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In collaboration with University of Pavia, we are proud to join the 3rd International Conference “𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻” from 18 to 19 February.

We should not be surprised, digital transformation has turned into a categorical imperative for all kinds of organizations and industries. There is no better time, no important moment to understand the effects to the secular digitalization trends we are witnessing and facing. Now is time to understand  how the relentless advancements of digital technology power and persuasiveness impact corporate strategies, business models and the current and future shape of competition”, extracted from the Organization Committe Letter – University of Pavia.

Our Global Plants Director, Marco Gonnella and Edoardo Collalto, CEO of K2innovation srl will present “The relationship between digital transformation and international business”. They will talk about the importance of the digitalization in a global company and its adoption within Fedegari Group through the support of K2Innovation.

Digital Transformation Machine
Digital Transformation Machine
Marco Gonnella
Marco Gonnella

Director, Global Plants - Fedegari Group

The identity of the end-to-end process – going through concept, design, manufacturing, installation and validation – is what makes a manufacturer the best partner – especially for those companies who privilege in-house production. Virtual Commissioning, Digital Twin, BiM and Virtual Validation have changed the identity of the production process by creating new contact points between the product and the customer. Thus, creating a completely new way of interaction”, states Marco Gonnella Director, Global Plants – Fedegari Group.

In the upcoming years, Digital Transformation will allow companies to gain market leadership and to be increasingly proactive towards international customers. Digital Transformation must necessarily consist of a Business Process Analysis and Reengineering, an Organizational Change Management, an IT infrastructure reorganization and a proper KPI setup. This is the challenge” says Edoardo Collalto – CEO, K2innovation.

Edoardo Collalto - K2innovation
Edoardo Collalto - K2innovation

CEO - K2innovation


The opportunities that digital transformation can hold for life sciences organizations are manifold, from improving financial operations, supply and production chains, to developing new products and services, to engaging in a different way with customers and patients. While many companies have begun to explore the benefits that digital technologies can offer, many still have to make consistent, sustained and bold moves to harness the new capabilities. Only about 20% of biopharmaceutical companies are digitally maturing. Companies that are further ahead differ from those in the early stages of digital maturity in how they apply digital, improve know-how, collaborate and facilitate change. More mature companies adopt the BIM approach to manage the design, development and subsequent maintenance of new plants or the most important revamping.


Remote virtual validation is a very important application. Here, Fedegari’s team of engineers is physically on the site where the production system will be installed visualizing the machine or system in a virtual environment. Fedegari’s team stays on-site and connects to the customer location. People can then virtually join without going to the physical installation site. This allows more experts to analyze the product and eventually the process while reducing the time and costs associated with traveling and other physical visits expenses.


AR is also applicable to virtual validation. Instead of navigating in a completely virtual environment,  it superimposes virtual elements onto the real-world environment,  allowing the user to check and anticipate any insertion and connection discrepancies. Therefore, this technology is more applicable to virtual validation when a combination of simulation and sensor data is superimposed on a real-world manufacturing system.  The information that technicians need to repair a machine can be projected directly onto the part they are dealing with. This speeds up the maintenance process, eliminating the need for the technician to consult instruction manuals and tables. It also guides the technician through the procedure, reducing the likelihood of errors and helping to train inexperienced staff members. By incorporating virtual validation with AR, engineers can walk along the physical and real production floor and observe a large amount of augmented information from their simulations.


Over the years, Fedegari has diversified its production, developing customized solutions up and downstream of its sterilizers, bio-decontamination units, isolators and washers for the bio/pharmaceutical market. A unique characteristic of Fedegari is the extreme verticalization of the company, which has always refused the idea of assembling sophisticated process machines with standard components (COTS) designed for multiple applications, building everything in-house. This has allowed, after many years of field experience, to control technology through in-depth knowledge of the machines and processes and the constant innovation of its products. Today Fedegari delivers turnkey solutions, assisting the customer from the design phase to the validation of the process itself.


K2innovation is a privately owned consultancy firm, incorporated in Italy in 2011. It brings more than 20 years of experience in analyzing product development and manufacturing processes for world-class companies and leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) projects with different technologies. K2innovation is independent, not affiliated to any software vendor and has extensively worked in several industry segments, from aerospace & defense to automotive, from industrial equipment to fashion & retail with customers like Avio, Benetton, Bottega Veneta, Bticino (Legrand Group), Bvlgari Accessori understanding and improving their industrial processes. K2innovation has all its offices in Italy, the headquarter is located in Torino and its branches are located in Milano, Firenze and Jesi.

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