2nd Cycle

Concor5: Malpensa Airport railway access

The area around Novara will be located on the 5th European Corridor, connecting Lisbon to Kiev through Turin, Milan, Verona and Trieste. The area, situated within the Turin-Milan segment of the corridor, will represent an important node of the European transport network. It could represent a junction point connecting several important transport lines: Milan-Turin high …

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AEIOU Environment & Energy Hydrogen: Opportunities and Utilization

The project wants to create and understand a global scenario for the so-called “H2 society”: the aim is to analyse the feasibility of spreading a new energy carries, both in terms of R&D on technologies and in terms of investment and infrastructures. The project context involves a complex set of implications, from environmental to energetic …

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EPD: for Building sector

In the near future, several industrial sectors will have to face the challenge of reducing air, water and soil pollutions, decreasing environmental damage: the construction industry could play a key role in sustainable development. Nowadays, designers have to select materials and technical solutions with low energy consumption and resource depletion. Internationally recognised LCA – Life …

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NanoTra: integrating nanotechnologies with the design of materials and components of the future transport systems: towards the formation of a nano -engineer

In a study by the NIH (National Institutes of Health, in the USA) reported in Science in 2006 to identify ‘Grand Challenges for Global Health’, two of the 14 priorities involved diagnosis and measurement of patients’ health statuses: first ‘’develop technologies that allow assessment of individuals for multiple conditions or pathogens at point-of-care’’, and second …

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NDT: Nanobiotechnologies for diagnostics and innovative therapies: opportunities and scenarios

In a study by the NIH (National Institutes of Health, in the USA) reported in Science in 2006 to identify ‘Grand Challenges for Global Health’, two of the 14 priorities involved diagnosis and measurement of patients’ health statuses: first ‘’develop technologies that allow assessment of individuals for multiple conditions or pathogens at point-of-care’’, and second …

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Convention Centre for Milan and the north-western macro-region

The idea of building a Congress center for Milan and the macroregion of the North-West must be perceived as a great opportunity for the polycentric character of Lombardy. Such an opportunity may be lost by an intervention conceived in a sectoral approach, that’s composed of an “infrastructure” of global-relevance in a local situation, simply by …

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INTI: Impact of Nanotechnologies on Textile Industry

The goal of the project was to explore the opportunities offered, by nanotechnologies, to the textile industry, and of the innovations in process plants and industrial organization which are needed to take full advantage of these opportunities. Consistently with the main focus of ASP projects, and with the initial lack of a specific industrial demand, …

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BR.I.NA: Contents and technologies for the next-generation wide-band access

Wide-band technology is a “fact” which allows the present access to advanced telephone services, internet and video-on-demand. Meanwhile, the most quoted observers foresee that the present wide-band is just the beginning of a further evolution which will provide customers with an even larger bands, both to improve the present services and to offer new ones. …

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F.L.A.G. – Future of Lenses and Glasses

The sponsoring company Luxottica suggested two separate streams of research: developing new products or improving the current production process located in Lauriano (To). Thinking about such broad themes as emerging technologies, product features, changes in society at large and consumers’ behaviour was required. Research on the improvement of the current production process led students to …

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