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A partnership on transversal themes of research, innovation and higher education Turin 30 July 2020 - Develop joint research, innovation and training activities to support energy transition, sustainable mobility, circular economy. These are the objectives of the partnership signed today between Politecnico di Torino and Italgas, a leading company in Italy and third in Europe in the natural gas distribution sector, founded almost two centuries ago in the Piedmontese capital. On the one hand research, development and innovation, on the other hand education , advanced training and lifelonglearning. The University and the Company will collaborate on research projects ranging from more general issues - such as digital innovation, sustainable mobility, optimization of energy consumption, efficiency of networks and recovery of resources - to more specific actions aimed at the development of innovative technologies for the inclusion of renewable gas in existing networks, the development of "power to gas" systems for the recovery of surplus energy production, to the creation of an advanced gas smart meter for "intelligent" networks. Politecnico and Italgas will also work on different training fronts, where collaboration will be an opportunity for exchange and active interaction between teachers, researchers, students and the company with joint projects aimed at developing university masters, courses for recent graduates, events and dissemination activities through national and international networks. Italgas will also provide lecturers and researchers with the spaces and skills of its Digital Factory, the real engine of the digital transformation of the Company's assets and processes. "The collaboration with a company of Turin origin such as Italgas on wide-ranging and strategically important issues such as energy is also a great pleasure for us to reaffirm that our city can contribute significantly to the growth of the country," comments the Rector of the Politecnico Guido Saracco. "For Italgas - explained the CEO, Paolo Gallo - technological innovation and digitisation are a top priority and a lever for growth. In this context, the collaboration with an University of excellence such as the Politecnico di Torino is a great opportunity that comes true. We are thrilled to be able to work together on research and training projects of great strategic importance not only for our Company but for the whole country, which will benefit from the results we will achieve, and at the same time contribute to the training of future talents".