THE EXCELLENCE OF MADE IN ITALY: ALSO IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
May 24 and 25 will see some of the major ecosystems for innovation, those which today enjoy the most success on an international scale, come together at the Technology Forum The good news is that at least two of them carry the Made in Italy flag.
The first is the AREA Science Park, located on the Karst Plateau behind Trieste: in a strategic position in relation to Slovenia and the new European countries, AREA is the biggest science and technology park in Italy. In over 30 years of activity in the research and innovation sector, it has managed to evolve from producing science to producing knowledge, asserting its distinctive value in four main areas: qualified support for technological transfer, management of research methods, entrepreneurial training and internationalization. An extraordinary example of integration of all the factors which come into play in innovation processes, capable of valorizing public revenues and increasing them by a further 150% through their own means.
The Forum will host the other major player in the field of Made in Italy research and renovation, the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), represented by its Scientific Director, Roberto Cingolani. One of the “champions” of Italian innovation, Cingolani is the holder of over 30 active patents, the author of nearly 700 articles in international publications and has launched three spin-off companies. Under his leadership, in the western corner of Italy, seven macro-platforms work at maximum speed: Robotics, Neuroscience, Energy, Smart Materials, Computation, EHS (Environment, Health, Security) and D4 (Drug Discovery, Development and Diagnostics). In each of these areas, IIT excels in research and innovation for methods and skills and develops the nation’s scientific and technological excellence, promoting advanced training programs, attracting some of the best researchers and encouraging interaction between basic and applied research areas to promote experimental development.