INDUSTRIAL PROBLEM SOLVING
WITH PHYSICS
Trento, 18-23 July 2022

tratto grafico IPSP2021

 

IPSP: a unique sharing opportunity and a great growing experience for young researchers and industrial companies.

Industrial Problem Solving with Physics (IPSP) is a one-week event organized by the Department of Physics, the Doctoral School in Physics and the Research Support and Valorisation Division of the University of Trento, in collaboration with ConfindustriaTrento and Polo Meccatronica - Trentino Sviluppo.

The aim of this event is to boost the connection between University and industry. Young and motivated researchers will have the chance to prove their skills, while selected companies will experience the unique opportunity to collaborate with young and talented brains.

The 2022 edition of IPSP (IPSP2022) will be held from 18 to 23 July 2022, at Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico "Fabio Ferrari", Via Sommarive 9 - Povo, Trento.

Previous editions

N.B. In case of restrictions caused by Covid-19 health emergency, the blended mode or alternatively the online mode will be considered for the event.

How does IPSP work?

3 companies and up to 30 brains (master course students and graduates, PhD students, post-docs and fellow researchers) will be selected and will work in teams led by 3 experienced researchers (the Scientific Committee) for a week to find solutions to the technological problems proposed by the companies. Solutions will be achieved through inspiration, resources, and facilities available at the Department of Physics.

IPSP aims at creating a bridge for the transfer of technological knowledge and human resources between the University, in particular the Department of Physics, and companies. Students and researchers participating in the event will have the opportunity to tackle new practical challenges, crossing more than one area of their scientific background.

Participating companies can obtain a solution to their problems and experience an alternative approach about how to reach their goals. At the same time, they will have the chance to scout young and talented people for future collaborations.

Application and registration of companies

The guidelines for companies interested in participating in IPSP2022 are contained in the Call-companies.

There are two phases to follow:

  • Phase 1: candidature submission (deadline 14 April 2022 at 01.00 p.m.)

To apply, companies must send an e-mail with the required documents to ipsp2022@unitn.it.

  • Phase 2: payment of fee and registration (deadline 24 May 2022)

By 12  May 2022, the selected companies will receive an e-mail with the instructions necessary to send the company logo and pay the fee, thus completing the registration procedure.

The registration fee for companies is € 1000.00 and includes the participation kit, coffee breaks and lunches organized as part of the event.

The deadline for making the payment of the fee and finalizing the registration is 24 May 2022.

Brains

The guidelines for students and young researchers (the brains) interested in participating in IPSP2022 are available in the Call - brains.

There are two phases to follow:

  • Phase 1: candidature submission (deadline 14 April 2022, at 01.00 p.m.)

To apply, students and young researchers must complete an online form starting from 7 February 2022.
Once the deadline has expired, the application form will automatically be deactivated.
Candidates coming from universities or research centers located outside the venue and without a domicile at the latter can apply for accommodation: all the information (requirements, criteria, allocation methods, etc.) are available in the call.

  • Phase 2: registration and payment fee (deadline 26 May 2022)

By 12 May 2022  the selected candidates will receive an e-mail with the instructions necessary to pay the fee, thus completing the registration procedure.

The registration fee for students and young researchers is € 20.00 and includes: the participation kit, stationery, paper materials relating to the problems, coffee breaks and lunches organized during the event, access (during the event ) to the Department of Physics building and educational labs involved in the IPSP2022 activities and to the University wireless network.

The deadline for payment of the fee and finalizing the registration is 26 May 2022.

Committees

Scientific Committee
  • Mattia Mancinelli, Department of Physics, University of Trento
  • Michele Orlandi, Department of Physics, University of Trento
  • Luca Tubiana, Department of Physics, University of Trento
Advisory Committee
  • Giulio Monaco, Department of Physics, University of Trento
  • Giovanni Andrea Prodi, Doctoral School in Physics, University of Trento
  • Vanessa Ravagni, Directorate of Research Services and Valorization, University of Trento
  • Alessandro Santini, Confindustria Trento
  • Paolo Gregori, Polo Meccatronica - Trentino Sviluppo

Deadlines

Companies

10/01/2022 - Opening of application
14/04/2022 - Application deadline
12/05/2022 - Communication of admitted companies
24/05/2022 - Registration deadline

Brains

07/02/2022 - Opening of application
14/04/2022 - Application deadline
12/05/2022 - Communication of admitted brains 
26/05/2022 - Registration deadline

Summary of problems and solutions

Please notice that the following documents are in Italian only

Riassunto 2014 (PDF | 380 KB )

Riassunto 2015 (PDF | 352 KB )

Riassunto 2016 (PDF | 708 KB )

Riassunto 2017 (PDF | 589 KB )

Riassunto 2018 (PDF | 550 KB )

Riassunto 2021 (PDF | 233 KB )

Proceedings

Proceedings 2014 (PDF | 2,78 MB )

Proceedings 2015 (PDF | 6,93 MB )

Proceedings 2016 (PDF | 6,59 MB )

Proceedings 2017 (PDF | 23.774 KB )

Proceedings 2018 (PDF | 10.758 KB )

Proceedings 2021 (PDF | 15,5 MB )

Sponsorship

Sponsorship (PDF | 252 KB )