An international research hub

The Research Centre is named "Salazzurra” in honour of the historic 1950s dance hall in which it is housed within Idroscalo Park. Industry and research meet here; the distinctive features that take shape and are realised here are innovation and scientific research combined with environmental sustainability.

Salazzurra is a research hub focusing on new technologies related to water and the environment, where researchers work and share their knowledge with citizens and students: an open innovation space where the best start-ups engaged in the development of circular economy grow and an incubation factory where new forms of collaboration between public and private entities are experimented with.

Salazzurra is an international research hub. Circular economy, water resources and environment, chemistry and biochemistry, microbiology, environmental and hydraulic engineering, sociology and water sector policy: these are just some of the study areas within the centre, where scholars from all countries can meet, discuss, disseminate their projects and meet citizens.

Our quality assurance laboratories

Water quality analysis are carried out in our Salazzurra laboratories. Our analysis laboratories are part of the Water Alliance's network of facilities that brings thirteen public water service managers in Lombardy together.

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Analysis are carried out here to ensure clean, controlled water

Geological research at the service of water

The geological research team monitors the aquifer groundwater to understand its history, consistency and evolution, using innovative technologies borrowed from archaeology and aerospace research with the aim of efficiently and sustainably optimising the management of water resources.

In particular, it carries out surveys for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of groundwater through field research and monitoring networks, with the aim of reducing contamination risk factors.

Our team also participates in various national and international research and development projects, in addition to supporting our technical areas and contributing to scientific dissemination.

Our partners

The reality of Salazzurra is made possible thanks to the collaboration of our numerous partners. The network that we built over the years facilitates the exchange of experiences and the possibility of creating synergies to find innovative solutions.

Our partners include universities, such as Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano–Bicocca, Università degli Studi di Milano–La Statale, Università Politecnica delle Marche and Università degli Studi di Pavia; institutions, such as the Istituto Superiore di Sanità; national and international research centers, such as the RSE and Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin; associations, such as Legambiente Lombardia and companies, such as Veolia, Vomm and Siad.

CAP Salazzurra Research Centre

Idroscalo - Ingresso Riviera Est, Via Circonvallazione Est, Segrate 20090 (MI)