The SII40 project

SII40 is a full-financed project in partneship with 4 Universities that aims to design and implement educational initiatives to foster the development of extensive and high-level training skills capable of satisfying the need for skilled labor for Industry 4.0. The educational initiatives will exploit the experience acquired in the field by entrepreneurs already active in the sector and the skills of university professors and researchers working in the field of digital innovation, also exploiting the contribution of recognized international experts both in the design and executions stage.


Extra hours of recorded contributions
Held by international speakers from academia or industry


Hours of live lectures.
Fully held on streaming through a private room hosted by partner teachers


Technical partners
Regional companies of international profile


Course editions
Covering the whole 2022-2023 seasons

Modules, themes and topics

The topics of the courses cover the main aspects related to the world of digital industry, from management to practical applications thanks to the support of local teachers and renowned international experts. The lists of speaker below will be continously updated during the next editions.

Industry 4.0

The modules on Industry 4.0 will contribute to acquiring general knowledge on the subject, introducing concepts and ideas that will be the basis of the industrial and social development of the next decades.


Steven Latre (University of Antwerp)

Shaofang Gong (Linköping University)

Angelo Corsaro (ZettaScale Technology)

Matthias Klumpp (University of Göttingen)

Innovation Management

The Innovation Manager modules contribute to the growth in design capability, implementation and management of solutions based on IoT technologies and the growth of Industry 4.0, for the generation of value through the development of new products, processes and services.


Bruno Iafelice (TVLP Institute)

Michel Condry (Condry Investment)

Joe Weiman (XFORMA LLC)

Pietro Micheli (Warwick Business School)

Ann-Louise Andersen (Aalborg University)


The Robotics modules contribute to identify automate subsystems and various architecture paradigms and articulate the roles that sensing, planning, and control play when considering a full robotic system.


Stefano Carpin (University of California MERCED)

Matteo Saveriano (University of Innsbruck)

Machine Learning

The Machine Learning modules provide knowledge about basics of machine learning (ML) and data, describes ML algorithms and tools and also explains the concept of Industry 4.0 and digitalization in industry 4.0.


Yehia Elkhatib (University of Glasgow)

Kamal Medjaher (National Engineering School of Tarbes)

Cloud and Fog Computing

The modules on Fog and Edge Computing allow you to acquire a better knowledge of data storage techniques and execution of complex processes, minimizing the impact on industrial plants and improving the performance of the production chain.


Cristian Borcea (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Ken Birman (Cornel University)

Flavio Bonomi (Lynx Software)

Cyber Security

The modules on Cyber Security for Industry 4.0 allow you to improve skills in the assessment and management of risks inside and outside the factory through innovative methodologies and technologies.


Fabio Pierazzi (King's College London)

All editions of the course

The project includes four editions promoted by the partner universities.


Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

DATES: 30/04/2022 - 10/07/2022

Università degli Studi di Ferrara

DATES: 31/03/2023 - 31/07/2023

Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia 

DATES: 20/10/2023 - 23/12/2023

Università di Parma

DATES: Late 2023

Promoter Universities

The developed educational initiatives will be held within the four participating universities (UNIBO, UNIFE, UNIMORE, and UNIPR).

Apply for free to the course now

Choose the edition that best meets your needs. The courses do not require registration fees and will take place online on weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) for a total of 90 hours.

Progetto di alta formazione in ambito culturale, economico e tecnologico ai sensi dell'art. 2 della legge regionale n. 25/2018 approvato con deliberazione di Giunta regionale n.1251/2019

"Service and Innovation for Industry 4.0" project has received funding from the Emilia-Romagna Region in the scope of the three-year higher education projects in the cultural, economic and technological fields pursuant to art. 2 of the regional law n. 25/2018 approved by resolution of the Regional Council n. 1251/2019.