by Nicoletta Picchio   Italian companies could increase their productivity by between 30% and 50% by using new technologies.The new frontier of Industry 4.0, which has already been the focus of other countries, must soon become our target. We are not starting from scratch, but Italy must fill its digital divide and aim at growth, according t...

In Illinois, which alone is worth a third of Italian GDP, the number one imported product from Italy is this: machinery. And it is not by chance, the ICE-Italian Trade Agency joint mission, Ucimu-Sistemiper produrre, the Ministry of Economic Development and Confindustria chose Chicago, the key manufacturing hub of the United States, in order to ill...

Il Vice Ministro per lo Sviluppo Economico Carlo Calenda si recherà, lunedì 28 aprile, in visita ufficiale negli Stati Uniti accompagnato dal Vice Direttore generale di Confindustria Daniel Kraus, dai vertici delle principali associazioni di settore (Anfia, Assocalzaturifici, Assica, Cosmetica Italia, Federalimentare, Federmacchine, Federorafi e Sm...

The analysis by Assocomaplast, the Italian trade association, belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups together some 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery) of the latest ISTAT, the Italian National Institute of Statistics, figures for Italian foreign trade shows that, in the first half of 2013, imports in the sector were som...

The moment for six-month vouchers has nearly arrived for companies that wish to tap government funds to hire a temporary export manager to help them penetrate foreign markets.   Vice Minister for Economic Development Carlo Calenda, speaking at a conference in Bologna, said the list of companies able to supply the managers in question will be...

by Luca Orlando   "Yes, the assembly line is at full capacity; we will invest an additional €12 million to open another one," said Emilio Mussini, President of Panaria, who -- like many other companies in the ceramic district of Emilia-Romagna --- is lucky enough to have this sort of "problem."   Entrepreneurs like Mussini at Panaria...

di Vincenzo Rutigliano   Un acceleratore lineare in grado di produrre fasci di protoni diretti e concentrati, con un margine di errore di 2 millimetri, sui tessuti da trattare in radioterapia. È il progetto sul quale sta lavorando dal 2009 la ItelPharma, divisione radiofarmaceutica della Iitel srl di Ruvo di Puglia, nel barese, che il comita...

by Kay Mandurino   Italian-made gold jewelry continues to be appreciated all over the world. Creativity, design, manufacturing, technology, are the pride of a sector resilient to shocks in the market, but subject to fluctuations in commodity prices, geopolitical tensions, the growth in competitiveness of emerging economies, and the crisis of...

by Marta Casadei   In Umbria, the exports in the textile and fashion sector reached almost €500 million last year: the region hosts a number of products of excellence known all over the world (first of all, cashmere maker Brunello Cucinelli), and last year experienced a positive trend.    The figures prove it: regional textile-fa...

by Claudia Astarita Lean production has eventually become a priority for the food sector as well. The best models were presented at Expo 2015 recalling the event central themes, such as tackling food waste and sustainability. The main protagonist was the Confindustria, the leading organization representing industries in Italy, Club of 15, imp...