Projects and Initiatives

The University project portfolio comprises at the moment 30 on-going Horizon 2020 projects.

Research is conducted both at the Department  and Research Centers level, the latter involving multiple Departments in the development of interdisciplinary research activities.

Excellent Science

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)

Acronym: DRYNET
Title: Setting an interdisciplinary/sectorial/international research network to explore dry storage as an
alternative strategy for cells/germplasm biobanking
P.I.: Rebecchi Lorena

Acronym: BIG-CHEM
Title: Big Data in Chemistry
P.I.: Giulio Rastelli

Acronym: SPM2.0
Title: Scanning probe microscopies for nanoscale fast, tomographic and composition imaging
P.I.: Fabio Biscarini

Acronym: iSwitch
Title: Integrated self-assembled SWITCHable systems and materials: towards responsive organic electronics – a multi-site innovative training action
P.I.: Fabio Biscarini

Acronym: FIRST
Title: virtual Factories: Interoperation suppoRting buSiness innovaTion
P.I.: Giacomo Cabri

Acronym: PATCHES
Title: Protein Adsorption onTo CHarged surfacES
P.I.: Clelia Righi

Acronym: NANOSURF  
Title: Nanostructural surface development for dental implant manufacturing
P.I.: Leonardo Orazi
Title: Educating the next generation of scientists in translational medicine: Focus on eye diseases
P.I.: Valeria Marigo
Acronym: MUSIQ
Title: Multiphoton Microscopy and Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Imaging meets Quantum
P.I.: Elisa Molinari
Acronym: BORGES
Title: Biosensing with ORGanic ElectronicS
P.I.: Carlo Augusto Bortolotti
Future and Emerging Technologies

Acronym: Q-SORT
P.I.: Stefano Frabboni

Acronym: HERMES
Title: Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems
P.I.: Giulia Curia

European Research Council (ERC)

Title: De Novo Generation of somatic Stem Clells: Regulation and Mechanismsof Cell Plasticity
P.I.: Silvio Bicciato


Industrial leadership

Title: High-Performance Real-time Architectures for Low-Power Embedded Systems
P.I.: Marko Bertogna

Title: Collaborative Robotics for Assembly and Kitting in Smart Manufacturing
P.I.: Marcello Pellicciari

Acronym: IMPROVE
Title: Innovative Modeling Approaches for Production Systems to raise validatable efficiency
P.I.: Cesare Fantuzzi

Title: Symbiotic Human-Robot Solutions for Complex Surface Finishing Operations
P.I.: Francesco Leali

Title: Smart and adaptive interfaces for INCLUSIVE work environment
P.I.: Cesare Fantuzzi

Acronym: DREAM
Title: Design for Resource and Energy efficiency in cerAMic kilns
P.I.: Massimo Milani

Acronym: ENABLE-S3
Title: European Initiative to Enable Validation for Highly Automated Safe and Secure Systems
P.I.: Paolo Valente

Acronym: SARAS
Title: Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon
P.I.: Cristian Secchi

Acronym: CLASS
Title: Edge and CLoud Computation: A Highly Distributed Software Architecture for Big Data AnalyticS
P.I.: Marko Bertogna

Title: Sonication and Microwave Processing of Material Feedstock
P.I.: Cristina Leonelli

Title: Deep-Learning and HPC to Boost Biomedical Applications for Health
P.I.: Costantino Grana

Acronym: ROSSINI
Title: RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing
P.I.: Cristian Secchi


Title: COllaborative robot aMPLifying and Extending huMAN capabiliTies
P.I.: Cristian Secchi


Societal Challenges

Health, demographic change and wellbeing
Personalised Connected Care for Complex Chronic Patients
P.I.: Franco Zambonelli
Acronym: EuroStemCell
Title: European Consortium for Communicating Stem Cell Research
P.I.: Michele De Luca
Acronym: WEAKID
Title: Clinical validation of miniature wearable dialysis machine
P.I.: Gianni Cappelli
Title: ORTHOpedic randomized clinical trial with expanded bone marrow MSC and bioceramics versus
autograft in long bone nonUNIONs
P.I.: Massimo Dominici
Acronym: HBM4EU
Title: European Human Biomonitoring Initiative
P.I.: Marco Vinceti
Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
Acronym: ASGARD
Title: Analysis System for Gathered Raw Data
P.I.: Michele Colajanni
Smart, green and integrated Transport
Acronym: AEOLIX
Title: Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange
P.I.: Mauro Dell’Amico
Acronym: NeMo
Title: Hyper-Network for electroMobility
P.I.: Mauro Dell’Amico
Acronym: optiTruck
Title: optimal fuel consumption with Predictive PowerTrain control and calibration for intelligent Truck
P.I.: Mauro Dell’Amico
Acronym: SUCCESS
Title: Sustainable Urban Consolidation CentrES for construction
P.I.: Mauro Dell’Amico
Acronym: ELVITEN
Title: Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity Networks
P.I.: Mauro Dell’Amico
Acronym: PLAN4RES
Title: Synergistic Approach Of Multi-Energy Models For An European Optimal Energy System Management Tool
P.I.: Mauro Dell’Amico
Acronym: ETEKINA
Title: Heat Pipe Technology For Thermal Energy Recovery In Industrial Applications
P.I.: Luca Montorsi
Acronym: MAMA-MEA
Title: Mass Manufacture of MEAs Using High Speed Deposition Processes
P.I.: Marcello Romagnoli
Acronym: RAISE
Title: Reliable Aircraft electrical Insulation System sElection
P.I.: Davide Barater
Title: Scalable Technologies for Bio-Urban Waste Recovery
P.I.: Andrea Antonelli
Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime andinland water research and the bioeconomy
Acronym: GLOPACK
Title: Granting society with LOw environmental impact innovative PACKaging
P.I.: Andrea Antonelli

Science with and for Society

Acronym: EQUAL-IST

Title: Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions
P.I.: Claudia Canali


Acronym: SESAME
Title: thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of MEtal cooled reactors
P.I.: Stalio Enrico

Research Infrastructure

Acronym: MAX
Title: Materials design at the eXascale
P.I.: Elisa Molinari