13th Cycle

Inno-VACS: Cabin air conditioning system for innovative vehicle

The evolution brought in the automotive sector by the development of electric mobility and self-driving vehicles will have a significant impact on the conception and design of cabin air conditioning systems. The InnoVACS project tackles the challenges of providing an optimal and sustainable cabin comfort in the innovative concept POP-UP, proposed by Italdesign. The InnoVACS …

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CLONE: Clone your home in a safe place

In a consistently aging society, improving the life quality of fragile people, both in protected facilities and at home, represents an utmost challenge. This project applies the same objective to the context of “Il paese ritrovato” (Monza), a pioneering care center where patients with Alzheimer can get all the necessary treatments while leading an almost …

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CHECK: CHatbots in Education and Culture for Knowledge acquisition

The CHECK project applies AI and cognitive technologies for creating a novel approach to development of smart chatbots. Assuming that a large body of content exists, the iCHAT technology develops, in a sustainable manner, chatbots helping the user to efficiently use that body of content. Two real-life applications are envisioned: a) An Education-Bot assisting pupils …

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FiLE: Financial Literacy and Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship represents a fundamental driver for job creation, innovation, structural change and long-run economic growth. Financial literacy, business acumen and attitude towards risks are the three keys that can make an entrepreneur successful. Nowadays, financial education is provided by books or by frontal lessons and workshops. These methods efficacy has been discussed, as they may …

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USES4: Innovative Unmanned Systems for Renewable Energy Sources Management

New trends are involving photovoltaic (PV) power plants in recent years due to a dramatic change of the market. Plant monitoring and maintenance is becoming a crucial point in this field: plant owners and operators are requiring higher accuracy and lower costs in the maintenance to keep at top the performance of the plant. Many …

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DR. BEAR: Behavioural and Energy Analysis in Residential Environment

The main goal of DR.BEAR project is to develop a Business Model to harness the potential flexibility coming from load shifting at household level, designing an appropriate customer engagement strategy and incentive scheme to involve them in such programs. The project will be particularly innovative for the Italian case, as in this country few projects …

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MUFFIN 4.0: Farm 4.0 – Mobile manipUlation in agriculture For precision FarmINg

Agriculture is facing many challenges, such as the growth in the world population, resource shortages, the increasing demand for energy, dietary changes and the increase in competition on world markets. Traditional agricultural methods are not able to sustain all these changes, so technology comes to the rescue. Precision agriculture (PA), or precision farming, is a …

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M.A.RIO_F.W.P.: Metropolitan Approach for RIO de Janeiro Food Water Policy

The project aims to provide an innovative planning strategy suitable to different degree of governance, on the basis of the analysis of Rio de Janeiro at the metropolitan scale. The selected site of study is the area of Tinguà, in the region of Nuova Iguaçu, which provides to the city of Rio a large part …

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