Politecnico di Milano

Main role S(P)EEDKITS

Politecnico di Milano leads the work package focusing on packaging and conceptual and product design of new tents (WP1). The departnments BEST (Building technology) and INDACO (Design and product development) are directly involved, defining SMART and innovative techniques for packaging and delivery of different systems.

Brief description of the organisation

The Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) was established in 1863, and is now ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design, on international high quality and innovation in teaching and research. The research sectors are far-ranging, going from mechanical engineering and information technology to structural engineering, from conservation of cultural heritage to architectural planning, from Building sciences to industrial products and processes. BEST (Building, Environment Science & Technology) Department was founded in January 2002, merging skills of both Building Engineering and Industrial Design with the main area of interest which is the Technology for Architecture and for the Built Environment. INDACO is the Department of Industrial Design, Art, Communication and Fashion. Its research activities, in collaboration with associations, institutions and local agencies, are focused on promoting design as key element and strength of the national economic system. BEST and INDACO collaborate with the others sixteen departments of Politecnico on specific multidisciplinary projects, about engineering and architecture.

Read more about Politecnico di Milano on the website: http://www.polimi.it