Research, development and technological innovation represent Novasis Innovazione an essential tool to overcome future challenges and propose innovative and proprietary and distinctive technology solutions. The areas of research and development that are being carried out are:
- Applied Research
- Technological Scouting
- Market analysis
- Intellectual Property Management
- Feasibility studies
- Technology transfer
- Access to national and international research programs
Through a broad network of partners (Universities, Research Centers, Public Bodies), technical-scientific collaborations have been launched that allow Novasis Innovazione to constantly monitor the state of the art of science and technology of topics of interest.
Novasis Innovazione is part of the MESAP Innovation Pole Smart Manufacturing and Products Piedmont Region and is one of the associate companies since its inception.
AURAE. Environmentally sustainable Regional Automotive Chain for Aesthetic Processes
Objective: structuring the production chain of automotive components based on new aesthetic solutions, through innovative and eco-sustainable processes.
Novasis will carry out the role of supplier of characterisation systems, in line or off-line, based on vision and optics, to guarantee the quality of the product developing an Automatic Surface Inspection System.
Automatic visual inspection systems will then be implemented aimed at guaranteeing aesthetic and quality standards in the manufactured automotive components.
Coordinator: Stellantis. Partner: Macdermid, Verplast, RMP Savoini, Sacel group, Proplast, Novasis Innovazione
The project is funded in the call: Pi.Te.F. Technology platform of supply chain – Piedmont Region
Duratation 01/02/21 – 31/01/23 – Total project budget: 4M€
VIS4BEER. vision devices for high-performance bottling
The project operates in the technological context of Industry 4.0 by improving efficiency, ergonomics and decreasing waste in automatic production lines by means of intelligent vision systems. The identified application case consists of the beer bottling line (Heineken production site in Pollein, AO). VIS4BEER’s distinctive feature is to investigate and deploy algorithms based on both artificial intelligence (AI) and ruled-based.
The project is co-funded in the call: Aggregazione R&S – Aosta Valley Region
European Regional Development Fund 2014/20 (ERDF)
Coordinator: Novasis, Partner: Links foundation, Heineken
Duratation 18/04/22 – 17/09/23
PILA. Vision platform for battery assembly
The project aims to develop a vision platform based on innovative technological solutions used in a demonstration line of battery packs for sustainable mobility.
The PILA platform aims to transfer the technological benefits of Industry 4.0, adopted in the production lines of large industrial plants, in small production lines improving the activities of operators and products while maintaining the characteristics of flexible production. In particular, Novasis will focus on a demonstrator consisting of a 2D/3D vision station for the inspection of cell and busbar welding.
The project is funded in the call: PASS – Piedmont Region/ Aosta Valley
Coordinator: Novasis Innovazione, Partner: Podium Advanced Technologies
Duration: 26/03/21 – 26/09/22 – Total project budget:: 209.855,00€
MoDeRARE COVID. Diuresis monitoring and remote acute kidney injury prediction for COVID patients
The project goal is the development of an innovative system called AKIRA: Acute Kidney Injury Remote Alert. The urine monitoring system is based on a compact wireless sensor for the urine bag weighting, an acquisition device for data analysis, visualization and transmission to a cloud DB in which AI algorithms are devoted to the AKI prediction.
The project is funded by 2014/20 FESR – Asse 1 – OT 1 – 1.1.3 Action. Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) Valle d’Aosta – Salute – COVID-19
Coordinator: Novasis Innovazione. Partner: Honestamp, Polito – DISAT.
Total project budget: 222.837,50€.
RECIPLAST project aims to improve the environmental sustainability of automotive and packaging plastic components, through the development of separation, recycling and valorisation solutions of those post-consume fractions and industrial waste that still represent a critical issue in their capacity to be recycled and reuse. Starting from the existing technologies, some of which are part of partners’ background, new technical solutions will be developed. These innovative pathways will enable to sort fractions which are to date non-separable using thermo-mechanical and chemical processes, and to improve separation quality and reducing significantly the non-reusable fractions.
Info at: www.reciplast.it and https://www.linkedin.com/company/reciplast-progetto-bando-por-fesr/
Call: ERDF 2014-2020 Bioeconomy Platform – Piedmont Region
Duration 14/06/19 – 13/12/2021 – Project Budget: € 8.088.235
TRICE. ioT smaRt sensIng machine
TRICE project aims at providing existing production machines of the capabilities of adaptive control systems and active compensation features to fully optimize the performance of the manufacturing systems and minimize machine faults by the introduction of a smart IoT sensing machine suited to log and store in-line process parameters of a production machine, especially an aluminum fin forming machine in a heat exchanger assembly line. The optimization of the process using an automatic decision engine and the deployment of vision and optical metrology systems will improve the performance of the manufacturing system, minimizing the machine faults and increasing the quality.
Coordinator: Novasis Innovazione, Partner: JDeus
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 777455, Iot4Industry.
FALKOR. Multifunctional platform for the measurement of odor emissions, toxic and pollutant gas by using drone
Falkor research project has the goal to develop a new product/service for the monitoring of air quality by developing an innovative platform suited to integrate sensors for the detection and measurement of odor emissions, toxic and pollutant gas using drones or UAV. Market sectors: environmental, industrial, maritime, etc.
The research project Falkor is co-funded by EC-FESR and Aosta Valley region.
Greenfactory4compo. Green Factory for Composites
The project aims to find innovative manufacturing solutions to increase the use of high performance composite polymeric materials in an environmentally-friendly manner (factory and not only), combining technical cost / investment benefits, with sustainable environmental and energy impact. The project is based on two research lines: production and use of new materials for structural and aesthetic applications, and the manufacturing of the Intelligent Factory Technology Platform (Industry 4.0).
Partners: 6 large companies, 13 SMEs, 4 research organizations. Leader: Fiat Research Center
Humans. Human centered Manufacturing Systems
The project aims to create innovative technical solutions for performing complex operations through robust and safe human-robot interaction. The new factory paradigm will be achieved according to the following development lines: Collaborative, Mobile and Wearable Robots, Self-Adaptive Workstations, Internet of Things in Industry (IoT). The project is part of the “Intelligent Factory” technology platform (Industry 4.0).
Partners: 5 large companies, 9 SMEs, 3 research organizations. Lead: COMAU
UdR SIP. Predictive Integrated Systems
The SIP Research Unit intends to develop tools to investigate alteration/degradation of materials caused by the time-varying by non-invasive monitoring techniques of accessible surfaces and theoretical models capable of predicting the advancement of processes in progress. The Research Program includes three Operational Projects. Novasis is coordinator of the SMART project (Multidimensional Sensors and Networks), which concerns the construction of an innovative, multidimensional sensor network capable of continuously and reliably tracking valuable artistic and cultural sites. The network will be characterized by low installation and management costs, guaranteed by high energy autonomy. Data obtained, when validated, is stored in cloud, possibly even in open mode, for their processing, analysis and visualization of the aggregate or punctual data.
Partner: Aosta Valley Astronomical Observatory, Valle d’Aosta Autonomous Region – Department of Culture Education – Superintendence Department for Cultural Heritage and Activities – Structured Analysis and co-financed Projects, Aisico
NOVASENS. Innovative sensory system platform for the smart sensing of pollutant and toxic gas emissions
The project aims to develop an innovative compact, low cost and “smart” sensor prototype for the monitoring of air quality based on TDLAS (Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy) technique. Two prototypes have been realized, the first one for the monitoring of CO2 in the range 99.5-100% vol. with 50ppm accuracy and +/-200ppm precision. Partner: INRiM-National Institute of Metrological Research
QUADRANTE. Quality of Urban Air with Data Realtime Analysis for the Monitors of Trend of Emissions
The project aims to develop a highly innovative tool for providing information on the quality of air, and in particular the NO2. The software tool, developed in the project to provide the predictive air quality index, is based on an innovative architecture in which deterministic models and artificial intelligence coexist. The data structure of the project has been utilized by the Smart Data Platform that was used to make some raw data available in open mode. The project saw the involvement of the Ivrea Commune as a living-lab.
Partner: CSP, Polytechnic University of Turin, Astramec, Mext, Netsurfing, Salt & Lemon, SSE, Synthesis3
SMASH-GAMING. Miniaturized Sensor for the Analysis and Sensing of H2S and other toxic GAses by means of INteGration of nanostructures
The project aims to develop an innovative semiconductor sensor for monitoring the concentration of H2S. The sensor has been integrated into a measuring cell and its functional feasibility has been demonstrated in a landfill test site.
Partner: Polytechnic University of Turin, Agoren, Trustech
UdR ATLAS. Advanced Technology Laboratory for Automation Science
The ATLAS Research Unit aims to develop intelligent information systems for the classification and saving of large amounts of data. The demonstrator, a vision system, has been able to perform tests to monitor surface defects on mechanical details.
Partner: Aosta Valley Astronomical Observatory
HExEC. Hand Exoskeleton Emg Controlled
The project has developed a prototype of soft exoskeletal glove that can mitigate motor deficits in people with hand pathologies and improve fatigue and strength resistance in standardized people. Implementation has been made possible by the use of surface electromyographic signals (sEMG). Portability and usability are two of the features of the developed glove demonstrator.
Partner: Italian Institute of Technology, OTBioelectronics, SUISM, BFT, MAIP, Polytechnic University of Turin
GREAT 2020 “The green engine for air traffic in 2020”
The aim of the project is the development of technologies that enable a significant reduction of aircraft fuel consumption and noise. Novasis contributed to the Mechatronics WP and in particular to the development of a prognostic electronics board with FMEA analysis and PCB implementation.
Partner: Avio GE, Polytechnic University of Turin, Sky Technology
NOVAVITA. Miniaturized wireless sensor system for the remote sensing of neonatal vital signs
The goal of the project is to develop a non-invasive wireless body area network (WBAN) for monitoring haemoglobin saturation, ECG and superficial body temperature, characterized by low consumption and energy recovery systems. Functional tests of the demonstrator were conducted at S. Anna Hospital in Turin.
Partner: Politecnico di Torino, Infant Hospital S. Anna of Turin, Sanitary Company Valle d’Aosta