Sustainability and digital manufacturing


This research area includes multi and inter disciplinary studies on topics such as (but not limited to): environment, digitalization of production and processes, circular economy, sustainable development, economic growth.

Sustainable development has since long been at the heart of the European project and the EU Treaties give recognition to its economic, social and environmental dimensions that should be tackled together.

Development must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. A life of dignity for all within the planet's limits and reconciling economic efficiency, social inclusion and environmental responsibility is at the essence of sustainable development.

Sustainability means a development based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment.

Focusing on firms and industry, sustainability means a continuous search for efficiency and resource savings. In this sense, digital manufacturing has been considered as a highly promising set of technologies for reducing product development times and cost as well as for addressing the need for customization, increased product quality, and faster response to the market.


RE-ACTSelf-reflection tools for smart universities acting regionally

TRANS-URBAN-EU-CHINA: Transition towards urban sustainability through socially integrative cities in the EU and in China

HEART: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT –  an interdisciplinary training program for young researchers

ALICE: AcceLerate Innovation in urban wastewater management for Climate changE

POREEN: Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental Industries

DESIGN-MTS: DEfining Social responsibility Interventions for Grounded Networking in Machine Tools Sector


EPF (Economic Policy Forum)

Echalliance (European Connected Health Alliance)


China Center

Interdepartmental Center of the Fausto Vicarelli Laboratory

University Center for Adriatic-Ionian Maritime Studies and Trans-European Transport (CUSMAT)

Inter-university research center on healthy and active aging

Interdepartmental research center for the Evaluation of local policies (VPT)  Constitution decree n. 396 of 13 november 2019 and Constitutive Act

Interuniversity research center for Law studies in consumers' rights

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Ultimo aggiornamento  2020/05/29 10:27:53 GMT+2