The smart fluidics laboratory was inaugurated at the Politecnico of Milan. This lab is the result of the partnership between Fluid-o-Tech, STMicroelectronics and the Polytechnic. The goal is to pool scientific, engineering, industrial and market expertise to develop innovative technological solutions in the contactless sensor field, combining mechanics, electronics, optics and artificial intelligence.
The laboratory will be a hub where each player can express their strengths and skills. The Politecnico will design, develop and test mechatronic and fluid dynamic applications that integrate sensors, smart actuators, and artificial intelligence. STMicroelectronics will focus on MEMS sensors and actuators, whereas Fluid-o-Tech will rely on F-Lab – its advanced research laboratory – to design, produce and market fluidic devices.
The agreement was signed at the Mechanical Department of the Politecnico of Milan, in the presence of the Rector, Ferruccio Resta, who declared: “The Politecnico confirms to be a reference point for companies and a link between different skills in the technical field and reference markets. Thinking according to a supply chain process – and not just when it comes to university-company partnerships – is a huge step forward towards shared processes for experimenting with smart products and processes. The partnership with STMicroelectronics and Fluid-o-Tech is growing in a relationship of mutual exchange, finding state-of-the-art spaces, equipment and knowledge in our laboratories.”
We at Fluid-o-Tech believe that innovation can be achieved through an ecosystem based on a shared vision and strong, long-lasting partnerships. The Politecnico of Milan and STMicroelectronics are two outstanding players in this ecosystem. This innovation laboratory will be an excellent contamination and work opportunity. Even in the fluidic sector, sensing technology is an essential building block when shifting from components to integrated and smart solutions. “With this partnership, we want to be pioneers of this trend,” said Diego Andreis during the inauguration.