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Grado Zero Innovation

Grado Zero Innovation

Grado Zero Innovation is an Italian SME performing, in a business to business approach, applied Research and Development, designing and scaling-up production of innovative materials and final products. Grado Zero Innovation (GZI) is a spin-off of Grado Zero Espace (GZE) a company with more than 17 years experience in technical textile and engineering of advanced flexible structures. 

Thanks to its multi-disciplinary group made of complementary technical figures, from chemistry to mechanical and aerospace engineering, to product and interaction designers, GZI is able to offer a 360° design service, from the development of the Proof of Concept, to the industrial value chain analysis of the final product.

What marks Grado Zero Innovation out is that it creates personalized finished products, garment and accessories highlighting the local handcraft value and the ethical issues. GZI takes into account the product life cycle and reuse of materials for a more sustainable world. In this field we apply ECO Design, Design for reuse, Life Cycle Assessment and Eco-efficiency


Grado Zero Innovation provides specialized services

Industrial Design

GZI Design follows the entire design activity for the development of new products with high technological content from the initial idea and firs...

Microclimate management

The microclimate management that is more than just the management of the temperature since there is also the humidity / transpiration factor. In...

Research and Development

The Research and Development division was created to study materials and innovative technologies being aware of the importance of experimental a...


The Engineering activity employs the latest design techniques in an integrated way. The work starts from the idea and the development of the pro...

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping (RP) is an innovative technology that enables the production, in few hours, of objects having complex geometry directly from m...

Materials Development

GZI working network has access to well-equipped laboratories and well-skilled people to modify, adapt and combine together different materials a...


A multidisciplinary team with different but complementary professional skills, from chemistry to mechanical and aerospace engineering, from textile technology to product design.

Networking Office Bruxelles


Filippo Pagliai

Co-founder and Innovation Manager

Giada Dammacco

Co-founder and lead product designer

Enrico Cozzoni

senior R&D scientist project manager

External Team Group

Project developers

Marco Gozzani

Technology developer - LifeMaterials manager

Valentina Sani