IMA joins ILP – Industrial Liaison Program, the membership created for companies by MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge(Massachusetts), the most important university in the world for applied research.
IMA may, by joining this program, resort to direct access tothe Institute’s resources, organizing targeted meetings, examining sponsorship opportunities and creating enhanced networks.
“Through this membership”, explains Dario Rea, IMA Group’s director of Innovation and Research, “we will be able to support the launch of new projects and the creation of innovative development plans”. Joining the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) opens up IMA’s access to MIT resources in terms of activities, services and networks, with the common aim of generating innovation, identifying new partnerships (developing existing ones) and expanding the business.
IMA will have the opportunity to deepen its areas of expertise and know-how, opening up to discussions with MIT researchers and with the leading international opinion leaders in the sector.
A key point of the agreement is the “start-up community” of the Institute, to which the IMA will have access: a true “industrial ecosystem dedicated to innovation” and made up of over 1600 newborn companies, with the possibility for ‘IMA to sponsor their activities and contribute to their growth.
Within the agreement, the possibility of involving members of the MIT (professors or researchers) in research and development activities on IMA projects, offering agreed periods of stay for ongoing collaborations within the Group’s plants.