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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.

XRmol: augmented reality reveals albumin-PFAS interaction

At Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, a science awareness project brings together biochemistry, analytical chemistry and information technology to fight PFAS pollution which affects the ecosystem and human health. 

An innovative system to test the "juiciness" of oranges

The collaboration between Ca’ Foscari and Agricola Lusia has delivered a system that scans and squeezes fruit, using mathematical models to determine the juiciness of oranges in a non-destructive way.

Cleaning up artistic heritage with a gel: from university to business

Irene Scarpa and Nasier's success story is about innovative gels capable of removing various types of patina and restoring the beauty of every kind of artistic piece. It is, above all, a virtuous example of technology transfer from academia to business in the cultural heritage conservation area.

Producing plastic from organic waste: the invention in Treviso

As part of the Res-Urbis project, Ca' Foscari researchers have patented a process to synthesize biodegradable polyester polymers from the organic fraction of domestic solid waste, effectively making a huge step forward towards an economy that wastes nothing.

Fluorescent molecules activate "green" chemical reactions

Scientists from the Green Organic Synthesis Team (GOST) research team led by Alvise Perosa and Maurizio Selva from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have demonstrated for the first time the possibility of triggering chemical reactions by illuminating natural carbon nanoparticles.