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Microalgae used in ‘zero-waste’ wineries

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has developed an eco-friendly process that enables the full use of wine dregs and of the sludge resulting from wastewater treatment. This circular economy process can be managed directly by wineries and reduces disposal costs.

PINK joins European Community of Practice on Intellectual Assets Management

PInK, Ca’ Foscari’s portal dedicated to technology and knowledge transfer between University research and businesses, institutions and the local territory, has participated in the writing of the new European Code of Practice for the smart use of intellectual property.

New molecules block activity of disease-related proteins

A research team of Ca' Foscari, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Padua has developed a method to rapidly and sustainably synthesize and isolate large collections of macrocyclic compounds, an emerging class of pharmaceutical molecules for the treatment of severe diseases such as cancer.

Research with hospital on pesticides and plant protection products

The collaboration with private healthcare facilities - such as the Giovanni XXIII Hospital - is at the root of a research project that aims to analyse the spread of certain substances with cost-effective and quick techniques.

'Green' cosmetics: British start-up invests in Ca' Foscari patent

The agreement was signed on Thursday, 24 February 2022 in Aula Baratto at Ca’ Foscari during the conference “Sustainability in cosmetics. Bridging research, patents and market”, which focussed on the relationship between sustainable research and its enhancement in the cosmetic industry.

UCAMP: universities and citizens envision a resident-friendly future

Seven European cities join forces to envision a "resident-friendly" future: this is Urban Good Camp - UCAMP, an Erasmus+ KA2 project that over three years will involve universities and citizens who will co-design cities for residents, students and workers.  

Microenterprises and entrepreneurs from the Veneto region meet industry 4.0

The Department of Management and six European partners participate in the ECOS4IN project, financed by the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme. The goal is to contribute to the evolution of organisational and technological culture within micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.  

 

 

Wrapping sea bass in its own cling film: new materials from fishery waste

A team of Ca' Foscari researchers supervised by professor Maurizio Selva has developed a process to produce cling film with the scales and skin of local fish, such as sea bass and mullet. This discovery marks a huge step forward in a field of research that aims to transform fishery waste into valuable products. 

‘Green’ cosmetics with the waste of the Sant’Erasmo artichoke 

Ca’ Foscari has developed and tested innovative formulas for haircare, using parts of artichoke that are wasted at the Rialto market. This ESF project has involved workers from the Rialto market and a local haircare salon franchise.