The Project “Città della Scienza 2.0: New products and services of the knowledge economy”, according with the purposes of the National Program of Research 2015/2020, aims to develop, through the creation of a digital laboratory, called D.RE.A.M – Design and Research in Advanced Manufacturing, an advanced system for planning and museum prototyping, used in other contexts, including industrial ones, and it represents also a platform for the development of skills and innovative companies in the digital manufacturing sector.
The goal is to intercept the opportunities for economic, industrial and social increase offered by the advent of digital technologies in manufacturing, in order to create new companies, new jobs, patents and technologies.
Il progetto è finanziato dal MIUR – Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca a valere sulle risorse del FISR – Fondo Integrativo Speciale per la Ricerca, ed è realizzato in collaborazione con il MIT di Boston, a seguito di una prima sperimentazione avvenuta nell’ambito del progetto europeo KiiCS, lanciato a Bruxelles nel 2014.
The project is financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research with funds from the FISR resources – Special Integrative Fund for Research. The project is developed in collaboration with MIT, as a result of a first experiment produced in the context European KiiCS project, presented in Brussels in 2014. Within the realization of the D.RE.A.M. FabLab, it was also realized a FabLab Junior, aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years, in order to involve young people in activities and workshops on digital manufacturing and robotics . Through targeted lessons, the participants learned about digital manufacturing world and machines.
The CDS project 2.0, with the launch of an integrated set of activities promoted by D.RE.A.M. FabLab and the FabLab for younger, contributes to the realization of a reference technology center in the field of advanced manufacturing in Città della Scienza.
The D.RE.A.M. FabLab is, in fact, a functional reality both to the reconstruction program of the Science Centre, and the development of new skills and innovative business ideas. A virtuous path that looks at the creation of a real Campania District of digital manufacturing for the networking of knowledge, technologies and projects present in the universities, research centers, companies, and the workshops.
The CDS project 2.0, through D.RE.A.M., involves the construction of the following activities:
- research, development and digital prototyping, to be applied both in the field of museums (interactive physical installations and innovative networking solutions), and in the field of training new professional figures with the aim of enhancing young people’s skills and creativity in industrial innovation, technology transfer and business creation;
- creation of an international level structure capable of intercepting and sharing the best international experience in the field of advanced manufacturing and of connecting with the excellencies identified by creating genuine European and American partnerships in the field of museums and, In the field of research-enterprise, developing partnerships for participation in international projects, for example within Horizon 2020, as well as opportunities for cooperation, exchange and business related in particular to China and the Far East;
- dissemination of the results of the activities through workshops and communication tools as well as through the participation in important national and international initiatives.