, founded in 1988, is a not-for-profit center of excellence for Innovation, Research and Education in Information & Communication Technologies. CEFRIEL original mission is to strengthen ties between academic and business worlds through a multidisciplinary approach that is able to innovate or develop new products and services combining ICT and design. With a human capital of 130 highly qualified professionals and the contribution of academic professors and researchers, CEFRIEL creates forefront solutions integrating hardware, software and the most advanced multimedia communication technologies, achieving a turnover of 11,5 M€ in 2016. The center actively participates in European research projects and contributes to the dissemination of their results. Moreover, it offers advanced educational programs to graduate students and companies’ innovation professionals.