Sustainability

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 of each country. The weak infrastructural tissue and the Climate Change threat pose a serious challenge for the future socio-economic development of the Continent, which needs to leverage on its …

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DAHEC: Data Analytics for Household Energy Consumption

DAHEC (Data Analytics for Household Energy Consumption) project aims to analyse and validate novel market opportunities through virtual pilot projects fed with synthetic but realistic disaggregated consumption data, overcoming the obstacles of real pilot projects. The synthetic data are outputs of a simulator of households’ energy consumption, ad-hoc implemented during the project. The innovative path …

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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, the microbial fuel cell (MFC). Microbial Fuel Cell is an electrochemical system able to generate electricity from the oxidation of organic matter present into natural environments, such as in particular …

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Domestic Technology Evolution: Environmental and Behavioural Changes in People’s Life

Domestic environments change in time together with new lifestyles and new building and technical systems solutions. The rapid evolution and the wide diffusion of new information technologies is one of the phenomena that mostly characterizes the contemporaneity, together with other important trends related to the environment – climatic changes and iniquitous use of natural resources …

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R(UE)²: Rational and sustainable use of energy in urban environments

The exploitation of primary energy resources together with the environmental pollution impacts are linked problems which need an integrated and multidisciplinary solution process. Particular solutions have to be found in urban environment where other critical aspects are present: traffic, residential heating and cooling, etc.. The application of some technologies as cogeneration or trigeneration allow a …

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AEIOU Environment & Energy Hydrogen: Opportunities and Utilization

The project wants to create and understand a global scenario for the so-called “H2 society”: the aim is to analyse the feasibility of spreading a new energy carries, both in terms of R&D on technologies and in terms of investment and infrastructures. The project context involves a complex set of implications, from environmental to energetic …

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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 industry could play a key role in sustainable development. Nowadays, designers have to select materials and technical solutions with low energy consumption and resource depletion. Internationally recognised LCA – Life …

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Home Textile for Tomorrow

Home Textile for Tomorrow is a project whose objective is the development of potential scenarios in terms of products, markets, features desired and technologies which are related to the home of tomorrow as well their validation through strategies and actions linked to textile industry needs; these products and technologies would be developed in cooperation with …

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UP4tin: Engineering and architecture for supporting sustainable development in Ecuador: the case study of Guayaquil’s barrios

The project was focused on the general benefits that a full engineering and architectural approach may provide when dealing with sustainable development and within the framework of critical social realities. In these environments, such as the suburbs of a big town in one of the Least Developed Countries (LCD), many complexities need to be faced. …

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