ITSMAKER- The Higher Institute for Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanics and Packaging was formed in September 2013 as a result of the merger of the ITS Foundations of Bologna, Modena and Reggio Emilia. This newly-formed Foundation is the largest at a national level, and has become the hub of the Emilia-Romagna Region’s technology network focusing on mechanical engineering and mechatronics.
ITS institutes, are “technology schools” created by the Ministry of Education in 2008 with the aim of offering cutting-edge professional training to high-school graduates.
These two-year post high-school courses are free of charge except for a 200 Euro admission contribution and focus on empowerment by providing the up-to-date training required by the Region’s industrial network.

On the basis of a three year plan, the Foundation carries out the following actions:

  • career advice on technical professions for young people;
  • reconnaissance of training needs for the economic development of the local area, starting from company’s requirements for scientific, technological and organizational innovation;
  • design and implementation of higher technical training courses relating to national reference professional figures;
  • support in accompanying the newly-qualified young people into employment at the end of the training course;
  • organization and implementation of refresher activities for teachers and trainers from scientific and technical-professional areas in the field of education and professional training;
  • any other activity which corresponds to the guide lines of the regional plan referring to higher technical specialization.

THE FOUNDATION

The ITS MAKER Foundation was established in 2013 through the merging of the three ITS Foundations in Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia, with the addition of the Fornovo (PR) site in 2015. The ITS are technological schools which were set up thanks to an initiative of the Ministry of Education in 2008 to provide highly professional training courses for young school leavers. The two-year post-diploma courses are free of charge, apart from an admission fee, and respond to the needs of young people and to the training and professional requirements of local companies. The ITSMAKER Foundation has the task of promoting and disseminating the technical and scientific culture with the main aim of ensuring the training of highly specialized technicians, able to respond to the recruitment needs of the strategic sectors of our economy. The registered office is in Bologna but the Foundation operates in the four local branches of Bologna, Modena, Reggio Emilia and Fornovo Taro at a provincial level.

MANAGEMENT BODIES

President
Management board
Executive Board
Auditor

FOUNDING MEMBERS

STAFF

Dott.ssa Maddalena Suriani
Dott.ssa Federica Gherardi
Dott.ssa Federica Iotti
Dott.ssa Chiara Tonelli
Dott.ssa Simona Beccarisi
Dott.ssa Emanuela Turrà
Dott.ssa Alessandra Pistilli
Dott.ssa Giulia Carbognani
Prof. Ing. Lorenzo Del Vecchio
Prof. Ing. Paolo Levoni
Prof. Ing. Andres Manzini
Prof. Ing. Mario Noli
Ing. Vincenzo Sartori
Luca Vescovi

Dott.ssa Maddalena Suriani

DIRETTORE

maddalena.suriani@itsmaker.it

Dott.ssa Federica Gherardi

Referente Sede Modena

federica.gherardi@itsmaker.it

Dott.ssa Federica Iotti

Referente Sede Reggio Emilia

federica.iotti@itsmaker.it

Dott.ssa Chiara Tonelli

Referente di Sede Bologna

chiara.tonelli@itsmaker.it

Dott.ssa Simona Beccarisi

Coordinatore e Tutor Sede Modena

simona.beccarisi@itsmaker.it

Dott.ssa Emanuela Turrà

Tutor Sede Reggio Emilia

emanuela.turra@itsmaker.it

Dott.ssa Alessandra Pistilli

Coordinatore e Tutor Sede Fornovo Taro

alessandra.pistilli@itsmaker.it

Dott.ssa Giulia Carbognani

Coordinatore e Tutor Sede Fornovo Taro

giulia.carbognani@itsmaker.it

Prof. Ing. Lorenzo Del Vecchio

Esperto tecnico materiali Sede Modena

Prof. Ing. Paolo Levoni

Esperto tecnico motoristica Sede Modena

Prof. Ing. Andres Manzini

Esperto tecnico per la meccatronica Sede Reggio Emilia

Prof. Ing. Mario Noli

Esperto tecnico Sede Modena

Ing. Vincenzo Sartori

Esperto tecnico per la meccanica Sede Bologna

Luca Vescovi

Responsabile tecnico-scientifico Sede Fornovo Taro

PARTNERS/MEMBERS

THE REGIONAL NETWORK

THE REGIONAL NETWORK
The ITS are organized locally following a regional system logic. Of the numerous ITS present in Italy, 7 are in Emilia-Romagna and are part of the regional Polytechnic Network.
They design and conduct training courses in the following fields:

 

AMBIT OF COURSES
AMBIT OF COURSES
  • Sustainable transport
  • Agrofood
  • Mechanics, mechatronics, packaging
  • New life technologies
  • Landscape, energy, construction
  • Creative industries
  • Tourism and wellness

In particular, they aim to:

OBJECTIVES
OBJECTIVES
  • disseminate a technical and scientific culture and orient young people towards the technical and technological professions in the sectors which characterize the economy of the single provinces
  • design and offer higher technical training courses corresponding to national profiles
  • promote integration amongst educational, training and employment systems
  • support measures for innovation and the transfer of technologies to SMEs

THE ITALIAN MECHATRONIC ITS NETWORK

ITS Maker has signed a three-year Protocol agreement with 8 ITS Foundations from other regions which sets up the national Network of Higher Technical Institutes in the ambit of mechanics and mechatronics. This has led to coordination between the ITS for the exchange of experience and good practice and the drawing up of shared ideas and projects.

The other signatories are:

OTHER SIGNATORIES
OTHER SIGNATORIES
  • Fondazione ITS Lombarda per le Nuove tecnologie Meccaniche e Meccatroniche di Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
  • Fondazione ITS Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy, comparto meccatronico di Vicenza
  • Fondazione ITS Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy, indirizzo per l’industria meccanica e aeronautica di Udine
  • Fondazione ITS Umbria Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy e Nuove Tecnologie della vita di Perugia
  • Fondazione ITS Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy, sistema meccanica di Lanciano (CH)
  • Fondazione ITS Meccanica, Meccatronica ed Energia – ITS Cuccovillo di Bari
  • Fondazione ITS Nuove tecnologie per il Made in Italy – “E. Mattei – E. Solvay” – Rosignano Marittimo (LI)
  • Fondazione ITS Nuove tecnologie per il Made in Italy – “G. Capellini/N. Sauro” – La Spezia

The protocol identifies concrete collaboration methodologies amongst the signatories, including the sharing of didactic models and management tools, the participation in international mobility projects, common teacher training, the sharing of a common system of teacher and trainee assessment and the construction of synergies for the promotion of the ITS training program nationwide, as well as the strengthening of the knowledge of the ITS themselves as a training opportunity in the spectrum of the national educational system.