Project list


Blue Energy Deployment Alliance


Founding program:
Interreg MED
01/11/2019 – 30/06/2022 (32 months)
Budget: 2,8 million euro


Sustainable wood chains for construction of low-carbon multi-storey buildings from renewable resouces
Founding program:
Horizon 2020
09/2019 – 08/2023 
(48 months)
Budget: 10 million euro


Enhanching Universities' Sustainability TEeaching and Practices though Ecological Footprint
Founding program:
Nov 19 - Nov 22 (36 months)
Budget: 449 thousand euro

City Minded

City Monitoring and Integrated Design for Decarbonisation
Founding program:
31/12/2019 – 31/08/2022 (32 months)
Budget: 334 thousand euro

Completed projects

Funding program:
Interreg MED 2014-2020
01/11/2016 - 30/11/2019

(36 months)
Budget: 2.4 million Euro
The MAESTRALE project aims to lay the basis for a Maritime Energy Deployment Strategy in the Mediterranean by sharing knowledge among scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs and citizens and prompting effective actions and investments for blue growth.
Blue Energy refers to a set of emerging technologies that exploit marine sources to generate renewable energy. These devices still are at the early stage but promising pilot projects have been demonstrated mainly in ocean seas. Although just a few experiences have been developed in the Mediterranean sea until now, the potential of waves, offshore wind and marine currents - besides marine biomass and heat and salinity gradients - can be exploited to generate energy from the sea.
Indicatori di Sostenibilità
Funding body:
Fondazione Monte Paschi di Siena
The project The Sun in the Plate' (Il Sole nel Piatto) is supported and promoted by the Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation and its main purpose is to carry out a characterization of foods on the basis of the Emergy methodology.
The agricultural productions of 24 farms selected by Coldiretti, CIA and Confagricoltura, which are distributed throughout the Siena territory, are analyzed. Their productions are very varied: wine, olive oil, beef and pork, honey, vegetables, legumes, cereals, beer, truffles, pasta and many other products!
Project promoted and supported by the Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation focused on the themes of food and the environment, sustainability and agriculture, energy, lifestyles and conscious consumption.
Scool Food is an educational pathway (school year 2016-17) designed to develop skills through a learning by doing methodology. The innovativeness of the project is not only in the themes but also in the inclusive instructional design. There are non-traditional lessons conducted through the use of teaching mediators such as audiovisual aids, gaming, worksheets, quizzes and other activities (cooperative learning, circle time). Students are also involved in the daily promotion of good ecological and sustainable practices, even at home, and induced to mature their personal beliefs and develop an awareness and sensitivity to the issues.
There are 6 strands of the pilot project: i) agriculture; ii) waste and refuse; iii) conscious consumers; iv) lifestyles; v) food education; vi) sustainability, energy and resources.
BASIQ is a cooperation project between companies and scientific partners for the innovation of livestock and fruit and vegetable supply chains within the Integrated Supply Chain Plan (PIF) "Mangiare Corto per Guardare Lontano" (Short Eating to Look Away) funded under the PSR Regione Toscana (2016-2017). The PIF, coordinated by Cuoco a Domicilio & Co. Snc, involves primary producers and processors of zero-kilometer multi-chain products.