About us

Phononic Vibes is an Italian company with international operations focused on vibration and acoustic control exploiting the metamaterial technology.

The company is in Milano with advanced acoustic diagnostics lab, and near Parma with metamaterial Fab, in the former Matis Insonorizzazioni srl plant.

Phononic was founded in 2018 as a Politecnico di Milano spin-off with research experience on metamaterials at PoliMi and Boston’s MIT , i.e. advanced materials whose acoustic and vibrations control performances are defined by the shape and topology of the unit cell and therefore  independent from the raw material itself.


Based on this innovative technology and the proprietary patents, Phononic Vibes develops and markets solutions to protect against noise and vibration allowing cost reduction and performance increase compared to traditional solutions commonly used in the market for acoustic and vibration treatment.

It is currently employing 25+ professionals among engineers, designers, management and workshop labour, while the company governance is lead by 7 board members of international professional experiences as industrial and finance executives.

Key application sector is infrastructures, where Phononic Vibes has developed with Deutsche Bahn (DB BahnBau Gruppe) the MetaWindow, the first of a kind transparent and sound absorbing noise panel, as well as the underground panel with high performances in terms of vibration reduction. In automotive, it has built commercial partnerships with corporates such as Mercedes for the application of metamaterials inside vehicles, introducing a sound insulating panel which can keep the performance and have 30% less weight than standard solutions. In home appliances partnering with key player like Elica to reduce the annoying fan noise; in building sector, it is developing in partnership with major building contractors an innovative panel to reduce noise disturbance in building sites.



These are the companies and organizations that have believed in us and in our path. The best of venture capitalists, research and innovation at the service of our mission: delivering the art of noise management.


Pantecnica is a company with an Italian heart and an international vocation. The company grew, developed, and in 1981 evolved into Pantecnica, opening a new chapter in the world of sealing systems for fluids, anti-vibration systems, and technologically advanced solutions that can be customized to meet any requirements. Croce Fatigati’s sons, Flavia (CEO) and Davide (President), continue along the path indicated by the founder by offering technical-application consultancy for the design, development, production, and supply of products and systems for the isolation and damping of vibration and shock and fluid sealing. State-of-the-art solutions at the service of mechanical designers and the world of industry.

Politecnico Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a public scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer. Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world. Research constitutes a parallel path to that formed by cooperation and alliances with the industrial system.

360 Capital

A venture capital firm that invests in innovative deeptech, software and digital companies across Europe. The firm has 25 years of experience in supporting talented entrepreneurs in developing ambitious and highly innovative startups through the management of a portfolio of funds ranging from seed stage to early stage. Led by a team of professionals operating from offices in Paris and Milan, 360 Capital manages assets in excess of 400 million euros allocated to more than 60 companies currently in its portfolio.


An independent venture capital company authorized by the Bank of Italy and focused on deeptech investments, i.e., deep science investment and digital tech investment. The company manages more than €100M: the first Alternative Investment Fund, “Eureka! Fund I – Technology Transfer,” was launched in 2020 and invests in proof-of-concept, spin-offs, startups and companies aimed at exploiting the results of Italian scientific research activity in the field of Advanced Materials and more generally Materials Science and Engineering. The second Fund, “BlackSheep Fund” launched in 2021, invests in digital technologies such as AI and big data applied to the MadTech (Marketing & Advertising) sector.


PoliHub is an ecosystem where startups, companies, experts, institutions and investors find fertile ground to cultivate new business opportunities. Company’s mission is to support the creation of deep tech startups that will generate value for society and the economy, steering them towards a model of sustainable progress based on science and technology, by levering on Politecnico di Milano’s ecosystem.

CDP Venture Capital

CDP Venture Capital is an SGR (70% CDP Equity and 30% Invitalia) with more than €1.6 billion in resources under management. It aims to make Venture Capital a cornerstone of the country’s economic development and innovation, creating the conditions for an overall and sustainable growth of the Venture Capital ecosystem. It operates with a series of funds that aspire to support startups in all their life stages, making both direct and indirect investments. The Corporate Partners I Fund is a corporate venture capital fund that aims to involve leading Italian and international companies in investment transactions and collaborations with startups in the most strategic sectors. The Industry Tech sub-fund, active from July 2021 with assets under management (AuM) of 60 million, involves Marcegaglia, Camozzi, Adler and Bolton Groups as corporate partners. The sub-fund is oriented to the search for solutions related to new technologies in the industrial manufacturing sector, for production and industrial automation in the fields of robotics, 3d printing, Internet of Things, applications of new software and hardware for process management and control or solutions for operator safety through VR & AR sensing.