On Thursday 20th February, 2014 , under the auspices of the Leonardo Committee’s Italian Quality Day prize-giving ceremony, held at the Quirinale in the presence of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, Sonia Bonfiglioli presented the “Clementino Bonfiglioli” Degree Prize to Tomas Pradella, a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Padua.
To promote the professional education of young people and to help them enter the world of employment, for the third year running Bonfiglioli decided to reward a brilliant student’s degree thesis on the interfacing and integration of mechanical, electrical and electronic components in the field of power control and transmission for industrial automation purposes.
The “Clementino Bonfiglioli” degree prize will develop into the offer of a paid, 6 month work placement at Bonfiglioli’s mechatronic research centre in Rovereto (BMR – Bonfiglioli Mechatronic Research) to allow the prize winner to make an active contribution to the development of Bonfiglioli projects in this field. Bonfiglioli sees the integration of different technologies in industrial automation applications is an area of fundamental importance for the future. The company is therefore investing in training and applied research and is continuing its close collaboration with various universities.
Bonfiglioli has already confirmed that the “Clementino Bonfiglioli” degree prize will be presented next year as in the past.