Project Details



On Thursday 28 July 2022, a new consortium of companies called IRIS LAB was created with the aim of innovation, research and development, focusing on the industrial sector of high performance electronic actuators and drives of mechatronics in general, as well as the implementation of the use of artificial intelligence tools in this specific field.

IRIS LAB intends to accelerate the construction of projects aimed at Industry 5.0, i.e. a more sustainable, human-centred and resilient industry.
The main protagonists of the project are Italian companies with a very high profile in the industrial machinery sector, which have been able to find common points of convergence in order to realise this ambitious project aimed at finding new strategic, innovative and eco-sustainable solutions in the mechanical engineering sector.

IRIS LAB is made up of leading Italian and international companies, such as ITEMA S.P.A., BONFIGLIOLI S.P.A., LAFERT S.P.A., Q.F. S.P.A., FAIST ELECTRONICS S.R.L. and CONSORZIO IRIS.

IRIS LAB will be a research body where the companies involved in the project will actively collaborate with numerous university consortia already established in the field of mechatronics and industrial electronics, active in scientific research in the field of electric drives with high dynamic performance, high-efficiency static electricity conversion devices, advanced sensor technology and the application of artificial intelligence systems for advanced diagnostics and for enabling industrial IoT services.
The network of consortia involves both Italian and European universities and research institutes, as well as the leading European Doctoral School on: Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives. IRIS LAB also aims to integrate into a virtual platform numerous experimental laboratories of universities, spin-offs, innovative start-ups and centres specialised in the field of prototyping, testing and validation of industrial electric drives and electronic energy converters.
This collaboration will be developed, on the one hand, through the training of young university researchers involved in the project and of highly qualified operational staff and, on the other hand, through the creation of laboratories and technical facilities that will enable the development and implementation of numerous innovative projects in the field of mechatronics and industrial electronics, from which the participating companies will directly benefit.

The project also aims to create another fundamental synergy for the sector – that between the engineering and legal worlds – through the creation of a dedicated data room, which will have the sensitive task of monitoring the constant flow of data generated by the research with high quality technical-legal tools, thus protecting the valuable assets invested.
In order to achieve the 5.0 objectives quickly, the consortium will set up its operational headquarters by August.
The signing of the various collaborations described, in the fields of innovation, electrification, protection of know-how, sustainability and digitalisation of companies, has the common aim of guaranteeing new and important job opportunities in the area where this project will take concrete shape, thus contributing to collective economic and social progress.