From Research to Industry


Aidvanced is a young start-up rooted in the scientific research on Cognitive Sciences, born with the objective of developing innovative applications to support and enhance human activities like playing games, training and rehabilitation.

We actively collaborate with important Universities and Research Centers such as the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council and the Natural and Artificial Cognition Lab of the University of Naples “Federico II”, from which our scientific background comes. Our research activity, other than a vast literature production, has always yielded interactive objects like Simulations, Robots, Serious Games, Online Role Playing Games and Interactive Learning Environments.

In the latest years we participated in several Transfer of Innovation projects funded by the European Commission, through which we gained enough experience to develop advanced technology products.



Andrea Di Ferdinando

I am a researcher and a developer. My research activity concentrates mainly on Artificial Life and Neural Networks techniques and methodologies, on computational models of neuropsychological syndromes, on Artificial Intelligence systems applied to videogames and learning processes. I created many applications that make use of Artificial Life methodologies and techniques, for both educational and entertainment purposes.


Massimiliano Schembri

I am currently Ph.D. candidate in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. I worked at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) mainly in the area of educational technologies. My research interests include applying Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life techniques to improve and enrich serious games and other educational technologies.


Barbara Benincasa

Barbara Benincasa is a psychologis specialized in evaluation methodology. She started her experience  as Project Manager in Xiwrite a small Italian consultancy company where later she became Managing Director. She has worked as project coordinator and consultant in a number of projects in the Life Long Learning Programme and in the European FP7 Project, including  OPTIMI, CONVERGENCE e  Neuromed projects.  In parallel with her work, she collaborated, and is currently collaborating,  with the ITC Lab of the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of the University of Naples –  Federico II and the ISTC-CNR in Rome.


Raffaele Di Fuccio

Raffaele Di Fuccio is a biomedical engineering, PhD student in the University of Naples – Federico II and he works in Aidvanced srl as Technical Manager. His research interests are in data analysis, in development of artificial intelligence models and algorithms for classification and in advanced teaching/learning technologies.
He collaborated in many projects in the FP7 program for Xiwrite srl (CONVERGENCE, OPTIMI, N€UROMED) regarding mainly management and coordination issues. In addition coordinated as Project Manager, an LLP-Comenius project called Block Magic ( behalf of Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of Italian National Research Council (CNR).


Rachele Muzio

I’m a webmaster passionate about Information Architecture and I often work for Universities and Research Centers dealing with  communication and content management. Starting from 2009 I’m collaborating with Roma Tre University designing and managing the websites of the Department of Philosophy. I’ve realized and managed websites for different institutions like University of Siena, Univeristy of Naples “Federico II” and ISTC-CNR.

Walden Technology

Walden Technology

Walden Technology is a partner company of Aidvanced. It was born in 2011 in the framework of the Walden Institute (Istituto Walden) as a research and innovation center in the field of assistive technologies. All our products in the field of rehabilitation are developed and tested in collaboration with Walden Technology.