An alliance between the business and academic worlds to develop the engines of tomorrow: FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial, the global leader in the design, production and commercialization of powertrains for industrial applications, has renewed its scientific partnership with Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano.
The presentation of the research project, which will continue until 2019 and is focused on the combustion of diesel and natural gas engines and after-treatment systems, took place this morning at the Aula Magna of the Politecnico di Milano in the presence of Annalisa Stupenengo, Brand President of FPT Industrial, Ferruccio Resta, Rector of Politecnico di Milano, and Gianantonio Magnani, President of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and PoliHub.
This collaboration is focused on engines for increasingly demanding industrial applications with an ever smaller environmental impact. At the heart of the agreement between FPT Industrial and the Milanese institution there are two very important topics: internal combustion and exhaust after-treatment systems.
"The opportunity to collaborate with a center of such technological excellence and research as Politecnico di Milano is an opportunity to take part in the growth of those professional skills that in the future will contribute to allowing us to overcome market challenges", said Annalisa Stupenengo, Brand President of FPT Industrial, "FPT Industrial, Politecnico di Milano and its Foundation have already collaborated closely for many years. The goal is, once again, to make this opportunity a concrete and useful chance for both the students of the Polytechnic University, who undergo a training period in a business context that is of the utmost importance, and for FPT Industrial itself, which confirms its ongoing commitment to supporting research."
"Strengthening the collaboration links with big entrepreneurial realities has always been one of the goals of Politecnico di Milano", commented Ferruccio Resta, Rector of Politecnico di Milano, "a great technological university like ours is the ideal place to develop synergies, enhancing both academic and entrepreneurial talents. Partnerships such as those with FPT Industrial have important implications also in the innovation of a strategic sector for our country as for industrial engines."
"Fondazione Politecnico di Milano has been working for almost 15 years to make the relationship between the university and companies closer and stronger," said Gianantonio Magnani, President of the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and PoliHub, the incubator of Politecnico di Milano, "the collaboration with FPT Industrial, which is renewed today thanks to a new agreement, testifies that a common vision between research and enterprise is the real engine of innovation. It is a path of confidence which responds to market needs and the challenges posed by the environment."
The project's activities will be coordinated by FPT Industrial (through its Research and Development Centers in Turin, Italy, and Arbon, Switzerland) and conducted in collaboration with the staff of the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano, in particular, with the research teams of the ICE Group (Internal Combustion Engine) and the LCCP Group (Laboratory of Catalysis and Catalytic Processes).
Milan, May 4, 2017