FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial, has renewed its scientific partnership with Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano in Italy.
FPT said the research project, which will continue until 2019, focused on engines for increasingly demanding industrial applications with an ever smaller environmental impact. It said that at the heart of the agreement between FPT Industrial and the Milanese institution were two very important topics – internal combustion and exhaust aftertreatment systems.
Annalisa Stupenengo, brand president of FPT Industrial, said, “The opportunity to collaborate with a centre 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.”
She said FPT Industrial, Politecnico di Milano and its Foundation had 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.””
Ferruccio Resta, rector of Politecnico di Milano, said, “Strengthening the collaboration links with big entrepreneurial realities has always been one of the goals 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.”
Gianantonio Magnani, president of the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and PoliHub, said to be “the incubator” of Politecnico di Milano, said, “Fondazione Politecnico di Milano has been working for almost 15 years to make the relationship between the university and companies closer and stronger.”
He said the collaboration with FPT Industrial testified that a common vision between research and enterprise was “the real engine of innovation”.
He added, “It is a path of confidence which responds to market needs and the challenges posed by the environment.”
The project’s activities will be co-ordinated by FPT Industrial through its research and development Centres in Turin, Italy, and Arbon, Switzerland. They will be 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).