Location & Services

USF

Located in Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida is one of the top universities in the United States, with undergraduate, master's and doctoral courses covering numerous areas, from business and engineering courses to those of Art and Medicine.

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H-FARM

H-FARM is a digital innovation platform and part of the Global Accelerator Network. It is responsible for accompanying startups and companies in the digital transformation of building a culture of innovation through his training paths, from school to professional masters.

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H-FARM CAMPUS

This space, where H-FARM grows and develops, is a unique place for sharing, for constantly exchanging ideas, for creating new opportunities, and for the emergence of incentives, experiences and best practices. It is a privileged location for observing the future, new trends in the world of work, technological development and the influence of digital transformation on social behavior. The entire country can draw on this pool of talent.

At the entrance to the Venice lagoon, the Campus has recently expanded to cover an area of 51 hectares of land, including 42,000 square meters of buildings and more than 40 hectares of park and woods.

It can now host more than 3,000 people, including 2,000 students. The Campus has sports facilities, spaces dedicated to events, buildings for training sessions, restaurant areas, a well-stocked library and a conference hall open to the public, designed by the architect Richard Rogers.

It is the largest and most prestigious innovation hub in Europe.

Sustainable, self-sufficient and zero-volume

The impact on the environment is minimized thanks to state-of-the-art solutions that ensure alternative forms of mobility and energy supply for all the activities taking place on the Campus.

It is 85% self-sufficient in terms of energy needs, with its photovoltaic storage and grid exchange systems. The Campus has a photovoltaic system of more than 1.2 MW distributed over the roofs of new buildings, thus allowing the use of renewable and local solar energy to cover most of its energy consumption.

The parking lot is fitted with electric vehicle charging stations to encourage zero-impact mobility, and 500 bikes, e-bikes, caddy cars and electric scooters are available for use.

Any intervention work is entirely zero-volume, due to the recovery of derelict buildings and the demolition of a former military base in the area.

Cutting-edge technology and security

Security is guaranteed by a state-of-the-art access control system, which, combined with AXIS video surveillance, ensures the highest standards of security for students, professionals and residents on the campus.

All communal areas, offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, sports areas and parking lots are digitized and fitted with software that calculates the maximum capacity of people for each space, thereby avoiding queues and gatherings.

All the services provided on the campus can be controlled by your smartphone, from opening a door to a room in the student dormitory to on-site payments and booking a tennis court.

Latest generation audiovisual solutions, for a unique learning experience, IoT peripherals, large Apple TV screens in all classrooms, 3D printers, virtual reality labs: these are just some of the technologies that enrich our campus, making it one of the most innovative and technological centers in Europe.

Servizi del CAMPUS

A place designed for training.

THE DORMITORY

Accommodation for 244 students to live the complete H-FARM experience

The dormitory, measuring more than 4,000 square meters, has a residential area that overlooks the main square, as well as an area dedicated to shared services.

It has been designed to provide accommodation for 244 students, divided into single or double rooms or specially designed for students with disabilities. The area for shared services, which resembles a greenhouse, is accessible from the garden and from the main square.

SPORTS ON CAMPUS

Indoor and outdoor physical activities for everyone

Designed to host a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor sports activities for H-International School students, Farmers and the surrounding community, the campus’ sports facilities extend over an area of 1,600 square meters, as well as an additional 5,000 square meters for three multi-use sports fields, a skatepark and a race track.

An indoor facility hosts a gym and a basketball/volleyball court, while the external area is home to basketball, volleyball and handball courts and two tennis courts.
The skatepark measures 600 square meters and track and field athletes can enjoy an outdoor running track, a long and high jump area, and a platform for shot put.

SUSTAINABILITY

New road network, electric transportation and smart parking

The campus will be easily accessible thanks to numerous improvements to the current road and mobility system and will minimize the impact of the expansion in terms of traffic, vehicle circulation and pollution. In total, over 8 million euros has been allocated to access roads for the campus, including the construction of a new roundabout on Route 14 and a new access road to the Ca ‘Tron estate, which will facilitate the flow of a high number of people and will reduce the impact on nearby roadways.

In addition to new roadwork, subsequent interventions include the further development of the current public transportation system with new bus lines, carpooling and car-sharing programs and the use of electric vehicles. In respect for the environment, the campus will be equipped with over 500 bikes, e-bikes, caddy cars, and electric scooters.