At the call deadline (29th July 2009) 234 complete projects had been submitted.
The valuation procedure was performed by 40 scientists with an extremely high level of experience from an Italian and international background, divided into specific panels for each platform.
The valuation was structured into two phases. On the basis of the valuation criteria specified in the call a short list of projects was created from those projects with a score equal to or above 80%.
The short list was made up of 57 projects, equivalent to the top 24% of the proposals submitted.
In the second phase the 57 projects were again analysed by using a mix of the various panels bearing in mind the strategy of each proposal in particular relation to the IIT scientific plan.
Following this second analysis, the evaluation committee suggested to finance at least the top 15% of projects due to the very high quality of the proposals submitted. Therefore out of the 234 proposals submitted, 37 were considered suitable for financing.
The overall procedure lasted 20 weeks.
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Here follows the list of the projects to be financed:
|Project Leader||Project Title||Institution||Platform of interest
|Aglioti Salvatore Maria||Predictive Action-perception Resonance and Mental Simulation||Dipartimento di Psicologia, Sapienza Università di Roma||Robotics||93|
|Bergamasco Massimo||BRAVO Brain computer interfaces for Robotic enhanced Action in Visuo-motOr tasks||CEIICP of Scuola Superiore Sant||Robotics||92|
|Boccuzzi Flora||Au-based nanocomposite catalyst for hydrogen purification for furl cell feeding: microscopic adn spectroscopic aspects of surface reactivity||Dipartimento Chimica IFM, Università di Torino||Energy||82|
|Bozzoni Irene||Design of new molecular strategies for the study of neuronal differentiation and for the therapy of neurodegenerative disorders and neuronal cancers||Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Molecolare, Sapienza University - Rome||Neuro||85.4|
|Broccoli Vania||Modeling Autism by iPS technology: generation of human affected neurons by reprogramming adult skin fibroblasts from autistic patients||Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor||Neuro||89.4|
|Cappa Paolo||ITINERE||Sapienza Università di Roma||Robotics||89|
|Chiari Marcella||Isoelectric focusing chip-array for protein profiling of biological samples with MALDI detection||Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare||D4||86.6|
|Ciccotti Giovanni||Advanced Computational Methods for Biophysics, Drug Design and Energy Research||Physics Department, University of Rome||Computation||83|
|Corni Stefano||Modeling protein-surface interactions (MOPROSURF)||CNR-INFM, National Center S3 Modena||Robotics, D4, EHS, Smart Materials, Energy, Computation||80|
|Corrias Anna||Highly Porous NANOcomposites for CATalysis||Università di Cagliari||Smart Materials, Energy||86|
|D'Ascenzo Marcello||Glia-derived D-serine control of NMDA receptor activity and synaptic plasticity in the nucleus accumbens: role for gliotransmission in drug addiction||Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Roma||Neuro||85|
|De Angelis Filippo||Highly Efficient Modelling of Hybrid Organic Solar Cells (uniderstanding the mechanism, improving the efficiency)||CNR-ISTM||Computation||87|
|Falconi Christian||Arrays of Piezoelectric Nanowires for Energy Harvesting||Università di Roma \Tor Vergata\||Energy||82|
|Fallani Leonardo||Enhanced Computational Resources from Individual Atom Control (ENCORE)||European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS)||Computation; Smart Materials||86|
|Garcia Lorenzana Jose Guillermo||New density functionals for the electronic structure of complex materials.||SMC-INFM-CNR||Smart Materials, Energy, Computation||90|
|Gatti Antonietta||Impact of Nanoparticles in Environmental Sustainability and Ecotoxicity||Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia,||EHS||85|
|Geppetti Pierangelo||TRPA1 Channel in Nociceptive Neurons: Target Validation and Identification of Antagonists for Intractable Pain||Department of Preclinical and Clinical Pharmacology of the University of Florence||D4||93|
|Giannini Cinzia||X-ray synchrotron-class rotating anode microsource for the structural micro imaging of nanomaterials and enginereed biotissues.||Istituto di Cristallografia - CNR||Smart Materials||90|
|Giardina Irene Rosana||From self-organized animal groups to distributed artificial swarms: exporting natural behavioral rules to mobile robotics.||CNR||Robotics, Neuro||90|
|Lombardi Vincenzo||Myosin based machines||Univ. Firenze||Robotics, Smart Materials||90|
|Marinari Enzo||Dynamics Response Energetics and Epistasis of Cellular Metabolism||Sapienza Universita' di Roma||D4, Computation||98|
|Mattoni Alessandro||POLymer based hYbrid nanomaterials for PHotovoltaics: improving Efficiency by theoretical MOdeling - POLYPHEMO||SLACS CNR-INFM||Energy, Computation||85|
|Missale Mariacristina||Enhancing structural neuroplasticity of dopamine neurons in Parkinson’s disease: role of dopamine D3 and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor interaction||Università di Brescia||Neuro||85.2|
|Moriconi Claudio||HARNESS: Human telecontrolled Adaptive Robotic NEtwork of SensorS||ENEA||Robotics||90|
|Novellino Ettore||Exploring a Novel Anti-cancer Therapy: Design, Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Antitumor Activity of New Quadruplex Binding Agents||Università degli Studi di Napoli||D4||88|
|Orlando Valerio||NoncodingRNA in Brain Function||Fondazione Telethon||Neuro||88.2|
|Pizzorusso Tommaso||Extracellular matrix as a key regulator of cortical plasticity||Istituto Neuroscienze CNR, Sezione di Pisa||Neuro||92|
|Pozzan Tullio||Calcium signalling at the subcellular level using molecularly engineered calcium sensors: an in situ and in vivo approach||National Reaserch Council (CNR)||Neuro||92.8|
|Pusch Michael||Development and test of a high-throughput screening assay for treatment of osteoporosis by small-molecule inhibitors of the ClC-7 Cl / H antiporter||Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche||D4||88.3|
|Ravera Francesca||Nanoparticle Impact on Pulmonary Surfactant Interfacial Properties||CNR - IENI||EHS||82.5|
|Recanatini Maurizio||An integrated approach to the simulation of ligand-target systems in membrane: predicting hERG liability of drug candidates, and beyond||Università di Bologna||D4, Computation||93|
|Ruocco Giancarlo||BACT-MOBIL||Dipartimento di Fisica||Smart Materials, Energy||90|
|Santori Francesca||Anti-quorum sensing activity of tree root exudates: a new source for antipathogenic drugs.||ISRIM||D4||87|
|Sberveglieri Giorgio||Metal oxide NANOwires as efficient high-temperature THERmoelectric Materials||Università degli Studi di Brescia||Energy||82|
|Scrosati Bruno||Advanced, nano structured, rechargeable lithium batteries with high storage capability||HYDRO-ECO Research Centre, Sapienza University of Rome||Energy||82|
|Wiersma Diederik Sybolt||Light driven microscopic swimmer||European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy||Smart Materials||87|
|Zorzi Michele||Network Architecture and protocols for Underwater Telerobotics via acoustIc Links in Ubiquitous Sensing, monitoring and explorations (NAUTILUS)||Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche (CFR)||Robotics||89|