Student teams and projects

At Politecnico, students have the opportunity to join various Student Teams and Student Societies registered with the University. 

Members of Student Teams and Societies work together to create a project that allows them to boost cultural and technical skills. At the same time, it is also a great way to meet fellow students

Thanks to these activities, students take on the challenge of developing a project, which requires creativity and enthusiasm. It is a way to combine academic growth with personal growth. 

The groups are very heterogeneous: students belong to different degree programmes and come from many different countries. 

This melting pot of skills and knowledge represents an added value to the project. 

If you want to support the team write to: sostieni@polito.it.

Existing student teams

The team is active since 2009 in the International competition between universities Motostudent ((www.motostudent.com), in which students design and build a racing motorcycle that every two years races on the MotoGP circuit of Aragon (Spain). Two different categories are present: one with electric engine ("Electric") and one with internal combustion engine ("Petrol", 250 cc 4stroke). The team always participated in the "Petrol" category and won two times the design phase (edition 2011/12 and edition 2013/14) and one time the race on track (edition 2013/14). Starting from the edition 2019/20, the team participates also to the competition in the "Electric" category. The design of the vehicle is a multidisciplinary problem which involves students coming from the major Engineering Courses of Politecnico

Team leader: MARCO BIAGINI
Academic advisor: LORENZO PERONI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The A.K.A.Noah team, Also known as Noah, was officially born at the start of the a.y 2019/2020 with the aim of projecting a system installed on a boat to collect rubbish on the Po river and to monitorate the health of the river ecosystem sampling in a traditional way (with chemical analysis in laboratory) and in a new way: programming a Raspberry Pi connected to specific sensors. In this last way the lecture of the data will be available on a desktop on the boat . All the outdoor activities, with the support of CUS TORINO Canoa e Canottaggio, will take place in the section of the Po river from the end of Moncalieri to Murazzi. The team will also make a short film which will be a way to communicate and spread awarness in the urban community. The aims of the team embrace many of the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations for 2030. The academic tutor is Elena Comino, from DIATI, teacher of Applied Ecology and Sustainable Processes for the Environment. Thanks to the many technical skills necessary to fulfill all the goals, the team is very heterogenous: our memebers come from the area of environmental, chemical, mechanical, computer and mechatronic engineering, design and architecture.

Team leader: RICCARDO TURDO
Academic advisor: ELENA COMINO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING

ASTRA is a student team that aims to develop numerous components for a functioning and independent moon base. To "design a moon base" means to build an entire system of components that work with each other in order to ensure life on other planets: from the design of settlements, to the study of the reuse and recycling of resources and energy, up to the use of robots that can perform tasks in parallel with the human presence.

Team leader: PIETRO SANTONI
Academic advisor: STEFANO MAURO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The group was born from the atelier "FINAL DESIGN STUDIO - 01QMIQN", AA 2018/19. During the course we joined to the design competition RESILIENT HOMES DESIGN CHALLENGE, called by World Bank, United Nation, Build Academy. The aim was to design a resilient housing solution. Our proposal, the Core House, a bamboo houseboat able to withstand floods and strong winds, won. This was the beginning of a process of exhibitions and presentations of the winning projects around the world. At the award ceremony in Washington, DC, March 2019, we woven links with the other winners who are currently making prototypes of their proposals. So the idea of the STUDENT TEAM was born, which aims to keep up with these realities. We aim at the elaboration of executive drawings and the subsequent construction in spring 2021 of part of the housing module, the Core Unit, which in the project turns out to be the resistant heart of the house. The bamboo prototype will have to be structurally stable and ready to withstand floods and strong winds. The buoyancy system will have to be built and tested. At the same time, the prototype will have to guarantee self-sufficiency to its inhabitants in case of danger or not. First of all, therefore, we will carry out structural analyses and virtual simulations in order to guarantee constructive feasibility, energy autonomy and resilience. Next, we will build.

Team leader: MANUELA REITSMA
Academic advisor: FRANCESCA DE FILIPPI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

BIT PoliTO is an interdisciplinary student team focused on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. Our main activities are divulgation, research and development. We are organized into sub-teams, each focused on a specific topic. More precisely, we are committed to developing our podcast, web site, cryptographic algorithms, Bitcoin full nodes, organizing events, courses and much more! Not only are we looking forward to enrolling students coming from all courses offered by Politecnico di Torino, but also students from UNITO are warmly welcomed! Spread the word! We will personally train all the new entries! Please contact us at t.me/bitpolito

Team leader: FRANCESCO PELLE
Academic advisor: DANILO BAZZANELLA

The team, active since 2020, takes part in competitive programming events, that are contests where participants have to solve logical and mathematical problems by means of algorithms implemented in given programming languages. We participate mainly in: Codeforces Rounds, Google Code Jam (individually); Google Hash Code and ICPC-SWERC (in teams). The latter, the International Collegiate Programming Contest - Southwestern Europe Regional Contest (swerc.eu), is the team's main objective, as it is the oldest and most important programming competition among universities.

Team leader: FEDERICO FORTUNATI
Academic advisor: STEFANO QUER
Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The choral group of Politecnico, joining students and professors from all courses. It offers musical group activities, with weekly rehearsals and concerts. The name shows the multi-ethnical spirit present both in the composition of the team and in the musical repertoire.

Team leader: CHIARA OSTA
Academic advisor: MAURO GASPARINI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

"The CubeSat PoliTO Team is a student team of Politecnico di Torino involved in the design and development of space small platforms for scientific missions and in orbit demonstration of novel technologies. The team was created in 2008 on the initiative of students and professors of Aerospace Engineering. Two CubeSats have been developed until now: E-ST@R-I, launched into orbit on February 2012, and E-ST@R-II, launched on April 2016 within the Fly your satellite! programme of the European Space Agency. Students of Aerospace, Mechanical, Electronic, Communications and Computer Engineering are working together to build their dreams!"

Team leader: SERENA CAMPIOLI
Academic advisor: SABRINA CORPINO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Our team is based on the cooperation between humans and AIs, in order to create audiovisual products that link old cinematographic mediums with those of the future. We mainly produce high quality innovative short films, thanks to the possibilities of new technologies.

Team leader: MATTEO SIPIONE
Academic advisor: ENRICO MARIA VERRA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Team DIANA wants to bring robotics for space application to Politecnico di Torino thanks to the research and production of engineering models of rovers tested with the participation to the Rover Challenge Series Competitions. The team is a talent incubator: the students develop advanced knowledge on robotics and automation and are put to the test in the management of a complex and challenging project, gaining highly professionalized skills.

Team leader: LEONARDO MARIA FESTA
Academic advisor: FABRIZIO STESINA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The project aims to implement the theoretical and practical aspects of safety through the monitoring and active control of structures and infrastructures in a multidisciplinary contest. The main objective is the integration of different methodologies and operating models and the setting up of management environments and analysis of interoperability data.

Team leader: LUCA GIOBERTI
Academic advisor: FRANCESCO TONDOLO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF STRUCTURAL, GEOTECHNICAL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING

A. Spanò (coordination), A. Lingua, F. Chiabrando, F. Giulio Tonolo, P. Maschio. The project aims at setting up an active and continuous student education to train crisis mappers. They will acquire and process information for rapid mapping during the stages of disaster management thanks to their advanced scientific expertise in the application of the latest geomatics techniques (3D metric sensing, drone, photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS/webGIS).

Team leader: ALESSANDRA SPADARO
Academic advisor: ANDREA MARIA LINGUA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

The DRAFT (Drones Autonomous Flight Team) intends to promote the technical and social growth of students by engaging challenging projects aiming to increase the autonomy of current drone technology by researching and developing innovative solutions infused with Artificial Intelligence.

Team leader: ALESSANDRO MINERVINI
Academic advisor: GIORGIO GUGLIERI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

EcòPoli is a student team founded in 2017 with the collaboration of the Green Team. It works alongside them not only to develop projects on common interests, but also to promote events with sustainability in mind.

Team leader: VALERIO GIUNTA
Academic advisor: TONIA TOMMASI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The tutor of Team is Prof. Gaetano Iuso. The team deals with the design, manufacturing and characterization of wind rotors for the production of electricity. The multidisciplinary nature of the study involves students from Engineering Courses related to different topics such as fluid dynamics, electricity, mechanics, structures, control and management. The availability within the department of equipment, instrumentations, 3D printers, computational software and wind tunnels has already enabled the development of a first methodology for the design and characterization of rotors inherent to the micro wind turbine. Info and Updates @EolitoTeam @eolito_team

Team leader: EDOARDO IACOBAZZI
Academic advisor: GAETANO IUSO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The FoRTI team project is encapsulated in its anagram: Formazione (Training), Recupero (Renovation), Tradizione (Tradition), Innovazione (Innovation). The team¿s main objective is to provide students with the opportunity to learn by doing, integrating conventional didactics with practical experience on construction sites; thus the group promotes an alternative learning model, participating in direct contact with the materials and with the local know-how. Our training construction sites take place in the Ossola Valley, in northern Piedmont, an area rich in traditional buildings and villages characterised by the massive use of stone, which is gradually being abandoned - a tendency that we intend to contrast through on-site interventions and with the collaboration of non profit organisations already working in the area. We therefore aim at the preservation and transmission of traditional building techniques and the rehabilitation of the vernacular heritage. The logic of the training worksite is based on the community sharing of a project, enriched by the contribution of the individual subjects, in a combination of experimentation of construction techniques and collaboration with professional figures such as artisans and professionals in the bio-based construction sector, with the aim of integrating tradition and innovation and implementing an inter-generational as well as inter-territorial exchange, offering students the opportunity to take a more conscious attitude in the conception of design proposals. This takes place, in practice, through a series of intensive workshops, in the structure of 'Summer Schools'; to date, five have been held, each lasting 10 days, starting in 2021, under the supervision of Prof. A. Bocco, the DIST department and the LASTIN laboratory of the Politecnico di Torino, and in collaboration with Associazione Canova, Accademia nel Cantiere, Anab Piemonte and Green Think.

Team leader: JOSE LUIS REYES MESIAS
Academic advisor: ANDREA BOCCO
Department: INTERUNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AND URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING

Student teams to design and built fuel-efficient vehicles (fuel cell, electric or hybrid) for participating in the Shell Eco-marathon, an international competition in which the winner is who consumes less and not who comes first.

Team leader: PAOLO DRAGONE
Academic advisor: MASSIMILIANA CARELLO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Our aim is to project and build unmanned airplanes and rocket models. The main purpose is developing innovative ideas and attending international academic competitions. Our idea is giving the team members the possibility to increase their knowledge, putting them in touch with challenges typical of the aerospace engineering field.

Team leader: ANTONELLA DE DATO
Academic advisor: PAOLO MAGGIORE
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Team ISAAC aims to design and build innovative mobile robots, giving a particular focus to the solutions and the technologies relevant to the "Search and Rescue" (SAR) field and with the objective of competing at the "RoboCup Rescue" annual competition. Previously, the team has worked on the development an anthropomorphic robot able to walk.

Team leader: SERGIO GUGLIANDOLO
Academic advisor: GIUSEPPE QUAGLIA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The team was founded in the academic year 2015/2016 as a response to a particularly felt need within the academic context of an interdisciplinary group of students, namely experiencing the "learning by doing" approach before entering the employment world. The goal of the project is recovering social spaces in the Turin area using self-building techniques and natural materials, generating multiple benefits, firstly, the opportunity for students to learn various construction techniques with a practical approach; but also, giving back to the city common spaces for the community. During the first two years, the team worked for the restauration of the Red Room in the Cecchi Point Hub. The requalification started with a co-design phase involving students, professors, external experts, associations within Cecchi Point and users, favoring a bottom-up architectural approach and the inclusion of students and citizens in the transformation of the city, encouraging the sense of community. Natural materials such as raw earth, wood, hemp, straw and lime were used in the building site; allowing the experimental verification of various techniques aimed at simplifying the construction process and introducing the advantages of these solutions also in urban areas. A succession method chosen within the team allows new students from year to year to guide new projects and construction sites eligible to the main objectives, with the support of ex-students of La Termitière, recently established as a formal nonprofit association, "Accademia nel Cantiere". During 2020 the team will work in the San Salvario district, to carry out the recovery of the Music Room of the ASAI association, which has been a protagonist for years in the social and cultural life of the neighborhood.

Team leader: ALESSANDRA BENIGNO
Academic advisor: ANDREA BOCCO
Department: INTERUNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AND URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING

We are a student team from Politecnico di Torino with the goal of developing video games. "Level Up" is a term from gaming slang that symbolizes acquiring new skills or improving certain qualities. What we aim to do is to create a laboratory that allows students to move to the next level, enabling them to tackle the challenges that stand between them and their dreams.

Team leader: LEONARDO PIERACCIOLI
Academic advisor: FRANCESCO STRADA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

'Mi Lego al Territorio' is a team that aims to design and build LEGO®'s models that allow us to inform and raise youngster's awareness about natural phenomena dangers. The name of the team means 'I bind myself to the territory', it is a pun on the similarity between the Italian verb 'lego', to bind, and the famous toy company. Using LEGO®'s bricks allows us to achieve more innovative and interactive educational activities. We built a scale model of a catchment to show the effects of the hydrogeological instability. Moreover, we created a one-directional vibrating platform capable of simulating an earthquake to explain the seismic phenomena we built a one-directional vibrating platform. We are currently designing new concepts to improve the models mentioned above and to show more complex natural events. Since current models are quite expensive and hard to replicate, we are designing smaller and cheaper models as well. Beyond activities in schools, the team took part in other events organised by institutions like 'Protezione Civile Regione Piemonte' (Piedmont Civil Safety) and 'Croce Rossa Italiana' (Italian Red Cross). Those events were based on the common interest in safety and education towards self-protection.

Team leader: JULIA ZANUTTO
Academic advisor: PIERLUIGI CLAPS
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING

NDTeam (Non-destructive Test/Team) was founded in 2023 with the goal of applying non-destructive test to different fields of engineering (such as electrical, mechanical, naval, aerospace, civil) and others. Through various methodologies (for example with infrared or ultrasonic tests) the components are analyzed and defects, that compromise their functionality, are detected. In this regard, NDTeam cooperates with other Polito teams and supports them in their projects.

Team leader: ELEONORA FONTO
Academic advisor: ALDO CANOVA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

The Team is active since 2009 in design and production of Human Powered Vehicles such as recumbent bikes, trikes, velomobiles and streamliners for daily commuting, tourism, sport and even to challenge the world records. The Team takes part to international events such as the WHPVA World Championship, the European HPV Student Challenge and the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain.

Team leader: FRANCESCO IMPARATO
Academic advisor: CHIARA GASTALDI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

PoliTo H2Fly aims to develop and build small hydrogen-powered boats. The key development areas for the vessel's energy and control compartments have been defined, with the goal of expanding the study fields to include in-depth hydrodynamic and structural optimisation of the hulls in the years that follow. The setting in which this group of students finds itself demands a major emphasis on environmental issues, consumption, and a greener engineering concept in general.

Team leader: ELENA BERTA
Academic advisor: MAURO BONFANTI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The PoliTo Rocket Team is the rocketry student team of the Politecnico di Torino, entirely dedicated to the design and construction of high-powered rockets, with the aim of competing annually against the other European rocketry student teams at EuRoC. 2.25m long and less than 8kg heavy, Cavour is the first solid propelled rocket of the team, named after the homonym Italian founding father.

Team leader: CRISTIAN MANFREDI
Academic advisor: ALFONSO PAGANI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The Polito Sailing Team is a group of 70 students that involves all disciplinary areas in order to design, build and run skiff prototypes, small R3 class boats with a short hull length (4.60 m) and large sail (33 m2). In its 5 years of activity, the Team has given birth to 3 boats boasting a high percentage (>80% by weight) of recyclable/BIO/natural materials, as well as publications, studies in the fluid dynamics field (CFD), structural (FEM) and dynamic (VPP).

Team leader: MAURIZIO DE FRANCHI
Academic advisor: GIULIANA MATTIAZZO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The Team was founded in 2018 and its purpose is to help its members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. During the weekly meetings, completely held in English, the members can engage in activities aligned with the philosophy of "learning by doing": they have the opportunity to give speeches in front of an audience, improvise a speech, exercise their English skills, listen to other people and give constructive feedback to other members. The club is affiliated with Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that has reached more than 130 countries, and that offers resources to learn soft skills and communication and leadership-related educational projects designed to help people learn the art of speaking, listening and reflecting.

Team leader: MARTINA MASTROIANNI
Academic advisor: GIORGIO DE PASQUALE
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Team PoliTOcean was born in 2017 and it works in underwater robotics field. Especially the occupation of the team concerns the study and the manufacture of a R.O.V. (remotely operated vehicle), that it is a remotely command device mostly used for exploration and maintenance in underwater enviroment. The annually main aim of the team is the partecipation at the MATE ROV Competition.

Team leader: GIOVANNI PELLEGRINO
Academic advisor: CLAUDIO SANSOE'
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

PoliToMars is a multidisciplinary team of engineering and architecture students. The project was born with the idea of creating something innovative and exciting, the goal is to design and define, in its entirety, a habitable module on Mars. With the aim of developing all the features, not only inherent in the structure, but also in the production of energy, materials and the management of construction and living processes that can make the module completely autonomous.

Team leader: LORENZO CASASSO
Academic advisor: VALERIO DE BIAGI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF STRUCTURAL, GEOTECHNICAL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING

We are PoliTOrbital, a student team that develops the preliminary design of a suborbital aircraft that can guarantee access to space and the experimentation of microgravity to as large a number of passengers as possible in compliance with environmental standards. Each year we take part on the Défi Aérospatial Etudiant, a student competition sponsored by the European Space Agency ESA, ArianeGroup and Dassault Aviation.

Team leader: CRISTINA SPAMPINATO
Academic advisor: NICOLE VIOLA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The team is focussed on Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking. Our main activities are: participating in international "Capture The Flag" competitions, internal training through talks and presentations, organization of public events about cybersecurity and collaboration with various departments of the Polytechnic.

Team leader: ALESSANDRO PIZZORNI
Academic advisor: CATALDO BASILE
Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The qubiTO team deals with quantum computing from an engineering, algorithmic, mathematical, technological, and application point of view. The goal is to explore and disclose the most recent results in this innovative field, promoting discussions with industries and research teams and participating in national and international competitions. The focus will be on developing innovative solutions to real-world problems where a quantum advantage can be obtained.

Team leader: ENRICO PAVESE
Academic advisor: BARTOLOMEO MONTRUCCHIO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The team is made up of 4 professors who have the role of scientific referents, R. Palma; G. Callegari; C. De Giorgi; C. Ocelli; and 12 students from the faculties of Architecture, Engineering and Design. Our team is dedicated to the design and construction, through self-construction, of a self-sufficient housing module for cycle tourists and walkers positioned along the cycle path of the Canale Cavour, which connects Chivasso to Galliate. This project is strongly linked to the territory in which it is located, as it will be built for the most part with 0 km materials, and with particular attention to environmental sustainability, and a correct insertion in the context and an awareness towards the memory of the place and of the territory. In addition, the MAACC project stands as an emblematic project for the development of tourism linked to slow mobility, through which it is possible to enhance the territorial identity. So our goal lies both in the project and in the self-construction process of the module, both in raising awareness and in the dissemination of a possible different approach to mobility linked to environmental and territorial sustainability. For more information contact us at our e-mail address, recyclo@polito.it, or on our facebook page, RECYCLO-MAACC

Team leader: TAZIO LUDOVICO CHIOMIO
Academic advisor: RICCARDO PALMA
Department: DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

RoboMaster is a robotic competitions and worked for academic exchange founded by Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) and specially designed for global technology enthusiasts. Since its establishment in 2013, RoboMaster has been committed to cultivating young engineering talents and showcasing the possibilities of technological innovation to audiences around the globe. The RoboMaster University Series has been expanding its influence year by year, attracting more than 400 colleges and universities around the world to participate annually and nurturing the engineering talents of over 35,000 young learners. RoboMaster has also continued to develop various training and laboratory co-construction programs with hundreds of colleges and universities. RoboTO is the team from Politecnico di Torino, also the first and the best team from europe. We welcome every student who is interested in robotics to join our team.

Team leader: MARIKA PALMA
Academic advisor: MARCELLO CHIABERGE
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Scacchi PoliTO is a chess club that was formed in 2020, when some students came up with the idea of gathering all the chess enthusiasts of our university! One of our goals is to use chess as a tool to develop and improve soft skills such as problem solving, essential for every type of engineer. We do organize tournaments, lessons and we propose new and interesting challenges that encourage a never-ending growth! Telegram: @ScacchiPoliTO

Team leader: FILIPPO GRECO
Academic advisor: GIOVANNI SQUILLERO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF CONTROL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The team is created to project and realize small modular structures at the service of operators and professionals who work in the high mountains. Monitoring and research activities require structures at height to accomodate the equipment and the staff, which need a temporary living space. The purpose is to develop design skills starting from the conditions of the Alpine context, dealing with the sustainability of interventions and the relationship with the territory.

Team leader: ANDREA VERNETTI ROSINA
Academic advisor: ROBERTO DINI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Smart-In 4.0 is a student team composed by students of Politecnico di Torino, with the aim of finding, discussing and solving issues and needs related to the world of Industry 4.0 in an innovative way. The goal is to contribute to the professional growth of students and to facilitate their inclusion in the manufacturing sector, creating discussion boards, developing training projects and sharing their knowledge and passion with colleagues from university, secondary school students, industrial employees, professors and entrepreneurs. Moreover, the collaboration between the members of this team wants to be an example of a dynamic organization without fixed spaces and able to pursue different projects in parallel.

Team leader: BENEDETTA FASCIOLO
Academic advisor: FRANCO LOMBARDI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

The Team is responsible for the design, construction, and testing of pasta-and-glue bridges, adhering to international construction guidelines widely shared by numerous universities. The annual "Spaghetti Bridge" competition, mainly addressed to students of the Polytechnic, but also open to students from other universities, concerns the construction of a bridge of one meter span. The winners will have the opportunity to attend international competitions if they achieve noteworthy outcomes. The Team also hosts "MIDI Spaghetti Bridge" competitions with half-meter-span bridges as part of orientation activities with high schools, with the goal of drawing students' attention to specific aspects of civil engineering. Additionally, the Team plans "MINI Spaghetti Bridge" activities that are targeted mostly at elementary and middle school students. Modeling clay is used in place of glue for this competition, which is already held in conjunction with the Bimbi al Poli and Salone del Libro events with considerable success.

Team leader: ABRAR MEMON
Academic advisor: GIORGIO ZAVARISE
Department: DEPARTMENT OF STRUCTURAL, GEOTECHNICAL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING

It is made up of 50 students, with the common passion for car races and in particular for designing and constructing an electric racing prototype, who participate in the international competitions "Formula SAE" and "Formula Hybrid".

Team leader: MATTEO PELUSO
Academic advisor: ANDREA TONOLI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The project involves the design, construction and testing of an autonomous driving electric competition vehicle. The vehicle will thus be able to participate in international competitions, in which it will be evaluated on the basis of its design qualities and engineering efficiency. The best known competition is the one proposed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), called Formula SAE, which can be attended by teams made up of undergraduate and master's degree students. Until 2016, the competition included only two categories: one for internal combustion vehicles and one for electric vehicles. Starting in 2017, Formula SAE introduced a third category for autonomous vehicles. Therefore, university students will be engaged in the design and testing of a vehicle compliant with the competition regulations and capable of moving without a driver thanks to the data collected and processed, respectively, by sensors and algorithms of perception, control and planning of the trajectory. The competition is organized in a series of static tests and a series of dynamic tests conducted without any human driver.

Team leader: VITTORIO TEDESCHI
Academic advisor: NICOLA AMATI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

The S55 Team, after detailed structural analyses and aerodynamic simulations of the historic Savoia Marchetti S55X seaplane, created a 1:8 scale model called the S5502. This model was developed using innovative technologies like additive manufacturing and materials such as carbon fiber. The team's new goal is to design their third prototype, the HERA (High Efficiency Replica "model" Aircraft) version. This project aims to create a replica of the S55 with a hydrogen-powered propulsion system using Fuel Cells. The final product will be the first hydrogen-powered seaplane with high autonomy in both distance and flight time, and a low environmental impact. During the concept and preliminary design phases, the current aircraft's responses will be modeled based on experimental tests. Finally, all models will be combined to create a Digital Twin of the S5502. This digital twin will be essential for designing the S55HERA.

E-mail: teams55.polito@gmail.com
Team leader: KIRAN KUMAR CHOWDARY NALLA
Academic advisor: ENRICO CESTINO
Department: DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Team Tessuti Urbani was born in 2022 with the aim of telling the different ethnic cultures that intersect with the city of Turin and how they influence each other like the weft and the warp in a loom. By creating collections, we propose ourselves as an eco-sustainable clothing brand with particular attention to inclusion and upcycling.

Team leader: SARA RUBERTO
Academic advisor: PAOLO MARCO TAMBORRINI
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

The team is made up of students who share the desire to apply university skills in a practical way in the audiovisual sector. This in order to grow and bring out in this sector the consideration of the excellence of Cinema Engineering and of the Media and of the Polytechnic itself. The members, after meeting each other on previous film projects, formed a team in 2018 and decided as their first project to carry on the production of a documentary, of standard TV duration, on mental health and marginalization (analyzing the former Collegno asylum). These students, however eclectic, are specialized in audiovisual films, television and advertising productions.

Team leader: VINCENZO VILLA
Academic advisor: TATIANA MAZALI
Department: INTERUNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AND URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING

Our team aims to reduce the production of W.E.E.E. of Politecnico di Torino and give our students practical skills to improve their knowledge. In our lab, students can both approach for the first time the problems of a non-working electronic equipment and prove their skill to problem solving, team working and innovative thinking.

Team leader: LUCIO STEFANO DRUETTO
Academic advisor: DEBORA FINO
Department: INTERUNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AND URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING