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Universita di Pisa

Università di Pisa – Project coordinatorThe Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering (DICI) at the University of Pisa has been funded in 2012 from the fusion of 5 existing departments (Civil, Mechanical and Nuclear, Chemical, Aerospace Engineering) to create a solid and stable structure, with a faculty characterized by high professional expertise, continually working with great effort in education and research and with the goal to be the preeminent department of the area of engineering worldwide as measured by the quality of faculty, students, the impact of scholarly output, and reputation for excellence.

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ARPAT - Agenzia regionale per la protezione ambientale della Toscana - ARPAT is the regional environmental protection agency of Tuscany, funded by regional law in 1995. ARPAT monitors the state of the environment; carries out investigations on the sources of pollution and the impacts resulting from it, dealing with the detection and prevention of risk factors for the environment and human health.


Belgian Road Research Centre (BRRC) - The mission of the Belgian Road Research Centre (BRRC) is to promote technological progress in road construction through research, development and knowledge transfer. As a privately initiated public utility research institute it is at the service of public and private partners in the road branch. In this respect we support a wide vision of the road as an essential component of a comprehensive and sustainable transportation system with due consideration to all users, the environment and the socioeconomic context. Sustainable development through innovation is the vital lead for all the activities of the Centre.

Ecopneus Ecopneus - Ecopneus scpa is a no-profit Company Limited for the traceability, collection, treatment and recovery of End-of-Life Tyres (ELTs) set up by the leading tyre manufacturers operating in Italy for complying with art. 228 of Legislative Decree 152/2006 (Italian application of the European principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR) to the management of ELTs). It is the leading consortium for the management of ELTs in Italy, managing more than 65% of the total generated yearly in Italy, calculated on the basis of the market share of tyres sold as replacement parts by its partners nationwide.

IDASC-CNR - The IDASC-CNR (Institute of Acoustics and Sensors “O.M. Corbino of the National Research Council) was founded in 1936 by G. Marconi, having as first director the prof. O. M. Corbino. With admirable insight, the mission of the Institute was characterized by studies on Ultrasounds, Musical Acoustic, Environmental Acoustic and Development of Transducers, Sensors and Actuators. These lines of activity are still relevant fields of studies, and the Institute is the well grounded follower of them. So, at present, it still represents the recognized public reference at both National and International level of the scientific activities in the acoustic fields. It is in fact considered among the reference public Institutions of the Ministry of Environment and the regional Agency System for the environmental protection.

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Regione Toscana - Tuscany Region has been established by law n.108 of 7 February 1970. After decentralization of administrative function (Law n. 59/1997, Decree n. 112/1998), in march 1998, the State gave to region administrative function about environment, landscape and infrastructure and in 2001, 1450 Km of road became property of Tuscany Region.