Eurotech promotes the development of ETH lab, the Group's research centre

Trento (Italy) - January 23, 2006 - Eurotech S.p.A announced today, at a press conference organized by the Autonomous Province of Trento, the start of a plan for the development of the Group?s research centre ETH Lab in the Trento area.
In accordance with this plan, Eurotech signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Trento and with ITC-IRST for joint research in the field of pervasive and ubiquitous computing.
The agreement focuses on micro- and nano-electronics applied to the realization of advanced sensors and sensor networks. It also concerns informatics applied to environmental data analysis, data transmission and dynamic management of mobile device networks (with a GRID-oriented approach).

Says Giampietro Tecchiolli, CTO of Eurotech and President of ETH Lab: "For the Eurotech Group, the development of the ETH Lab means more research in advanced fields, performed using state-of-the-art technologies".

The ETH Lab research centre will support innovative projects and create the right premises for the training of young researchers, who will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, while being in close contact with the world of the industry.

Says Roberto Siagri, President of Eurotech: "Eurotech selected Trento as the right place to develop its ETH Lab activities for two reasons: the presence in this area of top level research institutes like the University of Trento and the ITC-IRST, and local policies attentive to innovation and capable of promoting collaboration between the public research system and private companies?.


ABOUT THE EUROTECH GROUP:
The Eurotech Group ( www.eurotech.com ) is a global family of leading edge technology companies covering the most important and active market areas across three continents. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defense, security, aerospace, utilities, and research markets. The Eurotech Group includes Eurotech in Italy, Deutschland, Finland and China ( www.eurotech.it , www.eurotech.fi and www.eurotech.com.cn ), Parvus in USA ( www.parvus.com )


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