Special projects

European projects, projects with institutions

Material ConneXion Italia collaborates with public and private institutions in the creation of projects aimed at the development, dissemination and promotion of creating innovative materials through materials themselves.

Funded Projects

MCI will promote and participate in projects and tender funded nationally and internationally. It is between experts called for join roundtable discussion of European Commission – General Management for Research and Innovation – Industrial Technologies – Materials Unit.

Projects in European funding, national or regional level who have seen the participation of MCI:


Design of high-value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven methodologies – Horizon 2020 – NMP 18-2014 / period: 2015-2019 / 18 partner UE

TECLO – Definition of the skills for manager of textile companies oriented in innovation, sustainability, business and also export-oriented.

Textile and clothing knowledge alliance – Erasmus+ / period: 2014-2016/ 14 partner UE

Light.Touch.Matters Project

Design-driven material innovativon of touch sensitive, luminous, flexible smart materials 7° FP / period: 2013-2016 / 17 partner UE

IDEA – Inter disciplinary Education Agenda – An essential drive for innovation – Tempus /period 2013-2015 / 12 partner UE & extraUE

GoSounDesign – Development of an innovative and sustainable sound absorbing system – POR-FESR Lazio / period: 2014-2015 / 3 partner IT

For information about Material Connexion involvement in a funded project please contact us


SiExpo, a project of Material ConneXion Italia and Remade in Italy with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and ExpoSpA, is an online catalogue designed to showcase sustainable products and materials for the international event “Expo 2015”.

For investigations or product insert, go to the official website www.siexpo.it

The right Designer for Every Company

UDPIThe right Designer for Every Company

Born from the collaboration among Material ConneXion Italia, Comune di Milano and the Chambers of Commerce in Milano, Como and Monza Brianza, “Un Designer per le Imprese” (The right Designer for Every Company) is a project dedicated to design and innovation for SMEs of the Lombardy Region.

The project has promoted contacts between SMEs and young designers, who offered their creativity to generate innovation and had their ideas turn into real products.

At the end of the contest, each company select the best project between 4 proposals received from the different participating schools, by realizing a prototype, which will be showcased in a dedicated exhibition.

Furthermore, a Jury, composed of professionals, selects the best projects for the different categories, defined each year.