PNRR PE0000004 / PE11 – Circular and Sustainable Made in Italy (MICS)

PNRR PE0000004 / PE11 – Circular and Sustainable Made in Italy (MICS)

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Extended Partnerships

Extended Partnerships (PE) are research programs characterized by an interdisciplinary, holistic and problem solving approach, carried out by widespread networks of universities, public research bodies, and other public and private entities, in response to the PNRR call, Mission 4 Component 2 Investment 1.3 – Creation of “Partnerships extended to universities, research centers and companies for the financing of basic research projects”. PEs are engaged in research activities, highly qualified and internationally recognised, hopefully organized in a consortium structure. These programs have the ambition to contribute to strengthening research supply chains at national level and promoting their participation in European and global strategic value chains.

PE0000004 / PE11 – Circular and Sustainable Made in Italy (MICS)

Circular and Sustainable Made in Italy (MICS) is an Extended Partnership financed by the MUR (Ministry of University and Research) thanks to the funds made available by the European Union as part of the NextGenerationEU program and represents one of the projects relating to Mission 4 of the PNRR “Education and Research”. MICS’ vision is to enable completely closed-loop, self-sufficient, self-healing, reliable, safe and energy-aware design and production of Made in Italy products and services. MICS aims to advance the fundamental research that underpins these visions. It therefore proposes eight thematic areas, called “Spokes”, on which to focus in order to face the challenges that our design, production and consumption models are faced with today, as well as the end-of-life of materials, products and production technologies. and the processes necessary to move towards greener and more circular paths and models. Initially, three main sectors, Fashion, Furniture and Automation, which characterize the Italian industrial panorama, will fall within the scope of the MICS, but there is the possibility of extending the research to other sectors.


Proposing body: Polytechnic of Milan.


ICCOM Affiliation SPOKE: Spoke 1: Advanced Digital Design: Technologies, Processes and Tools; Spoke 3: Green and sustainable products and materials from non-critical and secondary sources.

ICCOM Principal Investigator for the Project: Pierluigi Barbaro.

ICCOM key personnel for Spokes: Pierluigi Barbaro, Caterina Fusco, Luca Gonsalvi, Elisa Passaglia, Claudio Sangregorio, Francesco Vizza.

Duration: 01/01/2023 – 31/12/2025.

Overall project cost: € 125,463,571.74

ICCOM total cost: € 1,614,531.00

CUP: B53C22004100001.

For more information: scheda MUR

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