ASP projects

Students participate to multidisciplinary projects, focusing on real and relevant problems, proposed as a collaboration between universities and external institutions (i.e., firms, governmental or research institutions).

Project teams consist of 5/6 students from different schools and are therefore intrinsically multidisciplinary. Each project team is assisted by tutors with a multifaceted background, selected among the Faculty of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino as well as among experts of the proposing external institutions. Tutors advice students and periodically review their intermediate results.

Projects are focused on four “problem-based learning” tracks: 

Industry & Innovation

Academic research

& Hi-tech start-ups

Social impact & Engagement

Teams are provided with funds that allow them to make study trips, attend conferences, buy books and materials to help develop the project. The project plan and budget is defined by the team and agreed with the tutors.

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The results of the projects from the 1st to the 15th ASP cycle are reunited and published in books that can be downloaded here.

Last ASP projects

18th Cycle


The AMSHI project aims at contributing to reduce the urban heat island effect, by designing a self-locking paving block with a low degree of embodied energy for public spaces.

18th Cycle


The objective of AppDCO2 is to support enterprises with specific applications either in their decision-making process when choosing their tech partner companies or in assessing the impact of their internal applications and finding ways to reduce it.

18th Cycle


The AQUA project aims to create a set of guidelines for Aquaseek to enter the humanitarian water market.

18th Cycle

BIMChain for Site 4.0

The BIMChain for Site 4.0 project represents a groundbreaking solution, fusing BIM and blockchain technologies to revolutionize communication, transparency and management methods.

18th Cycle

Data-Driven Customer Value Systems

The ‘Data-Driven Customer Value Systems’ project was conceived as a response to these pressing industry challenges. Our role encompassed a comprehensive examination of the Industry and Market, and the development familias & personas with a specific lens on the 18-30-year-old customer segment, to gain profound insights into customer behaviors, thereby establishing the foundation for innovative service proposals.

18th Cycle

eHome Solutions

The goal of this project is therefore to develop a comprehensive HEMS, including a control algorithm and a user interface, able to operate with a broad range of devices and achieve previously unattainable performance.

18th Cycle


The aim of the project is to face bone fractures crisis adopting a twofold approach, considering both fracture prevention and treatment.

18th Cycle


Our project addresses critical challenges in greenhouse cooling by aiming to reduce water consumption, improve sustainability, and enhance performance. Stakeholder analysis guided our approach, and research into materials and experimental activities led to promising alternatives. Our goal is to provide an innovative and sustainable solution that meets the diverse needs of stakeholders, ensures water conservation, and secures the economic viability of greenhouse applications. By focusing on these strategies and technologies, we can contribute to the advancement of sustainable practices in the agricultural sector while addressing the pressing issue of water scarcity. 

18th Cycle

MetaMAPP II – Reloaded

MetaMAPP II – Reloaded aims to develop a metamaterial-based solution to reduce the noise level inside a car cabin, particularly targeting a specific range of medium-high frequencies. 

18th Cycle

MILDS – Maintenance, Infotainment, Learning Digital Services

Sanlorenzo’s MILDS project represents a significant step forward in leveraging Digital Twin technology to revolutionize the superyacht industry. By integrating data-driven maintenance, energy efficiency services, and a comprehensive DT infrastructure, the company aims to meet the demands of the emerging userrequirements, while delivering exceptional value to its customers.

18th Cycle

MIRE – Mixed Reality in Education

The current landscape of Mixed Reality (MR) applications in Education finds common employment in rendering 3D content in digital spaces. We noticed an unexplored area in the development of 3D-based activities that, combined with 3D content, could lead to comprehensive teaching experiences. Our project, in partnership with Vodafone and FifthIngenium, aims to fill this gap.

18th Cycle


OASIS: Optimal Allocation and Sizing of Infrastructure for charging electric
vehicle basing on predictive Simulations.

18th Cycle

Next Generation Hospital

Next Generation Hospital provides the basis for the new Norma Terminologica UNI, the Italian national industrial terminology standard on healthcare design. 

18th Cycle


Unlike traditional methods that search for the best model only considering the performance on the downstream task, NebulOS also takes into the energy consumption when training a model on a specific hardware, producing tailored designs on a variety of different devices. This ensures that the final model aligns with the end-user’s unique needs, resources, and preferences. 

18th Cycle


ORACLE is committed not only to the mitigation of the environmental impact of plastic waste but also to the contribution to the circular economy model

18th Cycle


In the wake of increasing incidents of violence against women, the ‘Signal for Help’ (SFH) has surfaced as an invaluable silent beacon. Developed as a discrete hand gesture for women under duress to indicate their plight, its importance became even more pronounced during the pandemic when virtual communication surged. The S2CITIES project seeks to amplify the efficacy of this signal through technology.

18th Cycle


With the digital boom disrupting traditional retail paradigms, Sunglass Hut, part of the Italian-based Luxottica Group, recognized the imperative to adapt to the new trend asking the Alta Scuola Politecnica team to develop a strategy that could seamlessly merge the attributes of both virtual and physical realms, fulfilling the customers’ desires for an encompassing user experiences.

18th Cycle


Post-treatments to boost the functionality of additively manufactured parts.

18th Cycle


A machine-learnig based microwave sensing approach to real-time food contaminant detection, localization and classification

17th Cycle


The increase of the frequency and strength of extreme meteorological events related to climate change is a trend that will characterize the upcoming years. Droughts

17th Cycle

AoF – The Insurance Agency of the Future

As the insurance landscape evolves with the rise of new insurtech players, traditional incumbents must reformulate their strategies to preserve long-term competitive advantage. Agency of

17th Cycle

F.U.S.S. – Floating Units for SeaSteading

Rising sea levels are tearing more and more coastlines from the earth, submerging cities, ecosystems and entire cultures. F.U.S.S. (Floating Units for SeaSteading) is an

17th Cycle

GreenTA – Green roof Technology Assessment

The Green roof Technology Assessment (GreenTA) project investigated the cost and benefits arising from the installation of green roofs, while develop- ing a user-friendly evaluation

17th Cycle


The world is facing a great challenge in transitioning to new, clean energy systems to contrast climate change, while the global energy demand is continuously

17th Cycle

Into the Digital Odyssey

The digital revolution is reshaping the financial sector, making new products and services possible for the customers: but this does not come without a cost.