17th Cycle

Life2SLB – Giving Batteries a Second Life

Due to the recent regulatory push towards e- mobility, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will likely represent the largest share of the market by the year 2030 [1,2]. The amount of retired Lithium-ion batteries, reaching the end of their first life after approximately 10 years of usage, will therefore massively increase: to maximize their value, a […]

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REGIM – Regenerative Damper for Agricultural Machines

A damper is a device that suppresses vibrations and dissipates their energy in the form of heat. The aim of the REGIM project is to bring an innovative regenerative damper into the agricultural sector. Regenerative dampers recover the kinetic energy of the vibrations and convert it into readily usable electric energy. REGIM is part of

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Buildings are among the most polluting entities, as research conducted by the European Commission found that they are responsible for approximately 40% of the overall energy consumption and 36% greenhouse emissions in the EU. It is therefore clear that an improvement in Buildings Energy Management (BEM) practices could have a significant impact in terms of

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Currently, the world is experiencing a paradigm shift in the area of autonomous driving. The automotive industry is moving from partial driving assistance (Level 2) to conditional driving automation (Level 3). There are multiple obstacles to deploying level-3 autonomous driving, such as (lack of) regulations, business models, technology, and – quite important – costs. Nowadays,

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SoCo – Social commerce in P&G

Social media has set the stage to a complex, quickly changing and hyper-connected environment in which people interact with each other, building relationships and networks of peers. The Social Commerce (SoCo) project aims to address the possibility to exploit the electronic Word-Of-Mouth (e-WOM) spontaneously genera- ted in social networks in order to create economic value.

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Nowadays, the textile industry has a massive environmental impact, involving depletion of resources in the production of garments and a very short life cycle of clothes. Indeed, there are usually produced, used and later thrown away without a proper recovery, pilling up in landfills. One of the main obstacles for an effective recycling of garments

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TNA(A22)MSA – Towards a new architecture for the service areas of the A22 motorway

Motorway service areas are generally seen as fast transit place, where to stop only if strictly needed. TNA(A22)MSA aims to propose an innovative vision for the transformation of the service areas along the Modena-Brennero motorway. By providing them with new facilities and opening towards the territory, the user base can be widened. While the debate

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