iNEST: SISSA launches Spoke 9 focused on Digital Twins

iNEST: SISSA launches Spoke 9 focused on Digital Twins

Developing research activities and facilitating technology transfer in the interdisciplinary area of mathematical and numerical models, scientific computing, and Digital Twins. This is the goal of Spoke 9 of the iNEST Consortium (Interconnected Nord-Est Innovation Ecosystem), funded by the European Union’s NextGenerationEU program, whose objective is to rapidly enhance and extend the benefits of digital technologies to key specialization areas in Northeastern Italy.

The kick-off meeting of Spoke 9, led by SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) with the participation of the University of Padua, the University of Trieste, and the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), will be held at SISSA on Friday 17th March 2023.

During the event’s plenary session, the iNEST project, particularly Spoke 9, will be presented, and inputs on the project topics will be gathered from various stakeholders. In the afternoon, the meeting will continue with technical roundtables where research and innovation topics, new ideas, and methodological approaches for each of the Spoke’s Research Topics will be discussed in detail: mathematical and numerical models, computational reduction models, machine learning for digital twins, and use cases of digital twins (industry, environment, infrastructure, medicine).

Participation in the event is free and open to institutions, research centers, and private companies with draft project proposals to submit that are consistent with the thematic areas of the Consortium. 

Places are limited in number and it is necessary to register here.

The event will be held in Italian in the first part, while the language of the thematic tables will be decided based on the attendees.


  • 9:30–12:30 a.m. Plenary session with a presentation of the iNEST Consortium, Spoke 9, and Research Topics
  • 1:30–2:20 p.m. Parallel technical roundtables of the Research Topics:
    • RT1 – Mathematical and Numerical Models, Simulation and Scientific Computing, Room 133-Ambrosetti, 1st floor (and Zoom)
    • RT2 – Computational Reduction Models + RT3 – Machine Learning for Digital Twins, Big Meeting Room, 7th floor (and Zoom)
  • 2:20–3:20 p.m. Parallel technical roundtables of RT4 – Use Cases of Digital Twins (Industry, Environment, Infrastructure, Medicine), Big Meeting Room, 7th floor (and Zoom)
  • 3:20–3:30 p.m. Conclusions and next steps, plenary session, Big Meeting Room, 7th floor (and Zoom)