The technologies on our platform were recently protagonists of the Intellectual Property Award (IPA2021), the competition organised by the Italian Trademark and Patent Office of the Ministry of Economic Development and Netval, showcasing Italian technology patents developed by Universities, Research Centers and Scientific Hospitalisation and Care Institutes (IRRCS). In the Italian Pavilion at EXPO Dubai this March, the participants presented 35 innovative technologies, 5 for each of the 7 technological areas, deemed to be the most shaping of the global economy: from Life Sciences to Cybersecurity, AI and Big Data, passing through Green Technologies and Alternative Materials, Renewable Sources, Alternative Energy and Water, without forgetting the Agritech and Agrifood sector, Future Mobility and Aerospace.
An important occasion for inventors and for many Universities and Research Bodies, committed every day to create more effective processes and new products, or to improve those already available to meets the needs of a constantly evolving society.
- In Agritech e Agrifood, the Università degli Studi di Padova won first prize with “Peptides for Plant Protection ”. A concrete solution to replace pesticides, reducing environmental pollution and potential damage to consumers due to the toxicity compounds currently used.
- Università degli Studi di Padova won the first prize in Cybersecurity, IA e Big Data, with “IPOGNAC: a high-performance Qubit source for Quantum Key Distribution“. An avant garde technology that adopts the most advanced quantum cryptography to increase the communication security.
- In Green Technologies and Alternative Materials, first prize was awarded to the team from the Università degli Studi di Bologna, whose “RE-PAPER: Reusable Silica Monoliths for Decontaminating Recycled Paper Pulp” technology promises to decontaminate recycled paper to meet food grade packaging standards.
- Università degli Studi di Torino took home the prize for Life Sciences with “Chimeric Complex and Its Therapeutic Applications in Cancer and Metastasis Treatment”, a cutting-edge approach that has great potential in the fight against cancer.
- In Renewable Sources, Alternative Energy and Water, the Politecnico di Milano, won first prize with “SINERGY – Metal-Polysulfides Redox Flow Battery”. An innovation with the potential to improve the management of electricity through smart-grids and micro-grids and support the production of intermittent renewable energy.
- Similarly, Politecnico di Milano won the prize in Aerospace, with “HYBRIS: Structural Batteries for Electric Aircraft“; the proposed technology, linked to structural batteries, which will have the ability to enable the design and use of electrically powered aircraft, overcoming the limitations currently present in the sector.
- Last but not least in Future Mobility, the Università degli Studi di Bologna won with “SELF-CONFIDENT: Online Learning for Detecting Depth Sensors Failures”, a solution to increase the safety and effectiveness of autonomous driving systems.