COMET- Cluster Metalmeccanica FVG

COMET is Friuli Venezia Giulia Cluster for the Advanced Manufacturing, representing around 3,800 enterprises working mainly for the metal processing and mechanics sector.
Our mission

Our mission is to:

  • Enable and foster cooperation among manufacturing companies;
  • Foster Researchand Innovation in the field of Advanced Manufacturing, promoting best practices and enabling technologies among companies, in order to support and develop the leadership and the competitiveness of the FVGProduction system.
  • Set up a stable community of companies, universities, research actors and associations thus favoring cooperation by promoting R&l projects and initiatives.
  • Being the reference actor of the region in the manufacturing sector.

Core values

Our core value are:

  • Interconnectedness and collaboration among companies
  • Heedful organizing and high quality relationships
  • Talent, enthusiasm and passion to make a difference.


We believe in people, in their ideas and creativity Employee empowerment: our organisation provide its employees with a great degree of autonomy and control in their day-to-day activities.

Constant mentoring (a more experienced member contributing to a newer employee’s personal growth) and coaching (assistance and support from senior management in developingjob skills).

Your life is flexible, so are we: Thanks to our flexible working options, you can achieve the perfect work-life balance.

We offer our employees the opportunity to develop themselves both professionally and personally.

Our employees are our greatest in an attractive remuneration package for everyone.

Suggestion and Innovation award scheme to reward your best ideas.

Occupational health support and advice.

Mentors from different departments will support you through your first two years.


Growing in a smart, young and dynamic work environment, having the opportunity to increase the potential of our employees.


Did you finished college and do you want to start off on the right foot? We have exciting opportunities for recent graduates and international graduates.


Are you looking to find a technical or commercial internship, complete a thesis or take on a position as a working student? We would be happy to support you as best we can.

Almost 48% of manufacturing companies in FVG directly operate for the mechanics sector, that represents a strategic asset for the whole regional ecosystem.

The cluster organisation is indeed the outcome of a process driven by the Regional Administration in 2015 aimed at creating a network of actors that favor the aggregation of the various regional players active in the field of Researchand Innovation.

Fully “integrated” within the regional R&D Ecosystem, COMET is founding member of the “DIH Pordenone – Advanced Manufacturing Solutions” (the first experiential Digital Innovation Hub developed according to the guidelines of the Italian National Industry 4.0 Plan) and partner of the DIH Udine – Data Analytics & Artificial intelligence”.

Both are coordinated at regional level within the “IP4FVG – Industrial Platform for FVG” (, the regional initiative for the digital transformation of SME ssupported by FVG,MIUR- Italian Ministry for University and Research and MISE- Italian Ministry for Economic Development.

2016 and 2020, COMEThas coordinated the roadmapping group aiming at identifying the RIS3 development trajectories for the “Factory of the Future”, under mandate of the Regional Administration and by involving all the relevant Quadruple Helix stakeholders (companies, RTOs,University, civil society, ect…) Under mandate of the Regional Administration, COMETrepresents Friuli Venezia Giulia position’ at:

COMET has been participated in the Cluster Management Benchmarking Exercise performed by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) and was awarded with the EU Cluster Excellence Bronze Label in 2018.


Contact person

Riccardo Zanelli

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