ATOMs & BITs: Andrea latino’s podcast

How to replace a disposable fabric with an innovative one

S03E05 – 25 min

In the 27th episode of Atoms & Bits, a special episode, Andrea Latino hosts Mirella Civardi, CTO of Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia and Co-Founder of RespectLife, an Italian startup that has designed a highly innovative polypropylene fabric.

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What we discuss with Mirella Civardi

Circular economy and sustainability are critical issues for people and companies. In this special episode, Mirella Civardi and I discuss the path to creating an innovative polypropylene fabric.

Mirella Civardi is the CTO of Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia and co-founder of RespectLife. She tells us about the difficulties faced by her project, which was born during the pandemic. Then she explains the characteristics that make the material reusable in clinical (but not only) settings. And finally, we try to understand why her idea has been so successful in a short time.

In the interview, we also discuss new circular economy models, the need for sustainable production, the importance of research, and the know-how required to design a new technology from waste material.

Finally, our guest Mirella Civardi gives three actionable insights to our listeners on preparing for future technological opportunities.

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