SCM Group is an industrial group which is leader in the creation, production and distribution of technologically advanced solutions to process a vast range of materials (wood, glass, stone, plastic, metals and composite materials) with specialist brands for specific technologies and centers of excellence expert in industrial components, present in all 5 continents for almost 70 years. SCM employs roughly 4.000 people and has an annual turnover (including subsidiaries) of about 750M Euros. SCM Group designs systems integrating different technologies and advanced production plants, both for the woodworking sector and for complementary sectors. The SCM Group stand out in its reference market for the ability to supply high tech solutions for the entire production process. SCM Group has roughly 500 engineers involved in R&D activities, and 400 registered patents. Every year SCM Group invests at least 7% of its turnover in research and development, technology and know-how. Recently, SCM group has rearranged its business organization, in particular the R&D department, by shifting some operations concerned research projects to CSR Consorzio Studi e Ricerche Srl. Therefore, in order to implement the activities foreseen in the project SCM Group needs the support of its linked third-party CSR Consorzio Studi e Ricerche Srl, which will provide high qualified research competences and all the necessary equipment.