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Lipitalia 2000 SpA, Cerere SpA, Shelling Srl

Pilot industrial facility for Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) breeding and processing for chitin, proteins and lipids extraction.

Leveraging global academic research for the inception, production and testing of unprecedented light engines and photoperiods for improving and standardizing the fly breeding phases.

Further information or images are not disclosable at this stage.

Micro Algae propagation via next-generation Photobioreactors

Photo B-Otic for ENI SpA


From ENI’s website:

“The algal biofixation process allows to fix carbon dioxide by exploiting chlorophyll photosynthesis to enhance CO2 as a raw material in high-value products such as algal flour for food / nutraceutical markets, and / or bio-oil – not in competition with agricultural crops – to be used as a raw material in bio refineries.

This is a technology based on an entirely Italian supply chain. ENI is accelerating its application in the field as it sees it as a strategic solution for the reduction of climate-altering emissions.

The pilot plant, consisting of 4 photobioreactors, is integrated with renewable energy sources and is based on Photo B-Otic technology, with which Eni has signed a License Agreement.”

About Photo B-Otic:

Photo B-Otic was created to support the development of biofixation technology and starts from the initiative of MEG, Everbloom, Abel Nutraceuticals and the Arcobaleno Cooperative, which is a majority shareholder and has promoted this entrepreneurial initiative, which is the result of decades of research work in field of nutraceuticals and biotechnologies in collaboration with the DIATI of the Politecnico di Torino.

Experimental Greenhouse

Green Has Italia SpA

500+sqm research facility for nutrients testing. Adaptive natural/artificial lighting system.

Standardizing as much as possible the photosynthetic conditions, in order to remove variables from the analytical testing process.

One.Clean – UVC Tray sanitizer



From our Client’s website:

“One.Clean is a UV-C based tray sanitization system that works as a standalone unit but also can be retrofitted into any security check tray return system.

The system is a tunnel that generates a 360° irradiation of security trays using UV-C radiation – proven effective in killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Each used tray is thoroughly disinfected and ready for a new passenger to use offering a high degree of re-assurance to both travelers and staff alike.

As UV-C light can be harmful, the tunnel has been designed to guarantee ‘zero-touch’ cleaning of trays and 100% shielding of the radiation generated, therefore ensuring total safety for those using One.Clean.”


Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Ambientale e del Territorio

Microalgae are rapidly becoming a disruptive bio-product to be used in extremely profitable markets, such as research, cosmetics, nutraceuticals and biofuels –among others.

meg’s Phycotrone has been specifically designed to be used in a research and laboratory scale as a microalgae growth platform.

It performs growth sequences in different volume scales and/or conditions, giving back critical information for:

• Colture’s development parametrization;
• Industrial scale-up setup.

The way for understanding both algae and their development.

Nominee at GreenTech Innovation Award – 2019
ADI Design Index – 2020

MEG “Educational edition”

Reggio Children


MEG, which stands for ”Micro Experimental Growing” is a technologcial platform developed for Precision Lighting in AgTech applications.

We first presented this new model, at the European Maker Faire 2016 in Rome. Currently it is in use at Verbania’s (VCO, Italy) elementary school.

Along with lighting, kids can easily set up a comprehensive bioshpere inside each MEG greenhouse.

Maker of Merit  – 2016
ADI Design Index – 2017

Campania Region Headquarters

Regione Campania


Design, Planning and On-site works supervision for the new UVGI sanification system.
Two solutions have been deployed across the 21 storeys building:
• UVC In-Duct HVAC systems for office open-areas and meeting rooms, by designing with and specifying solutions from Heraeus;
• UVC Upper-Air systems in more sensitive areas like restaurants and lobby, by leveraging Philips/Signify solutions.

The Social Proximity Cafe

CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati


From our Client’s website:
“CRA unveils Caffetteria, an innovative project in Lavazza’s brand-new Flagship Store in London’s Regent Street. New technologies – from germicidal materials to lights with disinfecting properties – are employed to rethink the quintessential Italian coffee experience with one objective in mind: rebuilding social proximity.”

“The project by CRA aims to enhance social relationships, especially after the disruption brought upon by COVID-19. CRA consulted Harvard University professor and public health expert Edward Nardell as well as biotechnology company MEG Science in the research phase to investigate how innovative sanitization systems such as lights and copper-based germicidal materials could be adopted in the framework of a coffee shop. “

Urban Sun

Studio Roosegaarde


From Studio Roosegaarde:

“URBAN SUN, a project in development by Studio Roosegaarde as a symbol of hope, shines a large circle of this far-UVC light into public spaces, sanitising those spaces of the coronavirus. It acts as an additional layer of protection to current government rules. URBAN SUN aims to inspire hope. It combats the negative impact of social isolation by aiming to improve cultural gatherings, sporting events, public squares, and schoolyards.”

In a diverse and extended Team, meg took care of:

• Regulatory background auditing;
• Historic and Up-to-date scientific background profiling;
• Radiometric simulations;
• Installation’s performance and its sanitizing behavior under different applicative contexts.

Air bag lift light chamber

Photo B-Otic


Tailor made indoor incubators, which hold the stock and starter cultures for various algae species, allowing for a higher value algae products.

UV on-field metrology and Proof of Concept



UV applications are evolving at an unprecedented pace, often featuring new-to-market solutions with a very limited operative background.

Thus, on-field validations are the last mandatory step to secure the whole design and deployment processes.

We are able to verify and validate the on-field performance of UV-based solutions, by regulatory-based metrology processes and our selection of state-of-the-art UV radiometric devices.


S4e Robotics


From S4e Robotics:

“Endriu is a self-driving germicidal disinfection robot.

It can be used as part of the regular cleaning cycle and aims at preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases, viruses, bacteria, and other types of harmful organic micro-organisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure.”

meg took care of:

• Regulatory background auditing;
• Historic and Up-to-date scientific background profiling;
• Dynamic Radiometric simulations;
• UVC System Design;
• Proof of Concept via UVC Laboratory Radiometry.

Digital λ Software Grow Chamber

Università degli Studi di Milano – DeFENS


Our proprietary Digital λ software allow researchers to completely design, execute and monitor their tailor-made horticultural lighting plans. In this case, they aim to study pathogenic interactions on a specific set of plant species.

We redesigned their grow chamber, featuring Gro-Lux LED linear fixtures by Sylvania, seamlessly integrated with our software.

Digital λ Software Climatic Chamber

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II


At meg, we offer cutting-edge solutions for horticulture research. Our proprietary Digital λ software enables researchers to design, execute, and monitor tailored horticultural lighting plans.
Additionally, we specialize in creating horticultural LED linear fixtures with mutable spectrum. These fixtures provide researchers with precise control over light spectrum, allowing for optimal conditions in studying pathogenic interactions and other plant species.
By combining our proprietary software with tailor-made custom fixtures, researchers gain seamless integration and control over their lighting strategies, empowering them to advance their studies.

Growth & Analysis Chamber

Green Has Italia SpA

From our Client’s website:

“The growth chamber is at the heart of our activity. It is an indispensable instrument for rapid agronomic screening. The chamber can be controlled so as to recreate varied conditions, in terms of temperature, relative humidity and photoperiods.

This provides advantages in the study and selection of new products in terms of knowledge, quality and development.

Green Has Italia’s growth chamber encapsulates the most contemporary illumination technology thanks to its variable LED spectrum. This system allows for selective spectrum emission, concentrated in tight wave lengths and calibrated to the photosynthetic needs of each plant. […]

The system is also fitted with 30 fixed cameras.

Hourly photography provides continual observation of all phases of vegetal growth.”


Mattia Toffanetti
Francesco Zurlo


Exploratory and design collaboration aimed at the definition of an Artificial Light Photobioreactor embeddable into Life Support Systems of Space Stations and Lunar Bases. R&D path carried out with Politecnico di Milano, culminating in the author’s Master’s Degree in Integrated Product Design.

The system utilizes the photosynthetic process of microalgae to convert CO2 waste into biomass – which can be transformed into food – and regenerate the atmosphere, unprecedentedly increasing long-term independence in space exploration.

The research underlying the project highlights the role of the designer in the Space Industry, addressing constraints and opportunities of the context through the analysis of ESA + NASA manuals, historical and project sources, while PBRSpace integrates existing technologies and recalibrates them into a hybrid and autonomous system, characterized by novel formal and interaction elements.




We are thrilled to unveil our latest breakthrough in photobioreactor technology, developed in collaboration with Eni, at the prestigious Italy Expo 2020. This remarkable innovation is proudly displayed at the main entrance, captivating visitors from around the world.

Since its installation last November, our next-gen photobioreactor has become an integral part of “Braiding the Future,” a captivating exhibition presented by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and Studio Italo Rota. Together, we aim to address critical global challenges such as carbon dioxide reduction and biofixation.

This groundbreaking project not only emphasizes the importance of innovation and environmental stewardship but also highlights the interconnectedness of beauty and sustainability.