Polisocial Award 2017

Competition for scientific research with social impact – 4th edition

4th edition of PoliSocial award: call for proposals has been published officially on June 22th, 2017. The competition aims at fostering scientific research with high social impact and is funded with a part of income tax that Italian taxpayers chose to destine to Politecnico di Milano (5 per 1000 IRPEF).

Competition Topic

The 4th edition of the competition deals with the topic of marginal and deprived urban areas and neighbourhoods; the research projects have to develop activities to address and overcome current urban, social, economic and environmental challenges that marginal areas are facing.

The Metropolitan City of Milan will be the context of intervention of research projects.

Elegible applicants

The competition is open exclusively to the following applicants from Politecnico di Milano: tenured professors and researchers, fixed-term researchers, research fellows.

Applicants workgroups may include PhD students, technical and administrative permanent staff as well.

Elegible projects

Polisocial Award consists of presenting, selecting and implementing socially – oriented research projects. Projects categories:

  • Applied projects – applied research projects with high scientific value, that are aimed at developing and testing in the field previously developed theoretical analyses and solutions.
  • Conception projects – projects aimed at assessing the viability of specific solutions to problems and challenges

Second evaluation phase – Results and list of projects awarded

Experimentation & development projects:

TEEN / Teenagers Experience the Empowerment by Numbers. Potenziare il pensiero logico matematico per educare all’autonomia e alla cittadinanza ragazzi e giovani immigrati che vivono in comunità – Responsabile Scientifico: Marco Verani – DMAT

LudoMi / Ludoteca “Smart” Multisensoriale per i bambini con disabilità della periferia Milanese – Responsabile Scientifico: Franca Garzotto – DEIB

SCaR (Scuola Attiva Risorse) / Ricucire il patrimonio disperso delle periferie – Responsabile Scientifico: Nicoletta di Blas – DEIB

 WRP – West Road Projects / La strada dell’Ovest. Un dispositivo di attivazione di reti e spazi pubblici attraverso la periferia diffusa – Responsabile Scientifico: Andrea Di Franco – DASTU

SIVEQ / Sistema Integrato di Valorizzazione delle Eccedenze alimentari nel Quartiere – Responsabile Scientifico: Maurizio Magarini – DEIB

EnerPOP / Energia Popolare – Responsabile Scientifico: Lorenzo Pagliano – DENG

Survey and conception projects:

M.O.S.T. of Pioltello / Migration Over the Satellite Town of Pioltello – Responsabile Scientifico: Andrea Di Giovanni – DASTU


Final Event – January 17th, 2018 – Conference room Palazzo Reale