The Società Indologica "L.P. Tessitori" (Udine), is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1993, with the aim of promoting scientific research in the field of indological studies in collaboration with institutions both in Italy and abroad. In order to develop its research activities, the Society has established contacts with scholars belonging to numerous institutions. The Society aims also to study the collection of Indian manuscripts in the custody of the "V. Joppi" Civic Library in Udine and the precious private papers conserved at the residence of the Tessitori's nephew. During last four years, the Society undertook a series of initiatives in Italy and India: conferences, workshops, economic seminars, festival of Indian films, concerts of Indian music. In the series "Bibliotheca Indica" books, cd-roms and videos have been published. The Society has an audiovisual production unit with videocamera and digital editing equipment.
The International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (Udine) is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1968, to favour the exchange and application of the most advanced knowledge in the mechanical sciences and in other fields (mathematics, information and system theory, operation research, computer science, artificial intelligence). The principal activity of the Centre is the organisation of international courses, seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences to present the state of art of these sciences to researches. It also provides advanced training for engineers operating in industry. The typical course or seminar is brief, but intense: a week of 35/40 lectures, more or less the equivalent of a university course of one semester. The Cism Guest-House, adiacent to the Centre, provides accomodations for lecturers. A limited number of participants can be lodged in the Student House of the University of Udine.
The B.M. Birla Science Centre (Hyderabad), founded in 1985, is a prestigious institute in India for the dissemination of science. It regularly undertakes educational and research activities and runs high level courses in applicable mathematics and computer science. The Centre also has an ongoing visiting scientist programme under which scholars can visit the Centre, typically for a period ranging from a few days to a month. Full hospitality is provided by the Centre. Eleven Nobel Laureates and several other scientists of equal eminence as also Prime Ministers of India have participated in the activities of the Centre. The Centre also awards the prestigious B.M. Birla Science Prizes for outstanding contribution in the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics and life sciences.
Since 1996 ÖFPZ Arsenal (Vienna) holds an ISO 9001 certificate and fulfills the requirements of this standard for the whole company. Research and development has been the decisive factor in establishing the company's leadership position. The Arsenal has received national and international recognition for its work in research, development and testing. The FPZ Arsenal includes 3 institutes, with a total of 22 departments. Notification and accreditation in a wide range of fields ensure that the test results and certificates issued by the FPZ Arsenal are accepted throughout the entire EEA. Periodic quality controls, through carefully directed management techniques, fulfill all relevant European norms and guarantee first-class results.