In order to achieve technical excellence and to guarantee constant improvement, the R&D department works with leading academic technical institutes.

These include the Physical-Chemistry and Electrochemistry Dept. as well as the Earth Sciences Dept. at the University of Milan, and the Mechanics Dept. - Metallurgy Section at the Polytechnic University of Milan.

These partnerships are based on an exchange of theoretical research combined with industrial application issues.

And all these activities are geared to transform research into technology.