A new laboratory on fluidic intelligence

Partnership between Politecnico di Milano, Fluid-o-Tech and STMicroelectronics

The Politecnico di Milano will be home to a cutting-edge laboratory in the field of digital sensors for intelligent fluidics.

The initiative is the result of a partnership signed with Fluid-o-Tech and STMicroelectronics with the aim of uniting the best scientific, engineering, industrial and market expertise to develop innovative technological solutions in the field of non-contact sensors that combine mechanical engineering, electronics, optics and artificial intelligence.

The new laboratory will further develop know-how, technologies and devices in the field of digital fluidics for industrial applications, food & beverage and medical devices. The approach will be that of the “supply chain”: Fluid-o-Tech will design, manufacture and market the fluidic devices, ST will develop and supply the technological components and the Politecnico di Milano will host the laboratory to validate and develop the designs and applications.

The workshop will also aim to train specialised personnel for companies through the development of specific theses and/or doctorates.

The Politecnico di Milano is a point of reference for companies and a bridge between different skills both in the technical field and in terms of reference markets. Thinking along the lines of a supply chain process and not just in the dual relationship between university and company is an important step forward in creating shared processes in areas of experimentation towards intelligent products and processes

explains Ferruccio Resta, Rector of the Politecnico di Milano.

The ongoing partnerships with STMicroelectronics and Fluid-o-Tech grow further in a relationship of mutual exchange and interaction that features state-of-the-art space, equipment and knowledge in our laboratories.

The agreement was signed by the Rector of Politecnico di Milano, Ferruccio Resta, by Ernesto Lasalandra, Director General R&D of Analog & MEMS, STMicroelectronics and Diego Andreis, Managing Director of Fluid-o-Tech.