous metal foundries and Precision foundries (lost wax casting). Overall this sector counts 1055 companies throughout Italy and employs over 28,000 people.
Assofond safeguards the interests of its members and those of the entire industry by providing services in several fields: it conducts market analyses and compiles statistics for the various divisions and provides advice and training on topics such as quality – the environment – and safety. It also provides advice on technical and legislative aspects, on legal and economic aspects and on energy (supply of electricity and gas, interruptibility, the levies charged on energy supplies, and the relative legislation in both Italy and Europe). The association promotes campaigns to inform and raise awareness among the media, public opinion and the Institutions, offering its support with the organisation of trade shows and congresses.
CAM – The Consorzio Agrituristico Mantovano is a unified network of multifunctional farms, established in 1998. Today, the associated companies are 350, based in Mantua and in the neighboring provinces. They are family companies that carry out activities of rural tourism and/or food production and transormation, using only raw materials grown in the company, with passion and respect for the enviroment. The Consortium is engaged in the promotion of rural turism trought the organization of several initiatives. It’s also a network of Educational Farms and Social Farms. The Consortium also encourages every form of direct sale and organises 26 farmers markets. Moreover the consortium selects and sells farm productc from the associated farms, producted in the respect of the rural culinary tradition and biodiversity.
CAMST – Camst is a cooperative founded in Bologna in 1945, which brings every day quality traditional Italian cuisine into schools, companies, hospitals, trade fairs, malls and downtown venues, both in Italy and abroad. It combines the flavours of traditional Italian food with the innovation, always with an eye to thefuture. Camst is the biggest Italian owned catering company with EUR 507 million total annual turnover; 10,560employees and 93 million meals produced and served (2016 figures). Camst Group with 10 companies in Italy and 3 abroad (Germany, Spain and Denmark) has EUR 626 million total annual turnover, 12.720 employees and 116 million meals produced and served (2016 figures).
Camst, is a well-known market player also in commercial catering: its new format “Dal 1945 Gustavo Italiano”launched in 2015 offers clients a new food experience to discover.
ENEA – ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. It is a state-owned research organization with about 2500 employees (researchers, technicians and administrative staff), and research infrastructures including experimental facilities, specialized laboratories, advanced equipment. The activities are mainly focused on energy efficiency, climate and the environment, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy, safety and health, new technologies and electric systems research. The Agency also provides public and private bodies with high-tech services and delivers training courses aimed at technology transfer and dissemination of the research results. ENEA acts as the National Agency for Energy Efficiency.
FEDERLEGNOARREDO – The Italian supply chain for wood and furniture is an integrated economic supply chain, from the raw materials to the finished product: the output of one sector becomes an input for another, thus creating a flow of products with a high added value that are largely produced at local level. The initial input comes from the wood imported from Countries that typically supply wood from broad-leaved trees and prized European, American and tropical types of wood, in addition to wood from Italian forests: the wood is then processed by the companies that deal with the initial steps along the supply chain. The resulting semi-finished products are used for construction work or for the production of furniture, finishing products in buildings, and also packaging.
The furniture sector includes all types of product for the home, bathroom, offices, public areas, commercial spaces, outdoor furnishing and even lighting fixtures. The finishing products in buildings include wooden door and window surrounds, flooring, and sun barriers, thus completing the panorama with regard to furniture. The Wood-Furniture supply chain finally includes the production of trunks and cork. The total turnover in this sector amounted to around 41 billion Euros in 2016; 39% of the turnover (15.3 billion Euros) came from exports. There are over 79,000 businesses operating in the sector with 320,021 employees.