Tecnologie Innovative per il controllo ambientale e lo sviluppo sostenibile società consortile a responsabilità limitata (TICASS)

TICASS (IT) is a non-profit consortium, founded in 2010, based in Genoa, Italy, which promotes, disseminates and enhances research and technology transfer activities in the Energy and Environment domain with a proper focus to Sustainable Development and Quality of Life. Its Shareholders: 30 SMEs, 13 Large Enterprises, 3 Research Centers including several Departments of the University of Genoa and 2 Foundations. The Consortium is also the Managing Body of the Regional Research and Innovation HUB “Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development which aggregates 98 among Companies and Research Centers.

The Hub is the direct target of funding instruments of the Regional Administration (ERDF funding for SMEs aggregated to the Research and Innovation hub). TICASS plays a relevant role in the aforementioned activities at regional, national and international level, with the main objective of expanding knowledge and introducing innovative technologies to be applied also by means of international cooperation and collaboration with universities, public bodies such as Municipalities and Regional Administrations, and private entities. The Consortium also supports training and technical-professional growth through the awarding of scholarships, research grants and collaboration contracts, and the realization, by means of special agreements with Universities, of PhD courses, first and second level Master’s Degrees, and advanced courses. The key domains of activity dealing with the topics of the proposal and in the view of EC-funded initiatives:


Work Package

WP3, WP5, WP6, WP7 Leader, WP8

Project visual identity Kit, publishing of EcoeFISHent cluster web-site, opening Twitter and Facebook accounts, starting YoutTube EcoeFISHent channel, PDER presentation, publication of at least n.8 scientific papers in Open Access, presentations to at least at 6 fair, exhibitions or congresses, report on: interviews (at least 3), published articles (at least 6), and TV news reports (at least 2), Communication Plan


Elisabetta Arato


she is full professor of Principles of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering DICCA of University of Genoa and since 2019 is the current president of TICASS. She is the local coordinator of the Erasmus + programs of the Chemical Engineering Degree courses and she is member of the Doctoral Committee in Sustainable Energy and Technologies of the University of Bolzano. Elisabetta Arato is currently Technical coordinator of Bio-Plastics Europe Project of which TICASS is a partner, scientific director for DICCA of the European project LIFE LIBERNITRATE and coordinator of the Erasmus + KA2 ADIUVA. The overall scientific production is documented by over 120 publications registered by Scopus. She is strongly interested in the environment preservation and process sustainability, so currently she is involved in the valorisation of biomass and waste, in the issues of bioeconomy and circular economy and in the hydrogen supply chain.

Giorgio Saio


Coordinator of the Ligurian Regional Innovation Cluster on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (managed by TICASS), promoting initiatives in different thematic areas, including Energy.
Participation in the National Technology Cluster for Energy (CTNE) as Territorial Organisation for the Liguria Region. From previous works/charges, expert in Factory Automation and coordination of several European project.

Nikta Shirmohammadi


Michela Mazzoccoli


 From 2012 she had six contracts as research assistant at the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering of University of Genoa on different topics related to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), to valorisation of different wastes, to solid adsorption of gaseous pollutants and to analysis and monitoring of environmental impact using LCA approach. Since 2018 she collaborates with TICASS for the study of innovative processes for the valorisation of waste of wood and fisheries and in European projects related to circular economy. She is also involved as lecturer of “Environmental impact of chemical processes” (2013-2014) and of “Environmental impact and Life Cycle Assessment” (2015-2017) at the Department of mechanics, energetic, management and transportation (DIME) of University of Genoa. Finally she gained experience working with groups of people from different background and, through the work at University and following cooperation projects, with people from different countries.

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