Business Units

Innovhub SSI consists of four technical units equipped with modern equipment and highly specialized laboratories and a central department responsible for innovation services and projects.

Paper Unit

It is committed to meeting the different needs of the paper industry and users, including the public administration, guaranteeing full support on technical-scientific matters with a focus on the issues of environmental sustainability, biodegradability and food safety.

Fuels Unit

An institutional reference point for the evaluation and control of the characteristics of fuels, its expertise extends to all the issues concerning energy, environmental and safety performance related to fossil fuels and alternative energy sources.

Oils and Fats Unit

Thanks to the strong technical and scientific competence acquired over the years, it supports and promotes the technical progress of companies belonging to the sectors of fatty substances and derivatives, mineral oils and lubricants, detergents and surfactants, paints and varnishes as well as cosmetic products and personal hygiene.

Silk Unit

A research laboratory serving the textile-fashion sector, highly experienced in the field of silk technologies. Its primary mission is to provide support to and co-operate with companies in scientific research and technological innovation projects in order to enhance the competitiveness of the Italian textile industry.

Innovation services and projects

Assists and offers services to companies operating in various sectors often acting as a link between them and the technical areas. It is committed to fostering and stimulating innovation by providing information services and technical assistance on the issues of EU legislation and funding. Its activity includes the provision of supporting services for transnational technology transfer and the promotion of the involvement of local companies in UE research and development projects.

It is a centre of the Enterprise Europe Network and an APRE (Agency for the Promotion of European Research) office for Lombardy's enterprises.