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


As space exploration is becoming increasingly important, there is an urgent need for innovative systems to help the human body adapt to the hostile conditions


The manned exploration of Mars is a very ambitious goal that requires a large amount of resources such as the oxygen needed to breath and

16th Cycle


In the field of waves and vibrations, Metamaterials (MMs) are artificial structures that allow the manipulation of electromagnetic, acoustic or elastic waves in exotic ways,

New Normal

The New Normal project’s aim is to investigate which could be the new workplace paradigm after the Covid-19 spread worldwide.The conception of office, and workplace

PNRelay 2.020

When a peripheral nerve is damaged due to mechanical injury, inflammation or various pathologies, the signal conduction from our brain to nerves and muscles is

Space Tech-SEI Pioneer

Space Tech-SEI Pioneer was born in collaboration with SEI – School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an industrial partner, Leonardo S.p.A.. The project originates from


 The future is electric and photovoltaic (PV) technology is a key to this green revolution. The solar modules installation is increasing and occasionally they are

Variable Fonts

The digital experiences we interact with everyday are increasingly becoming more responsive: they are now designed to load large amounts of data extremely quickly. Data

Whenergy – Home energy advisor

The Whenergy project focuses on producing a proof of concept to demonstrate the possibility to reduce non-renewable energy consumption by working on the interaction between


Organising the storage of the materials in the warehouse is fundamental and critical activity of every industrial business. The paper analyses methods to increment the

Space Tech SEI

Since humanity has been able to make satellites orbit around the planet Earth, everyone’s life changed: not only due to GPS and wireless communication development;

15th Cycle

Sprayin’ with Brain

Italian agriculture has always been recognised worldwide as an excellence; in particular, in the last year, the IV Gamma supply chain, with the use of

15th Cycle

Recourse Shangahi

The city of Shanghai is facing a process of drastic urban changes under its master plan Shanghai 2017-2035, with goals such as limiting its population


Physiological mobility and sensitivity can be lost during life due to physical trauma or other adverse medical conditions that damage the nervous system leading to


Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Due to the increasing energy consumption of a steadily growing world population, CO2


Why Kuoleva Jäätikko? Belvedere glacier is a valley glacier located above Macugnaga of the Valle Anzasca in the region of Piedmont. It lies at the


Energy is what moves us forward. The quest for new convenient energy sources has accompanied the human species throughout its evolution, until the great breakthrough


The EnerChainge project, conducted together with the partner company Edison, has the goal to investigate the properties and limitations of blockchain technology with an emphasis


The flourishing of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has posed impressive new challenges concerning the problem of powering small, wearable or remote electronic devices.In


DRIVE-EN project investigates how the refurbishment of former industrial buildings can act as a driver for territorial regeneration, by taking Olivetti factory as emblematic case-study.The

“PILOT” an AR-based assembly assistant

In partnership with Physik Instrumente (PI) – worldwide leader in the manufacturing of nanopositioning products – the project aimed at investigating the typical industrial applications

ALZGAR – ALZheimer’s GARden

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most frequent form of dementia, hindering independence and memory and causing a progressive withdrawal from family and society. The more


The present research objective is to develop a human activity recognition (HAR) system by exploiting in-memory computing (IMC) and machine learning technologies. However, while most

AR SEI: Automation and Robotics

The project was developed by the team within the SEI Pioneer program in partnership with ASP. The goal of designing, prototyping and testing an innovative