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milan oral poster Andrea Ratti

milan oral poster Andrea Ratti

Despite the recovery of the boating industry today, the crisis in the field sector has brought with it a great amount of boats and related obsolete production equipment (Marsh, 2013). The Glebanite® project aims to create a possibility for all these products considered waste, giving a clear answer to the problem of their disposal, with particular attention to fiber-reinforced composite materials. The project prsented aims to trigger a Circular Economy process for the generation of a new recycled and re-processable materials and for a new economy to support recreational boating.

The project has as its starting point the engineering and systemization of the Glebanite material (secondary raw material derived from GRPs waste) for an innovative production strategy of nautical shipbuilding equipment through the use of CNC machine. The project thus straddles the main areas of Eco-Industry, Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Mobility.

Authors: Andrea Ratti, Mauro Ceconello, Cristian Ferretti, Carlo Proserpio, Enrico Benco

The place based approach to innovation is a strategy that provides to communities the opportunity to innovate by triggering a systemic change. While researchers and policymakers are experimenting place based strategies around the world, there is a need to develop appropriate educational tools to foster a place based approach to technological and social entrepreneurial solutions. The Tambali Fii project is a step toward this direction. This paper depicts the high education interdisciplinary workshops “Social Tech4Sustainability” held at the IPP Dakar in the first year of the Tambali Fii Project by sketching their objectives, theoretical model, structure, tools and results, in order to present a model to transfer and/or to scale up in larger experimental and applied social tech education program. A validation test through qualitative content analysis of data collected in the field is carried out in order to investigate the actual potential of teaching concerning new design tools in the bottom up process of creation of place based social tech entrepreneurial businesses.