The goal of the Edoardo Amaldi Foundation (F.E.A.) is to promote and support scientific research aimed to transfer technologies from where news ideas start to where new product and services are creating businnes . F.E.A. starts from the aerospace sector as a fundamental tool for the country economic growth and as an innovation source for the improvement of competitiveness, productivity and employment.
The reference model we took inspiration from is the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, an absolute excellence in technology transfer and applied research.
Similarly to the Fraunhofer Institute, the Foundation will involve private and public stakeholders developing models of public-private participation which may be applied to districts other than the aerospace sector.
The Foundation aims to develop and share the results of applied research, performed by private and public stakeholders as well as to perform internal research. This approach, commonly called “open innovation”, on one side is important to speed up the acquisition of innovation from SME mixing in the same environment researchers from different fields, on the other hand it reduce R&D costs.
Amaldi Foundation main activities: