Strategic partnerships for research & innovation

Since 2016, the PInK office manages strategic university agreements, and ensures support in their settlement and management.

Since 2018, the following partnerships have been launched with relevant international and national organisations.

Politecnico di Milano

The collaboration is addressed to students and staff of both universities for education, research, staff continuing education and for the realization of activites focused on sustainability in Milan and Venice. Both universities will provide equipment and technical expertise for the implementtaion of the activities.
Scientific advisors: Antonio Marcomini, Sauro Gelichi, Giorgio Arcodia


Venice Promex

The new tourist challenge in Veneto Region consists in attracting Chinese audience as first-choice destination: Venice Promex aims to train tourist operators of the region in welcoming Chinese tourists and to develop all related insfrastructures and services to assist tourists during their journey, offering tailored solutions and culturally prepared staff. The agreement with Ca' Foscari involves, on one hand, research activity on the post-pandemic Chinese turistic demand, on the other hand training activities for tour operators, in addition to an Active Learning Lab with companies and students to create new tailored itineraries.
Scientific advisors: Livio Zanini, Michele Tamma, Vladi Finotto


ISMEO - The International Association for Mediterranean and Oriental Studies

Ca' Foscari University of Venice and ISMEO collaborate in archeological scientific research and missions, in particular in the Pakistan Italian Archaeological Mission (MAIP). Main activities involve conservation of archaeological findings, large research of strategic interests for both institutions, cultural cooperation projects, dissemination and disclosure. Within the scope of the collaboration there will be also the publication of sizeable corpora, including archival funds, related to the cross-chronological culture and history of Asia and Africa.
Scientific advisor: Luca Maria Olivieri


National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

Ca' Foscari and INFN promote research, teaching and technology transfer activities in the field of science and technology for cultural heritage.
The University is also part of the INFN-CHNet network (second-level hub), the Cultural Heritage Network providing analysis, research, training and publishing in partnership with research institute in Italy.
Scientific advisor: Michela Signoretto


National Research Council (CNR)

The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. Since 2019, Ca' Foscari collaborates with the CNR to develop of extensive activities involving research and support services, technology development, innovation, teaching and training. The objectives of the framework agreement also include internationalisation of research and training activities, mobility of researchers, provision of equipment and instruments, staff and financial resources for the implementation of research activities of common interest and the activation of PhD programmes.

Joint Consultative Committee: Andrea Gambaro (scientific advisor), Salvatore Orlando, Barbara Stenni.


European Space Agency (ESA)

ESA_LAB@Ca'Foscari is an open platform for the implementation of strategic initiatives in the field of scientific research, international cooperation and promotion of impact research in the areas of common interest in 'space' scientific research, more specifically on sustainability and risk management. This initiative is included under the ESA_LAB@ network, a hub designed to promote innovation between ESA and the academic and research world.
Scientific advisor: Agostino Cortesi


Municipality of Venice and Iuav University of Venice

The Research Centre, currently under implementation, will develop new technologies for the protection and restoration of Venice cultural heritage. The agreement is part of a wider programme of interventions ratified by the Presidency of the Council of Ministries and the Municipality of Venice titled "Agreement for the Development of the City of Venice (Patto per lo Sviluppo della Città di Venezia): Interventions for economic development, group and territorial cohesiveness of the City of Venice".
Scientific advisor: Elisabetta Zendri


Authority of the Port System of the northern Adriatic Sea (ADSP)

The Research Centre on Port Economy and Management is being created to perform training and research on maritime port-logistics activities. Current and strategic topics for the city of Venice intertwine with Economics, Management, Law, International Relationships, and Environmental Impact. Within the framework of the agreement, ADSP received funding for a five-year contract for a course in "International Management", to disseminate specific knowledge on aspects related to the Italian industry sector with a focus on the impact and functioning of port activities.
Scientific advisors: Stefano Micelli (coordinator), Elisa Barbieri


Chamber of Commerce of Venice Rovigo

Ca' Foscari established a partnership on PID (Digital Business Point) with the Chamber of Commerce of Venice Rovigo. The collaboration is intended to support the digital transformation of local SMEs. From November 2018 to December 2019, Ca' Foscari Management and IT researchers offered free mentoring and training programmes to local SMEs to help them in the introduction of customised models and industry 4.0 technologies. About the project [ITA]
Scientific advisors: Vladi Finotto, Andrea Albarelli, Cinzia Colapinto.


IIT - Italian Institute of Technology

The Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT@Ca’Foscari), of the Italian Institute of Technology in partnership with the Department of Environmental Sciences, IT and Statistics, and Molecular Sciences and Nano Systems, promotes new technologies for the analysis and protection of cultural heritage. The scientific project features three research lines: Digitization and Retrieval, Protection and Machine Learning, integrating different subjects and skills going from computation analysis o materials sciences.
Scientific advisor: Marcello Pelillo


Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change

The "CMCC@cafoscari" centre on climate change results from the partnership between Ca' Foscari and the CMCC Climate - Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change. This partnership enables CMCC staff and researchers from the Environmental Sciences, IT and Statistics, Economics Departments to conduct joint research on future climate changes and possible adaptation actions to face resulting challenges. Among the research so far implemented there are the PhD Programme and the Master Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change.
 Scientific advisor: Antonio Marcomini

Last update: 28/09/2021