A collection of case histories of successful collaborations between High Technology Network Laboratories and businesses. These are tangible and customisable examples of the application of new technologies, products, or services that show how industrial research can meet the needs of innovation.

Results: 163

Tri-Dimensional HSLDS Isolators: Experimental Validation and Seismic Performance Under Near-Fault Earthquakes

Shaping a New Era in Vibration Mitigation

Each year, the global occurrence of over a million seismic events poses a severe threat, resulting in significant fatalities and infrastructure damage. To counteract this challenge, advancing building technologies and implementing early warning...

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Development of HVOF sprayed NbC-based coatings

Promising coatings for applications that require a balance of wear resistance and corrosion

Niobium carbide (NbC) has long been employed to produce bulk hardmetals, e.g. for cutting tools, but practically it has not been investigated as coatings. This contribution provides an overview of our research with NbC-based coatings with Ni- and Fe...

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Polysil Paper: a silica-based coating for waterproofing paper and paperboard

Against softening of packaging in contact with water, without affecting its recyclability

Paper, a staple of human civilization for centuries, is not without drawbacks.
Its hydrophilic nature and porous structure are some of the limitations of this material, making its application particularly problematic in wet environments or in direct...

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ENERGYNIUS - Energy Networks Integration for Urban Systems

A new paradigm for urban energy systems

Energy systems are undergoing a transition towards new planning and management models in which energy networks (heat, electricity, gas, transports, etc.) will be integrated with each other to maximise possible synergies (Smart Energy Systems).


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Chemical-physical characterization of hazardous waste with infectious risk

Assimilation to Municipal Solid Waste as a starting point for an End-of-Waste process

Each healthcare institution annually produces large quantities of various kinds of special waste, almost 80% of which is represented by EWC 18.01.03 hazardous hospital infectious waste.

The average annual production in Emilia-Romagna, an Italy...

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ADVANCED CARBONS: production and use

Advanced Carbons: from waste to useful materials

The main product of this technology is a char produced through thermochemical treatment of organic waste and functionalized for several specific applications by engineering the functionalization methods.

The service offered includes the recovery...

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Development of a hemofiltration auxiliary line for a multi-organ support device, with a pump-free system for ultrafiltration rate regulation

Fluid balance in extracoporeal circulation

Extracorporeal organ support therapies are increasingly spreading for the treatment of critically ill patients. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) replicate the gas exchange functions of native lungs...

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Man at the center of autonomous processes: a case study on laser marking

Development of an autonomous system for laser marking to sup

An automatic system for laser marking was developed in cooperation with Robby Moto Engineering (RME), by adding a vision system to a LASIT commercial marker. The system is able to recognize the pieces inserted in the machine and autonomously complete...

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PLEINAIR Big Data platform for health and wellness for all age groups

Smart parks for health and social inclusion

The PLEINAIR Big Data Platform is designed to promote the adoption of active and healthy lifestyles for all age groups. In the PLEINAIR smart park, users can interact with Outdoor Smart Objects (OSOs): urban and recreational park furniture equipped...

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Optimize motion accuracy and efficiency

Instrumented test rig for fine-tuning and optimization of servomechanisms and/or single functional components, in particular precision reducers, servomotors and compensation joints.

The servomechanisms can be validated on specific load laws with...

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The most resistant materials in the world for space field

In the aerospace and fast transport sectors there is a growing demand for advanced structural materials capable of withstanding temperatures over 1500 °C in highly corrosive environments. Rocket nozzles and thermal protection systems for spacecraft...

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DIGIMAN - Solutions for the digitalisation of companies in the manufacturing sector

Digitization to support businesses

The DIGIMAN project aims to develop tools to support the transformation of a generic industrial machinery into a Cyber-Physical System. This result will be possible thanks to the definition and implementation of a hardware-software platform, called...

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Advanced ceramics by 3D extrusion based printing: from the development of ceramic raw materials to the creation of prototypes.

Low cost and sustainable 3D printing of advanced ceramics.

ENEA-TEMAF offers a complete service for the development of advanced ceramic components obtained by 3D printing with the technique based on paste extrusion. The printable ceramic pastes are water-based and characterized by a low organic content (<3%)...

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Methodologies for the dynamic design of mechanical transmissions

Silent and efficient spiral bevel gear transmissions

Spiral Bevel Gears (SBGs) play a significant role in transferring power between non-parallel shafts. Thanks to the high contact ratio, SBGs are smooth, quiet, and have the ability to bear high levels of torque and power; although, their complex...

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Eye Drop Aid - EDA

Device for self-administration of eye drops

EDA is a device assisting in the correct self- or assisted-administration of eye drops, solving the very common problem of low adherence to eye drop treatment and incorrect techniques of eye drop administration.

Even though EDA projecting required...

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Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printing of ceramics

Shape ceramic materials with 3D printing

The use of 3D printing as a net-shape forming technique for technical ceramics opens the doors to the application of these materials even in sectors where high manufacturing costs prejudiced against their use. The most suitable AM techniques for...

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Filling valve

Filling valve for high pressure and ultra clean tanks

DTM has developed a filling valve to allow gas, liquid or fuel filling for extra high purity and high pressure applications. Main characteristics are high robustness environemntal conditions and reliability together with very low leak-rates and...

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Several Inertial Measure Unit (IMU) devices communicate the data acquired to the high-level application via the gateway (GW), a central node in a star network.

Wireless inertial units platform for body movement information acquisition.

A scalable body sensor network for biomedical application

Wireless wearable sensors have developed rapidly in recent years, primarily driven by e-health, fitness and wellness applications. The technological evolution of low power microprocessors is enabling to process data locally, saving energy and...

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The IRET Foundation is the Ozzano dell’Emilia branch of the Bologna Technopole named after Rita Levi Montalcini.

From the proof-of-concept preclinical study to the clinical trial: certified translational pipeline for drugs, advanced therapies and medical devices.

Bench-to-bed in real time: safety and efficacy

The service includes efficacy and safety certified studies according to the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). It is optimized for the results validation and for the IND (Investigational New Drug) application. It includes the study design based on a...

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Low-magnification image (optical microscope) of the microstructure of the AlSi10Mg alloy produced by AM

Optimisation of heat treatment and coatings for additively manufactured mechanical components

From subtractive to additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) affords design freedom, topological optimization and ability to develop material/component combinations with “site-specific” properties. AM therefore is an effective tool to meet the growing needs of both high...

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