Our History

Glass to Power is a Spin-off of the University of Milan Bicocca based on the scientific research of Professors Sergio Brovelli and Francesco Meinardi and founded thanks to the commitment of Management Innovation, a scouting and consultancy company for technological innovation, to transform this extraordinary innovation into a real market product. In a little time some of the major players in the business industry and finance gathered around this idea to create the new company, acquiring the exclusive patent license, with the aim of developing the whole industrial research and development necessary to quickly design and produce an industrial product.

The Foundation

Glass to Power is spin-off of University of Milano Bicocca and was founded on September, 28 2016 with an initial capital of 300.000 €. The constitutive assembly of the company was held at University of Milano Bicocca, at the presence of the Dean of University of Milano Bicocca Professor Maria Cristina Messa.

Shareholders’ agreements

SetteGreen Award

The transparent photovoltaic window of Glass to Power won the SetteGreen Awards 2016, the award promoted by the weekly “Sette” of the Corriere della Sera, aimed at Italian excellence in innovation and environmental sustainability.
The prizes for the 2016 edition were presented by the director of the magazine Pier Luigi Vercesi during a ceremony held on November, 23 at the “Triennale” in Milan and conducted by Filippa Lagerback. To collect the prestigious recognition, the inventors: Professors Francesco Meinardi and Sergio Brovelli, fellows of the Material Science department of the University of Milano Bicocca and respectively President of the Board and President of the Scientific Council of Glass to Power.

R&D 100 Award

On November,9 2016 Glass to Power’s photovoltaic windows won the Special Recognition Award in the category Green Technology at the R&D100 Awards. It had been the first time for an Italian research to get this recognition in the 54-year history of the R&D100 Awards, which are considered by the international scientific community as the Golden Globes of inventions and technology research. The R&D100 Awards were bestowed during the R&D 100 Conference 2016 held at Gaylord National Harbor & Resort in Oxon Hill, Maryland (USA).