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SiciliAn MicronanOTecH Research And Innovation Center
national research
PNRR - Ecosistemi dell’Innovazione
DDMUR 1059 del 23 giugno 2022 - Avviso pubblico per la presentazione di proposte di intervento per la creazione e il rafforzamento di "ecosistemi dell'innovazione", costruzione di "leader territoriali di R&S" – Ecosistemi dell’Innovazione (PNRR, Missione 4 Istruzione e ricerca – Componente 2, Dalla ricerca all’impresa – Investimento 1.5, finanziato dall’UE – NextGenerationEU)
Main ERC field: 
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Unict role: 
Duration (months): 
Start date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022
End date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2025
Total cost: 
€ 138.035.683,40
Unict cost: 
€ 24.385.914,73
Università di Catania
Principal investigator in Unict: 
Prof. Salvatore Baglio
University department involved: 
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Department of Chemical Sciences
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Department of Drug Sciences
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and advanced technologies
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Law
Department of Educational Sciences
Department of Economics and Business
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties
Department of Humanities
  • Università KORE Enna
  • TopNetwork Spa
  • Università di Messina
  • Università di Palermo
  • Etna Digital Growth srl
  • CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • CREA - Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria
  • STLabs
  • INFN
  • Quantum Leap IP – Divisione di Infinity Edge srl
  • UPMC Italy
  • Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
  • Etna HiTech SCpA
  • STMicroelectronics Srl
  • Meridionale Impianti ApA
  • INGV
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Power Evolution
  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA
  • Bcame srl
  • LPE spa
  • Xenia Progetti srl
  • Rainshow srl
  • Advanced Medical Engineering Devices


The Ecosystem SAMOTHRACE aims to realize the vision of a global collaboration environment among major actors in the area of microelectronics, microsystems, materials and microtechnologies that have been operating with base in Sicily but with a global perspective.

SAMOTHRACE focuses on the European Commission global challenge “Digital, Industry & Space”, but it also addresses other challenges as “Health”, “Energy & Mobility”, “Agriculture & Environment”. SAMOTHRACE will operate in accordance with most of the “Global Sustainable Development Goals”: improving sustainable agriculture, ensuring healthy lives, achieving gender equality and inclusion, providing modern energy for all, promoting sustainable growth, supporting sustainable industrial growth.