Venice Project Center

Every year, since 1988, students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have carried out research projects at the Venice Project Center (VPC) to address some of the major problems faced by the city of Venice, using a scientific and technological approach. Over the 3+ decades of activity, the projects have covered a wide range of topics, from conservation of cultural heritage to in-depth analysis of the hydrogeological data of the lagoon. Some of these projects have inspired the creation of Venetian startups.  All the VPC data is available to the public in the VPC Repositories being set up for the 35th Anniversary celebrations.

SerenDPT hosts the VPC inside the H3 Factory since 2017.

"For 35 years we have been studying solutions to preserve and improve life in the city of Venice".

"Decades of activity have allowed us to collect a considerable amount of data concerning the city".

"These data form the basis for the operation of many City services for the community, and are used daily by applications and predictive models". 

"We are proud of our Open approach, giving access to our data in order to support and enhance the quality of life in the city".

(Fabio Carrera, founder of the Venice Project Center)