Successful projects

Every year a number of our projects get selected in entrepreneurship competitions, and our students are invited to present their results at museums, exhibitions and important international events. Here are our most succesful projects.
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MODULA

Web Configurator for Automatic dispensing system
XII Cycle

The Team will present two papers at the Product Lifecycle Management 2017 International Conference organized at the University of Seville, Spain, from July 9th to July 12th 2017

Principal Academic Tutor: Paolo Chiabert (Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino)
Other Academic Tutor: Gianluca D’Antonio and Joel Sauza Bedolla (Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino)
ASP Students: Stefano Amato, Arianna Rosa Brusin, Alfredo Fantetti, Sara Mottola, Giovanni Prencipe, Andrea Radaelli, Alex Saja

Description of the project
MODULA is an innovative project with the aim of making the vision of Inkmaker S.r.l. become concrete. Inkmaker is an Italian SME producing dispensing systems, which automate the process of ink, paint and chemical dispensing and mixing.
A difference exists, within the product portfolio, between those machines which could be standardized (the so-called entry -level machines) and the special projects (premium level machines). The majority of Inkmaker’ s products are actually tailor made: they need the application of an engineering-to-order mechanism. This has lead, over time, to face significant losses in terms of: internal efficiency (avoidable activities like order checking, duplication of design activities); external effectiveness (long lead times and lower accuracy); cash flow management (capital immobilization).
The solution identified by Inkmaker consists in the development and the implementation of a product configurator that could enable customers to directly design the desired dispensing system. Since the pre-design of a machine implies the usage of standard modules, this solution will be addressed mainly to entry-level machines.

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E-MOD

Electric MObility Development in Italy: a multidisciplinary evaluation
XI Cycle

Principal Academic Tutor: Mario Grosso (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano)
Other Academic Tutor: Alberto De Marco (Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino), Matteo Savaresi (Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano), Ezio Spessa (Energy, Politecnico di Torino)
With the support of: Aldo Canova (Energy, Politecnico di Torino), Paolo Oliaro (Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano)
ASP Students: Awaz Alfadil Alkhalifa Mohamed, Claudio Giuseppe Carnabuci, Gregorio Cioppa, Federico Consonni, Emanuela Di Carlo, Qianqian Li

Description of the project
The project addresses the topic of electric mobility following a multidisciplinary approach, in order to answer the most common concerns, to analyse strength and weaknesses and to assess further need of improvements.
First of all, the current status of Electric Vehicle (EV) availability on the market and of the recharging infrastructures are analysed, both worldwide and in some specific countries.
The environmental aspects of Electric Mobility (EM) are analysed with a comprehensive approach. Direct atmospheric emissions are compared to those of traditional vehicles, and the same for internal and external noise emissions. The exposure to electromagnetic field inside the vehicle is also assessed, as well as the release of heat during standard driving cycles. This step of the project is conducted in cooperation with Stazione Sperimentale dei Combustibili (SSC), where two electric vehicles and an internal combustion one were tested during two days on a dynamometer test bench. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is then performed, with special emphasis on the sensitivity of the results to the type of energy used for recharging in order to check whether the emission savings during the use phase are able to compensate the higher impacts of the batteries production phase. The energy aspects are mainly addressed by analysing the possible role of EVs (when plugged and not in use) as energy storage devices integrated to the smart grid.
The economic aspects are addressed by suggesting possible business models in order to promote a quicker development of electric mobility in Italy. This is addressed by looking both at the sale of EVs and the development of the recharging infrastructure.
Finally, some social aspects are addressed, in order to analyse the further barriers that prevent users to opt for EV mobility and the influence of hot issue on the social network.

Presentation of the project
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FRUC

Designing the Future of Retailing in Urban Cities
X Cycle

The project obtained on April 2015 the official Patronage of the Municipality of Torino

Principal Academic Tutor: Giulio Zotteri
Other Academic Tutors: Luigi Buzzacchi, Valeria Iannilli, Francesca Montagna, Alessandro Perego
ASP Students: Andrea Benedetti, Birhanu Shanko Dura, Francesca Pagnanelli, Cristiana Maria Passarella, Gabriele Roncoroni, Davide Trimarchi

Description of the project
In the last decade retailing in Europe went through dramatic changes. First of all, the economic crisis led to the reduction of the disposable income. Secondly, the growing competition of shopping centre, suburban malls and internet retailers strongly affected the small and independent retailers’ performances. This trend has a strong impact on our cities since independent retailers are essential to attract people in the centre of our cities and to keep them vibrant.
The FRUC Project, supported by the Municipality of Turin and the local union of retailers (Confcommercio – ASCOM Torino), had the objective to develop an innovative solution to help local stores in Turin incrementing their flow of visitors and potential buyers.
Considering that Turin is visited by 2 millions tourists every year, FRUC team decided to focus on this target to exploit their potential as buyers in the stores of the City. The team designed a platform, called “Torino Pass”, which is offering unique experiences to the tourists through customized visit paths. These routes allow tourists to discover both touristic attractions and local stores, which are well-known for their excellence. They are built by taking into account the specific desires, interests and constraints each tourist has.
Torino Pass collaborates with hotels (Federalberghi), to promote both the service and the adherent retailers, and with YAMGU, a start up providing the app on which the service can be exploited.

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GoAAL

Going towards solutions for Ambient Assisted Living
IX Cycle

Winner for the category “Best APP project to be realized” at the UpperApp Festival

Principal Academic Tutor: Fabio Salice
Other Academic Tutors: Sara Comai, Fulvio Corno, Giorgio Ferraresi
ASP Students: Juan Camilo Avendaño Diaz, Gianmarco Ciorra, Giacomo Cuspidi, Federica Giraudi, Andrea Mortera, Riccardo Musetti, Lidia Palladino, Gelila Seifu, Ludovica Zengiaro

Description of the project
The aim of the GoAAL project is to increase the degree of independent living of disabled persons, in particular with motor impairments. The concept of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) implies the use of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for disabled people to increase the quality of life and the social inclusion, with the advantage of reducing the costs of health and social care.
From the cooperation with Niguarda Spinal Unit and the observation of patients while interacting with the environment, it was realized that the elevators accessibility was a critical issue in this facility. Therefore, it was decided to propose a solution in order to improve the access to lifts even for quadriplegics, who face the hardest physical limitations. The most suitable solution consisted of a vocal-controlled elevator system, implemented through a smartphone/tablet application that was named Lift Me App.

Presentation of the project

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Pl_A

Playing Architecture – Smart Buildings for Smart Cities
IX Cycle

Selected for the Asian-Eu Science and Technology Days in Paris
Winner in the category “Project” at the SIE, Exibition of Innovative Building Systems in Bologna

Principal Academic Tutor: Alessandro Bianchi
Other Academic Tutors: Gian Luca Brunetti, Andrea Pirollo
ASP Students: Federico Minoli, Marina Canala, Claudia Tesei, Matteo Novarino, Gianluigi Ferrari, Rachel Island

Description of the project
Smart buildings are the basic cells of the smart cities, they are the architectures with high technological level that allows cities to evolve with a clever and connected infrastructural grid. This is the concept that moved the team to prototype a public building, a clinic or a school to give basic health care and education in a quartet.
The building produces the energy to satisfy its own requirements using rotating photovoltaic panels and thanks to the yearly insolation trend has a surplus for the great part of the year. In the future this could be a direction to reduce the environmental impact and the pollution of big regional power plants, through a grid of small production unit able to provide energy in capillary way with a low impact also for the esthetic point of view. Prefabrication process, structural packaging, and local materials are the other strengths of the project.

Presentation of the project

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SustHealth

Sustainable High Quality Healthcare
VII Cycle

Published by Springer with an introduction written by Gail Vittori (Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems): Improving Sustainability During Hospital Design and Operation

Principal Academic Tutor: Stefano Capolongo
Other Academic Tutors: Marta Bottero, Emilio Pizzi, Carlo Signorelli, Cesare Stevan
ASP Students: Andrea Bellagarda, Matteo Birocchi, Elisa Cavagliato, Arlind Dervishaj, Michela Di Noia, Giulia Gherardi, Marco Gola, Francesco Mantua, Slobodan Miljatovic, Maria Hristova Nickolova, Marco Rostagno, Salvatore Speranza, Lia Volpatti

Description of the project
The study of the current conditions of healthcare structures, using always scientific method, combined with a multidisciplinary approach and creativity, has led the project teams to the development of two easy-to-use, innovative, versatile and almost universal tools, to enable hospitals constructors and managers to promote sustainability and therefore Health protection. Both the proposed evaluation systems have been tested in two real hospitals, demonstrating their effectiveness and usefulness, even beyond expectations, raising strong agreement to the presented sustainable solutions, among all the stakeholders involved.

Presentation of the project

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