Agreement between Politecnico and Atos Italia

Joining forces to face the challenges of digital transformation through applied research and specialised training

The Politecnico di Milano and Atos Italia have signed a three-year framework partnership agreement that will foster joint projects in education, technology transfer and applied research in cutting-edge areas in the field of digitalisation, such as Digital Twin, High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Internet of Things.

The collaboration promotes joint training courses, in particular the tailor-made Atos Advanced Academy courses aimed at new hires and company professionals, and the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programme in High Performance Computing Engineering, the first in Italy on the subject. 

Scientific and applied research is then at the heart of the agreement: the two partners aim to identify initiatives – national and international, public and private – that combine the academic know-how of the university’s departments with the industrial and managerial know-how of the company. 

The agreement will primarily address projects within the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for collaboration on the country's strategic development areas in the fields of innovation and digital transition, with a focus on sustainable mobility.

The agreement between Politecnico di Milano and Atos Italia is part of a context of industrial, economic and social transition in which digital represents, together with sustainability, one of the two keystones.  Such a transition requires developing new skills and the ability to intercept unprecedented technological and research-based challenges. Our university is engaged on several fronts and our Laurea Magistrale in High Performance Computing itself finds an important ally in this collaboration with companies, with which we can develop new opportunities for shared growth,

said the Rector Ferruccio Resta.

In such a delicate and decisive phase for the country's prospects of digital transformation and decarbonisation, industry and academia cannot but join forces to increase opportunities to meet and dialogue, and promote an exchange of valuable experiences and resources. It is also thanks to these synergies that the national and European development programmes can be implemented: with this agreement, we want to follow up on and make ourselves ready as strategic partners,

stated Giuseppe Di Franco, CEO of Atos Italia.