Engineering was founded in 1980, and it is currently the first IT group in Italy, among the top 10 IT groups in Europe, with over 8.100 employees and 40 branch offices in Italy, Belgium, Republic of Serbia, Latin America and USA.
The group produces IT innovation to more than 1.000 large clients, with a complete offer combining system and business integration, outsourcing, cloud services, consulting, and proprietary solutions. Engineering Data Centres offer business continuity and IT infrastructure management to about 17.000 servers and 200.000 workstations. In 2015, consolidated revenues are 877.5 millions of euro, with a share of 9% of domestic market, and 10% of annual turnover resulting from overseas activities.
Engineering operates through 5 different business units: Finance, Public Administration & Health, Industry & Services, Telco & Utilities, delivering innovative IT solutions to main vertical markets: Aerospace, Insurance, Automotive, Banks, Consumer Products, Fashion & Luxury, Defence and Aerospace, Energy & Utilities, Training, Central & Local Government, Homeland Security, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, International Organisation, Retail, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Transports, Welfare.
Since 1987, Engineering innovation capability is supported by its Central Unit of Research & Development with around 250 researchers currently involved in over 70 research projects co-funded by national and international authorities. The R&D Unit is located across 6 different locations in Italy and in Europe, with a shared investment of 33 millions of euro for the year 2015.
Engineering holds different responsibilities within the international research community, including technical and overall co-ordination of large research projects and consortia. In particular, the company is core partner of EIT ICT Labs in Italy (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) focused on leveraging ICT for Quality of Life; founding partner of the Future Internet PPP initiative; member of the Board of EOS (European Organisation for Security); core partner of NESSI (Networked European Software and Service Initiative). Engineering is an active member of most international open source communities and founder of SpagoWorld, a free/open source initiative managed by Engineering. The company is corporate member of OW2 Consortium and Eclipse Foundation.
Role in the project
Coordinates the technical activities related to the testbed federation and EaaS model. In particular it will be involved in the provisioning of reusable components to support field trials development and execution. It will also lead the task related to the technological impact assessment and exploitation of the project results.