Meet the partner:

Gianluca Valenti of Polimi


Can you shortly introduce yourself and your role in the HyInHeat project?

Politecnico di Milano (or Polimi in short) is a public scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. Polimi has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.

Polimi is the first in Italy and 11th in Europe for projects funded by the European Commission, among which is… HyInHeat! I am an associate professor working in the Group of Energy Conversion Systems, GECOS Webpage – GECOS (, at Polimi My role in the project is to lead the work package dedicated to the process simulation of both hydrogen and oxygen infrastructure, from the point of production or storage to the point of use, to allow the preparation of the technical documentation that is at the base of the design and construction of the demonstrators.

How did Polimi get involved in the HyInHeat project?

Polimi got involved into the project in early 2022 thanks to a personal communication with a German research center who put us in contact with RWTH… and that was the spark!

How do you see the added value of HyInHeat for Polimi?

HyInHeat will allow Polimi to strengthen the collaboration with international companies, being a mostly industrial project, as well as to deepen the knowledge in the hydrogen sector, being a prominent research area of ours.

What do you hope to achieve by the end of the project?

Simple: see hydrogen being used efficiently and safely in the many demonstrators this project will realize!

Watch the interview with Gianluca Valenti about his hopes for HyInHeat’s accomplishments by the end of the project, the biggest challenge, and more in the video below.

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