"Metti in rete la tua idea di ricerca" projects

The pilot initiative Create a network around your research idea” (Metti in rete la tua idea di ricerca) is funded within the framework of the  collaboration between Politecnico di Torino and Compagnia di San Paolo. The initiative is aimed at facilitating synergies among universities, companies and other entities of the socio-economic system for cooperative, multidisciplinar and innovative research projects.

The 14 selected projects have started in September 2017 and will last two years. All together, they involve 27 excellent partners: universities, research centers and local bodies in Piedmont Region, in other Italian Regions and in other European countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain).

  • 3D printing of composite materials

    ADAMUS project aims at setting new methodologies and optimum design standards for composite structures obtained through additive manufacture processes. Namely, the primary objective is substituting, in a unified framework and industry oriented way, the currently available analysis and simulation tools for exploiting in a full manner the unveiled possibilities coming from this new technology.

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  • New technologies for Museum collections

    The research project has the aim of defining a new methodology in which the BIM - Building Information Modeling tools can be used for unconventional purposes, to realize 3D databases of small objects, especially those belonging to large museum collections, useful both for Scientific Research and to set up Virtual Platforms for Dissemination.

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  • Innovative methods for water disinfection

    This project aims at developing a low cost robust and reliable method for water disinfection that can be used in developing countries, using a physical process called “Hydrodynamic Cavitation”.

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  • Innovative Technologies for Environmental Sustainability

    The project FLOWING aims at evaluating and advancing innovative membrane separation technologies for the purification and reuse of highly contaminated produced waters. Specifically, the research activities will focus on "forward osmosis, FO" and "membrane distillation, MD".

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  • Glass to build with

    The project will develop new and innovative transparent functional coatings, i.e. transparent polimeric films, to enhance the mechanical properties of glass and make it strong enough to be used to made load-carrying elements for buildings.

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  • Integrated infrastructures for energy transition

    The objective of the “Heat in the pipe” project is to see how different energy carriers such as electricity, hydrogen, biological and synthetic fuels can be combined together for a more prosperous, inclusive society, aware of resources and environment.

    Different scenarios will be considered in the study that will focus in particular on the evolution and role of the gas network in the transition towards more sustainable energy.

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  • Smart materials to drive cellular growth

    HYDROLIGHT project will focus on the development of new smart substrates for cellular growth. Functionalized polymeric materials, hydrogel-based with azo-polymers and cyclodexterines, will be used, exploiting their capability to change structure following irradiation by a laser source.

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  • Microwaves to monitor food contamination

    In the MIT-food project, we investigate the possibility to apply microwave imaging to food quality and safety monitoring. Our final goal is to realize a device for food contamination detection that is non-destructive, contactless, cost-efficient, totally safe for operators, and provides real-time and inline monitoring within the manufacturing chain

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  • Nanotechnologies for green herbicides

    Chemical substances used in agriculture (agrochemicals) have a significant on the quality of soil, surface and subsurface water. NANOGRASS will help reducing their uncontrolled dispersion in the environment by developing a new environmental friendly formulation based on biodegradable nanoparticles. 

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  • Polymers for new photovoltaic cells

    Perovskite solar cells represent the most concrete new generation photovoltaic technology and are viable alternatives to traditional silicon panels. After having achieved efficiencies exceeding 22% in five years only, perovskite cells must now be stabilized and produced on a large scale: this project proposes polymeric materials to this purpose.

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  • Smart sensors for the Internet of Things

    The success of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) passes through the availability of smart sensors that autonomously convert raw data into valuable information. Our research investigates design strategies that enable this feature using low-power computing platforms with embedded artificial intelligence.

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  • Green walls for water purification

    Wastewater treatment represents a big challenge for sustainability, because conventional technologies have a high cost, both in economics and energy consumption terms.  The Supergreen project will investigate the possibility to reuse diluted greywater, treated in green walls, as nutrient-rich irrigation source or for local recycling.

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  • Innovative urban regeneration

    European cities are facing new tensions and challenges due to economic crisis and restructuration of welfare states. A “new wave” of urban vacant spaces was an effect of these phenomena. The main goal of the project is to identify new forms of action in the cities in order to tackle urban social tensions, re-activate neighborhoods and support the development of inclusive communities.

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  • Fighting bacterial infections for bone regeneration

    The effective treatment of bone fractures, especially when the natural remodelling process is compromised (e.g. in case of osteoporosis), still represents a challenging clinical issue. ZODIAC project aims to develop advanced multifunctional biomaterials able to combine several therapeutic effects to achieve radically improved therapies in the field of bone regeneration. 

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