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Data Science, a new research and development center of excellence DataFactor will born in Agrigento

A new IT pole of excellence, in the European panorama, on the Data Science sector is born in Agrigento.



The DataFactor project was presented under the patronage of the Municipality of Agrigento by Expleo Italia S.p.A., Italian branch of the well-known French multinational and TopNetwork S.p.A., Italian company of services and solutions with high technological innovation. The project involves an investment in research and development of about 21 million euros.


It is expected the involvement of about three hundred highly qualified professionals between Agrigento, the entire Sicilian regional territory and the units of Lecce, Rome and Milan. DataFactor, explains a note, «will offer services of experimentation and technical-scientific consulting, configuring itself as a structure responsible for managing paths of technological transfer of results through interactions with industry and the world of production».


The Scientific Committee consists of Ferruccio Ferranti, Senior Advisor of the Siav Group, Prof. Marco Romano of the University of Catania, Massimo Villari of the University of Messina, Valter Santilli of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and Antonella Longo, researcher at the University of Salento.