Introducing Engineering S.p.A., the Italian leader in the Digital Transformation

HYBUILD is a group of 21 partners from 9 countries. Every month, a new HYBUILD partner is introduced in our Blog section. Today, Engineering S.p.A., an IT company specialised in providing its customers a complete offer of business integration, application and infrastructure outsourcing, innovative solutions and strategic consultancy.

ENGINEERING in a nutshell

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.a. is the head company of the Engineering Group, a leading provider of advanced Information Technology systems and services to diverse commercial and governmental customers, with a particular attention to the Energy and Smart Grid sector. The Engineering Group is currently the first IT group in Italy, it has about 10.300 employees and 50 sites distributed in Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Republic of Serbia, South America (Brazil and Argentina) and United States.

The group produces IT innovation to more than 1.000 large clients, with a complete offer combining system and business integration, outsourcing, cloud services, consulting, and proprietary solutions. Moreover, Engineering Data Centres offer business continuity and IT infrastructure management to about 17.000 servers and over than 200.000 workstations.

The Engineering Group has a consolidated presence on all vertical markets and operates through the following business units: Finance, Public Administration and Healthcare, Telco & Utilities, Industry and Services. Its innovation capability is supported by the Research and Innovation Department, with around 250 researchers located across 6 different locations in Italy and in Europe currently involved in over 70 research projects co-funded by national and international authorities.


Engineering along with its team participates in the HYBUILD project as expert in development of control and optimization tools. Engineering is the Work Package (WP) 4 leader. WP4 aims at designing and developing a Smart and Intelligent environment, which will manage and drive the final building system.

In particular, Engineering is in charge of developing the Smart Building Energy Management System (Smart BEMS). Engineering’s Smart BEMS will be able to provide efficient monitoring of the operation of all building thermal and electrical components, and the integration of the solar heat and power system in order to achieve the highest electrical and thermal performance.

The smart BEMS unit will also monitor requests coming from the DSO/Energy retailer and will take them into account during the optimisation phase including a Demand Response component in order to permit the integration with district level aggregator/energy retailer.

Meet our staff

The following staff is involved in the HYBUILD project:

Mr. Diego Arnone

He got his University Degree in Electronics Engineering at the “Università degli Studi di Palermo”. Today, he is the head of Smart Energy Systems research area in the Engineering’s R&D laboratory. Since the beginning of 2010, his main research interest moved towards energy efficiency, energy consumption awareness and energy management systems. He coordinates the Engineering team of technicians that works on many Italian and European research projects. He is author of many scientific papers published on many conference proceedings and journals. He has been serving the European Commission (Information Society and media ICT for Sustainable Growth) as Scientific Expert in the evaluation of proposals.

Mr. Alessandro Rossi

He got his University Degree in Computer Software Engineering magna cum laude at the “Università degli Studi di Palermo”. Since 2004 he has been working as researcher at Engineering R&D Laboratory. In the last years he focused on ICT in green energy and smart grid universe, oriented to innovation and new leading edge technologies working on many Italian and European research projects. He is the author of several papers published on national and international conference proceedings.

Dr. Giuseppe Paternò

He got his Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude at the “Università degli Studi di Palermo” and he is a Ph.D. in Energy and Information Technologies. Since 2014, he has been working as researcher at Engineering’s R&D laboratory working on many Italian and European research projects in the field of smart energy management systems and energy optimisation frameworks. He is the author of several papers published on national as well as international conference proceedings and journals.