DEIB’s research activity is not bounded within its own walls, as it also exploits the support of a not-for-profit center of excellence: Cefriel.
CEFRIEL, 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 9,7 M€ in 2013. 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.