Project duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016


The idea of this school originates from the need to provide an ample training opportunity in which technological innovations are presented by experts in view of their environmental, economical, and societal impact. The principal objectives of the course are to provide students with a wide vision of critical material substitution in energetics and photonics including scientific, industrial, environmental, and social aspects, to promote the active participation of students to the school, to attract industries to take part in this initiative.

The solution (technology)

  • Student activities: posters and oral presentations by students (2 awards assigned for the best students presentations).
  • Complimentary activities: visits of university labs; visit Prysmian company; visit Crespi d’Adda, a historical workers village supported by Unesco.


  • Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca (University of Milano- Bicocca), Italy, (Lead Partner)
  • Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Université de Lorraine (UL), France
  • Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
  • Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Technology, INP), France
  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), France
  • Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA), Italy