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Datrix Group tech companies are active on several socially beneficial projects funded by the European Union and Italy, as a technology partners of reference in data-driven Research & Development at continental level.

Thanks to AI, we increasingly accelerate the process of virtuous contamination and mutual reinforcement of disciplines, aptitudes, methodologies and sectors.

Our R&D projects funded by the European Union


A project that aims to innovate biomedical research to achieve real-time information on the development of organoids and the interactions between the tissues that form them. Combining microscopy and artificial intelligence will accelerate understanding of what happens to an organ when it is attacked by a disease such as cancer, making key physiological and pathological processes observable in humans. The project has been funded with 3.7 million Euro as part of the FET Open RIA Programme, which involves – together with our tech company 3rdPlace – 6 institutes in 4 different countries (Italy, Norway, Germany, Spain). Thanks to this project, it will be possible to overcome the lack of high-resolution label-free imaging technology, to create new opportunities for organoid research and to exploit them.


The project is entrusted by the European Union to a consortium of 10 partners from Italy (including our AI models company 3rdPlace), Germany, France and the UK to build next-generation microscopes that promise to revolutionise the study of the cellular origin of diseases. In this project, for which more than €5 million has been earmarked, vibrational spectroscopy will be combined with spectroscopic data analysis using artificial intelligence to achieve rapid classification of cells or tissues with unprecedented biomolecular sensitivity. The microscopes will provide quantitative three-dimensional maps of subcellular compartments in cells and organoids. The high data acquisition rate will allow the observation of intracellular and intercellular changes and dynamics through time-lapse imaging. The project will demonstrate the ability to create images inside the body by making an innovative endoscope and applying it to thick tissue samples. The results of the project will have a profound social impact, improving the quality of life of patients and reducing public health care costs.
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The project – in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano and the Humanitas hospital – aims to develop new techniques, based on photonics and nanotechnology, for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease and abdominal surgery, in order to increase effectiveness and reduce side effects. The project, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the Lombardy Region, is divided into three research phases: the development of Raman microscopes for intraoperative histopathology of tumour lesions, the development of fluorescence imaging methods for precision diagnostics and surgery, and the formulation of nanovectors for the controlled release of drugs into the diseased heart. In the context of this project, our company 3rdPlace is working on a medical image analysis model using deep learning to identify the presence of tumour tissue.


A project to develop a machine learning model capable of predicting the performance of financial assets by analysing user sentiment on the Net, extracted from digital contexts such as Twitter, Facebook or industry blogs.


A project to create an Artificial Intelligence engine to identify and address cyber security risks related to the digital presence of PAs and SMEs.


Our company 3rdPlace is the technology engine of the consortium (21 partners from 8 European countries) to develop machine learning models in cybersecurity for the supply chains of manufacturing industries.


The project aims to develop low-cost, non-invasive, highly reliable and accurate pre-screening solutions for use in breast cancer, thyroid cancer and ischemia diagnosis.

Our R&D projects funded by Italy


As part of “PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020” programm, the MIUR (Ministry of University and Research) has selected as worthy of funding the OpenEYE project, created by PaperLit, a Datrix Group tech company specialized in the digital transformation of publishing and content distribution via mobile and smart speakers. PaperLit is collaborating with 3rdPlace (also part of the Datrix Group) and the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari.
The 18-month project aims to create an Ai based platform that, thanks to a newly designed reader, allows people with visual deficit to listen to written content on paper through Amazon Echo and Google Home.


The project aims at a concrete and innovative response against Artificial Intelligence Attacks (AIA), identifying possible vulnerabilities associated to machine-learning components of which it analyzes all the implementation phases (software development, database creation, model training, production release, …). The main objective is to harden AI modules in a fully automated and schedulable way, providing detailed reporting with identified risks and vulnerabilities.

Our collaboration network

  • Università di Cagliari | Italy
  • Universitat Wien | Austria
  • Rheasoft Aps | Denmark
  • Lionbridge Oy | Finland
  • Oulun Yliopisto | Finland
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Cnrs | France
  • Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale | France
  • Lightcore Technologies | France
  • Active Fiber Systems Gmbh | Germany
  • Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf | Germany
  • Handelsblatt Gmbh | Germany
  • Jenlab Gmbh | Germany
  • Leibniz-institut fuer Photonische | Germany
  • Redlink Gmbh | Germany
  • Technologien E.V. | Germany
  • Universitat Passau | Germany
  • Universitaetsklinikum | Germany
  • Universitätsklinikum Jena | Germany
  • Dimos Lariseon | Greece
  • Innovative Secure Technologies Ike | Greece
  • Open Technology Services Ae | Greece 
  • National University Of Ireland Galway | Ireland
  • Peracton Limited | Ireland
  • Cesviter Consulting Srl | Italy 
  • Fondazione Irccs Istituto Nazionale dei tumori | Italy
  • Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa | Italy
  • Università della Tuscia | Italy
  • Ifom Fondazione Istituto FIRC di oncologia molecolare | Italy
  • Politecnico di Milano | Italy
  • Roma Capitale | Italy
  • Andriessen Jeffrey Elbertus Bartholomeus | Netherlands
  • Arktiske Universitet | Norway
  • Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge Hf | Norway
  • Universitetet I Tromsoe  | Norway
  • Ospedale Humanitas | Italy 
  • Cambridge Raman Imaging Ltd | United Kingdom
  • Caris Research Ltd | United Kingdom
  • Euractiv.Com Limited | United Kingdom
  • Universitat de Barcelona | Spain
  • Universitaet St. Gallen | Switzerland
  • CS-Aware Corporation OÜ | Estonia
  • Centro Regionale Information e Communication Technology Scarl | Italy
  • Politecnico di Milano | Italy
  • Fujitsu Technology Solutions (Luxembourg) SA | Luxembourg
  • Wise & Munro | Netherlands
  • Focus Europe – Laboratorio progettuale per l’integrazione europea associazione | Italy
  • Consorzio per l’Area di Sviluppo Industriale ASI di Foggia | Italy
  • Municipal Water Supply and Sewage Company of Larissa | Greece
  • 5 Ygionomiki Periferia Thessalias & Stereas Elladas | Greece