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Projects and use cases2019-07-25T16:09:11+00:00

National Operative Program (PON) Research and Innovation 2014 – 2020 – Axis 2 – Thematic projects – II.2 Cluster

Managing Authority: MIUR

Proposal: ARS01_00849

Specialization Area: “Sustainable mobility”

Project title: Innovative technologies for EXTREMely Efficient spark ignited engines
Acronym: EXTREME

Project leader: CRF – Centro Ricerche Fiat

Project duration (months): 30 months

Start of activity: 01/03/2019

Grant: D.D. n. 706 of 01/04/2019

Total cost of the project: € 9.956.281,16 of which €4.978.140,58 funding PON MIUR

CUP: B36G18001090005

Location of activities: MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l. c/o Tecnopolis, Valenzano (BA)

Proponent partners:

  • C.R.F. S.C.p.A.
  • Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche
  • I.C.M.E.A. S.r.l.
  • Magneti Marelli S.p.A.
  • MEDISDIH Soc. Cons. a.r.l. – Distretto Meccatronico Regionale e Digital Innovation Hub della Puglia
  • Università degli Studi della BASILICATA
  • Università degli Studi di BARI ALDO MORO

Actuating partner of Proponent MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l.: Politecnico di Bari

 

ABSTRACT
Fighting the climate change and improving the air quality, are the two European Community macro-targets on which the guidelines and the action plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and polluting gases are based.

On the passenger cars front, after 2025, the only valid alternative to the full electrification will be the chance to produce thermal engines powered by ecological, renewable and eco-sustainable fuels, characterized by extremely high thermodynamic efficiency.

In this project, highly innovative engine technologies will be investigated and developed to achieve an extreme increase in efficiency of spark ignited engines. High compression ratio engines fueled by CNG, bio-methane or alternative renewable fuels, will be considered as starting points; the entire production chain of these fuels, it’s important to be noticed, is in the national territory.

These technologies will achieve a thermal efficiency measured at the brake (Brake Thermal Efficiency) greater than 50% (currently, the efficiency of a CNG engine is about 40%).

The project will be focused on three macro topics:

1.Ultra-lean combustion: innovative technologies for combustion activation and control.

2.Fast Combustion: innovative technologies for the control of the combustion’s kinetics and charge turbulence.

3.Mixed cycle with supercritical fluid: revolutionary technologies providing injection in the expansion phase of a fluid in supercritical conditions for the direct conversion of combustion heat into mechanical work.

The developed technologies will fit to all internal combustion engines giving such a high efficiency to zero the CO2 emission contribution, remaining the only valid alternative to the electric propulsion in terms of CO2 emissions (“well to wheels” approach).

Moreover, all these technologies can be industrialized directly on the national territory (while most of the components for the electrification are imported) acting as a driving force for the re-evaluation and relaunching of the skills and the production facilities already present in Italy and in particular in the

Regions of convergence and transition: engine and vehicle production (FCA: Pratola Serra, Termoli, Melfi, Pomigliano; CNHi: Foggia, Lecce) and mechatronics components (Magneti Marelli, Bosch, Getrag: Bari).

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National Operative Program (PON) Research and Innovation 2014 – 2020 – Axis 2 – Thematic projects – II.2 Cluster

Managing Authority: MIUR

Proposal: ARS01_01195

Specialization Area: “Health”

Project title: Development of mechatronic, genomic and bioinformatics platforms for precision oncology
Acronym: PMGB

Project leader: Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” CHIETI-PESCARA

Project duration (months): 30 months

Start of activity: 01/09/2018

Grant: D.D. n. 2018 of 27/07/2018 updated with D.D. n. 2587 of 08/10/2018

Total cost of the project: €3.945.273,99 of which €1.957.361,99 funding PON MIUR

CUP: B36G18000410005

Location of activities: MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l. c/o Tecnopolis, Valenzano (BA)

Proponent partners:

  • Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” CHIETI-PESCARA (Ud’A) (Capofila)
    • ARROW DIAGNOSTICS SRL
    • Istituto Diagnostico Varelli SRL
    • MEDISDIH Soc. Cons. a.r.l. – Distretto Meccatronico Regionale e Digital Innovation Hub della Puglia
    • SIM NT SRL
    • SUPRE SRL SUBFORNITURE DI PRECISIONE

Actuating partner of Proponent MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l.: Università degli Studi di Bari

 

ABSTRACT

The project aims to activate a number of industrial and academic research activities and integrate them into a logical workflow to facilitate the development of Molecular Oncology Diagnostic Centers in the country, particularly in the southern area, and to promote the implementation of diagnostic networks for the selection and treatment of oncology patients with innovative therapies based on the mutational status of specific biomarkers. From data emerged in a recent national survey, coordinated by the Proposer, molecular diagnosis in oncology is carried out in large Centers with catchment areas of about 1,500,000 inhabitants. Large centers are needed to concentrate the activities and reduce management costs, to favour external quality assessment schemes, and increase diagnostic accuracy. In the southern part of Italy, the number of centers is currently insufficient, with a negative impact on patient management.

The implementation of functional networks designed to allow the interaction of centers with different catchment areas, skills and instrumentations (platforms with different throughput) can further reduce management costs, increase quality, facilitate exchange of information and create extensive mutational databases useful for the scientific community and further industrial and occupational development in biotechnology and pharmacology.

To this aim, the following tasks of research and development will be activated:

  1. a) Production of mechatronic dispensing devices (reagents /samples). This activity can be useful for automating processing of the numerous samples that need to be simultaneously analyzed in referral diagnostic centers.
  2. b) Development and validation of multiple genes panels for next-generation sequencing, with the support of leading international companies, covering all driver mutations at diagnosis and resistance-inducing genetic alterations at progression in the most common forms of solid tumors. Furthermore, bioinformatics algorithms for the analysis of genomic data will be developed and optimized.
  3. c) Production of a software package for the implementation of an integrated platform suitable for the integration of diagnostic molecular laboratories, with the purpose of making a unified virtual laboratory (meta-lab) distributed across south Italy.

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National Operative Program (PON) Research and Innovation 2014 – 2020 – Axis 2 – Thematic projects – II.2 Cluster

Managing Authority: MIUR

Proposal: ARS01_00305

Specialization Area: “Smart Secure & Inclusive Communities”

Project title: System for forecasting and managing risk on Critical Infrastructures in Southern Italy

Acronym: RAFAEL

Project leader: ENEA National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

Project duration (months): 30 months

Start of activity: 01/06/2018

Grant: D.D. n. 1071 of 04/06/2019

Total cost of the project: €9.279.925,40 of which €4.639.962,70 funding PON MIUR

CUP: B66C18000900005

Location of activities: MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l. c/o Tecnopolis, Valenzano (BA)

Proponent partners:

  • Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile
  • ANAS SpA
  • Consorzio C.R.E.O. Centro Ricerche Elettro-Ottiche
  • CUEIM Consorzio Universitario di Economia Industriale e Manageriale
  • e-distribuzione SpA
  • G&A Engineering Srl
  • GEO-K Srl
  • GORI S.p.A.
  • Himet Srl
  • Istituto nazionale di geofisica e vulcanologia
  • MEDISDIH Soc. Cons. a.r.l. – Distretto Meccatronico Regionale e Digital Innovation Hub della Puglia
  • NUVAP Srl
  • Telecom Italia SpA
  • Tointech Srl
  • Università “Campus Bio-Medico” di ROMA
  • Università degli Studi de L’AQUILA
  • Università degli Studi di FERRARA
  • Ylichron Srl

 

Actuating partner of Proponent MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l.: Politecnico di Bari

 

ABSTRACT

The RAFAEL project is part of technological developments over the last few years and aims to integrate them together with technologies that will be purposely developed in the project within a platform (CIPCast), which will become one of the reference assets to provide services (to companies and to the Public Administration) through the constitution of Consortium EISAC.IT which will carry out its operational deployment in Italy.

CIPCast is a DSS (Decision Support System) for predicting natural events and their impact on Critical Infrastructures: in addition to predicting the likelihood of individual elements being damaged, CIPCast also evaluates the impact on services and the impact on the population and on the industrial system. In addition to being a system that captures real-time data and provides a prediction in an operating system mode (24/7), CIPCast can generate synthetic scenarios (earthquakes, flash floods) and assess the perturbations induced by such scenarios. Additionally, CIPCast allows to evaluate impacts resulting from system attack scenarios.

CIPCAst is currently customized on the Lazio Region. The RAFAEL project will expand its use to areas of southern Italy most exposed to dangers of natural events.

Through the RAFAEL project, the CIPCast platform will also be enriched with additional features derived from technologies available (and developed) in the partnership, which will improve its current capabilities:

– data analysis by remote sensing (SAR and multispectral data)

– development of environmental sensors (radon, CO2, NOx and toxic gases)

– analysis of seismic and geo-dynamic sensors (for roads, railways, etc.) whose data will be integrated with SAR data

– development of chemical and bacteriological sensors

– development and integration of sensors on networks for access to “functional” data

– development of new tools for Emergency Management (field systems based on Augmented Reality and the like)

The RAFAEL project will produce Pilot Cases in 3 distinct areas:

– city of Naples and the Vesuvian area

– Val d’Agri area in Basilicata

– city of Bari

CIPCast will also be extended to all networks (electricity, water, gas, telecommunications, roads and railways), highlighting their functional dependencies in order to build a first Risk Management Forecast System on the “critical system system” integrated into each other through a suitable dependency map.

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National Operative Program (PON) Research and Innovation 2014 – 2020 – Axis 2 – Thematic projects – II.2 Cluster

Managing Authority: MIUR

Proposal: ARS01_01270

Specialization Area: “Health”

Project title: Innovative Devices For SHAping the RIsk of Diabetes

Acronym: IDF-SHARID

Project leader: Distretto Tecnologico Campania Bioscience

Project duration (months): 30 months

Start of activity: 02/04/2018

Grant: D.D. n. 2790 of 27/09/2018

Total cost of the project: € 9.165.000,18 of which €4.582.500,09 funding PON MIUR

CUP: B96G18000470005

Location of activities: MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l. c/o Tecnopolis, Valenzano (BA)

Proponent partners:

  • Distretto Tecnologico Campania Bioscience
  • Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences
  • MEDISDIH Soc. Cons. a.r.l. – Distretto Meccatronico Regionale e Digital Innovation Hub della Puglia
  • SCAI Finance S.r.l. Unipersonale
  • TME SRL
  • Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
  • Università degli Studi di CATANIA

 

Actuating partner of Proponent MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l.: Università degli Studi di Bari

 

ABSTRACT

IDF SHARID will exploit the genetic and epigenetic information already available in the literature aiming at create, design, implement and test a prototype genomic Lab-On-Chip (LOC) capable to identify specific epigenetic and genetic variability associated to individual risk of diabetes and response to nutritional and/or exercise intervention. LOC design will feature an open architecture, which will enable it to detect further markers to be identified at a later stage. Indeed, a further and highly integrated effort of this project will be aimed at developing an array of innovative epigenetic, metagenomic and genetic markers for detection of diabetes risk or response to lifestyle intervention which will be identified and validated, and will further expand the performances of the LOC. At a later stage, the newly generated LOC will be adopted to conceive an innovative and low-cost interface (device) enabling data interpretation and molecular diagnosis.

We anticipate that the availability of such a device will bring prediction from the current ambulatory-based questionnaire assessment to molecular medicine across a wide range of applications spanning from determination and quantitation of response to exercise to clinical prediction at the individual level. In the future, this technology is expected to revolutionize current diabetes treatment.

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Field: E-learning

Object: Construction of game-based learning tools for the creation of Knowledge Communities in the educational and professional fields. These innovative tools will customized to SMEs allowing their employees to acquire and strengthen specialized and transversal I4.0 skills and better integrate their job into the I4.0 industrial environment.

Client profile and Activieties: The C-LAB 4.0 target is every Apulian SME with a low-medium digitization level. Starting from its Consortium SME Partners, MEDISDIH will test C-LAB 4.0 developed prototype tools supporting the integration of e-learning and e-teaching games in their corporate training processes. The client needs are to avail of decision-making learning systems based on the Just in Time Knowledge Management approach which allows the best assimilation and, therefore, the most effective job placement or professional updates for employees. The project involves a strong network relationship between enterprises (SMEs and Large Firm), research laboratory and organizations, MEDISDIH and Apulian End Users, for developing a technological prototype of game-simulation to meet client needs. This technological prototype is an innovative and multimedia way of education and professional training on the topics of Industry 4.0 and is able to feed the most important processes of the Creative and Digital Industry 4.0 economy.

Project duration: In the start-up phase

Funding Costs: € 1.407.065,84 allocated by the Puglia Regional Government to Innolabs Program

Field: Logistics

Object: feasibility study for the creation of a management, analysis, control and monitoring system of the data produced by all the automated warehouses installed by the company. The enterprise aim is to offer proactive and predictive services with high added value.

Client profile: the Use Case was conducted for ICAM Srl, an Apulian logistics SME. MEDISDIH profiled corporate targets, problems and expected benefits for the develop of an implementation solution to company needs. In this Use Case MEDISDIH has conducted an assessment of investment times, costs, possible funding sources and Return Of Investment (ROI).

Use Case duration: 14/09/2016-31/05/2017

Costs: the Use Case was conducted in the field of “APULIA CPS/IOT HUB FOR REGIONAL DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SMES – APULIA MANUFACTURING RDMI HUB – for the establishment of a feasibility study for a Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) Hub” Project, funded by I4MS “ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs” H2020 (€4.000,00)

Field: Wood-furniture

Object: feasibility study for the introduction of an innovative I4.0 business processes through the using of web platforms, design software and production processes with digital assistance

Client profile: the Use Case was conducted for INNOVA D&P Srl, an Apulian SME. MEDISDIH profiled corporate targets, problems and expected benefits for the develop of an implementation solution to company needs. In this Use Case MEDISDIH has conducted an assessment of investment times, costs, possible funding sources and Return Of Investment (ROI).

Use Case duration: 14/09/2016-31/05/2017

Costs: the Use Case was conducted in the field of “APULIA CPS/IOT HUB FOR REGIONAL DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SMES – APULIA MANUFACTURING RDMI HUB – for the establishment of a feasibility study for a Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) Hub” Project funded by I4MS “ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs” H2020 (€4.000,00)

 

Object: feasibility study for the establishment of an Apulian Digital Innovation Hub on the territory.

Activity: in 2016 April, MEDISDIH was involved by Confindustria Bari BAT in the “APULIA CPS/IOT HUB FOR REGIONAL DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SMES – APULIA MANUFACTURING RDMI HUB – for the establishment of a feasibility study for a Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) Hub” Project, funded by European Commision (I4MS-ICT Innovation for manufacturing SMEs H2020 initiative). The project follow-up has been the integration of the Apulian DIH into the pre-existing Mechatronic Technological Cluster structure.

Project duration: 14/09/2016-31/05/2017

Funding Costs: the project was funded by EU in the frame of I4MS “ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs” H2020 (€50.000,00)

 

Field: Robotics for Healthcare

Object: Advanced Mini-invasive Systems for Radiotherapy and Diagnosis

Client profile and Activieties: Amiderha activities performed by MEDIS, now MEDISDIH, were focused on the client profile of two local SMEs, MASMEC S.p.A. and Itel Telecomunicazioni S.r.l., both operating in the field of advanced mechatronics systems for Healthcare. The above mentioned companies are already implementing Digital Technologies in their operational structures and are seeking support from MEDISDIH in accessing specific highly innovative digital technologies to be integrated in their new generation of products. The main Clients needs in the frame of Amiderha activities were to develop enabling mechatronics and digital technologies integrating sensors, signal processing and image analysis, mechatronics, software, material physics and materials science, biotechnology and nanotechnology devoted to meet the specific needs of the two above cited companies:

  1. a) Innovative imaging diagnostic systems based on Magnetic Particle Imaging for mini-invasive diagnosis and interventional percutaneous real-time imaging (MASMEC S.p.A.);
  2. b) Innovative system for proton therapy with unique technology based on propriety patents on: linear proton accelerators for proton therapy, robotic positioning system for patient handling in the treatment room and software for protontherapy treatment plans (ITEL Telecomunicazioni S.r.l.)

Project duration: 02/04/2012-31/12/2015

Funding Costs: €18.458.400,00 allocated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to the PON R&C 2007-2013 Program

Field: Robotics for Healthcare

Object: Advanced qualification of 12 researchers (graduate) and 8 technicians (undergraduate) specialised in Engineering, developing and testing of signal processing and intelligent diagnosis systems for biomedical applications. MEDISDIH conceived and coordinated the highest level training project (integrated with the R&D Project).

Project duration: 01/10/2012-31/12/2015

Funding Costs: €1.196.200,00 allocated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to the PON R&C 2007-2013 Program

Field: Sustainable mobility

Object: Mechatronic innovative safety systems (wired and wireless) for railway, aerospace and robotic applications

Client profile and Activieties: MASSIME activities performed by MEDIS, now MEDISDIH, were focused on the client profile of one local Large Enterprise, MERMEC S.p.A., and three local SMEs, Blackshape S.p.A., MASMEC S.p.A. and Itel Telecomunicazioni S.r.l. active in the railways, aerospace and robotics fields. All the above mentioned companies are already implementing Digital Technologies in their operational structures and are seeking support from MEDISDIH in accessing specific highly innovative digital technologies to be integrated in their new generation of products. The main Clients needs in the frame of MASSIME activities were to develop wired and wireless, innovative mechatronic and digital safety systems, formed by a combination of sensors and microelectronic technologies and supported by a suitable software infrastructures, for railways, aerospace and robotics applications.

Project duration: 01/01/2012-31/12/2015

Funding Costs: €21.874.161,00 allocated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to the PON R&C 2007-2013 Program

Field: Sustainable mobility

Object: Advanced qualification of 10 researchers (graduate students) and 10 technicians (undergraduate students) specialized in Engineering and testing of innovative mechatronic safety systems for railway, aerospace and robotic applications. MEDISDIH conceived and coordinated the highest level training project (integrated with the R&D Project).

Project duration: 01/09/2012-31/12/2015

Funding Costs: €1.319.820,00 allocated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to the PON R&C 2007-2013 Program

Field: Sustainable mobility

Object: Advanced technologies for reduction of polluting emissions, fuel consumption and operating costs of Heavy Duty engines.

Client profile and Activieties: the activities were mainly structured on the profiles of CRF ScpA, FPT-Industrial SpA and MERMEC SpA, large companies operating in the powertrain and railway sectors. MEDIS, now MEDISDIH, has supported the project partners in accessing specific highly innovative mechatronic and digital technologies to be integrated into new generations of products.

Project duration: 02/05/2012-31/12/2015

Funding Costs: €7.175.109,50 allocated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to the PON R&C 2007-2013 Program

Field: Sustainable mobility

Object: Advanced qualification of 8 researchers (graduate students) for the development, design and testing of innovative mechatronic components in the powertrain applications. MEDISDIH conceived and coordinated the highest level training project (integrated with the R&D Project).

Project duration: 01/05/2012-31/12/2015

Funding Costs: €634.540,00 allocated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to the PON R&C 2007-2013 Program

Field: Sustainable mobility

Object: Advanced qualification of 8 researchers (graduate students) and 12 technicians (undergraduate students) for the development, design and testing of innovative mechatronic components in the automotive and manufacturing facility applications. MEDISDIH conceived and coordinated the highest level training project (integrated with the R&D Project).

Project duration: 01/10/2012-31/10/2014

Funding Costs: €1.390.580,00 allocated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to the PON R&C 2007-2013 Program