Fields of activities:
|» Cultural Heritage |
» Virtual Museums
» Other social sciences
» Other humanities
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Urban studies
» Political science
» Public administration
|» Computer sciences |
» Information sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Computational Social Sciences (incl. Social biomedical sciences)
» Social work
» Transport planning
» Transport engineering
Brief description of your activity focus
Service provider for Compagnia di San Paolo non-profit foundation working on: Culture, Education, Social Innovation, Research, ICTs, Urban development
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Compagnia San Paolo-Sistema Torino SCARL, founded in 2012, is a Consortium Company. The mission of CSP-ST is Fondazione Per La Scuola (Foundation for School);
to act as a service provider for Compagnia San Paolo - CSP (one of the main Italian philantropic foundation of
banking origin) and its seven operating bodies, namely:
Collegio Carlo Alberto Research Centre;
Fondazione 1563 - Per lArte e la Cultura (foundation for Art and Culture);
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella sulle Tecnologie dellInformazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (Instute on
Si.T.I. - Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per lInnovazione (Institute for Territorial Innovation);
Human Genetics Foundation Torino;
Ufficio Pio della Compagnia di San Paolo;
Xhè –The lab of curiosity
Under the wide umbrella of the CSP-ST, operate also the Fund Raising Unit and the Advisor & Social Housing Unit.
The first one is dedicated to support its institutional partners (and other non-profit bodies closely linked to them)
in successfully bidding for national and international grants and in managing all aspects (financial, administrative,
legal) of the funded projects, that today are more than 50 (especially H2020 and FP7).
The second one is dedicated to carry out strategic territorial projects with a strong interdisciplinary approach on
various aspects of architecture (energy, social impact, cultural heritage, ..).
The Fund Raising Unit
The Fund Raising Office works as administrative unit and as project manager for national, international and
European projects, relying on its experienced staff. Its staff continuously works in close cooperation with the other
CSP-ST organizational units (e.g. purchase, accounting, finance, human resources,...), being thus able to tackle
all the project management issues in an effective and timely way.
Among the project managed by the Fund Raising Unit there are Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, EASI, Interreg Central
The Fund Raising Office can rely on experienced staff divided in two interconnected branches for creating, writing
down and managing projects.
Its staff continuously works in close cooperation with the other CSP-ST organizational units (e.g. purchase,
accounting, finance, human resources,...), being thus able to tackle all the project management issues in an
effective and timely way.
The Advisor and Social Housing Unit
The Advisor & Social Housing Unit is specifically in charge of environmental heritage, urban redevelopment &
competitiveness, asset management, property and facility management, social housing policies (in close
connection with the Programma Housing of the CSP), Energy Efficiency Measures oriented towards innovation and
socio-economic growth, and measures oriented to Sustainable Buildings and communities, management and
valorisation of Private and Public Real Estate Assets.
By means of the several multi-year activity on the local territory the Unit has been continuously augmenting its
capacity by cooperating with numerous public and private institutions, national and international research centers
(engaging the help of numerous researchers who complete the various specialist skills available, overall within the
Politecnico di Torino DENERG department).
Among its operating bodies, the CSP – ST/Advisor & Social Housing Unit operates in close connection with the
Si.T.I. Institute, and has so far developed a sound experience as provider for the European Commission, being
partner in several research and territorial cooperation projects, funded by the European Union.
Until the beginning of 2016 the Unit has carried out its activities within SITI; since January 2016 the Unit was
moved within CSP-ST, maintaining all its expertise and core tasks.
The unit main fields of interest are:
- Economic & Financial Sustainability in Social Housing interventions, among which:
1_the optimization of the impact of operating variables on housing costs in terms of models useful to control
the building integrated sustainability (designing and operative variables from plants typology to the inhabitants
income burdens) all affecting housing cost components;
2_planning grids to support environment-friendly and sustainable social housing initiatives;
3_advisory activity for the Piedmont Ethical Real Estate Fund for Social Housing initiatives “FASP-Fondo
Abitare Sostenibile Piemonte”, in partnership with municipalities, private promoters and a group of relevant
national Housing foundations and research centers (FHS-Fondazione Housing Sociale and Sinloc-Sistema iniziative
locali) thanks to the direct investment of local Foundations of banking origin and the plafond investment of the
National Deposits and Loans Bank;
- Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (see below neZEH Project)
- Environment-Friendly and Sustainable Social Housing Initiatives
- Research aiming at monitoring the ongoing consumptions of a temporary dwelling (Social Housing).
- Local governments towards the local Smart City Vision (in the Metropolitan Area of Turin)
- Decision-making supporting actions, based on collaborative multi-value and multi-stakeholder exercises
EU Framework Programme related activities:
» EURO-6-2015: Meeting new societal needs by using emerging technologies in the public sector
» YOUNG-1-2014: Early job insecurity and labour market exclusion
» YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EU
» REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation
» REFLECTIVE-5-2015: The cultural heritage of war in contemporary Europe
» INSO-1-2014/2015: ICT-enabled open government
» INSO-6-2014: Platform for ICT for Learning and Inclusion
» INSO-5-2015: Social innovation Community
» INSO-10-2015: SME business model innovation
» Demographic changes
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» How indicators are used in policy
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Nearly Zero Energy Hotels
Co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) of the European Commission
Project Duration: 2013-2016
Coordinator: Technical University of Crete, School of Environmental Engineering Renewable and Sustainable
Energy Systems Lab (GR)
Nearly Zero Energy (neZEH) aims at accelerating the rate of refurbishment of existing hotels to become Nearly Zero
Energy Buildings by:
• providing technical advice to committed hotel
• demonstrating the profitability, feasibility and sustainability of investments towards nearly Zero Energy
• undertaking training and capacity building activities
• promoting front runners at national, regional and EU level to increase their market visibility
neZEH is a response to the European Directive on the energy performance of buildings (2010/31/EU, EPBD recast),
contributing directly to the EU 2020 targets and supporting EU Member States in their national plans for increasing the
number of nZEBs.
Platform for the customization of assistance services for disable and elderly people
Funded under European Regional Development Fund 2007-2013 through Regione Piemonte
Project Duration: 2015
Coordinator: Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (IT)
The P-PSAFA project aims at delivering an innovative model of helpful and care services for 65+ frail people, by means
of integrated ICT services. The tool aligned to the Future Internet EU guidelines, is designed to enhance the efficiency
of socio-assistance services, to reduce the delivering costs on the public side, and to facilitate cooperation amongst the
complementary stakeholders in the elderly environment. At the same time, expenditures are reduced for final users in
terms of direct and indirect costs.
Based on a multiplatform approach that provides interactive communication – “on demand” services, prevention health
care actions, and end-users’ life-style monitor – P-PSAFA has demonstrated how it is possible to create personalized
assistive and social care services in order to enhance user Quality of Life and the Quality of Services delivered. The
start-up user community (in its early stage) has been detected within the Turin metropolitan area and Cuneo Province.
The team involved was also responsible for the creation and implementation of an innovative social wellness index.
This index, based on seven sections – end-user ID, contacts, housing conditions, health, personal safety, daily
activities, and network of relationships, vital parameters, and social conditions – allows for the delivery of better (and
more precise) personalized social care services. The platform is considered useful for both Operatore Socio Sanitario
(OSS), namely, healthcare assistants, and for those other people involved in the project.
The P-PSAFA project represents a prototype for the scaling up of more efficient and integrated territorial actions
between health, housing, and infrastructure policies (physical, social, and virtual networks) in favour of elderly home