Innovation Pole on Automotive
The Automotive Innovation Pole (IAM) is a network of independent and innovative operators in the automotive system aiming to encourage the interaction between different actors. The company, founded in 2008, is a non-profit making consortium. It has the main objective of strengthening and consolidating the local automotive supply chain and promoting research, innovation and technology transfer along this value chain.
IAM affiliates include some big companies such as FCA Italy, Honda Italia Industriale, Denso Manufacturing, Tecnomatic, IMM Hydraulics, several SMEs and some research centres (mainly University of L’Aquila and CRF).
IAM mission is structured on two main research lines: product innovation (new LCV archetypes), and process innovation (innovative materials and technologies for the improvement of the ratio between performances, quality, cost and weight). Then there are three main transversal pillars: environment, quality and standards.