A Story of Research and Innovation
Pirelli, a century and a half of digital experimentation and development Throughout its 150-year history, Pirelli has constantly researched materials and technologies that are on the cutting edge in terms of safety and sustainability. It has always aimed to anticipate the future. Here we will find out about the main product innovations introduced by the company during its long history. Sections of the course 1. Natural rubber, recycled materials and renewable sources used for the production of increasingly sustainable compounds for car, motorcycle and bicycle tyres. Suggestions will be given at the end of the meeting on how to organise the practical activities that the students will be able to carry out on their own, in groups. 2. The development of processes for the experimentation and virtualisation of tyres: a look at the simulator and technologies currently used in Pirelli's Research and Development laboratories. 3. Innovations in the production of cutting-edge tyres, from the first cars to electric cars, and the challenges of today and tomorrow: road safety and sustainable mobility. 4. The students will show their works, before final considerations and the end of the course. Description of the practical activity The students will be divided into groups and assisted as they create podcasts that describe the innovative technologies introduced by Pirelli in the field of experimentation for the production of increasingly safe and sustainable tyres. The course will consist of three or four encounters and may be carried out entirely online or it may include a visit to the Pirelli Foundation, to be agreed upon subject to availability.