SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES: THE POINT OF VIEW OF COMPANIES
During the AMICI Partner and Industry days for Scientific Technology Infrastructure organized in Padova (Italy), two industry representatives presented success stories of cooperation with Research Institutes:
- M. Gehring from Babcock Noell GmbH (BNG)
- G. Corniani from Ettore Zanon S.p.A (EZ)
BNG is a medium size company located in Würzburg (Germany), with worldwide activity in the field of nuclear services, nuclear technology, magnet technology and environmental technology.
BNG has been successfully involved in large-scale projects together with Research Infrastructures and other companies through, for example, the manufacturing of non planar coils for the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment, the production of dipole magnets for the LHC accelerator ring and the fabrication of superconducting SIS100 dipole magnets for the research facility FAIR.
EZ is a medium size company located in Schio (Italy) which, among other activities, supplies equipment to major Nuclear Physics Research Institutes in Europe.
EZ has taken part in the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (EXFEL) project via, in particular, the manufacturing of 420 superconducting cavities and 45 cryostats working at 1.3GHz, in close cooperation with DESY and INFN.