Horizon2020 coordinated projects

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It gives support to research projects and innovative scientific and technological actions, also by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

With the H2020@POLITO project, Politecnico di Torino offers to its researchers and professors an organic complex of actions and instruments with the objective of increasing the participation to H2020 and enhance proposal delivering capabilities.

Short presentations of the H2020 research and Innovation projects where Politecnico di Torino has the role of coordinator of the research consortium follow.

  • Innovative solutions for safeguarding freshwater ecosystems

    Innovative solutions for mitigating the impacts of man-made structures in rivers that fragment habitats and prevent fish migration are needed. The RIBES project tackles these challenges by training 15 researchers in the interdisciplinary field of Ecohydraulics in a European network of Universities, public agencies and consultancy and hydropower companies.

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  • Artificial Intelligence to predict the taste of foods

    VIRTUOUS project will allow researcher’s exchange programs to develop models able to predict food organoleptic profile from its chemical composition.

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  • New technologies for an effective control and use of personal data on the web

    PIMcity will design, build, validate and demonstrate a system of easy-to-use components to make up a PIMS – Personal Information Management Systems – development kit at the service of final users and internet commercial or advertising services.

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  • Towards 100% renewable and energetically autonomous buildings

    RE-COGNITION project proposes a holistic framework towards energy positive buildings, integrating new technologies for renewable energy and systems dedicated to choice and optimization of local resources, with a focus on small and medium sized buildings in Europe.

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  • Innovative air data system for civil aviation

    MIDAS project,  funded under the SAT program of Clean Sky 2 by the European Union and Piaggio Areospace,  has the objective to verify and assess an innovative flight parameters measurement and calculation system, modular and fully integrated, suitable for  use in small (4-19 seats)  fixed wing general aviation aircrafts.

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  • Smart nanobiomaterials and 3D technologies for active aging

    GIOTTO project will develop technologies and smart materials aimed at the treatment of different types of bone fractures in people affected by osteoporosis. The innovative biomaterials will be able to stimulate bone regeneration and reduce bone resorption; moreover,  the use of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D printing will pave the way to personalized therapeutic treatments.

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  • Flying in the stratosphere

    STRATOFLY studies the feasibility of high-speed passenger stratospheric flight. Technological, environmental and economic factors, that allow the sustainability of new air space’s exploitation, are taken into account, drastically reducing transfer time, emissions and noise, and guaranteeing the required safety levels. In addition, STRATOFLY represents  the first step towards future reusable launchers.

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  • Bringing electromagnetic imaging research to patient’s bedside

    EMERALD is the coherent action of leading European engineering groups involved in electromagnetic (EM) technology for medical imaging to train a cohort of highly-skilled researchers capable of accelerating the translation of this technology “from research bench to patient bedside”.

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  • Integrated systems based on H2 for clean energy storage in remote areas

    REMOTE project will deliver field demonstration aimed at replacing traditional diesel generators with locally available Renewable Energy Sources integrated with Fuel cells H2 based solutions to locally store energy in remote locations, such as islands or mountain areas.

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  • Synergy between energy networks

    The projectPLANET aims to facilitate the full integration of intermittent renewable energy in the electricity grid by means of a global coordination of all energy networks (electricity, gas, district heating) and energy conversion and storage technologies. The project will develop a.

    The Results of the activity will be a tool called Decision Support System tool (PLANET DSS) for the optimal orchestration of the different energy networks.and will contribute to the standardization/ policy/ market reform recommendations and business models for the transition to a fully decarbonised EU energy system.

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  • Shared mobility: potential benefits and real impacts

    The rise of shared vehicle services in Europe calls for a reflection on the gap between potential benefits and real impacts. STARS will  define future shared mobility scenarios, will  assess their related potential benefits and will develop decision support tools for policy makers to achieve them.

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  • New fuel systems for tiltrotor

    The DEFENDER project is aimed at developing, manufacturing, testing, and qualifying innovative next generation fuel storage systems s to be integrated into the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor (NextGenCTR) framed in the Fast Rotorcraft (FRC) Innovative Aircraft Demonstrator Platform (IADP) defined in Clean Sky 2.

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  • Trapping the sand not to miss the train of the desert

    More and more often trains cross the deserts. They carry pilgrims, minerals, freight. Wind-blown sand is troublesome for trains: it covers the tracks, wears rails and wheels, and causes train derailments. SMaRT is a research project that aims at solving these problems by developing efficient tools of simulation and analysis, effective and innovative sand mitigation measures.

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  • Advanced computational tools for turbomachinery design

    In the next decades turbomachinery will play a key role in Europe in areas such as Mobility and Energy. The main goal of EXPERTISE is the development of advanced computational tools for structural design of turbomachinery components using high performance computers, with the dual target of increasing the component life and reducing its time-to-market.

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  • Hydrogen production from biogas

    The aim of BioRoburplus project is the development of an entire pre-commercial (107 Kg/d) fuel processor able to produce pure hydrogen from different biogas types in a cost-effective way. The hydrogen obtained in this way could be successively used to produce electric energy by using fuel cells.

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  • Clouds Inside-Out

    Understanding cloud behaviour is fundamental for weather prediction and climate modelling which justifies the need for more explorative observations. The COMPLETE project will contribute to closing the knowledge gap and will allow young researchers to develop their scientific competences specific to this research field as well as key professional skills applicable to both the academic and industrial environments.

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  • Converting CO2 into chemicals

    The main concept of CELBICON is the exploitation of waste molecules as a resource for the production of chemicals, or value added products. In particular, the goal of the project is the development of two processing lines designed for an industrial environment: one for the conversion of the CO2 into biopolymers and biomethane and the other one for the CO2 conversion into mono-terpens and lactic acid. 

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  • Novel high-performance fluoropolymers

    The goal of PhotoFluo project is to prepare fluoropolymers that can be promising alternatives in terms of safety and performances to the perfluoroalkyl molecules, currently raising safety issues. 24 secondments of the researchers of the consortium groups are scheduled to exploit the complementarities of the different expertises of each group, to share them and to reinforce young researchers career.

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  • Nanostructured solar cells for space

    The TFQD project aims at demonstrating high-efficiency, flexible and lightweight solar cells through the integration in a thin-film design of nanostructured semiconductors and photonic gratings.

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  • Harmony among ions and drugs

    The aim of the MOZART project is to develop a library of inorganic mesoporous nanomatrices for biomedical applications (i.e the treatment of delayed bone healing and non-healing chronic skin wounds). These new smart platforms will release chosen payload (selected ions and drugs), upon pH changes. The synergistic release of ions and drugs will be directed to achieve a radically improved therapeutic effect.

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  • Clean Energy from wastewater using fuel cells

    The project aims to design, install and operate the largest European biogas-fed Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) plant in Torino (Italy), exploiting the produced gas in a wastewater treatment plant managed by SMAT – Società Metropolitana Acque Torino – one of the project’s partner. The DEMOSOFC plant will be the first industrial-size example in EU of a high-efficiency cogeneration plant with an SOFC system fed by biogas.

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  • Training and advanced models for composite structures

    FULLCOMP provides intersectoral, interdisciplinary and international training to 12 Ph.D. students to develop advanced numerical models for composite structures for aeronautics, automotive, mechanical, wind energy, and space engineering.

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  • Enhance scientific culture in satellite navigation

    The aim of the e-KnoT project is to strengthen the interaction between the areas of research, education and industry in Europe in the field of satellite navigation. The objective is to consolidate, starting from the activities already carried out in this area, a strong knowledge triangle creating a critical mass of experts who can fully exploit the opportunities created by the implementation of the European satellite navigation system Galileo.

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  • A special CoACH for the next generation of researchers

    CoACH has provided an innovative, multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial doctoral training for young researchers in glass, ceramic and composite science and technology for the strategic thematic areas of health, energy, ICT and environment.

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  • Smart meters for proactive consumers

    The FLEXMETER project focus is the development and demonstration of a flexible smart metering architecture, based on cheap and already available components, that can be implemented in a plug and play way, combining metering of different services (electricity, water, gas, district heating), providing advanced services to the users, to the Distribution System Operators and to the other utilities, and enhancing the possibilities of the retail market

     

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