Cefriel is a private not-for-profit research and innovation centre founded in 1988 by Politecnico di Milano. Cefriel’s mission is to spread digital innovation, by creating and rethinking products, services and processes and developing digital skills, in order to support our clients in their digitalization path and expand their business. Cefriel has a multidisciplinary team of around 150 people with a mix of technical, business and design background and skills.
Cefriel coordinates the PERKS project (Project Coordinator: Irene Celino, Project Manager: Ilaria Baroni) and also covers the role of technical leader, contributing with its expertise in knowledge graph management and user engagement in data processing pipelines (thanks to the involvement of the Knowledge Technologies Unit); Cefriel specifically focuses on the collection and management of procedural knowledge through Semantic Web technologies and the assessment of the user acceptance and business impact.
Moreover, most of Cefriel’s customers are from the industrial setting and the challenges of procedural knowledge management come up often in its customer innovation projects. Therefore, Cefriel’s interest in PERKS is oriented to experiment and validate a set of different components and integrated solutions, to then transfer the project solutions and broaden its potential offering to its present and future customers.