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Master in Tunnel Engineering 11|07|18

The call for the Master in Tunnel Engineering is now open. The course is directed by Prof. Claudio di Prisco of Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale of the Politecnico di Milano and organised by Consorzio Poliedra, starting from March 2019.
For further information please visit the website www.mastertunnelling.polimi.it or www.poliedra.polimi.it/attivita/formazione/master-tunnel-engineering

SmartVillages Kickoff Meeting in Maribor 19|06|18

The Kickoff Meeting of Interreg Alpine Space project SmartVillages was held in Maribor, Slovenia, on June 11-12. Poliedra is leader of SmartVillages’ Work Package 1, dedicated to the analysis of the state of the art of the test areas and to the setting up of regional stakeholder groups.

The project, that includes 13 partners from Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria and Italy, aims at fostering the smart transition of 10 mountain pilot areas that will work to kick-start digital and social innovation in their territories, embodying the concept of ‘smart village’, an extension and redefinition of the concept of Smart City, which is currently at the centre of EU policies.

SmartVillages’ website will be available soon.

Prometeus Events in Valladolid 26|04|18

The Prometeus events for the third semester have been held in Valladolid, Spain, from April 10th to 13th, hosted by the Region of Castile-Leon. Poliedra is Prometeus’ advisory partner.
The project’s Focused Meeting focused on exchanges on e-mobility Infrastructurisation and on re-use/recycle of batteries between Carinthia and Castile-Leon, the Steering Committee concentrated on the exchange of good practices among the five participant regions, the Interregional Workshop saw the presentation of projects on electric mobility and logistics by Spanish research centres and the city of Valladolid, and the field visits regarded the production of electric cars (Twizy) at the Renault facility and the new electric bus line in Valladolid.
More information at the Prometeus website.

Poliedra in the project SICAB, Sino-Italian CApacity Building 12|02|18

Poliedra will take part in the project SICAB, Sino-Italian CApacity Building, a higher education programme promoted by the Ministry for the Environment and the Safeguard of the Territory and the Sea, led by Politecnico di Milano, the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, University La Sapienza at Rome, the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change and the Italy-China Foundation. Poliedra supports the project with a dedicated educational module and the engagement of tutors.
The project, that starts on February 26th in Como, will encompass educational modules targeted at Chinese university and research centres, and will focus on ‘green’ issues, from the safeguard of the environment to the mitigation of emissions.
Visit the Facebook page of the project.

Circular Economy Stories: Contest 12|02|18

The contest Circular Economy Stories is open until the 31st may 2018. The challenge is to tell the transition of the Italian economic models throug videos, photography, audios and tales. The contest is one of the tools activated by the Circular Economy Stories project, which Poliedra is partner of. Here the details.

INTESI Project – Meetings in Bolzano 07|02|18

Poliedra, as technical assistance to Regione Lombardia, took part in the Alpine Space project INTESI (Integrated territorial strategies for services of general interest) meetings in Bolzano, on January 30-31. In the first day the programme saw the project’s Steering Committee and the field visits to the Val Passiria Test Area, focusing on an innovative hydroelectric plant in Moso and to the zero-impact library and ‘village house’ in San Martino. An Experience Exchange Seminar took place, in which videos of the partnership’s pilot actions were shown, including the video of the Valchiavenna pilot action created with the support of Poliedra for Regione Lombardia.

AUTOMOTIVE 2018 – Call for papers 23|01|18

July 9 – 11, 2018 | Politecnico di Milano – Via Raffaele Lambruschini 4, Milan

The 3rd edition of the Conference AUTOMOTIVE 2018 aims to be the forum of the automotive community to present and discuss the most recent results of scientific and technological research in this industry, with particular emphasis to applications and new trends. The Conference will cover all aspects of the segment focusing on electrical vehicles, connected autonomous cars and related mobility.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The deadline for the submission of the scientific abstracts is February 28th, 2018. Read in detail how you can participate at the following link convegni.aeit.it/automotive/documenti.
More information about the Conference AUTOMOTIVE 2018 are available on the website convegni.aeit.it/automotive/.

Resilience in action: reflections from the field experiences 22|01|18

Poliedra joined the conference “Resilience in action: reflections from the field experiences”, Milan, 19th of January. Poliedra presented two conversations about how Ecosystem Services can be a tool for analysis and evaluation in SEA and in local planning and the methodology developed for the EU “High Nature Value farming” indicator value as a tool to orient Public policies to support the resilience of rural territories.

– I Servizi Ecosistemici come strumento di analisi e valutazione nella VAS e nella pianificazione territoriale di scala locale
– Il contributo delle aree agricole ad alto valore naturale (HNV farmland) a supporto della resilienza dei territori rurali

Rural innovation systems in Primorje and Gorski Kotar in Croatia 19|12|17

Partners and stakeholders of P-IRIS project which is focusing of rural areas’ innovation systems visited County of Primorje and Gorski Kotar (Croatia) during study visit on 12th and 13th December 2017. The event was hosted by Local Development Agency PINS from Skrad which promotes economic development across county of Primorje and Gorski kotar. They invited regional actors to present good practices in the field of rural innovation systems. P-IRIS project aims to improve policies related to cooperation among actors from regional authorities, universities and research institutions, enterprise support actors and enterprises.
Partners and stakeholders from Croatia, Finland, Italy, Norway, Slovenia and Spain learned about the Croatian rural innovation systems during two days of study visits. University of Rijeka hosted the first day of the study visit, and PINS hosted the second day in the region of Gorski Kotar the second day of study visit.
The next study visit will be organized by Regional Council of Central Ostrobothnia and will take place on 8 and 9 May 2018 in Kaustinen, Finland.

More information about the P-IRIS project:
www.interregeurope.eu/p-iris/

Storie di Economia Circolare 27|11|17

Poliedra will participate in the launch event of the project Circular Economy Stories, that will take place in Rome on December 5th. The project was born to give visibility of the virtuous firms committed to the transition towards the circular economy, and to encourage environmental protection and critical consumption. It’s promoted by CDCA – Centro Documentazione Conflitti Ambientali and by ECODOM, Italian consortium dealing with WEEE recycling and treatment, and will be carried out with the support of Italian Ministry for the Environment. More information here.

Urban Logistics convention 05|11|17

Poliedra takes part to the convention “Logistica Urbana, un circuito virtuoso: dalle esigenze alle proposte”, describing the integrated approach for the smart city followed within Sharing Cities project. The convention will take place on 16th November, at the Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca. Here the program.

Prometeus events in Klagenfurt 20|10|17

Poliedra, advisory partner in Prometeus, participated in the meeting of the project’s second semester, that have been held in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, on 3-6 October. The activities encompassed the first Focused Meeting of the project, organised by Poliedra, in which Malta, Lazio and Carinthia discussed on how effectively transfer policies and good practices on electric mobility to one another. The second Steering Committee of the project was held with the presentation of the activities of all partners, and the Interregional Workshop focused on the presentation of good practices and case studies on electric mobility infrastructures and award systems on electric mobility from Austria and Germany. The field visits presented different types of electric infrastructures in Klagenfurt, as well as electric boats on the Wörthersee.

River Contracts monitoring system 10|10|17

The “Methodological document about the River Contracts monitoring system” is now available on the Lombard River Contracts website (download here). The document was edited by Poliedra within the Technical Secretariat supporting the regional River Contracts team; it describes phases, timing and tools to implement a system able to track the achievement of River Contracts target such as the improvement of water quality, the reduction of flooding risk and the spreading of awareness of the fluvial system value.

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