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Space is ever closer with Spoke 1 and Biennial Technology
The Spoke 1 appointments for Bienniale Tecnologia ended with great participation. Project Partners and researchers brought us into contact with one of the great challenges of this era, Space, no longer as the domain of superpowers, but as a reality close to those with ideas to take to the top. During the two meetings The Space Near Us and Startup to Space, participants learned about the impact of the New Space economy on everyone's daily life, with its very high technological content today and its potential for expansion tomorrow, personified by the young people who will be its creators and whom the I3P Incubator allowed them to meet and get to know. The NODES ecosystem and its Spoke 1 remain the ideal link to exploit the great opportunities brought by the new paradigms of the sector, within a network of entities and people, for new integrated solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Review of the goals and commitment to the area, Spoke 1 meeting adjourned
Spoke 1's 2024 begins with the assembly of Project Partners, an excellent opportunity to update priorities by looking at the needs of the ecosystem's industrial actors, relative to Aerospace and Sustainable mobility. During the meeting, the progress and state of the art of the project, the results of past business funding initiatives and upcoming and current opportunities were reported, but most importantly, the future goals of Spoke 1 were reviewed and defined, particularly in regard of internationalization and business development. The Spoke Partners defined a new schedule of activities useful for strengthening the fabric of the Ecosystem, with the link between research and innovation always at the center, for the resilience of existing supply chains, and support for the development of business potential. In the next the upcoming NODES General Assembly, all Spokes will have an opportunity to exchange views to identify critical issues and solutions to be put in place to continue to contribute to the growth of an ever increasingly Digital and Sustainable Northwest. The event was hosted by I3P on January 23, 2024
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National Energy Technology Cluster, NODES at the assembly for the Cluster's Innvoation Roadmap
The National Energy Technology Cluster organized a dynamic meeting aimed at promoting collaboration and innovation in the energy sector. The event, which brought together industry leaders, experts and stakeholders, focused on experience and knowledge sharing, highlighted by a presentation that outlined the Cluster's technology and development roadmap. The event also brought to light the role of different NRP-related activities related to the sector. The NODES Ecosystem had the opportunity to present the different actions, partners, and collaborations of actors in the Northwest of Italy. Miriam Pirra, coordinator of activities dedicated to Ecosystem Engagement and Development actions for Spoke 1, highlighted the importance of regional collaboration and the work of the different Ecosystem Spokes in achieving sustainable energy goals. As a platform for dialogue, networking, and exchange of ideas, the event not only facilitated meaningful connections but also created an environment conducive to promoting positive changes in the energy sector. This collective effort represents a step forward in the shared pursuit, at all geographic levels, of a more sustainable and resilient energy future.
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Presented and exemplified the services that can be funded with Line B - Spoke 1 Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility
Spoke 1 Partners, Aerospace and Sustainable mobility, presented the Catalogue of Fundable Innovation Services for Businesses, illustrating with practical examples the opportunities for grant funding of cascade call Line B. During the Infoday, Spoke 1's scientific coordinator, Giuseppe Scellato, described the project's thematic areas and the b-line for fundable services for innovation and business development, with its dedicated catalog. Spoke 1 Partners, Politecnico di Torino/Environment Park, University of Turin, Fondazione Piemonte Innova (Polo ICT), and business incubator I3P later illustrated the services through practical, real-world examples Participating companies later had the opportunity to engage directly with ecosystem partners. The recording of the event is available on the Ecosystem NODES YouTube channel.   Click here to watch the even (ita)   Foto by Patrick Fore onUnsplash  
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Mobilità sostenibile e Nanotecnologie, Spoke 1 a NanoInnovation 2023
I ricercatori dello Spoke 1 portano le loro conoscenze a NanoInnovation, edizione 2023. Un evento nazionale di riferimento dedicato alle nanotecnologie e le loro applicazioni nei diversi settori, dalle scienze materiali alle scienze della vita, con un programma di quest'anno è fortemente orientato all'innovazione e agli aspetti di mercato, pienamente in linea con gli obiettivi dell’Ecosistema. L’evento è uno spazio di confronto tra accademia, ricerca, imprese e stakeholder, con le ultime novità nella ricerca applicata su micro e nanotecnologie. Sulle le aree tematiche di Spoke 1, ricercatrici e ricercatori hanno organizzato un simposio dedicato al ruolo dell’idrogeno e dell’energia elettrica per il mondo dei trasporti di domani. In particolare, sono stati trattati temi quali il grande potenziale dell’idrogeno sulla mobilità su terra, aria e mare, ma anche l’ottimizzazione dei sistemi di stoccaggio di energia relativi ai motori elettrici, sempre più diffusi. L’evento è stato un’ottima occasione di confronto tra accademia e industria, per arrivare più velocemente a sistemi e infrastrutture di trasporto più puliti, più verdi e più connessi.   Scopri di più   Hanno partecipato il professor Giuseppe Scellato, coordinatore scientifico di Spoke 1, la professoressa Paola Rizzi e il professor Gabriele Ricchiardi, di Università di Torino, e la dottoressa Enrica Fontananova, ricercatrice senior presso CNR-ITM
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Spoke 1 for Southern Italy, funding opportunities for businesses
On Thursday, June 22, Spoke 1, Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility, showcased opportunities dedicated to southern Italian companies. The event was hosted by the Politecnico di Bari, with the participation of all Southern Italian Partners, namely the University of Catania and the Institute for Membrane Technology (CNR) of Rende (CS). Spoke representatives explained the different characteristics of the ecosystem, thematic areas and Spoke and the calls related to them. Raffella Di Nardo, research and innovation manager of the NODES ecosystem, illustrated the goals of the Ecosystem and the value of the Partners, as well as the structure of Ecosystem. Giuseppe Scellato, scientific coordinator of Spoke, described the three flagship projects of Spoke (Space4You, H2Mobility and Electro), with the support of the scientific leaders of the Southern Partners for the three projects. Giuseppe Pascazio, scientific leader for Politecnico di Bari for Space4You, illustrated PoliBa's work for NODES on thermodynamic design, autonomous planetary surface exploration systems, photonic systems and smart structures, and business models of the New Space Economy. Enrica Fontananova, scientific leader for H2Mobility, illustrated the work of CNR-ITM on the sustainability of membranes with regard to hydrogen for mobiility; these have a high environmental impact and their role for industrial innovation is crucial. Giacomo Scelba, scientific leader for University of Catania, presented the goal of his research group, which is dedicated to realizing ac/dc converters, made with high efficiencies and power intensity, to guarantee up to 800 volts.
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Buongiorno Polo: fundings and opportunities for companies within the NODES Ecosystem
Fondazione Piemonte Innova organised a "Buongiorno Polo" dedicated to news from the Innovation Ecosystem NODES, with highlights on the funding opportunities available for research, start-ups, spin-offs and businesses. The event was held on Wednesday 3 May and was moderated by Miriam Pirra, Senior Business Analyst Fondazione Piemonte Innova, who presented the NODES ecosystem and the main research and innovation topics of the various Spokes. Andreea Timaru, Senior Business Analyst Fondazione Piemonte Innova, followed, illustrating to the member companies of the ICT Innovation Cluster and other potential beneficiaries the new cascade calls financed with the funds of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) to support research and development projects (Line A) aimed at fostering collaborations between the business and research worlds, and the acquisition of innovation services (Line B) to foster SMEs' innovation. Rewatch the event (in Italian): https://questionari-tw.typeform.com/to/bN9YMjdR    
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Webinar Introducing Calls for Business - Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility
The first meeting of a webinar cycle, organized by the Confindustria system in Piedmont, Lombardy and Valle d'Aosta, together with Ecosystem NODES, held with the aim of presenting to potential beneficiaries the new cascading calls from PNRR funds dedicated to financing research and development projects (Line A) and supporting the acquisition of innovation services (Line B). The meeting was Wednesday, May 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It focused on the thematic areas Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility, of the "Spoke 1" of the Digital and Sustainable Northwest Ecosystem. Program: NODES Ecosystem Presentation Chiara Ferroni, Director General HUB NODES Spoke 1 Presentation Prof Giuseppe Scellato - Politecnico di Torino Presentation of the Cascade calls (Line A and B) Prof. Giuseppe Scellato - Politecnico di Torino How to apply for funding Piedmont Unioncamere Q&A
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Presentation of funding calls and opportunities for businesses - Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility
Spoke 1 of NODES Ecosystem engages companies for innovation On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, funding calls and opportunities aimed at NODES area businesses were presented for the aerospace and sustainable mobility sectors.   Applications will be collected for collaborative industrial research actions, services for innovation and entrepreneurship development, and highly qualified training tracks. The funds fielded exceed 7 million.   Professor Giuliana Mattiazzo, Vice Rector for Technology Transfer at Politecnico, kicked off the event, Raffaella di Nardo, Research and Innovation Manager of HUB NODES, gave a general overview of the ecosystem. Next came Giuseppe Scellato, President of the Politecnico's I3P Incubator and scientific coordinator of Spoke 1, who outlined the project's research lines and funding calls, and Paolo Neirotti, Director of the Politecnico's School of Masters and Continuing Education, who shared the training opportunities offered by the Partners. Finally, Roberto Strocco, Area Projects and Territory Development Manager of Unioncamere Piemonte, explained how to respond to calls for proposals and access funds. The main project lines of development are: the small satellite segment (SPACE4YOU), processes for generating storage and utilization of green hydrogen for mobility (H2Mobility), and innovative systems for managing and charging vehicles for electric mobility (ELECTRO).   At the end of the event, discussion between project initiators and the audience was encouraged, resulting in a networking moment that saw direct contact and bonding between NODES researchers and partners and industry representatives, more than 70 out of an audience of 110. 40 people followed the event remotely. The event was held at the University Energy Center Auditorium. The registration is available (the event took place in Italian, automated subtitiles available)  
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Kick off! Stakeholder Committee
Spoke 1, Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility with civil society representives April 16 marked the start of the work of the Stakeholder Committee, one of the management and steering bodies of Spoke 1 Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility. The committee, which met telematically, brought together associations, industrial and innovation districts and agencies, chambers of commerce, and local and central representatives to discuss the common strategy to be adopted in view of the now imminent launch of funding calls. The involvement of the area's many and diverse actors demonstrates Spoke 1's intention to work to ensure maximum impact and synergy between the project and other local development, innovation, digitization and sustainability initiatives. Scientific coordinator Giuseppe Scellato outlined the status of the project in its entirety, emphasizing NODES' commitment not only to collaborative research, training and technology transfer, but also to the development of entrepreneurship, a key issue in ensuring the competitiveness of the area.
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Researchers for Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility come together live for the first time to share project information and set next steps.
On February 2, the partners and researchers of the Spoke dedicated to Aerospace and Sustainable Mobility met at I3P to take stock of the progress of activities. About fifty researchers working on the three Flagship Projects of Spoke 1, which represent the thematic trajectories through which the spoke aims to achieve the goals set on the different axes of the ecosystem, SPACE4YOU, H2 Mobility, Electro, participated. Specifically, the SPACE4YOU project, coordinated by Professor Sabrina Corpino of DIMEAS-Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Professor Fabio Dovis of DET-Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, aims at the creation of a distributed laboratory dedicated to "small satellites" and the new space economy. On the other hand, the theme of sustainable mobility, guaranteed through the use of alternative energy carriers such as hydrogen, will be addressed by the H2 Mobility project, whose coordination will be in the hands of Professor Fabrizio Pirri of the DISAT-Department of Applied Science and Technology. Finally, the ELECTRO project, coordinated by Professor Paolo Guglielmi of DENERG-Department of Energy will contribute to the development of systems and devices for the charging and management of electric vehicles, as well as the analysis of new business models for sustainable mobility. For more information click here