MechLav is one of the industrial research laboratories of the Ferrara Technopole, specialised in the fields of mechatronics and automotive engineering, service innovation and digitalization.
It is accredited by the Emilia-Romagna Region and is part of the High Technology Network, namely a network of accredited public and private organizations, universities and research centers.
The strength of this laboratory lies in the fact that all its researchers work in the Engineering Department of the University of Ferrara (Unife), thus enabling a close collaboration between the various sectors (civil and environmental, mechanical, electronic engineering, ICT, automation). This has enabled the development of several research projects in collaboration not only with local companies, but also national and international, which led to real partnership agreements.
The average annual value of research projects commissioned by companies amounts to around 430,000 euros, while for national and regional competitive projects it amounts to over 2 million euros.