Agreement between A2A and Politecnico di Milano

Al via la collaborazione per ricerca e innovazione

The A2A Life Company Group and il Politecnico di Milano have started up collaboration for the development of innovation, research and training initiatives in the Energy & Utility sector, to support Italy’s ecological transition. The recently signed partnership model is based on two agreements with a  otal value of 8 million euros  and a duration of 5 years

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In particular, the agreement provides for the establishment of aJoint Research Center to implement multidisciplinary experimental projects on specific issues such as sustainable mobility, lthe development of renewable energy and hydrogen, battery recycling, lthe study of new technologies for waste treatment  and the recovery of materials and energy, for a total of 5 million.  

At the same time, the partnership will give rise to a Joint Research and Innovation Centre  inside the Innovation District which Politecnico di Milano is developing at the former Bovisa gasometer park and in which A2A will take part with a total investment of 3 million euros. The Joint Centre will be entirely dedicated to innovation in the following thematic macro-areas: "Technologies for the environment and energy" and "Technologies for sustainable mobility", also touching on the themes of energy transition and the circular economy.  

The agreement was signed by the Rector of the Politecnico, Ferruccio Resta and by Alumnus Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of A2A, n the presence of the President of A2A, Marco Patuano, the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala eand the President of Regione Lombardia, Attilio Fontana

The JRC - Joint Research Center has proven to be one of the most valid tools for strengthening the understanding between universities and business. For activating an ever closer synergy on topics of common interest and to meet the challenges that the NRRP poses to Italy: from energy transition, to sustainable mobility, and renewable energy. These are some of the objectives of the agreement which sees Politecnico di Milano working alongside A2A. One of the companies most actively encouraging this path of shared growth. Ready to support joint research from an open supply chain perspective. This agreement in fact represents a shared desire to create a real ecosystem of innovation that goes beyond applied research projects to the development of a flagship project on which the Politecnico will focus in the coming years 

said Ferruccio Resta

Innovation is a strategic factor that affects all our activities: we deal with the environment, energy and water, sectors for which A2A is committed on a daily basis to building innovative infrastructures essential for the ecological transition. For our Group, this agreement with the excellence that is the Politecnico, is an opportunity for sharing a common path: becoming protagonists of the decarbonisation process and making Italy increasingly competitive, in line with the provisions of European directives 

commented Marco Patuano

Innovation is a strategic factor that affects all our activities: we deal with the environment, energy and water, sectors for which A2A is committed on a daily basis to building innovative infrastructures essential for the ecological transition. For our Group, this agreement with the excellence that is the Politecnico, is an opportunity for sharing a common path: becoming protagonists of the decarbonisation process and making Italy increasingly competitive, in line with the provisions of European directives 

commented Renato Mazzoncini

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