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Nunzio Abbate

Nunzio Abbate

SRA-System Lab, Senior Director STMicroelectronics

 Nunzio Abbate is Director of the Systems Lab Development Unit. Abbate began his career as a Production Engineer at FIAT Auto. He joined STMicroelectronics in 1999 and soon moved to the Microcontroller Division as Product Engineering Manager. In 2005, Abbate was appointed Automation, Robotics & Transportation Manager, Systems Lab, leading the development of turnkey system solutions for Industrial Automation and e-Mobility, and coordinating corporate programs on Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Drives and High-Power solutions, Industrial Automation and Robotics applications. In 2013, he was appointed General Manager of the Systems Lab, and contributed to the product definition and business growth of ST’s Power technologies, mechatronic “Application-Specific Integrated Modules” SPIMD20, iNEMO™ MEMS devices and applications, “STEVAL” and “X-Nucleo”  STM32 development kits for rapid prototyping solutions. He also contributed to programs (with responsibility for related business) focusing on “automated highway toll payment systems” and “localization”, of vehicles and people, as well as condition-based monitoring/predictive maintenance and industrial automation programs in general, in the early phase of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) ecosystem. In addition, Abbate has set up strong relationships with external R&D Centers and co-design programs with Key Customers. He holds industrial patents in Europe and the U.S., and has co-authored several scientific papers on Robotics, Industrial Automation, Human-Machine Interaction and Automotive. He has served as Chairman of the Manufacturing & Robotics Working Group at the European Platform on Smart Systems (EPOSS), and as an Italian delegate at the World MicroMachine Summit. He is also a member and Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) Competence Center “ARTES 4.0”. Nunzio Abbate was born in Catania, Italy in 1969, and graduated in Electronic Engineering.


09:30 | 13:00 - MOTOR VALLEY DNA

ROUND TABLE - Design & Heritage

Modera: Maria Leitner 

In the face of new trends (electric and autonomous), and new purposes (need and experience), what are the new trends in aerodynamics and style? What should we think about increased livability on board, even as the ecological and technological transition takes place. 

Less is more, simplicity and authenticity.  

  • Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari Design Senior President
  • Francesco Perini, Head of Technical Department at Pagani Automobili 
  • Silvio Angori, CEO Pininfarina Presidente del Gruppo Car Design & Engineering - ANFIA 
  • Matteo Panini, Collection Manager Umberto Panini  
  • Lowie Vemeersch, Founder & Creative Director Granstudio Torino 
  • Giampiero Testoni, CTO Energica Motor Company
  • Andrea Ferraresi, Design Director Centro Stile Ducati Motor Holding
  • Klaus Busse, Maserati Head of Design


ROUND TABLE -  Racing & Gamification

  • Prof. Savaresi, Director of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering POLIMI
  • Nunzio Abbate, SRA-System Lab, Senior Director STMicroelectronics
  • Diego Mandolfo, Digital Manager Scuderia e Responsabile attività e-sport Scuderia AlphaTauri
  • Marko Bertogna, Resp. Indy Autonomous Challenge UNIMORE
  • Giovanni Delfino, CEO Tatuus Racing
  • Emanuele Pirro, Former Formula 1 driver and 5-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Marco Centurioni, CEO HMDrive