Co-innovation labs

Co-innovation Labs are Joint Labs with companies to bridge the gap between research, development, market and society. Key aspects of CO-innovation labs are:

  • Common spaces to share people, competences, technologies
  • Co-investments, Co-Funding, Co-participation to projects and proposals by FBK and companies
  • A new way to do education and growing up of young talents


Launched in 2016, the Co-Innovation Lab is a joint initiative of Dedagroup and Fondazione Bruno Kessler dedicated to developing standards and best practices for the openness and interoperability of data and services (Open Data, Open Services) and to develop new generation digital applications. The Co-Innovation Lab aims to boost change in companies, organizations, institutions, providing them with an approach and a set of tools with which to embrace the digital transformation. Dedagroup is one of the most important players in the Information Technology "Made in Italy". The group support Companies, Public Sector and Financial Institutions in their IT strategies with expertise in software, system integration and technology infrastructure. The headquarters are located in Trento - an area that is rich in innovation excellence - with branches in Italy and abroad. The company supports more than 3,600 customers around the world


The Co-Innovation Lab "Digital Finance Innovation Lab (DFIL)", a joint laboratory between GFT and FBK, aims to establish a strategic and structured collaboration, both scientific and technological, aimed at digital innovation in the "FinTech" sector. DFIL builds software assets, products and launch projects with stakeholders such as banks and insurance companies on the subject of digital finance. The laboratory's technological assets will be technologies for Cybersecurity, Data Science, Blockchains and Smart Communities.


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The Digital Healthcare Competence Center - TrentinoSalute4.0 is composed by the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT), the Provincial Health Care System (APSS) and the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK). It represents a “meeting point” between health care system, research and territory, and it is the instrument for cohesion between the health planning, the innovation needs of the Provincial Health Service (SSP) and the opportunities offered by research and by new digital technologies. TrentinoSalute4.0 aims to promote innovative ICT services in the field of health care, assistance and promotion, with the objective of ensuring an improvement in the citizens’ lives and in the quality of the service provided, in addition to the simplification of the work of health care professionals. The Competence Center will experiment with new organizational models for delivering eHealth services and new ways for collaborative-participatory design based on the partnership between territory, public administration and companies. In this way it will be make possible the main territorial actors to play an active role in the process of research, design, development and innovation.