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  • The city of Milan won the Sustainable Cities Cresco Award

    The Municipality of Milan won the Sustainable Cities Cresco Award promoted by Fondazione Sodalitas, ANCI and a partnership of companies active in the field of sustainability with the European project Sharing Cities.

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  • “Research for Development” selected for Scopus

    The Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and Springer’ series was selected to join Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

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  • Milan, Hamburg and London launch CLEVER Cities

    CLEVER Cities uses natural interventions, such as building new green spaces, to address social, economic and environmental problems. In Italy the project is coordinated by Politecnico di Milano with Fondazione and the city of Milan.

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  • China-Italy Design Innovation Hub launch ceremony

    The Sino-Italian Design Innovation Hub was opened in BovisaTech, Milan. The joint platform is the first education and research base set up by Tsinghua University in Europe in coollaboration with Politecnico di Milano.

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  • Multan Walled City: the Haram Gate officially opened

    Politecnico di Milano, in cooperation with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, restored the Haram Gate, one of the six main doors of the old city of Multan, Pakistan. The project of renovation is funded through the Debt Swap Agreement.

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  • THEOREM: Intellectual property for future entrepreneurs

    THEOREM wants to raise the knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP) towards university researchers, future young start-uppers and entrepreneurs, through a program of awareness and training activities at Politecnico di Milano.

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  • SICAB – Sino Italian capacity building for environmental protection

    SICAB is a high-level training program promoted by the Italian Ministry for the protection of the environment, territory and sea within the sino-italian cooperation program for environmental protection.

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  • FPT Industrial renews and strengthens partnership

    CNH Industrial’s powertrain brand has confirmed and extended its technical collaboration with Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, which includes the sponsorship of research activities at the university.

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  • Dis-code project. Kick-off meeting in Milan.

    Programming like reading and doing maths.The DIS-CODE project, funded by the EU Commission, will help at-risk young students to acquire basic knowledge of computer programming in five countries across Europe.

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  • enCOMPASS, facilitate behavioral change to save energy

    The enCOMPASS project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program, will develop an ICT platform for improving the management of energy demand thanks to the integrated use of smart meters and persuasive and social computation.

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  • Greenrail wins SME Phase II of the European project Horizon 2020

    Greenrail, a PoliHub startup, wins SME Phase II of the European project Horizon 2020. Fondazione Politecnico has contributed to reach the goal. Greenrail has designed an innovative composite railway sleeper, patented in 122 countries.

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  • "Openagri". An innovative agricultural center worth 6 million Euros

    The City of Milan, along with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and other important partners, has won the "Urban Innovative Actions notice", funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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  • Erasmus for young entrepreneurs and Confprofessioni: signed the agreement

    "Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs" opens up to the professional studios of Lombardy. A first step toward the creation of international networks to facilitate mobility and the exchange of expertise between aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers.

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  • University Foundations: Magnani at the helm

    Gianantonio Magnani, President of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, has been recently named President of the Conferenza Nazionale delle Fondazioni Universitarie (Italian National Conference of University Foundations).

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  • Polihub, world's fifth university incubator

    A great success for PoliHub, honored as the world's fifth university incubator according to the global ranking of UBI Index presented in London. Second in Europe.

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Polihub, world's fifth university incubator

Of the 1,200 incubators evaluated by the Swedish UBI Global (University Business Incubator), Polihub, the incubator of the Politecnico di Milano managed by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, ranked fifth. An exceptional result announced during the London event presenting the global ranking of UBI Index.

The evaluation process of UBI Global is based on the analysis of three main areas: the value generated (number of startups incubated, startups turnover, jobs, loans received), the value of the startups incubated (quantity and quality of services offered to the startup, number of relationships with businesses, universities, lenders) and the attractiveness of the ecosystem (number of ideas assessed, survival rate after incubation).

Some of the most important indicators of PoliHub, at the base of the positioning in the world ranking, are: 17 million euro aggregate sales for startups incubated, 11 million euro of funding, 350 jobs. 51 start-ups ate currently incubated in PoliHub and 20 projects are under evaluation. In 2015, more than 1,200 ideas have been assessed.

To learn more, visit www.ubiindex.com.

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