Our proposal


The digital transformation is upsetting the traditional competitive paradigms and, with the implementation of new technologies and potentially disruptive business models, it forces even more companies to develop their strategic plan both on medium-long range programs and on short-term actions.

The opportunities offered by cutting-edge technologies are enormous; in the continuous search for improvement in terms of efficiency and performance of its processes, it’s now essential to seize the opportunity to significantly innovate its own business model, managing the change with full awareness.

The most recent globalization of high-level technical knowledge and the explosion of the “start-up” phenomenon have brought a new model of innovation, open, based on collaboration within an eco-system of partners such as universities, research centers, suppliers, customers, start-ups and even competitors.

In this open innovation scenery, it becomes fundamental to be able to adapt dynamically to rapidly evolving markets; for this purpose, in addition to the know-how, the know-where also assumes primary importance, ie the ability to identify the best strategic partners to turn to.

In the manufacturing sector, the process of digital transformation is accompanied at this stage by the Industry 4.0 program, which constitutes at the same time (especially in countries with mature economies) an obligatory passage, a challenge and also an opportunity thanks to the creation of the various DIH, Digital Innovation Hub, and Competence Center, within the European initiative I4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs).

In this context, Cesap proposes itself as a link between the two models, being able to represent on one hand the “gateway” for companies in the world of Industry 4.0, a real innovation transmission belt, through the provision of services useful for introducing 4.0 technologies and developing digital transformation projects; on the other hand, the preferential technological advisor, especially for PMI, with the aim of encouraging experimentation and implementation of new technologies, training of young resources and development of workers skills, even those already experienced through 4.0 training.

Technology certainly allows to strengthen existing processes and/or improve performance, but it is appropriate to make the most of their ability to transform each company and the employees, aiming to further enhance the capacity of the latter in the renewed production model. The involvement of Human Resources in this path is therefore fundamental, with the appropriate investments, regards technicality (or hard skills), as well as transversal, behavioral and relational (or soft skill) abilities, in what promises to be a radical productive and cultural change, of which the resources themselves will be the true promoters.

In this scenario, Cesap has decided to reinvent the training program based on the relationship:


with the aim of proposing itself as a key partner for Knowledge Management & Development, with useful paths to feed knowledge, human capital and the development of new professional skills as far as possible responding to the changed needs of organizations that approach a phase of change and technological innovation of their processes.

To further confirm the proposal, in 2017 the Yūshū Sentā was created, a Center of Excellence unique in its sector, combining the Plastics Smart Hub 4.0, addressed to deepening the issues related to materials, industrial technologies and Operational Excellence methodologies, with the creation of the first national OpEx Academy specifically dedicated to the field of chemistry, plastics processing, rubber and paper / cardboard, with the prestigious partnership with MIP, the Graduate School of Business of the Politecnico di Milano.

This innovative reality wants to act as an incubator and catalyst for generating value in companies, by providing training courses and consulting activities aimed at improving industrial processes, further supported by the great and wide experiences and skills developed in these industrial sectors by our team of teachers and experts. Furthermore, the extraordinary and brand new technology endowment of the Center (strictly in line with Industry 4.0 logic), the methodological orthodoxy of the Lean Six Sigma (with the prestigious IASSC international accreditation, the International Association for Six Sigma Certification) and the prestigious technological and scientific partnerships, complete the picture of a unique reality in its sector.

Finally, in such a broad proposal, the themes of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency could not be lacking, extensively treated through dedicated training paths and programs, further confirming the completeness of the offer and the validity of the project.


CESAP participated and is able to participate in research projects funded by the European Commission.