The Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) is the largest Italian university in the field of engineering, architecture and industrial design. It is ranked among the world’s most outstanding universities in the engineering and technology field and as scientific-technological university it trains highly qualified engineers, architects and designers. It has over 42,000 students spread out among various campus located in: Milan Leonardo, Milan Bovisa, Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantua, Piacenza.
The Politecnico di Milano is a science and technology academia based on quality and innovation in teaching and research, resulting in a prolific relationship with the economic and manufacturing world. It participates in numerous EU and National research and training projects collaborating with the most qualified universities at European and international level.
Within the Merezzate+ project, through its Department of Energy (DENG), Polimi is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the project (WP1) and for monitoring the impact and evaluation of the activities (WP4). Furthermore, Polimi supports A2A Smart City and A2A Calore e Servizi in the analysis, design and implementation of the actions under the energy pillar.
Poliedra is a Consortium of the Politecnico di Milano which, for over 25 years, has been working on environmental and sustainability’s issues, land use, mobility, participation, decision support systems, smart cities and communities.
It carries out applied research and training activities with a strongly interdisciplinary approach and is mainly active in “transversal” research projects with respect to the specific skills of the Politecnico departments. The connection with the University takes place through our Scientific Council, in which the representatives of 8 departments are present.
Within the Merezzate+ project, Poliedra is responsible for the stakeholder engagement and citizen involvement (WP2), for mobility and circular economy actions (WP3) with the support of Polimi and A2A Smart City, and for the communication, dissemination, replicability and transferability activities (WP5).
A2A Smart City is the largest Italian multi utility company and is part of the A2A Group. It is leader in the energy, environment, heating, networks and smart city sector. A2A Smart City develop and manage the technological infrastructures enabling integrated digital services that are connected to the network. The competencies of A2A Smart City and its integration with the territory, guarantee the swift realization of innovative projects able to improve the quality of life in cities.
Within the Merezzate+ project, A2A Smart City is responsible, with the support of Polimi and Poliedra, of the coordination of the activities under the three pillars (WP3) and in charge for some specific task activity related to energy and mobility.
A2A Calore e Servizi is part of A2A Group. Leader in the Italian district heating sector, it has over 40 years of experience developing and managing district heating networks in the area of Milan, Brescia and Bergamo. Born in 2009, it is specialized in heat management supply and facility management and it mainly operates in the production, distribution and supply of heating for district heating networks as well as in planning, establishing and operating cogeneration plants including heating distribution networks.
Within the Merezzate+ project, A2A Calore e Servizi is responsible, in collaboration with Polimi, for the implementation of an innovative District heating network, the so called “fourth generation of district heating systems – 4GHD” (WP3).