The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) has been created in 1998, merging the University of Modena (founded in 1175, one of the oldest universities in Europe) with the University of Reggio Emilia. UNIMORE has just over 27,000 students, including 3,500 postgraduates, 900 faculty members and 15 graduate (PhD) schools.
UNIMORE is located in the heart of one of Europe’s wealthiest and most dynamic regions, which is world-renowned for its production of mechanical parts, engines, sports cars (e.g., Ferrari and Maserati) as well as for its agri-food sector, ceramic tiles and manufacturing industries. According to the most recent independent research assessment sponsored by the Italian Government, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is considered one of the best universities in Italy for teaching and research: it ranks among the top 8 medium-sized Italian universities for its high-level research and educational programs.
UNIMORE offers state-of-the-art facilities with internationally sponsored research activities and, through the technopoles of Modena and Reggio Emilia, is an essential component of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network. The university is composed of 13 Departments that offer a wide range of degree programs (from the undergraduate level right up to doctoral studies) in the various disciplinary areas of humanities and social sciences, engineering and technology, physical and natural sciences, and medicine and life sciences.
Ongoing research is conducted by the university departments in collaboration with 11 integrated medical departments with numerous departmental and interdepartmental centers involved in specialized research activities. Many of them are nationally and internationally recognized.
Role in the Facilitate Project
UNIMORE is the project coordinator of FACILITATE. It leads three Work Packages, the Project management and administration activities, the Ethics, standardization and regulatory framework, and the Ethics requirements.
UNIMORE is also involved in multiple tasks related to legal issues, stakeholder engagement, regulatories and healthcare ecosystem requirements, validation of the prototype process and PoC solutions, as well as communication, dissemination, training and business sustainability.