IMAMOTER is a Research Institute of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). Its headquarters is located in Ferrara, with a Secondary Unit in Turin, inside the premises of the CNR Research Area.

IMAMOTER was established on 15 June 2002 from the incorporation of two formerly existing CNR Institutes: the Institute for Earth-Moving Machinery and Off-Road Vehicles (CEMOTER) and the Institute for Agricultural Mechanization (IMA).

IMAMOTER aims at being an excellence centre for advancing, fostering, promoting and disseminating knowledge and technologies for design, production and use of agricultural and construction equipment. Sustainable development, energy efficiency and safety underpin the research actions, bridging Key Enabling Technologies with industrial application in: power transmission, unstructured robotics, man-machine interfaces, advanced materials, physical agents, interaction of machinery with environment.

Education and training are among the targets of the Institute. Researchers run several courses at the Universities of Turin and Ferrara, Post Graduate Masters and several professional advancement courses in the field of fluid power technology, material science, acoustics and safety of agricultural and earthmoving machines.

On October 1, 2020, IMAMOTER merged with the Motors Institute (IM) and the Combustion Research Institute (IRC), both located in Naples, into the new Institute of Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Mobility (STEMS). STEMS was established via Provision n. 172 of the President of CNR on October 25, 2019, its headquarters is in Naples, with branch offices in Ferrara and Turin and it is part of the Department of Engineering, ICT and Technology for Energy and Transport (DIITET).

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