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

17th Cycle

S2E – Sludge To Energy

The paper industry has historically managed resources in a linear logic: cellulose enters the process, paper comes out, and, with that, tons and tons of

17th Cycle


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

17th Cycle


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)

17th Cycle

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

17th Cycle


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

17th Cycle

WoW – Web of Water

Web of Water (WoW) is an innovation project supported by Fluid-o-Tech, international leader in the design and manufacture of pumps, valves, sensors and fluid management


C&D Waste is the largest waste stream in Europe, with a value of approximately $126 million. The main issue of this market is the excessive

16th Cycle


At the end of 2019, a new disease called COVID-19 hit the entire world. Firstly identified in Wuhan (China), it spread around the globe, infecting


Principal Academic Tutor: Renato Casagrandi (Politecnico di Milano) Academic Tutor:Roberto Revelli (Politecnico di Torino)Alessandro Rogora (Politecnico di Milano) External Institution: Kukula, H4O

IN – An exhibition about equality

The IN exhibition aims to raise people’s awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals of the ONU 2030 Agenda, encouraging visitors to “see the world” from


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