Joint Labs: the agreement between Politecnico di Milano and Pirelli has been renewed

The "Joint Labs" agreement between Politecnico di Milano, Pirelli and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano was renewed 10 years after the first signing. The agreement is renewed - in the words of Rector Ferruccio Resta - underlining “the importance of this long standing and constructive relationship between university and company, one of the keys indicated in the Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza".

Joint Labs will last three years and will be focused on research projects for the continuous technological innovation of tires. Thanks to the investment of over 2 million euros , it will focus on three main thematic areas :

  • Simulation, through the integrated use of the static simulator, installed in the Pirelli’s research and development centre, and the dynamic simulator of the Politecnico, with the aim of optimising the development and testing of new tyres, reducing lead times and strengthening collaborations with car manufacturers;
  • Materials, with the development of innovative solutions, such as new materials with low environmental impact, and the modelling of mixing processes;
  • Product and Cyber Development, with innovations in areas such as tyre aerodynamics, automated tread modelling and intelligent vehicle control.

In particular, five departments of Politecnico di Milano are involved in scope of this agreement:Mechanical Engineering; Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering; Mathematics; Electronics, Information and Bioengineering; and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

"Research and training are the prerequisites for an industrial development that looks to the future. The agreement between the Politenico di Miano and Pirelli is solid and this is the direction we wish to pursue"

continues the Rector.

"This agreement aims to consolidate enduring relationships for investments in the long term, which will enable the realization of advanced research with a high level of experimental and innovative content. Strategic partnerships like this create constant dialogue between companies and the university in order to shares needs, strategies and visions"

concludes Andrea Sianesi , President of the Polytechnic Foundation of Milan.

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