Unitorino and General Motors together for research and innovation
University of Turin and General Motors have signed the first academic partnership agreement, lasting 4 years, for the definition and implementation of joint projects. Specifically, the agreement deals with the mobility of people and goods, in an interdisciplinary perspective, sharing infrastructures, laboratories and expertise.
The agreement was prompted by the changes in the automotive sector, in terms of both technology and market demand, and was signed by the Rector of the University of Turin, Gianmaria Ajani, and Riccardo Ventura, responsible for all legal affairs of the General Motors group in Europe.
The first step will be to establish an advisory board on disruptive technologies, which radically redefine the productive role of companies and the entire ecosystem in which they operate, in the light of a new concept of customer value and a new business model.
“The agreement with General Motors”, said Gianmaria Ajani, “is a great opportunity for our University in terms of enhancement of the research and expertise that animate it”.
“This agreement is confirmation of General Motors’ interest in Turin”, added Riccardo Ventura, “a city that hosts our most significant activities, such as the development of propulsion systems”.