Project list


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


Partnership Agreement ID:
Funding Program:
Interreg Euro MED co-founded by European Union

Mission Name: Innovative Sustainable Economy
01/01/2023 - 30/09/2029 (81 months)

Budget: 4,9 milion euro 



COoperation and CO-designing PArtnership for CliMAte Neutrality
Funding program:
Interreg Euro-MED
01/2024 – 10/2026 (33 months)
Budget: 2,8 million euro

Completed projects

Title: EUSteps
Enhanching Universities' Sustainability TEeaching and Practices though Ecological Footprint
Funding program:
Nov 19 - Nov 22 (36 months)
Budget: 449 thousand euro
EUSTEPs is a three-year sustainability education project focused on the ecological footprint, funded by IKY through the ERASMUS + program (KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education).
The goal of EUSTEPs is to educate European university students and the wider academic community on the complexity of sustainability and its interdisciplinary nature in an engaging and captivating way. The program aims to help educate a new generation of citizens and professionals attentive to sustainability, who will be trained to measure sustainability with the use of dedicated digital tools, thus introducing a new and necessary professional figure in society.
The project also aims to provide support for the assessment and reduction of the environmental impact of universities and wider the Higher Education Institutions of the European Union through a collaborative experiential approach based on an innovative application of the footprint ecological, with the intention of re-orienting and adapting the Ecological Footprint of educational institutions within the boundaries established by the resources of our single planet.
The main results are: 
Title: City Minded
City Monitoring and Integrated Design for Decarbonisation
Funding program:
12/2019 – 12/2022 (36 months)
Budget: 334 thousand euro
Building on the results of the FP7 City-Zen project, by using systemic interdisciplinary approach, the "City Minded" project intends to develop and test an innovative, creative, European-scaled learning environment called ‘city decarbonisation itinerant workshop’, where students, specialists and stakeholders can come together to address common onsite challenges and define collaborative urban decarbonisation roadmaps through a ‘learning-by-doing’ method.
Link to the most important results:
  • Workshop
  • Output
    1. Methodology and guidelines
    2. Web Platform
    3. Collection of Roadmaps
    4. Urban Decarbonisation Course
    5. Final Conference proceedings
Title: Blue Deal
Blue Energy Deployment Alliance
Funding program:
Interreg MED
01/11/2019 – 30/06/2022 (32 months)
Budget: 2,8 million euro
BLUE DEAL intends to pursue a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by supporting and promoting BE deployment.
BLUE DEAL applies an innovative approach combining models and tools already developed and tested in previous projects. MAESTRALE (led by LP UNISI) delivered datasets on BE (Blue Energy) potentials and information on BE technologies and regulatory frameworks; the 20 feasibility studies obtained in 10 Blue Energy Labs opened the way to more systematic actions, and the ‘Toolkit for replicability’ provides instructions to perform BE design. PELAGOS (led by PP5-CRES) organised a MED Cluster composed by major stakeholders for BE innovation; it includes 450 members (304 SMEs, 90 HEIs, 33 PAs and 23 civil associations). The on-line platform hosts a web marketplace, including a BE market database; it permits to Cluster members to promote their activities and to identify business opportunities.
Link to most important results and publications:
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.
Link to most important results and publications:
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!
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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.