The Politecnico di Torino and Iveco Group have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at developing shared research programmes in the mobility sector. Over the next three years, they will conduct studies and research in the cutting-edge field of commercial vehicle design, with a focus on sustainable innovation.

The signing ceremony took place today at the Rectorate of the Politecnico di Torino. In attendance were Guido Saracco, Rector, Politecnico di Torino; Giuliana Mattiazzo, Vice-Rector for Technology Transfer, Politecnico di Torino; Francesco Tutino, Chief Human Resources & Information Technology Officer, Iveco Group; and Marco Liccardo, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, Iveco Group.

The studies will focus “on the contribution of digitalisation, aided by Artificial Intelligence algorithms, in the design of new, innovative propulsion systems to support the transition towards a more sustainable future. The partners have established goals for the collaboration in areas related to energy management and reducing environmental impact, which are achievable in joint research like this through the adoption of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) criteria and eco-design methodologies. A fundamental tool in support of the European Green Deal and environmental sustainability, LCA is a multi-criteria evaluation methodology capable of covering a wide variety of impacts associated with human health, ecosystem health and resource availability”.

Iveco Group is a historic partner of Politecnico di Torino

Rector Guido Saracco declared: “Iveco Group is one of the historic partners of Politecnico, and there have been many success stories over the years stemming from this collaboration, not least the sponsorship of Biennale Tecnologia and of the CUS rugby team. With this new agreement, innovative projects in the field of mobility and the commercial vehicles of the future will be developed, as well as important professional opportunities for our students”.

Francesco Tutino, Chief Human Resources & Information Technology Officer, Iveco Group, commented: “This agreement represents a further step forward in our historic collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino that is now enriched with an even more efficient structure for the numerous activities that have long linked Iveco Group to the University. The importance of constant dialogue with the world of research and with centres of excellence is fundamental for Iveco Group, especially at a time when our industry is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace towards the new challenges it is called to face. We strongly believe in the value of continuous training, aware that our ability to innovate, adapt and excel is deeply rooted in the development of knowledge and skills”.

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