6th Cycle

SportFood.PD: Packaging Design of a new food platform dedicated to Sport through a multidisciplinary approach

The ambition was to launch a series of food products to improve the physical conditions of those who practice sport activities, both in terms of performance and in terms of post-activity recovery. The objective was to outline a new offer for the market, characterized by the use of functional natural ingredients, due to the particular …

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B-TRANS: Shanghai Urban-Rural Public Bicycle Transportation System Design

Peri-urban bike-sharing is the focus of this project, intended as a means of strengthening proximity tourism, both in terms of application in a non-urban context of a sharing system and as of use of the bicycle as a means of sustainable transport. The project was initiated by a request from the Shanghai context (How to …

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Smart Environments: Indoor and Outdoor Monitoring application using Wireless Sensor Networks

The reduction of environmental CO2 emissions is one of the major challenges for growth sustainability of the present century. Road transportation and building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems constitute the two most relevant sources of carbon dioxide in consumer related activities. In order to reduce these emissions, it is possible to leverage on …

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Build Smart: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Intelligent and Sustainable Buildings

The two teams addressed an important and topical challenge: how to design a new residential or office building achieving the best energy performance at a certain extra cost, or minimizing the extra cost required to achieve a certain energy performance. To that aim, a number of specific data bases of the most important technologies for …

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REPACK: Sustainable packaging for fast moving consumers goods

The aim of REPACK – Sustainable Packaging for Fast Moving Consumer Good is to achieve a more sustainable packaging for Household Care Products. Procter & Gamble, a leading company in consumer goods, is the principal partner involved in this project. According to the company footprint concerning life cycle, packaging plays a crucial role in terms …

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PCV: Personal Commuting Vehicles

With a seating capacity of two and a small footprint, a Personal Commuting Vehicle perfectly fully reflects the requirements in personal mobility of most commuters – because most trips are taken alone (In European cities, the average commute occupancy rate is 1.1-1.2 persons per vehicle). Moreover PCV should be as safe, stable, and energy efficient …

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Rethinking Industrial Cities: Ivrea as Unesco Site

During the 20th century industrial cities underwent experimentation with new models of production systems, often linking industrial projects with the modernity of architectural and housing development models and new conceptions of planning. After the decline and dismantling of industrial sectors, the communities affected had to find new ways to relaunch and maintain the physical structures …

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Gecko vs Lotus: Super-Adhesive or Anti-adhesive Bio-inspired Nanomaterials

Several animals, such as insects, spiders and geckos have developed fascinating nano-architectures in order to maximize and control adhesion. Adhesion-prevention solutions are also suggested by nature: peculiar plant leaves, such as the famous lotus, are able to prevent insect adhesion, again thanks to nano-architectures, even if insects evolved in order to maximize adhesion. The replication …

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Green Cloud: Advanced Energy Management in Cloud systems

Climate debate and carbon dioxide emission reduction are fostering the development of — green policies — with the aim of improving environmental performance and putting global warming and the enhancement of resource usage at the top of the list of the world’s global challenges. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a key role in this …

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