We are located in north Italy, with multiple climate borders. It allows us to experiment in a great alpine open-air laboratory. We address diverse topics such as health, energy, and an intact environment. For smart textiles, the Center for sensing solutions develops monitoring technologies for hygrothermal comfort in mountain sports, TerraXcube simulates extreme weather conditions, including the top of Mt. Everest, and Mountain Emergency Medicine institute monitors the conditions of athletes.g and assembly.