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


Technology allows people employed in certain jobs to work everywhere, as long as they have a laptop, a phone and internet connection. However, this does

12th Cycle

WaLi: Water for Life

Water resources are the core of any sustainable development, but they have been highly affected by unsustainable development and lack of appropriate government policies, and

MAP: Marginal Asset Project

Marginal Assets Project (MAP) has the aim to propose practices and recommendations for converting disused thermoelectric power plants maintaining their industrial heritage. In order to

FoodMade4U: Challenging 3D food printing

3D food printing integrates the technology and techniques of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, together with gastronomy. Alongside Dutch research institution TNO (The Netherlands Organization

MInD: Milan Innovation District

MInD is a proposal for the development of a new territorial and management model. Set in the regional territory around Cassano d’Adda, the project builds

NHEC: NEA Human Exploration Concept

In 2011, the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) formulated a shared Global Exploration Strategy providing, in two different mission scenarios, the guidelines for the