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Nunzio Abbate

Nunzio Abbate

Senior Director, SRA System LAB, 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.



Moderator: Alessandro Lago, Director

The world has accustomed us to sudden and unexpected changes, as, for example, Covid and the war in Ukraine has shown us. Phenomena of great social, economic, and financial impact... in this context, the global community is committed to addressing the issue of global warming (but more in general the theme of sustainability in terms of ESG). A very ambitious program with a clear objective of zero CO2 impact by 2050. Europe has defined a total fadeout of internal combustion vehicles by 2035, with several manufacturers, who have further advanced the timing. A first reflection is whether these objectives, considering the changes in progress, are still achievable - and if so, how.


Fireplace talk “The evolution of the high-performance electric vehicle”


- Mate Rimac, Founder Rimac Automobili

- Claudio Domenicali, CEO Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.


Talk “Product, Infrastructure, aftermarket, and assistance”


-Andrea Airale, Co-Founder, President & CEO Beond

- Davide Danesin, GT Line Program Executive, Maserati

- Rolando D'Arco, CEO di Leasys S.p.a.

- Giulio Lancellotti, Manager Globally Responsible Software and Services Bosch

- Andrea Regalia, Mobility X Lead – Italy, Accenture

- Nunzio Abbate, Senior Director, SRA System LAB, STMicroelectronics