Founded in Bolzano in 1989 by the brothers Vinicio and Roberto Biasi with the objective of creating timing systems for sports, Microgate has expanded its know-how and its partner network to approach new challenges with success. Giving particular attention to Design and Innovation, today the company works in four fields of development (Professional Timing, Training & Sport, Medical Rehab and Engineering). With its sales network it covers 30 countries on 4 continents, and among its customers there are the European Southern Observatory, the Italian Timers Federation, the Italian Track And Field Federation, the most prestigious football clubs as well as some of the most important rehabilitation clinics in Italy and abroad. In 2010 Microgate USA was founded in Mahopac, NY.
Since 2004 the company has created Micro Photon Devices, a copartnership with the Milan Polytechnic. The first product of this spin-off is a photon counter, already purchased by NASA, Hewlett-Packard, Novartis, and MIT, with great application potentials in the field of biomedical, industrial, and astronomical technologies.
In the Bolzano site Microgate monitors the entire process of technological development: from planning to prototyping, up to production. Approximately thirty employees, 9 of which are engineers specializing in various fields (electronics, IT, aerospace), represent the core of the company. Working on the edge of technological development, being in touch with the most advanced international development centers, for Microgate training and research have highest priority.