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

SB 4.0 WAPI: Space Business 4.0

Space Business 4.0 (SB4) has the goal to generate innovative business models based on satellite data. The team has been required to analyze the space

Light&SENSEable city: triLIGHT

The project investigates the light to help cities become smarter and more sensible. The team worked with Artemide S.p.A., a leader in light design, and

Innovate Africa

“Innovate Africa” is a project with the objective to boost the Next Production Revolution (NPR) in Africa, while keeping a focus on the peculiar features

FM SEI: Nymphaea

Nymphaea is a community-level product, designed to produce 300 l/d of clean water. Its objective is also to be easily introduced and adopted by the

BE SEI: Wiseair

The SEI Bioengineering project was born from a clear challenge: to find an application on the market of an innovative technology studied within the IIT,

IRoPA: Intelligent Robotic Partner

The IRoPa project,ordered by theCentro Ricerche Fiat, is dictated by the automotive sector need not only to enhance the flexibility of the production lines but

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

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

WoMan: Window on the Man

Cutting edge technologies make it possible to open a Window on the Man by interfacing non-invasive devices directly into the human body to perceive signals