Who we are

From recycling

to upcycling

9-Tech is

An innovative startup founded in 2020
A team of young engineers and researchers from the University of Padova
A connection between research and industries

9-Tech aims to develop and improve
green technologies and innovative solutions
for the recovery of strategic metals from waste.

Founded on 30 January 2020, 9-Tech is a young and innovative start-up that studies and develops new processes and plants for the recovery of strategic metals from electronic waste. 9-Tech also deals with research and prototyping in the context of the circular economy.

Numerous promising researches have been performed in university laboratories (recycling of photovoltaic panels, treatment of PCBs, recovery of neodymium from permanent magnets, recovery of tantalum from end-of-life capacitors, etc …) but still have to be tested on a pilot scale and implemented industrially.

9-Tech wants to continue with the research, collaborating with universities and companies in the recycling sector, in order to improve existing processes with the aim of allowing the proper disposal of waste and the valorization of the critical elements contained therein.

As young engineers and researchers we are also enthusiastic about making prototypes in the context of the green economy.

9-Tech deals with:

Research of new technologies for the treatment of WEEE
Process optimization
Prototyping of pilot plants
Realization of highly innovative systems on a large scale

Our goals

To become the main technology provider for photovoltaic waste treatment in Italy

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Patents in the next 10 years

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Plants sold in the next 10 years

Sale also on extra-European markets (China, USA, …)

Our team

Pietrogiovanni Cerchier

Pietrogiovanni Cerchier
CEO

PhD. in industrial engineering, University of Padova, in 2018. Expert in recovery of strategic metals from waste, design of pilot plants and research and development.

Matteo Fiorindo

Matteo Fiorindo
Business Developer

Master’s degree in electrical engineering and materials engineering, University of Padova, in 2014 and 2015. Expert in energy efficiency and business development.

Luca Pezzato
Business Developer

PhD. in industrial engineering, University of Padua, in 2016. Expert in corrosion, coatings and research and development.

Collaborators

Alessio Settimi

Alessio Settimi
Electrical designer

Marco Ballarin

Marco Ballarin
Mechanical Designer

Francesco Nisato

Francesco Nisato
Mechanical designaer and plant constructor

Graziano Tassinato

Graziano Tassinato
Manager of GP Lab

Alice Vania

Alice Vania
Environmental impact analyst (LCA)

9-Tech: a start-up for a circular economy

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