The MicrobIA project is a research project that investigates the application of image analysis technologies on microbiological bacterial cultures taken from clinical applications scenario. The project started from the strict collaboration between Copan Italia S.p.a., leading company in development of automation for clinical microbiology laboratories, and the image analysis group of the Università degli Studi di Brescia. By means of continuous cooperation between specialists of clinical microbiology and specialists in the field of image analysis, the group continuously pursue the goal to develop cutting edge solutions for supporting clinicians in their diagnostic endeavors, by providing to the research community precious resources.