Zinc-polysulfides redox flow battery based on low-cost, earth-abundant and non-toxic materials for stationary energy storage.
IPA 2021 – The award dedicated to the excellence of Italian Public Research
The Ministry of Economic Development, through the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) with the purpose of promoting the Italian innovation ecosystem, has put in place actions aimed at the economic enhancement of industrial property titles, in particular patents, to expedite the dissemination of both, technology and knowledge transfer. To this end, in collaboration with Associazione Netval (the Italian Network for the Valorisation of Public Research), the Ministry organized the ‘Intellectual Property Award’ 2021 (IPA 2021) competition.
Innovation teams from Italian Universities, Public Research Organizations and Research Hospitals (IRCCS), were invited to present their most ‘avant garde’ solutions in the fields of: 1. Agritech and Agrifood; 2.Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data; 3.Green Technologies and Alternative Materials; 4.Life Science and Health Care; 5.Aerospace; 6.Renewable Sources, Alternative Energy and Water; and 7. Future Mobility
Here are the 35 innovations that made it to the IPA2021 finals held at EXPO Dubai 2020.
Method for creating an artificial solid-electrolyte interface layer on the surface of lithium metal, for rechargeable batteries
Injectable and bioabsorbable drug release device, capable of administering drug doses at set times to increase the efficacy of treatments.
Synthetic sensor for aerodynamic angle estimation which allows to limit the first cause of fatal accidents: loss of control due to stall conditions.
Optimising Redox Flow Batteries used for energy storage in power plants for electricity generation using renewables or within power grids.
Wear-free materials in ultra-refractory ceramic composite with the ability to cope with temperature changes, from -200 ° C to over 1800 ° C.
High-speed modulation of the polarization of photonic pulses, for use in the field of quantum key distribution.
Production of doped transparent ceramic materials that can be used as laser gain media, scintillators and for illumination.
Competitive alternative to the complex and expensive technologies presently used to densify non-oxide ceramics.
Sensors for determining the confidence of disparity maps inferred by a stereo algorithm for image acquisition systems.
Invention which allows to simplify the bonding and separation of objects composed of different parts connected by thermoplastic adhesives.
Invention which allows to solve some of the traditional gearbox's problems, such as wearing, maintenance costs, lubrication and engagement noise.
MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) fabricated with standard industrial processes, with high resolution, compact size and low power consumption.
Pharmaceutical product for the treatment of all forms of ALS by acting on the dysregulation of miR-129-1 in patients with familial or sporadic ALS.
Molecular diagnostic method with a pair of species-specific primers to detect the presence of the phytopathogenic fungus Macrophomina phaseolina.
Method for transferring classical information on quantum information protected from error corrections in quantum communications.
Device which aims at reducing the fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions of HEVs by implementing a real-time energy management system.
Nanoelectronic device capable of storing data and processing them without the need to rely on circuits external to the memory itself.
Natural peptaibolic tricogina peptides for leaf treatment of Plasmopara Viticola (grape downy mildew) and other common agricultural pathogens.
Device which enables to generate quantum correlations and generate stage between two selected states of a single photon.
Device and method that can provide real time data of the moisture content of soil, vegetation and snow covered surfaces over large areas.
Method to measurement tannins in wines without the need of neither sample preparation / purification nor separation techniques.
Controller that allows a wind turbine generator to provide support to the electricity system in case of sever frequency transients.
Chimeric complex characterized by a high anti-metastatic activity able to reduce off-target effects at the same time.
Formulation to obtain composite polymer propellants with detailed control over the geometries produced, for better fuel efficiency.
Method that enables the efficient selective extraction of palladium from Hi-Tech waste leaching or wastewater from industrial processes.
Antibody able to bind and silence specific targets and be used for the validation of new therapeutic targets and the generation of diagnostic applications.
A reconfigurable radio frequency power dividing and phase shifting network, to distribute the input signal on a subset of output ports.
Light hybrid-electric aircraft, equipped with structural batteries; can be used in pure electric mode during take-off and landing phases.
Method for the early identification of head and neck carcinoma that also allows to avoid potential relapses and a bad prognosis.
Process to purify photosyntetic pigments produced by cyanobacteria and some algae applied to both dried and fresh biomass.
Invention that uses supercritical carbon dioxide to pasteurize food, at temperature and pressure conditions that do not alter its structure or flavour.
Use of mesoporous silica for the removal of carcinogenic mineral oils during the production of food grade paper/cardboard.
The invention is related to an de-icing system fully integrated inside the structural panel of the leading edges.
ToothPic Authenticate is an innovative authentication system based on the identification of the smartphone/tablet camera sensor.