Formedil Lab

Information
Contact: 

Federica Longo (Living Lab Manager and President of Formedil Hub), federica.longo@formedillab.it, Skype: federica.longo

Laura De Rocco (Vice President of Formedil Hub), laura.derocco@formedillab.it, Skype: laura.derocco

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/formedillab

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FormedilLab

Google+: https://plus.google.com/113319603057805169220/about

Website: 

www.formedillab.it

Country: 
Italy
Adherent: 
Yes

Formedil Lab

Formedil Lab is the living lab focused on excellence in education for building industry in order to accelerate business ventures. It is located in Apulia that is a region in the south of Italy. Its actors cooperate to design, to implement and to test innovative IT products, services and contents for education in the building sector. Now the living lab involves the following most important actors:

  • Private Companies: Formedil Hub as formal network of ICT companies which manages the Living Lab. It includes Alba Project Srl and IRIS of De Rocco G. & C. The goal of the formal partnership named Formedil Hub is to supply IT products and services to the Formedil network that is the official Italian network of schools focused on vocational training in building industry.
  • End Users: Training associations in building industry from Apulia. They are Formedil Puglia, Formedil Bari, School in building industry from Brindisi, Formedil Foggia, School in building industry from Lecce and School in building industry from Taranto.
  • Research Institutions. They are: (i) ElectroMagnetic Lab Lecce (EML2) of the University of Salento, skilled in interactions between electromagnetic fields and living systems, wireless technologies and use of advanced Information Technologies (ontologies, semantic grids and agents) in electromagnetic fields; (ii) CETMA Consortium, skilled in applied research about interactive and 3D immersive technologies.
  • User categories. They are Italian unemployed people, entrepreneurs, employees and freelances of building industry.

Formedil Lab is open to collaborate with international partners and to share its innovation results in European contexts.

Description

Formedil Lab wants to become the Italian hub of excellence in education for building industry in order to support business opportunities. It is committed to make ICT tools in order to support social learning and lifelong learning in building industry. It provides training courses of excellence in order to promote entrepreneurial culture in the broad sense (social, technological, business) and to invent new occupations, new profiles, new markets and new opportunities. It is engaged to support internalization of the Italian building industry.

References and Track Record

Formedil Lab is the cluster of the Living Labs from Apulia dedicated to education in building industry: edil-learning and INRL. They were born in 2012, in range of the calls for tender announced by the Region of Apulia with the title ‘Apulian ICT Living Lab’. Edil-learning was engaged in the design and implementation of social learning tools and it involved the following actors: Alba Project Srl, Formedil Bari, Formedil Foggia and ElectroMagnetic Lab Lecce of the University of Salento. INRL was focused on interactive and immersive technologies for vocational education and it involved the following actors: IRIS di De Rocco G. & C., School in building industry from Brindisi, School in building industry from Lecce, School in building industry from Taranto and CETMA Consortium. The results of these projects were complementary in terms of expertise and IT products and services. In addition, Formedil Puglia and the five schools wanted to share a strategy of education development and they asked to join the two Living Labs. In 2015, every actor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to regulate Formedil Lab’s activities.