Professor Benini, President of HIT09, in the evaluating commission at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017

Prof. Benini, President of HIT09, was designated among the evaluators at the Italian edition of NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017, the largest world hackathon promoted and arranged by NASA in over 200 cities worldwide (20170428 CORVENETO su NASA SPACE APPS VI-1).

Students, makers, scientists, designers and enterpreneurs will elaborate ideas and projects competing against each other on the specific theme “Hearth Science”.

The event, which will take place on 29th and 30th of April in Vicenza (among other locations in Italy), was presented yesterday at Teatro Olimpico, the first and most ancient indoor theatre in the world, designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio.




HIT09 selected among the 10 best projects in the Clean Tech section of Unicredit Start Lab contest

HIT09 was selected among the ten finalists in the Clean Tech section of the Unicredit Start Lab contest for high potential Italian start-up (

The proposed project was an innnovative concept of vertical axis wind turbine for distributed generation in urban and sub-urban areas.

Ernesto Benini and Rita Ponza, President and CEO of HIT09 respectively, presented the project to a commission of experts selected by Unicredit in Milan on 9th July.


HIT09 at RTEX 2014, Dubai

From the 28th to the 30th September 2014, HIT09 participated in RTEX, Robot Technology Exhibition, held in Dubai, UAE (

We presented our engineering services both in the automation/robotics field and in the aerospace sector, and also our small turbine engines for aeronautics applications.

In addition, Prof. Benini, HIT09 President, gave a speech called “On-board trajectory optimisation as a decision support tool”.