Research and Development:

Partnership with Universities / Cultural Exchange Sponsorships / Doctoral Funding

The Polo Multimodal Pecém will finance and sponsor, in the university field, permanent actions intended to develop the project in accordance with the smart modern criteria shown in the three macro-areas (Building, Factory and City) so as to  adequate them to the local community patterns and needs. 

The aim is to produce the appropriate conditions to create a process of improvement in sustainability, technology and multimodality that have always been the foundations on which the project was based.


  • UNIPARMA (January)

  • AECIPP (February)

  • Prof. Bergamasco (March)

  • UIR Maquetes (April) 

  • IS.SMART (May)

  • 2nd ISCW (May)


El gandi Youssef speaking on UIR in Morocco.

MAY 2018

2nd  International Workshop:

Innovation in the world of building and smart cities – ISCW 2018.

The event was held at the Federal University of Ceará in the Architecture, Urbanism and Design Department – DAUD, Av. da Universidade, 2890 – Benfica Campus, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

It covered the following main topics:

  • "The concept of smart city – an experience in Rabat and Fortaleza";

  • "Is.SMART -  International Research and Technology of smart materials and Islamic Architecture Centre";

  • "Tactile Photoluminescent Floor – Portland Luminescent Cement".

Victor Ghia speaking

about Smart City.

Imane Bennani lecturing on Architecture and Urbanism in Morocco.


MAY 2018

The formation of the IS.SMART Research Group is a development of ISCW 2017 in Brazil.

IS.SMART Research Group Training Criteria:

  • the presence of a team of professionals from Brazil, Italy and Morocco;

  • the previous professional and personal experience in different countries with Islamic and Middle Eastern architecture;

  • and the deep interest in research and development (R & D) applied to Islamic technology, architecture, urbanism and design.


APRIL 2018

Partnership with the Université Internationale de Rabat (UIR) for the study and application of the SMART Master Plan of the Multimodal Polo Pecem.

Through its Educational Executive Center, the UIR participates in successful partnerships in the socio-economic world. It has reputed partners, both Moroccan and international, to act as a driving force for social mobility, professional training, a catalyst for job creation and an incubator of good practices.


MARCH 2018

The Polo Multimodal Pecém together with professor Massimo Bergamasco’s  partnership (Director of the University Sant’Anna in Pisa and Director of the Institute of Robotics Percro), are developing a series of innovative solutions in the logistics field applicable to the hub reality such as:

  • Distance-learning course using virtual, augmented reality;

  • Shared robotic warehouses;

  • Monitoring with virtual custodians and A.I. for automatic recognition;



The team of Polo Multimodal Pecém visited the Association of Companies of the Industrial Complex and Port of Pecém (AECIPP), as well as CSP and IFCE Pecém, with lectures regarding and recognition of the Polo Multimodal site.


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The Polo Multimodal Pecém project is part, as a case study, of a three-year research doctorate in industrial planning and has the financing of  ITE Ltd. (Industrial Technical Equipment).

The Italian company ITE, also based in Casablanca (Morocco), operates in the engineering of industrial and civil plants and is specialized in the area of renewable sources such as geothermal, photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind energy. 

The doctoral candidate is the architect Youssef El Ganadi, a former professor at UIR (International University of Rabat) from Rabat (Morocco), while his supervisor is the architect Walter Gaj Tripiano, a former teacher at UIR of Smart City and Smart Building  and special advisor to the Polo Multimodal.

The study and research activities in the case study of Pecém mainly concern the following topics:

Youssef El Ganadi.

Walter Gaj Tripiano.

1.    Study and definition of the concept of smart city (forces and criticism). Comparison of smart ecosystems on a national and international scale.

2.    Proposals for intervention and application of the elements and methods of the smart city in the case of the Polo Multimodal Pecém.

3.   Proposals for the intervention and application of the elements and methodologies of the buildings that make up the smart city in the case of the Polo Multimodal Pecém.

The study and research activities are monitored by the School of Architecture and sponsored by the universities of Parma (Italy) and Rabat (Morocco) – Architecture Department (UIR), through specific courses and relying on the use of research and analysis laboratories present in some premises.

Each solution chosen and used in the project is proposed and agreed with the technical department of Polo Multimodal and consulting professionals.

Specific publications will be produced to support the various activities as set out below:



The intelligent building uses new information and communication technologies (NICT) to transmit and store data on the building's use and condition, in order to adapt its energy consumption. This principle, already gradually introduced in public distribution networks, within the scope of smart grids, now extends to private buildings.


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