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Wavecomm has over ten years of corporate experience in carrying out research and development projects. Wavecomm was founded in 2004 as a spin-off of the Information Engineering Department of the University of Siena, with the aim of bringing to the market the know-how and skills of excellence developed by the founding team in the context of scientific research in the university field. The company mission is therefore to encourage, develop and consolidate processes of technological innovation, through the supply of services and products with high added value, the continuous improvement of the offer, the guarantee of high quality standards, constant customer support, provision of advanced know-how, investment in research and development. Since its foundation Wavecomm has participated (as a partner or as a consultant) in over 20 research and development projects, co-financed through public funds (Tuscany Region, Siena Province) or directly by client companies. The projects concern various sectors of application of the electronic and wireless solutions developed by Wavecomm, including: automotive, environmental monitoring, energy, waste, transport, medical.

Alessio Cucini


Eng.  Alessio Cucini graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Siena (UNISI) in 1999 (with honors) and a PhD in Information Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the same University. in 2002. Until 2008 he carried out research and teaching activities at the DII. Since 2006 he has been President of Wavecomm Srl, a spin-off company of UNISI, which he helped to found in 2003. Since 2014 he has also been a partner and president of the innovative startup BlueUp Srls. Eng. Alessio Cucini has considerable experience in carrying out research activities, evidenced by the significant scientific production (about 50 publications including articles in journals with revision, book chapters and congress publications) and by participation in projects co-financed by public bodies (ESA, European Community, ASI, MIUR).

At an entrepreneurial level, Eng. Cucini founded and is presently CEO abd Technical Manager of two companies, Wavecomm (founded in 2004) and BlueUp (2014). For Wavecomm he covered the role of technical/scientific unit manager for about 20 R&D projects, partly co-financed by public bodies (Tuscany Region, Siena Province) partly financed by industrial partners (Autostrade Tech, Selex Galileo, Oto Melara, …). He managed the role of Scientific Responsible within the SWAMM project (FAR-FAS 2014 call) which sees among the partners CNR-IFAC, CNR-IBIMET, CNIT, University of Siena. 

Research Group

Francesco Mariottini

Eng. Francesco Mariottini graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Siena (UNISI) in 2000 (with honors) and a PhD in Information Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the same University in 2003. Until 2008 he carried out research and teaching activities at the DII. Since 2003 he has been a partner of the company Wavecomm Srl, and since 2014 of the innovative startup BlueUp Srls.

Within Wavecomm, Eng. Mariottini is the Hardware Design Manager, and deals with the design and hardware development of electronic equipment and systems, with particular reference to radio frequency and microwave systems (antennas, amplifiers, passive and active components), devices with wireless technologies (active transponders and semi-active), digital and analog circuits. He has carried out research activities in the university field (he is co-author of about 30 publications in journals or at conferences) and in the industrial sector, where he participated, as a designer or project manager in about twenty research and development projects.

Simone Ricciardi

Simone Ricciardi, MD received the 1st cycle degree in Electronic Engineering from the Univerisity in Pisa, Italy, in 2015. He obtained the master’s degree in Electronic Engeneering from Univerity on Pisa, Italy, in 2020. His thesis involved analysis and development of a MEMs differential pressure sensor based anemometer, with interest in fluidodynamics analysis by FEM based CFD simulations, and pressure sensor signal reading and conditioning. 

Eng. Ricciardi has experience in CAD, FEM and FDTD software, electromagnetic simulation, circuital design. He has collaborated in a pubblication providing simulation result. 


Wavecomm will develop the wireless battery charging system, by design, development and implementation of a non-radiative transcutaneous energy transfer strategy from a wearable belt to the implanted receiving coil connected to the rechargeable battery. 

Also, Wavecomm will be involved in the design of microelectronic circuits and low-power wireless standard communication that will be used to allow monitoring and communication between patient, implanted device and sensor.

In detail, Wavecomm will be focused on tha following WP and tasks:

WP1 – ip hormone delivery system

Task 1.2: Wireless battery recharging system. 

Task 1.4: Safe data transfer and communication system 

WP4 – Implantation surgical proc. and preclinical BIP validation

WP6 – Bench and humans validation of BIP

Task 6.1: Bench testing of the systems main blocks & their interaction

Task 6.3: First-in-human testing of BIP components 

Task 6.4: First-in-human 

WP7 – Management, exploitation/innovation and dissemination 

Task 7.2: Exploitation/innovation 

Task 7.3: Creation of the Innovation Ecosystem: Dissemination towards scientific and industrial community

Task 7.4: Creation of the Innovation Ecosystem: Communication

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