Milky Data Way

The place where you can compose every kind of application at the light speed...stop waiting, start your journey in a galaxy of opportunities.

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About Us

VAIMEE is a University of Bologna spinoff whose mission is to build the MilkyDataWay, an all-in-one platform enabling the development of dynamic Linked-Data driven applications by composing existing open source solutions and tools. If your application is driven by real-time, heterogeneous, not-structured and dynamic data, then MilkyDataWay is what you are looking for! Follow this link to see the applications we are developing.

Milky Data Way

An all-in-one interoperable, secure, open, scalable, composable and Web 3.0 ready platform

  • Interoperable

    Built on top of Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies, MilkyDataWay is interoperable by design. Compliant with W3C recommendations, MilkyDataWay provides developers with several APIs. #SPARQL 1.1 Secure Event Protocol #NGSI-LD #SOLID #Web of Things

  • Secure

    Secure by design, MilkyDataWay enables users, devices, applications and services authentication according to standard protocols like #Open ID Connect and #OAuth 2.0. MilkyDataWay introduces a novel ACL based on the #Web Access Control SOLID specification

  • Open

    Thanks to open enabling technologies like SEPA and Web of Things, MilkyDataWay integrates the very best open source solutions to transform raw, dynamic, not structured and heterogeneous data into usable, semantic, interoperable and actionable data for everyone

  • Scalable

    Thanks to the novel distributed publish-subscribe mechanism implemented by #SEPA, complemented by state of the art deployment technologies, MilkyDataWay can scale without compromises

  • Composable

    All the integrated services and tools are semantically described which allows to easily compose new applications, even assisted by AI

  • Web 3.0 ready

    MilkyDataWay is enriched by blockchain technologies to support the next generation Web. We do believe interoperability will play a crucial role even in the Metaverse and #W3C Web of Things technologies will be the key to facilitate the interaction of Things, both in the physical and digital worlds

Follow this link to a have a look at the applications we are developing


Graph Technologies

In particular Knowledge Graphs as enabling technology of the Web of Data where the data semantics is explicit. Graph technology is what you need when the integration and access of data at large scale is required. If data become also dynamic then MilkyDataWay comes into play

Internet of Things

The high level of fragmentation, the dynamic nature and heterogeneity of data sources make the Internet of Things one of the most appealing domain for MilkyDataWay

AI Generated Composite Applications

Thanks to the underpinning knowledge representation, within the MilkyDataWay even application components are semantically described. This makes their integration and deployment easier, envisioning an automatic generation of applications supported by AI

Smart Spaces

Nowadays also known as Metaverse, “An ecosystem of interacting objects, e.g. sensors, devices, appliances and embedded systems in general, that have the capability to self-organize, to provide services and manipulate/publish complex data.” (Roffia et al., 2011) are fully enabled by the MilkyDataWay

The above technologies are referenced by Gartner impact radar for 2022, Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies 2018 2019 2020 2021


The semantic data representation allows MilkyDataWay to improve analytics and sharing capabilities, facilitating relationships and patterns discovery among big data sets


The detection and distribution of events over Knowledge Graphs allows MilkyDataWay to enable the development of distributed, interoperable, data-driven and context-aware applications and services, even for the Web 3.0


Thanks to the real time aggregation of data by means of reasoning, rules and AI techniques MilkyDataWay enriches data value providing valuable insights


The distributed content-based publish-subscribe mechanism allows MilkyDataWay to provide a solid and scalable solution for the development of services and applications in several vertical domains, even cross-domain

Web of Things

We do believe Web of Things will be crucial as technology to overcome the Internet of Things interoperability barrier, not by introducing new standards, but allowing Things to interact using the Web as a medium to convey actions and events.

Within the MilkyDataWay Things can be described as Linked Data using #JSON-LD and searched through directories like #Zion

Blockchain, distributed Oracles and bridges

MilkyDataWay is ready to enable solutions in contexts where trustworthy content handling is essential, such as providing data evidence in quality and compliance audits, detecting anomalous conditions in industrial IoT or in environmental monitoring devoted to mitigating climate changes. MilkyDataWay can even play the role of enabler of semantic bridges to overcome interoperability among blockchains protocols

Call To Action

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MilkyDataWay solves any interoperability issue you may have. Some examples of composable applications we are developing as well as projects aimed at continuously innovate our solution follows

  • All
  • Applications
  • Projects


The Ultimate PM & HR Suite By Smart Workers for Smart Workers


Predictive maintenance of cast resin transformers

DASI Breaker (DAPSI EU Project)

DAta SIlos Breaker A Semantic Open Interoperability Solution to Break Down Data Silos


Decentralized Smart Oracles for Trusted Linked Data

Our values

"Fortuna est momentum quo occasionem convenit talentum" [Seneca, 65 a.c.]

Fully remote to hybrid

A necessity has become an opportunity. We are hosted at CesenaLab and our first office is located in Bologna. Powered by My2Sec

Research focused

Find solutions to unexpected problems requires good research skills. Join us at the Web of Things community group and see our projects


Do it at your best and enjoy what you do. Passion drives our daily duties and you will feel it. Don't be shy, contact us to know how to join

Open (source) is the rule

From software to mind set. Visit our GitHub repository to see the projects we are developing or contributing to. Be open, it is great!

Continuous learning

We are always curious to learn new technologies. New members are welcome to improve their skills with online courses or attending conferences

Innovation as first

From higher education and research to the market and the way back. Global challenges require novel sustainable and scalable solutions


The right mixture of academics and entrepreneurs

Luca Roffia


Computer Science, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (PhD)

Logic Design and Computer Architecture (Assistant Professor)

Cristiano Aguzzi

CTO | PhD | Senior full stack developer

Expert in NodeJS, Typescript, Java, and Docker

W3C Web of Things Community Group (Co-Chair)
W3C Web of Things Working Group (Invited expert)

Alessandro Fulignani


Physics studies | HW/FW Co-Design

Marzio Minarelli


Nuclear Engineering (MSc)

Team members

In order of appearance

Simone Persiani

Junior frontend developer

Computer Science Engineering (BSc)

Artificial Intelligence (MSc student)

Ludovico Granata

Junior frontend developer

Computer Science Engineering (BSc)

Artificial Intelligence (MSc student)

Andrea Ferrari

Junior backend developer

Computer Science Engineering (MSc)

Brenno Tondato De Faria

Junior backend developer

Artificial Intelligence Applied to Automation and Robotics (MSc)


Elisa Riforgiato

Semantic Knowledge Developer

Biomedical Engineering (BSc)


Lorenzo Trivelli

Senior backend developer

Computer Science, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (MSc)


Lorenzo Gigli

Senior full stack developer

Computer Science (MSc)

Engineering and Information Technology for Structural and Environmental Monitoring and Risk Management (PhD Student)

Alessandra Marconi

Project Manager

Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (MBA)

Gianluca Di Tuccio

Junior data scientist

Biomedical Engineering (BSc)

Artificial Intelligence (MSc student)

Gregorio Monari

Junior full stack developer

Electronic Engineering (BSc)

Ivan Zyrianoff

Senior full stack developer

Information Engineering (MSc)

Engineering and Information Technology for Structural and Environmental Monitoring and Risk Management (PhD Student)

Lorenzo Orsini

Junior data scientist

Biomedical Engineering (BSc)

Artificial Intelligence (MSc student)


Current and former

Nicholas Bolognesi

Electronic Engineering (BSc Student)

Predictive maintenace of cast resin transformers using SuperSet

Chiara Delvecchio

Biomedical Engineering (BSc Student)

Reasoning and rules for My2Sec using SWRL


Please send us your request. We will be back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!


Via Adelaide Ristori 11, 40127 Bologna, Italy


+39 051 9922901

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