Skip to main content
Print Friendly and PDF
Italian Technology Awards 2018 Bolder Than Ever!
Machines Italia, the Italian Trade Agency network in North America, will continue, in 2018, the Italian technology Awards program. The Italian Technology Awards promote Italian manufacturing technology, engineering, and design among graduate and undergraduate students across North America and worldwide. This awards program is supported by Federmacchine, the National Federation of Association of Manufacturers of capital goods intended for industrial and handicrafts manufacturing processes, and its members.
University students are invited to present projects and theses on a variety of subjects related to specific industries and technologies. A jury of Italian and international industry experts, professors, and engineers select the winning entries.
The awards recipients and their professors win a trip to Italy, with complimentary flights, meals, accommodations, and transportation. During their stay in Italy, students and professors are offered a tailored program of in-class learning sessions and seminars, as well as factory visits and excursions to industrial sites.
2018 is arguably the largest Italian technology Awards program so far in terms of countries, sectors, and supporting Italian machinery manufacturers associations(7),  as well as a number of students/professors (approximately 50) invited:
USA:  Metalworking Machinery (UCIMU), Glassworking Machinery (GIMAV),  Packaging Machinery (UCIMA)
Canada: Metalworking Machinery (UCIMU), Glassworking Machinery (GIMAV)
Mexico: Metalworking Machinery (UCIMU), Packaging Machinery (UCIMA), Plastic and Rubber Processing Machinery (AMAPLAST), Ceramic Processing Machinery (ACIMAC)
China:  Metalworking Machinery (UCIMU)
Iran: Textile Machinery (ACIMIT)
Oman: Plastic and Rubber Processing Machinery (AMAPLAST)
Romania: Leather and Tannery Machinery (ASSOMAC)
Russia:  Metalworking Machinery (UCIMU), Leather and Tannery Machinery (ASSOMAC)
Uzbekistan: Textile Machinery (ACIMIT)
Vietnam:  Ceramic Processing Machinery (ACIMAC), Leather and Tannery Machinery (ASSOMAC)
For further information on this initiative and to inquire on how to be part of the 2018 Italian technology Awards, please contact machinesitalia [at]