Material innovation

LET’ SET: Choose, Build, Experience

The tourism industry is undergoing a deep transformation due to new and different activities that people are willing to perform. This trend is called experiential tourism, since travellers are increasingly organizing their holidays looking for an occasion to try and discover something new, rather than a full week relax. Nevertheless, relax is not completely excluded …

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iMat: Digitalizing, democratizing and empowering materials development via artificial intelligence

This project focuses on materials analysis about efficient data handling and its continuously growing importance for industrial innovation (e.g. industrial digitalization). This attitude perfectly fits the role of the Translators, which have been recently defined by the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC, https://emmc.info) as professional profiles able to bridge industrial needs and state-of-the-art academic research …

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ZEGODI: Zero-waste goods display

The ZEGODI project involved the analysis of the goods display sector: these are marketing tools that you can find in stores and that help to highlight promotion. The main issue is that environmental and economic impact of goods displays is strongly underestimated both by companies and stores. Thus, P&G, our industrial partner in the project, …

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SBINBEN: Smart Bio-inspired Building Envelopes

In a period of rapid urbanization and population growth, buildings play an increasingly critical role in sustaining the health of people and the planet. In light of this, much emphasis has been placed on the design of smarter and more energy-efficient buildings. Yet, new and renovated structures represents just 4% of building stock in the …

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Inno-VACS: Cabin air conditioning system for innovative vehicle

The evolution brought in the automotive sector by the development of electric mobility and self-driving vehicles will have a significant impact on the conception and design of cabin air conditioning systems. The InnoVACS project tackles the challenges of providing an optimal and sustainable cabin comfort in the innovative concept POP-UP, proposed by Italdesign. The InnoVACS …

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LAMP: Laser Additive Manufactoring & Prototyping

AM is a technical innovation with the potential to turn around the way in which companies manufacture end-products and do business, giving a new shape to both internal and external processes (concerning the firm-client relationship). As a matter of facts, its market, consisting of all products, materials and services, was worth around 3.07 billion USD …

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PASL: Pushing Athletes to Safe Limits

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are nowadays a widespread issue in sports, both at the professional and at the amateur level. The severity of their consequences and the difficulty for athletes to fully recover in their sports and daily lives have convinced public opinion that prevention cannot be the only strategy to face this problem. Indeed, …

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ECOFRONT: Exploring the Frontiers of Cold Spray

The aim of the project is to draw the next frontiers of cold spray (CS), a new, solid-state coating deposition technology. At first, the process and its advantages and disadvantages have been assessed. Then, current equipment, materials and applications have been studied, in order to outline present technological limits from the study of recent innovations …

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ESTIA: collaborative platform for emergencies in aree sparse

The ESTIA project is an innovative product-service solution for earthquake-related housing emergency in ‘aree sparse’, meaning all those areas far from the main urban centres, where housing emergencies cannot be tackled through standard procedures (i.e. large makeshift camps). The groundwork of the project was the collaboration with two external partners: AcellTec Ltd and Protezione Civile …

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