MADE IN ITALY Circolare e sostenibile


MICS is an Extended Partnership aiming to carry out the foundational research to address the challenges in current models of design, production, consumption, as well as the End-of-Life of materials, products, production technologies and processes that are necessary for moving towards greener and circular pathways and patterns. Three main industries, namely Fashion, Furniture and Automation, characterizing the Italian industrial scenario are within the scope of MICS.

The ultimate goal is a future-proof Made in Italy: closed-loop, self-sufficient, self-regenerative, reliable, safe and sustainable from design to production.

  • Partners
    Politecnico di Milano, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Politecnico di Bari, Politecnico di Torino, Sapienza Università di Roma, Università degli studi di Bergamo, Università di Bologna, Università degli studi di Brescia, Università degli studi di Firenze, Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Università degli studi di Palermo, Università degli studi di Padova, Aeffe, Brembo, Camozzi Group, Cavanna, Itema, Leonardo, Natuzzi, Prima Additive, Sacmi Imola, SCM Group, Stazione sperimentale per l'industria delle pelli e delle materie concianti Srl (SSIP), Thales Alenia Space Italia
  • Call
    National Recovery and Resilience Plan, Mission 4 "Education and research" Component 2 "From research to business" Investment 1.3 funded by the European Union NextGenerationEU
  • Duration
    36 months
  • Overall budget
    114.5 M€
Italtel activities

Italtel actively contributes to the digital platforms and demonstrators in multiple (in an initial phase, 6) innovative projects together with prestigious academic and industrial partners, ranging from product traceability to advanced methodologies for the reuse of waste, from the use of AI for predictive purposes to real-time orchestration of the production processes