The Università Politecnica delle Marche was founded in 1969 and it is located in Ancona, along the central Adriatic coast on an elbow-shaped promontory (its name in fact derives from the Greek word “Ankon” meaning elbow). Ancona boasts one of Italy’s most important ports. The Università Politecnica delle Marche plays a key role in the region for training both Italian and foreign students. At the moment there are about 17,000 students, 545 professors and researchers, and 565 members of technical and administrative staff working on the different campuses. There former five Faculties are situated on three main campuses and are now divided in 12 Departments: 1. Construction, Civil Engineering and Architecture; 2.Information Engineering, DII; 3.Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, DIISM; 4.Management; 5.Experimental and Clinical Medicine; 6.Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences - D3A; 7.Biomedical Sciences and Public Health; 8.Molecular and Clinical Sciences – DISCLIMO; 9.Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences; 10.Life and Environmental Sciences - Di.S.V.A.; 11.Economics and Social Sciences; 12.Materials, Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning- SIMAU. UNIVPM has an important role within UNIADRION, the "Network of Universities" established with the purpose to create a permanent connection among Universities and Research centres from the Adriatic-Ionian Region. In particular, UNIVPM hosts the UniAdrion Secretariat (http://www.uniadrion.net). To date, after more than three years of H2020 (Programming 2014-2020), we have more than 30 EU funded projects (between H2020, Cost, JPI, ERA-NET, DG and EU agencies, Erasmus +) for a total of around 9.5 million Euro. The main departments involved in the project are the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM) and the Department of Information Engineering (DII). The main activities are: research, didactics, professional consulting for public and private subjects.
ROLE IN THE PROJECT
UNIVPM will be the coordinator of the Italian demo site in Osimo. Moreover, it will lead task 5.1, participation to Task 4.2 and 5.4 and finally will also contribute in WP9.