About us
eProInn s.r.l.

eProInn s.r.l. (Energy and Propulsion Innovation) is a spin-off company of the University of Salerno, created by the initiative of professors and researchers related to eProLab of the Department of Industrial Engineering

Mission

The primary purpose

Our aim is to promote the development and industrialization of a kit to convert a traditional car into a hybrid solar vehicle, reducing consumption and emissions. The conversion system, patented and already applied on a FIAT Punto, can be applied to all conventional front-wheel drive vehicles, with costs much lower than those for the purchase of a new hybrid or electric vehicle. The HySolarKit project has been awarded the Horizon 2020 “Seal of Excellence” and is currently being carried out by eProInn and the industrial partners Landi Renzo, Mecaprom and Solbian as part of the LIFE-SAVE project.

More generally, the eProInn mission extends to the aspects of the green economy related to energy and propulsion. In these fields, eProInn and eProLab researchers have developed a long experience. This is thanks to numerous collaborations and industrial projects as well as to a vast partnership network in national and international contexts, in contracts, research projects, European projects and bilateral agreements. The European LIFE program, an instrument of the European community to support environmental protection initiatives, approved funding for the development of the SAVE (Solar Aided Vehicle Electrification) project. It is aimed at developing finished prototypes ready for industrialization (TRL = 9) and the establishment of a NewCo among the partnerst participating in the project.

eProInn headquarters

The L7 building

eProInn’s office is located in the L7 building on the Fisciano campus which hosts the spin-off companies of the Salerno University. The building, inaugurated in January 2018, is equipped with innovative features in terms of energy and environmental management, certified by the LEED Platinum level

Our staff

Company members  

Gianfranco Rizzo

CEO, founder of eProInn, professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Salerno

Born in Naples in 1952. Graduated in 1975 “with honors” in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Naples. He worked at the FIAT of Turin, at the National Council of Italian Research at the University of Naples and currently at the University of Salerno (since 1992) where he is a professor of Mechanical Engineering. Founder and CEO of eProInn, spin off of the University of Salerno.

Ivan Arsie

Co-founder of eProInn and associate professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering / DIIN

Born in Salerno in 1969. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Salerno (January 1995). PhD in Thermomechanical Systems Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. Professor of Machines and Energy Systems at the University of Salerno.

Vincenzo Marano

Technical Development Center Manager at Mecaprom

Born in Milan in 1979. Graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Salerno. Senior Researcher at the CAR of Ohio State University. Research grant holder at the University of Salerno. His research interests are concentrated in the field of energy systems and alternative vehicles.

Dario Marra

Phd, former research fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Salerno

Dario Marra was born in Naples, October 29th, 1983. He received in 2005 bachelor’s degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering at University of Salerno. He received in 2009 master’s degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering at University of Salerno. He received in 2013 Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Salerno.

Francesco Di Fiore

Degree in Economics at Università of Salerno

Master Degree in Economics and accouting at the University of Salerno

Collaborators

Matteo Marino

Technical Manager

Graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Salerno. He has experience in the development and optimization of mobile networks, in PCB Design, in embedded systems and in the transport sector as System Engineer.
IEEE member, EMEA region, Italy section.

Francesco Antonio Tiano

Doctoral Research Fellow presso Università degli Studi di Salerno

Born in Vico Equense (Naples) in 1988. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 at the University of Salerno, in Energy and Nuclear Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin in 2013 and studied Dynamic Powertrain at The Ohio State University in 2013.

Simone Di Paolo

Co-Responsible for eProInn communication and Webmaster

Born in Avellino in 1990, he studied Computer Science at the University of Salerno. He has skills in various fields of computer science: from software development to web designer, from audio engineering to 2D / 3D advertising graphics.

Davide Emanuele Zinna

Co-Responsible for eProInn communication and Social Media Manager

Born in Salerno in 1984, he obtained a degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Salerno and a degree in Multimedia Production Theories and Techniques at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples. He has worked in all areas of mass communication (journalism, cinema, television, radio) in both public and private sectors.

Gianluca Renzulli

Accounting and financial assistant

Born in Salerno in 1980. In 2006 he graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Salerno. Since 2012 he has been engaged in tax and tax advisory services for companies. He also deals with accounting and financial management.

Gina Scorziello

Administrative assistant at eProInn

Degree in Sociology at the University of Salerno. Responsible for the administrative and secretarial activities of the research group.
Sviluppato da Simone Di Paolo