Date du début: 1 mars 2016,
Date de fin: 29 févr. 2020,
Although much has been done for developing technologies to bear upon problems of individuals with sensorimotor impairments, the impact of robotic aids on people with real needs in the real world is still very limited. Our main goal is to increase the cumulative benefits of assistive robotic technologies to society by enhancing their effectiveness AND the number of beneficiaries. The challenge is ...
Date du début: 1 sept. 2015,
Date de fin: 31 août 2019,
One of the most pressing and fascinating challenges scientists face today, is understanding the complexity of our globally interconnected society. The big data arising from the digital breadcrumbs of human activities promise to let us scrutinize the ground truth of individual and collective behaviour at an unprecedented detail and scale. There is an urgent need to harness these opportunities for s ...
Date du début: 1 oct. 2015,
Date de fin: 30 sept. 2018,
Global Systems Science – GSS – is an emerging research field focused on the risks and opportunities involved in global coordination problems. Examples of global systems include the internet, financial markets, intellectual property rights, global energy use and others. Developing evidence and understanding in view of such systems and of related policies is rapidly becoming a vital challenge for mo ...
Date du début: 1 janv. 2017,
Date de fin: 30 juin 2018,
Cracks in silicon solar cells composing photovoltaic (PV) modules are induced during production (soldering of busbars onto solar cells, other defects), transportation, installation and exposure to the environment. The economic impact of cracking in PV modules has been assessed in about 6 Euro/(kWp year) due to the cost of repair/substitution and the missing production while cracks are not yet obse ...
Date du début: 20 juin 2016,
Date de fin: 19 juin 2018,
ShakerMaker brings together mainstream manufacturers and makers (i.e. tech-savvy craftsmen driven by social innovation and open source principles) in an purposely designed ecosystem built to enable cross-boundary partnerships for innovation. The partnerships will be facilitated by a targeted programme piloted in four locations in Europe and curated by experienced facilitators. Combining skills and ...
Date du début: 1 juil. 2013,
Date de fin: 3 mai 2018,
This proposal presents a study of the EXODUS of exceptionally gifted individuals due to the increased utilization of short-term contracts. The primary objective is to study the impact of Italian labour market reforms, specifically those related to the regulation and utilization of short-term employment contracts, on the departure of skilled workers towards other countries, which typically offer mo ...
Date du début: 1 mars 2015,
Date de fin: 28 févr. 2018,
The DOLFINS project addresses the global challenge of making the financial system better serve society by placing scientific evidence and citizens participation at the centre of the policy process in finance. The project strives to give scientific evidence and citizens participation central roles in the policy process concerning finance. DOLFINS will focus on two crucial and interconnected policy ...
Date du début: 1 juin 2016,
Date de fin: 31 janv. 2018,
The BRIGHT project aims at enhancing the visibility and perception of researchers among the general population in the Tuscany Region, simultaneously with all the European Researchers’ Night (ERN) initiatives.BRIGHT acronym means “Brilliant Researchers Impact on Growth Health and Trust in research”, wishing to underline the positive aspect of the research activity in order to convey a positive mes ...
Date du début: 1 janv. 2015,
Date de fin: 31 déc. 2017,
The DISIRE project has been inspired by the real existing needs of multiple industrial sectors, including the world leading industrial partners in the non-ferrous, ferrous, chemical and steel industries that are highly connected and already affiliated with the SPIRE PPP and its objectives. The overall clear and measurable objective of the DISIRE project is to evolve the existing industrial process ...
Date du début: 1 déc. 2012,
Date de fin: 30 nov. 2017,
"Photovoltaics (PV) based on Silicon (Si) semiconductors is one the most growing technology in the World for renewable, sustainable, non-polluting, widely available clean energy sources. Theoretical and applied research aims at increasing the conversion efficiency of PV modules and their lifetime. The Si crystalline microstructure has an important role on both issues. Grain boundaries introduce ad ...
Date du début: 1 avr. 2013,
Date de fin: 31 mars 2017,
The problem:The design of collective adaptive systems (CAS) must be supported by a powerful well-founded framework for modelling and analysis. CAS consist of a large number of heterogeneous entities with decentralised control and varying degrees of complex autonomous behaviour. These entities may be competing for shared resources even when collaborating to reach common goals. The pervasive but tra ...
Date du début: 1 nov. 2013,
Date de fin: 31 oct. 2016,
This project proceeds from the vision that fundamental advances of policy modelling in finance and climate finance can only stem from a genuinely interdisciplinary approach where network science, big data and ICT's meet economics and financial regulation. Accordingly, on the one hand we will develop new methods to assess the systemic importance of market players in (climate) financial networks and ...
Date du début: 1 nov. 2012,
Date de fin: 31 oct. 2016,
Future advancements in ICT domain are closely linked to the understanding about how multi-level complex systems function. Indeed, multi-level dependencies may amplify cascade failures or make more sudden the collapse of the entire system. Recent large-scale blackouts resulting from cascades in the power-grid coupled to the control communication system witness this point very clearly. A better unde ...
Date du début: 1 juin 2014,
Date de fin: 30 sept. 2015,
...udents and staff towards European destinations.
The total number of mobilities under this project is 5 (other 20 student mobilities for traineeships were funded by the Erasmus+ Consortium led by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa): 3 student mobilities for traineeships and 2 staff mobilities for training. It is worth mentioning that this was the very first time that IMT staff had the opportunity ...
Date du début: 1 sept. 2011,
Date de fin: 31 août 2015,
"In this proposal we present PHIDIAS, with the objective to provide an affordable, high-throughput, distributed, knowledge-sharing platform for phenotype collection and analysis. PHIDIAS will incorporate lessons learned from prior phenotyping efforts and will be a simple to use platform for acquiring (non-destructively and continuously) and analyzing phenotypes from plant experiments. Its novelty ...
Date du début: 1 oct. 2010,
Date de fin: 31 mars 2015,
Future software-intensive systems, such as sensor networks, power grids, satellite and robot swarms, will generally exhibit a number of characteristic features:Massive numbers of nodes, nodes with complex behavior, or complex interactions between nodes.Operation in open and non-deterministic environments with variable network top ...
Date du début: 1 sept. 2010,
Date de fin: 30 nov. 2014,
ICT developments both enable and also enforce large-scale, highly-connected systems in society and industry. Knowledge to cope with these emerging systems is lacking. HYCON2 will stimulate and establish the long-term integration of the European research community, leading institutions and industry in the strategic field of control of complex, large-scale, and networked dynamical systems. It will i ...
Date du début: 1 sept. 2010,
Date de fin: 28 févr. 2014,
In this project we set up an interdisciplinary consortium of computer scientists, physicists, economists and policy makers to deal with the problem of understanding and forecasting systemic risk and global financial instabilities. By leveraging on expertise in the various disciplines, we want to provide a novel integrated and network-oriented approach to the issue. On one hand, we will offer a the ...
Date du début: 1 févr. 2010,
Date de fin: 31 mai 2013,
The EU electric power system experiences a fundamental change in the quasi-monopolistic, top-down oriented, stable, and reasonable predictable arrangements of the past. It now spans continents, has hundreds of millions consumers and hundreds of thousands of producers, from nuclear power plants to privately-owned and operated badly predictable renewables such as solar cells, wind and microturbines ...
Date du début: 1 déc. 2009,
Date de fin: 30 nov. 2012,
To develop a unique paradigm for the design of embedded control systems that will reduce the gap between control and circuit worlds and reduce the costs in automotive productsEmbedded integrated circuits (ICs) are a larger market segment than embedded software and embedded boards. A functionality of paramount importance in emb ...
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