Technology Transfer is the Proambiente corporate mission. Projects and inner reserch activity of the consortium aim to implement technologies for a future industrialization.
|Livello di TRL||Descrizione|
|TRL 1.||basic principles observed|
|TRL 2.||technology concept formulated|
|TRL 3.||experimental proof of concept|
|TRL 4.||technology validated in lab|
|TRL 5.||technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)|
|TRL 6.||technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)|
|TRL 7.||system prototype demonstration in operational environment|
|TRL 8.||system complete and qualified|
|TRL 9.||actual system proven in operational environment|
In 2017, the private company Pollution Analytical Equipment (located in Budrio (BO)), skilled in the development and distribution of air quality analytical systems, showed a great interest in this innovative small-sized device and worked on its final optimization in order to introduce the product on the market within 8-12 months. This is how PyxisGC BTEX was born, a commercially available miniaturized GC system for the detection of specific aromatic compounds (Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl-Benzene e Xylenes) in air. It represents the first successful case of Technology Transfer, operated by Proambiente Consortium, from a Public Institution (CNR) to a Private Company.
“The fabrication and the introduction on the market of this innovative product” – says Sandro Fuzzi, President of Proambiente Consortium – “firstly shows the great impact of Public Research in the innovation and competitiveness of private companies, and in second instance the need for a deeper cooperation between Public institutions and Private Enterprises. The High Technology Network of the Emilia Romagna Region is therefore actively involved in the promotion of such collaboration”.
Website of the commercially available PyxisGC BTEX system: