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AVL Italia Ready to Teach and Train the Engineers of Tomorrow

Fourth Edition of TACC (Training for Automotive Companies Creation) Project About to Start

The company guides students in the development and prototyping of new business ideas in collaboration with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


Turin-Cavriago (Reggio Emilia), October 27th, 2022 – Tomorrow, October 28th, marks the start of the fourth edition of TACC – Training for Automotive Companies Creation. TACC is a program born from the collaboration between AVL Italia, a company specializing in the development, simulation, and testing of propulsion systems for all types of vehicles, and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. It is a one-year academic course, involving around 40 students from different faculties, which aims to develop the entrepreneurial and technological skills necessary to start a business idea in the automotive sector. Dino Brancale, Managing Director of AVL Italia, will be taking part in the kickoff day by holding a speech at 10:40 a.m. at the Tecnopolo of Modena, focusing on the topic "The future of mobility: challenges and opportunities".

«The revolution affecting the automotive sector - explains Dino Brancale - requires increasingly qualified professionals who are capable of managing the growing complexity linked to the development of future mobility. The collaboration and support for the TACC project are part of AVL Italia’s broader corporate mission, which aims to create strategic skills and train the engineers of tomorrow".

As the main partner of TACC since its first edition, AVL Italia guides students in the development and prototyping of business ideas through the contribution of Creators Expedition, an AVL department that identifies innovative startups that can develop co-innovation projects alongside AVL's technical teams. The TACC program stands out for its strong practical-applicative component, aimed at validating the business ideas of students who will have the opportunity to work with the most prominent companies in the automotive sector.
During the academic year, AVL Italia will offer mentorship sessions and seminars dedicated to specific topics: "What a Startup Is & Business Model Creation", "The Lean Startup Approach", "Business Model & Business Plan”, “Cooperation, Sales, and Negotiation”. The venture also includes two company visits for students: to the Technical Center in Cavriago (Reggio Emilia) and to Graz, Austria, where the company headquarters is located.

The program’s success is confirmed by the important recognitions obtained at national and international level by some of the projects from past editions. Examples include NOVAC, working on the development of new supercapacitors for energy storage – the first university startup mentioned in the top four at the 2019 National Innovation Awards, and the Remodule team, which recycles dismantled battery packs – mentioned by Forbes as one of the 100 most influential under 30 in Italy.

TACC is part of the International Academy for Advanced Technologies in High-Performance Vehicles and Engines of UNIMORE, which fits into the broader context of the AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION HUB of Modena, an innovative center that has been promoting and developing new trends related to autonomous driving, electrification, connectivity, and alternative forms of mobility since 2017. 

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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AVL Italia, founded in 1980, provides the entire portfolio of AVL technologies locally, with customized solutions aimed at its customers.
The headquarters in Turin and a cutting-edge Technical Center in Cavriago (RE) enable the company to be a reliable partner ready to satisfy the most challenging requirements.

Thanks to more than 40 years of experience, and with the backing of a strong and qualified local team, AVL Italia is committed to making sustainable mobility a reality for everyone.
In 2021, the company generated a turnover of 130 million euros (+34% compared with the turnover of 97 million euros in 2019).

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