STM and Politecnico: agreement for a new research center

"It is the result of the extraordinary committment on both sides on key topics such as sensor technology and AI" says the Rector Ferruccio Resta


Politecnico di Milano e STMicroelectronics hanno firmato un nuovo accordo di collaborazione che porterà alla costituzione di un centro di ricerca congiunto sui materiali avanzati per sensori (STEAM).

It is a state-of-the-art project in Lombardy and a unique opportunity in Italy, giving professors, researchers and PhDs of Politecnico as well as to companies interested in the subject the cutting-edge tools to design and develop MEMS technology (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System). 

The agreement, as described by the Rector of Politecnico di Milano Ferruccio Resta , "is the result of the extraordinary commitment on key issues such as sensors technology and artificial intelligence”, and is the natural conseguence of the proven collaboration between the University and the company, collaborating from many years on research and development projects.

The investment also provides for the update of the main infrastructures where research projects, training and thesis elaboration are carried out, starting with the realization of a state-of-the-art 200mm pilot line that will support the current PoliFab 150mm clean room ( discover PoliFab, the clean room of the Politecnico di Milano, on MAP # 7 ). The project has a potential innovative impact on the manufacturing sector , which is the driving force of the Italian economy: the new laboratory will be open to companies and is part of an ambitious project, that of create a a real innovation district in the Parco dei Gasometri in Bovisa , where an international research-enterprise-territory ecosystem is developing.

"A center of excellence that is an expression of the interaction between public and private , between universities and companies, which is one of the strategic activities of the University increasingly oriented towards the development of advanced research and competitiveness of the territory ”, adds Resta. Furthermore, the project is part of a framework that positions the Politecnico di Milano among the top universities in Europe in terms of its ability to attract European research funds and attractiveness towards academics and talented researchers from all over the world.