The Start Cup Ecosister Day's Masterclass

Held at CNR Research Area of Bologna
Piero Gobetti Street, 101

November 22, 2023 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Masterclass Projects
The ECOSISTER researchers will assess the market development potential of their project results.
The masterclass will be open to allow participants to learn about trends in the research world for innovation, with a particular focus on ecological transition.
Sustainability and efficiency: Ink deposition for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells.

The research project focuses on inkjet printing of catalysts on Nafion, with the aim of improving the efficiency of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells in the context of clean energy.

Team: Marcello Romagnoli, Veronica Testa Luca Zannini

Agri-research: an opportunity for the sustainability of the territory?

The project focuses on agri-research, which explores opportunities for the sustainable transition of agricultural land and the innovation of agronomic practices.

Team: Mortadha Ben Hassine, Emanuele Radicetti, Valentina Quintarelli, Daniele Borgatti

Process for the transformation of primary aliphatic alcohols into higher aliphatic alcohols.

Project exploring the opportunities for a circular economy bio-refinery in the bioethanol transformation chain from waste to biofuels, lubricants, or fine chemicals.

Team: Rita Mazzoni, Cristiana Cesari, Fabrizio Cavani, Tommaso Tabanelli, Alessandro Messori, Andrea Piazzi, Nicolò Santarelli, Chiara Lenzi

MgOCARBON: Recovery of nutrients from wastewater for struvite production.

The project focuses on the removal and recovery of nutrients from wastewater and the production of agricultural fertilizers, facilitating the reduction of purification costs.

Team: Alessia Alcantarini, Andrea Contin, Antonio Primante, Antonella Iacondini


Innovative opposed-piston hydrogen-powered engine, combining efficiency, power, and flexibility in support of ecological transition.

Team: Enrico Mattarelli, Carlo Alberto Rinaldini, Stefano Caprioli

3D-biopatches architecture in cardiovascular remodeling

The translational project is based on the idea that the heart retains intrinsic regenerative capabilities that could be stimulated to promote self-repair.

Team: Donato Gemmati, Veronica Tisato, Francesca Salvatori, Elisabetta D’Aversa

NEAP - Natural Ecological Advanced Products

From waste to product: the research project aims to find innovative solutions for ecological materials containing by-products of natural origin, contributing to the circular economy.

Team: Duccio Gallichi Nottiani, Corrado Sciancalepore, Pierluigi Bocchi, Elena Togliatti, Olimpia Pitirollo, Maria Grimaldi, Stefano De Luca, Antonella Cavazza, Daniel Milanese

Total valorisation of natural biogenic streams

The idea aims to raise the TRL (Technology Readiness Level) of the experimental protocols already developed in the laboratory for the valorization of biogenic materials.

Team: Francesco Miccio, Elettra Papa, Annalisa Natali Murri

Optimization of secondary aluminum foundry alloys for structural applications

The project focuses on optimizing the microstructural and mechanical characteristics of secondary aluminum alloys.

Team: Chiara Soffritti, Mattia Merlin, Gian Luca Garagnani

The schedule of the Masterclass

2:30 PM | Welcome and Introductions
Gianluca Marchi, Professor of Economics and Business Management, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and President of the TTIP board at Ecosister
Session Moderators:
Arianna Tibuzzi, Venture Capital, Deeptech-Tech Transfer-Startups Expert, Obloo | Venture Factory
Sanda Aulic, Venture Capital | Energy, Climate Tech & Space Tech, Obloo | Venture Factory