About - CIM4.0 Competence Center

Competence Industry Manufacturing 4.0

The establishment of the competence center is an important step in the evolution and rebirth of the industrial vocation of the area, which has always been a national center for automotive and aerospace. The Competence Center of Piedmont carries out its activities through Calls for Proposals, Training and Pilot Lines.


Being at the side of companies to support them in the digital transformation process.

CIM4.0 aims to accelerate strongly, at local and national level, the transformation process of a wide portion of Italian production ecosystem; especially SMEs. CIM4.0 propose itself as an integrated reference point for all those activities regarding the push of skills and good practices. Also, it provides training actions and experiences in the field, technological sectors and industrial areas of the Piedmont region; also spreading this expertise in the overall Italian territory. CIM4.0 is based on the concept of “pilot lines” or manufacturing demonstration lines.

Projects in which CIM is involved


Initial investment


Pilot lines

3000 sqm


A path that began in 2018 and today takes the form of a Competence Center that offers concrete support to all companies in the country.

January 2018

The call for Competence Centers

June 2019

Full operation

October 2019

The first call for SMEs

December 2019

First lesson of CIM4.0 Learning Hub

February 2020

CIM4.0 on the main national newspapers

September 2020

Torino Film Festival chooses CIM4.0

December 2020

Additive Manufacturing Pilot Line

January 2021

Digital Factory Pilot Line

In 2018 a public band was launched for the selection of national competence centers, among the winners CIM4.0 was the one with the highest score assigned.

The competence centers are public-private partnerships whose aim is to carry out orientation and training activities for companies on Industry 4.0 issues as well as support in the implementation of innovation, industrial research and experimental development projects aimed at the realization of new products, processes or services (or their improvement) through advanced technologies in the field of Industry 4.0.

On June 27, 2019 CIM4.0 presents itself to Startups and SMEs, on the occasion of the Italian Technology Week. The first members of the Competence Center staff take up post in the headquarters in Corso Settembrini, Turin. CIM4.0 is in full operational mode and provides the first consultations.

Through the call for tenders PMTI4.0, the Competence Center intends to select and support projects of technological maturity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and innovative Startups through co-financing. These entities may also present themselves as Groupings.

The purpose of the call is to provide co-financing for the development of highly innovative products, processes and services, through actions of sharing and synergic contamination, aimed at implementation of innovative solutions for products/production processes/business, to support increasing levels of competitiveness.

The main requirements to participate in the call are: registration with the Chamber of Commerce for at least two years, at least two budgets closed and approved and operations in Italy.

CIM4.0 provides the first hours of training with a lesson dedicated to artificial intelligence.

On the occasion of the A&T fair, the Competence Center shows the first results through a stand designed by an architectural firm.

Representatives of the institutions at all levels are present, including MISE.

The events of the day and the role of the Competence Center is entrusted, among others, to TG1 and TG2.

CIM4.0 is in charge of producing the trophy for the Torino Film Festival. The choice falls on the reproduction in Additive Manufacturing of the Star of the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of the city that hosts the Competence Center.

The pilot line dedicated to additive manufacturing technologies is ready to host companies. The services of the staff of the pilot line was immediately hired by a large company for the study of AM applications in the aerospace field.

The Digital Factory Pilot Line is also ready. The layout, designed by an architectural firm, hosts the latest technologies available in the market and make them available to small and large companies in the Italy.

CIM4.0 partners

CIM4.0 is made up of 25 partners
between universities and companies

CIM4.0 team

Many professionals at the service of innovation.

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