Finno: first italian results in collaboration with Regione Piemonte

The Italian partner of the FINNO project in collaboration with the Piedmont Region, CRC – Piedmont and the Observatory ICT in the period from February – April 2014 made screening of the Italian companies (mostly from the Piedmont Region) filling out a questionnaire, constructed with the aim of investigating the necessary changes in the existing innovation policies and promote new policies facilitating the transfer of technology and skills. […]

Italian companies presented in Mexico – from 31 March 2014 to 2 April 2014

The automotive industry, oil & gas and green technologies: these are the sectors of the outstanding Italian companies participating in the trade mission to Mexico organised by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) . From 31 March to 2 April 2014, entrepreneurs representing the best in terms of innovation, quality and technology in these industries will be in […]

Innovation in Italy: programme and materials – Rome (Italy), 16 January 2014

The conference on “Innovation in Italy” was held at the Bank of Italy’s Head Office on 16 January, 2014. Innovation is an important driver for economic growth and, as emerged in recent years of recession, can be a critical factor of success for enterprises and for an entire economic system. In view of the serious […]

Jan 18, 2014 in Italy / National events
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Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013. The Winners

The Canada-Italy Innovation Award, whose aim is to strengthen the ties between the two countries in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation, has had a marked success in its first year, both due to the significant number of applications received and to their high quality. The winners of the first edition of the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013 are: Andrea Castelletti from Politecnico of Milan for a project […]

ICE (the Italian Trade Promotion Agency) is working more closely than ever with companies

The Company Assistance Department of ICE, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, conducts questionnaires, direct interviews, focus groups and surveys to assess the satisfaction of companies. This service, available as of this month, aims to provide assistance meeting the needs of the continually evolving world of Italian businesses. Its hallmarks are ccustomization efficiency and pragmatism, which […]

Dec 4, 2013 in Italy / Other news
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Sino-Italian Exchange Event (SIEE) 2013 – Beijing (China), November 15-14, 2013

The Sino-Italian Exchange Event – SIEE is an annual event alternately kept in Naples (Italy) and Beijing (China) in order to create exchange and investment chances between innovative, hi-tech and scientific contexts. Been born on the year 2007  on Città della Scienza’s and  Regione Campania‘s account, SIEE is an effective exchange platform between Italy and China, which, because of its great relevance, can […]

Call for the China Italy Innovation Forum

The China Italy Innovation Forum (SIEE) is the most important exchange event on innovation topics between Italy and China. The 2013 edition will be held in Beijing on 14 and 15 November 2013 and it will be inaugurated by Maria Chiara Carrozza (Italian Minister of Education, University and Research) and Wang Gang (Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic […]

Conference on Research and Innovation – Milan (Italy), 25 July 2013

The Directorate for Production Activities, Research and Innovation of Lombardy Region organizes and promotes a conference on research and innovation that will take place on July 25 (2:30pm) at Marco Biagi Room of Lombardy Building in Milan (Italy). The event is an important chance of dialogue and discussion with high-level representatives from European, national and […]

Metrics of innovation: measuring the Italian gap

The paper surveys the literature on the measurement of innovation activity and evaluates the position of Italy with respect to the other major European countries. As a complex and multidimensional phenomenon, innovation has been measured from different perspectives: the environment in which firms operate, firms’ commitment, its outcome. Both traditional and new measures of innovation […]

Jun 24, 2013 in Italy
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Making in Italy – Making in the USA: Craftsmanship, Technology and Design. Innovating with Beauty

To build a bridge between the excellences of the Made in Italy brand – with its extraordinary ability to create beauty – and the technology of Silicon Valley. This is the heart of the project, “Making in Italy – Making in the USA: Craftsmanship, Technology and Design. Innovating with Beauty“, which will be held from June […]

Fashion and Made in Italy: innovation and sustainability for the future craftsmanship – Firenze (Italy), May 10, 2013

The perspectives of fashion and artistic craftsmanship across the scientific research development and technological innovation, in a view of socio-economic sustainability and environmental compatibility. New incentives and opportunities for development of youth entrepreneurship, well-aware and projected towards the future, in research of new product lines and market strategies: a winning choice to maintain leadership of […]

May 6, 2013 in Italy / National events
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ForumPA 2012 – Rome (Italy), May 28-30, 2013

From 28th to 30th of May, in Rome, AGINNOVAZIONE will participate in the ForumPA 2013. The annual event represents a unique opportunity for meeting and networking, exchange of ideas and experiences, creating a partnership that involves all actors in the innovation system and economic development in Italy: innovative startups, research teams from universities, small businesses with new […]

May 3, 2013 in National events
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Launch of the Italian Social Innovation Agenda

On 21st of March 2013, the Minister of Education, University and Research Francesco Profumo has presented, in a public event, the Italian path to Social Innovation Agenda. The trends, described during the meeting, include practical actions and clear objectives for public policies, new funding mechanisms linked to social impact, great measuring objectives, models of speed-up, inclusive […]

Italy’s innovation capacity on showcase in the Silicon Valley

To introduce the world to Italy’s innovation capacity, its information technology sector, and its green energy department: this is the objective of Italian Innovation Day while attending Italy 2.0 – Italy Tech Week in the Silicon Valley. Sponsored by the Consulate General and the Institute of Culture, the week brings together the Mind the Bridge […]

Mar 13, 2013 in Italy / Other news
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Call for proposals: Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013

The Embassy of Canada in Italy is pleased to accept applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013. This award provides funding to Italian researchers, scientists and innovation experts to travel to Canada for short visits to lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts. Mission The Canada-Italy Innovation Award aims to develop relationships initiated through networking activities […]

Made in Italy on International Jewellery Show – Hong Kong, March 5-9, 2013

Class, femininity and glamour are at the heart of the Italian jewellery exhibited in Hong Kong at the International Jewellery Show from the 5th to the 9th of March. The group of businesses, coordinated by ICE – the Italian Trade Promotion Agency – will consist of 148 companies spanning the gamut of small, medium and […]

Ferrari receives UK govt innovation in engineering award

The UK government has honored luxury Italian carmaker Ferrari with its Innovation in Engineering Award in recognition of the company’s excellence in its sector. The event, the sixth such edition, was organized by the British government and held at the Milan Stock Exchange on 25th of Jenuary. The award was presented to Ferrari’s chief engineer, […]

The UK celebrates Italian excellence at Borsa Italiana – Milan (Italy), January 24, 2013

The UK celebrates Italian excellence at Borsa Italiana, Milan, on 24 January 2013. The sixth edition of the UK-ITALY Business Awards will celebrate the achievements of Italian companies and individuals who in the year of London 2012 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee made significant contributions to strengthening the unique partnership which exists between Italy and the UK. […]

Report China Italy Innovation Forum

On 19 and 20 November 2012 at the Science City in Naples (Italy) the Italy-China Innovation Forum – SIEE was held, an event of technology exchange between Italian and Chinese research centers and innovative companies. Promoted by the Ministries of Education, University and Research of Italy and China, the Forum offered to innovators of the […]

Jan 4, 2013 in Italy
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Innovation bill approved. Startups will be able to raise capital through crowdfunding

The Italian Parliament has approved the Digital Agenda package, a set of laws that aim to support innovation and digitalization of Italy. A large component of the bill is dedicated to startups and venture capital. Startups will be registred at specific public registries (mantained by the local chambers of commerce) and will be able to […]

Itsworld Sicilia to Receive €2M in Equity Funding from Principia SGR

Itsworld Sicilia, an Italian company that focuses on commercializing HPA (Hymera Power Amplifier) technology, is to receive €2m in equity funding from Principia SGR. Principia acquired a 28% stake in the company via Principia II. A subsidiary of Milan, Italy-based Energy Finance S.p.A., Itsworld focuses on promoting and commercializing the HPA technology, which is designed to allow the various components […]

The Ghost in the Attic? The Italian National Innovation System in Historical Perspective, 1861-2011

In this paper the authors, Alessandro Nuvolari (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa) and Michelangelo Vasta (Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Siena) provide a survey of the long term evolution of the Italian “National innovation system” since the unification. First they provide a broad reconstruction of long term trends by examining a wide […]

Roma Cleanweb Hackathon – Roma (Italy), November 30-December 2, 2012

THE ROMA CLEANWEB HACKATHON The spirit of the Cleanweb Hackathon is to show what you can create in a weekend; specifically, it is the opportunity to apply web, mobile and social media technologies to resource constraint issues, such as energy, waste, transportation, and water efficiency. For an overview on Cleanweb, checkout the presentations from the “Launching Cleanweb Italy” […]

Blomming helps people buy and sell stuff on the social Web, raises $1.65m in funding

Naples, Italy-based social e-commerce startup Blomming has announced that it recently secured 1.3 million euros ($1.65 million) in early-stage funding to spur growth. The investment comes from Vertis Venture, the venture capital arm of Vertis SGR, at a time when Blomming is growing relatively fast, and, more importantly, expanding internationally. The startup says more than 10,000 shops have been created […]

Nov 16, 2012 in Other news
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GL14 – Fourteenth International Conference on Grey Literature: Tracking Innovation through Grey Literature – Rome (Italy), November 29-30, 2012

Innovation is a process manifested in and through grey literature. Both have their origins in knowledge generation and both demonstrate value for government, academics, business and industry through their uses and applications. In a way, innovation and grey literature are two sides of the same coinage. Innovation is the catalyst for positive change and grey […]

Social Innovation: changing contexts and open challenges – Milan (Italy), November 7, 20, December 4, 19, 2012

The Social Innovation workshop series, promoted by Avanzi, HUB Milano, Make a Change, City Monitor, Societing, Centro Ricerche IED, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca and INDACO Politecnico di Milano, has the objective to contribute to the debate about the transformative potential of social innovation vis-à-vis the changing political and economic contexts in Italy and […]

European project COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir “New sensing technologies for air quality control and environmental sustainability” – Rome (Italy), December 4-6, 2012

The First Interdisciplinary Scientific Workshop, organized by ENEA, of the European project COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir, coordinated by ENEA, will deal with new sensing technologies for air quality control and environmental monitoring in order to support eco-sustainability. The scientific and technological project EuNetAir is focussed on an innovative paradigm based on the new sensing technologies […]

Social Innovation and Social Enterprises: The Italian Perspective

Social Innovation, generally acknowledged as the capacity to respond to emerging needs through new forms and/or models of collaboration, represents one of the fields in which the non-profit sector has demonstrated, mainly through its entrepreneurial wing, its distinctive and not residual characteristic. On the social level, and more generally on the economic level, innovation is […]

ESTEL Conference 2012 – Rome (Italy), October 2-5, 2012

The President of the Republic’s farewell greeting marked the end of the works at the ESTEL Conference 2012. The first international conference on satellite communications organized in Europe by IEEE-AESS (IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity; AESS, one of the IEEE societies, provides a global professional home for engineers working […]

Eurasian Forum for the Innovation and Internationalization – Verona (Italy), October 18-19, 2012

Since 2008, the topics of innovation and internationalization in political and economic spheres as well as new business opportunities are the focus of the Italian-Russian Forum: the bilateral meeting in Verona has been a platform for the development of institutional and commercial relations between Italy and Russian Federation for already 5 years. Organized by the […]

Risparmio Super, a Italy-based online startup, raises €467K in Second Funding Round

Risparmio Super, a Catania, Italy-based online startup that allows users to compare grocery store prices in real time, has raised an additional €467k in the first tranche of its second round of funding. Risparmio Super, which already raised €550k in the last quarter of 2011 (read here) is now in the process of raising a €533k second tranche. […]

Oct 12, 2012 in Other news
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Margherita Inventions Raises €350K in Funding

Margherita Inventions Srl, a Pavia, Italy-based developer of a medical device that prevents accidental stick injury, has raised €350k in funding. Backers include a group of business angels of Italian Angels for Growth (IAG) led by Antonio Leone. Founded by Carlo Giuberchio, CEO, the company provides a syringe accessory that prevents accidental stick injury. Supported by University of Pavia, […]

Water Innovation Awards 2012 finalists and winners

The finalists and winners in the Water Innovation Awards 2012 were announced on 9 October at a special gala dinner in Barcelona. The ceremony also included the presentation of the inaugural EFBW Award, which seeks to identify creativity and best practice in ‘Communicating the benefits of bottled water for healthy hydration’ by EFBW National Association […]

Oct 10, 2012 in Other news
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ContractItaliano – Beirut (Lebanon), October 23, 2012

The long-awaited ContractItaliano event in Lebanon (23 October, Beirut) is being held at the elegant Four Roses Hotel in the splendid corniche of the Middle Eastern city. The business initiative has been put together by the ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency as part of the Contract Project promoted by the Ministry of Economic Development in collaboration with partner […]

Innovations: an Italian-German partnership

On this day, in Berlin, the Italian-German R&D Workshop/Italy Day: Innovative Solution for European Industries initiative takes place at the Italian Embassy in Berlin. The aim to find financial and technical partners in the field of innovation technology. Organized by ICE, the Agency for Promotion and Internationalization of Italian firms Abroad, in collaboration with the […]

Oct 9, 2012 in Other news
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Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) – Capua (Italy), October 24, 2012

On October 24th 2012 from 10.30 to 13.30, AERA-Pro and ACARE will present the context and content of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) at the Centro Italiano Ricerche Aereospaziali (CIRA) in Capua, Italy. The SRIA is the new roadmap for aviation research, development and innovation, and outlines the main threads of technical, operational […]

The Internationalization of Italian SME After the Crisis: New Opportunities or New Threats?

The aim of the work is to investigate processes of internationalization followed by Italian firms, as a path of sustainable growth after the recent economic and financial crisis. However, the facets of such a process are numerous, complex and often closely related: delocalization, fragmentation of the productive process, technology and innovation transfers and globalization of […]

Oct 8, 2012 in Italy
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Micam Shoevent – Milan (Italy), March 3-6, 2013

Micam Shoevent, the leading international footwear exhibition, is held twice a year in Milan in the new fairgrounds of Rho Fiera, offering a preview of the spring/summer and autumn/winter collections of the following year. More information on www.micamonline.com Download pdf

Oct 3, 2012 in International events in SEE
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The Italy-based community for fashion lovers and designers NextStyler raises €500K in seed funding

NextStyler, a Naples, Italy-based community for fashion lovers and designers, has raised €500k in seed funding. The company, which is in the process to raise its Series A round, is using the funds to launch the service. Led by Maurizio Palumbo and Mary Palomba, NextStyler is a worldwide showcase for emerging fashion designer to show their […]

Internet as Innovation Eco-System – Riva del Garda (Italy), October 4-6, 2012

As a ground breaking innovation community, EAI creates value for Europe, its organizational members and individual innovators by fostering collaboration and cooperation. Leveraging the accelerating convergence of virtual and real worlds, EAI has created a web environment which presents opportunities to meet, evaluate and collaborate for the benefit of personal development, business growth, recognition of […]

USA, Clini to present Italian ‘green economy’ firms

The Italian ‘Green Economy’ is disembarking in the USA. Environmental Minister Corrado Clini will be in Washington Monday, October 1st to participate in the workshop organized by the Italian Embassy as part of the 2012 edition of the Global CleanTech 100. The event is being promoted by Clini’s department with the Italian Ambassador to the […]

Sep 29, 2012 in Other news
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Green-Building and construction labelled equilibrium for a sustainable future

A different market approach that is the perfect synthesis between ‘for profit’ and ‘non-profit’ which, in this case, represents an interest that goes beyond the financial to encompass the environmental as well social benefits, to prove there is a sustainable future. According to the General Manager, Paolo Ronchetti, this is the hallmark of Equilibrium, a […]

Sep 28, 2012 in Italy
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Start Cup Piemonte Valle d’Aosta 2012 – Turin (Italy), October 4, 2012

On October 4 2012 at 15.00, the Polytechnic University of Turin will host the Hall Faculty Council award ceremony of the 10 finalists selected by the three universities of Piedmont selected from 280 business ideas participants to Start Cup Piemonte Valle d’Aosta 2012. The competition, aimed at local development, is in the frame of the […]

Sep 27, 2012 in National events
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AGROSALON 2012 – Moscow (Russia), October 10-13, 2012

Italian manufactured machinery and equipment for use in agriculture and gardening, along with their associated components, will be the main attraction at Moscow’s Agrosalon trade fare  from the 10th to the 13th October. The biannual event, which is one of the sector’s most important, will be attended by eighteen companies that most significantly represent the Italy’s manufacturing sector, […]

Internet Festival 2012 – Pisa (Italy), October 4-7, 2012

Internet Festival explores the future from within a city rich with events, conferences, experiences, workshops. Opportunities for exchange and learning are provided by the over 100 experts, influencers, critics, politicians, entrepreneurs, top users, artists and passionate users from around the world. More information on www.internetfestival.it Download pdf

TEDx – Bologna (Italy), October 13, 2012

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading”. It began as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, and since then TED’s mission has developed through multiple initiatives. In the annual TED Conference the leading “thinkers” and “doers” are invited to tell us about their ideas in presentations of […]

Sep 19, 2012 in National events
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SMART City Exhibition – Bologna (Italy), October 29-31, 2012

SMART City Exhibition is the new exhibition arising from the partnership between FORUM PA  and Bologna Fiere. A 3 days exhibition, from 29 to 31 October 2012 at Fiera di Bologna, characterised by meetings, workshops and much more. This initiative becomes a must in this particular moment where politics for smart cities is a national […]

3rd International Conference on Degrowth Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity – Venice (Italy), 19-23 September, 2012

The general theme of the 2012 Venice Conference on Degrowth: Ecologic Sustainability and Social Justice is “The big transition: Degrowth as a passage of civilization”.We are facing massive problems in our environment and society and we definitely have to change. We want to approach these matters in an holistic way. Therefore, themes might seem quite […]

The challenge of social innovation. How innovative is the social sector? – Bolzano (Italy), September 27, 2012

Social Innovation is one of the key guiding concepts of European policies, particularly since the European Commission adopted the Social Business Initiative. What is the meaning and which are the main applications of social innovation? Can social innovation save Europe from its economic and legitimacy crisis? And what is the role of co-operatives and social […]

Internet as Innovation Eco-System Summit and Exhibition 2012 – Riva del Garda (Italy), October 4-6, 2012

Internet as Innovation Eco-System Summit and Exhibition 2012 offers great networking and match-making opportunities for companies, SMEs, business development experts and service providers, as well as students, engineers, researchers, scientists, policymakers in the ICT domain and other emerging domains where new information and communication technologies find their application. The event is also intended for the […]

Aug 27, 2012 in National events
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Canada-Italy: partnership for innovation

The round table ‘Spin-off and start ups: innovation between universities, research and industry’ will take place on 2nd October in Ottawa, at Carleton University. Organized by the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with Carleton University, University of Toronto and Canada’s public policy forum, the meeting aims to promote the dialogue between the main actors in terms […]

Aug 23, 2012 in Italy
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Italian tech startup, Ploonge, got 300K euro investment to develop the social dining marketplace

Ploonge, a Milan, Italy-based social dining marketplace, has raised €300k in venture capital funding from an undisclosed fund. The company, which previously raised €30K from a business angel, intends to use the funding to rework on the product, improving its design and user experience, and afterwards starting to promote it. Founded by Alessandro Coscia and Giorgio Bertolini, […]

Italy at Wire China Fair – Shanghai, September 25-28, 2012

The modernization of Chinese infrastructure resulting from the expansion of the civil and residential building programme, together with the search for higher quality, should prove very important for the sector involved in the manufacture and processing of metal wires and cables. These twin factors will lend particular significance to the Wire China Fair , scheduled to take […]

Interbike 2012 – Las Vegas (USA), September 19-21, 2012

To conquer the U.S. market aboard a two-wheeled vehicle. This is the aim of those Italian companies due to take part in Interbike Expo that will be held at Sand Expo, Las Vegas, from September 19th to 21st. Italian-made bicycles have apparently been untouched by the crisis, with exports growing at an impressive 16.6%. They are, therefore, […]

The Italy-China Centre for Design and Innovation has been inaugurated in Tianjin

On 19th of July the Italian-Chinese Centre for Design and Innovation (Cidic-TJ) has been inaugurated in Tianjin. The structure was built as a separate part of the Shanghai Centre established in April 2011 with which it shares the name and the logo. It is an Italian-Chinese exchange platform for design and innovation operating under the supervision […]

China-Italy Food Safety Forum in China – Beijing (China), July 18, 2012

On July 18, 2012, China-Italy Business Innovation Center (CIBIC) team participated in China-Italy Food Safety Forum in China held in Cultural Office Hall of Italian Embassy. During the forum, representatives from Chinese and Italian institutions and companies thoroughly exchanged information and opinions upon the security, controlling, labeling and new technology in the agricultural products quality area. CIBIC team […]

TechCrunch Italy, an event to showcase Italian startups globally – Rome (Italy), September 27, 2012

TechCrunch is landing in Italy. Save the date: Rome, 27th September. TechCrunch Italy will gather some of the most recognised leaders and innovators of the technology and media industries in Italy, Europe and the U.S. to give a unique insight into the big changes and trends happening in the world right now. We hope that this one […]

Cosmoprof North America fair – Las Vegas (USA), July 22-24, 2012

Sophisticated, ideal for glamorous men and women, and concerned with using natural products and retaining high standards of quality: this describes the made in Italy cosmetics that will be on offer to visitors and staff at the Cosmoprof North America fair taking place from 22 to 24 July in Las Vegas, in the United States. […]

“Intersolar North America fair” – California, July 9-12, 2012

The Intersolar North America fair , that will be in the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California, from 9 to 12 July 2012, brings together users and suppliers of photovoltaic technologies and solar products and services, and 950 exhibitors and 22,500 visitors are expected to attend in 2012. Five Italian companies will be taking part, […]

Opened the sixth edition of Best Practices Award for innovation – Salerno (Italy), June 28-29, 2012

The Italian Best Practices Award for innovation promotes a culture of innovation with a format based on the illustration of actual case histories of companies in the service industry and manufacturing. An instant way to understand the effectiveness of innovation and stimulate demand for innovation among SMEs and PA. Born in 2005 in Salerno (Italy) […]

Italia degli Innovatori Environment & Energy: target Brazil

In 2010 the Agreement between the Italian Ministry of Environment and Protection of Territory and Sea and the Agency for Innovation was signed, with the aim of promoting innovative technologies in the environment and energy industries. The Rio+20  Conference for the Ministry represents an opportunity to promote new consumption patterns and new sustainable production processes, involving […]

Jun 27, 2012 in Italy
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Italian National Day of Innovation – Rome, 12.06.2012

On 12 June 2012 will be held the fourth edition of the “National Day of Innovation”, established by decree of President of the Council of 7 April 2008. This is an annual occasion to raise awareness on issues of innovation and coordination among all key public and private actors to take stock of the state […]

The Future built on the Present: SEE Progamme Annual Confernece 2012 – Bologna (Italy), 29.06.2012

The annual conference organized by the South East Europe (SEE) Programme  will take place on 29 June 2012 in Bologna, Italy, Hotel Carlton. Under the title “The Future built on the Present”, the conference aims to be the key territorial cooperation event in 2012 in South Eastern Europe. The SEE Programme has made a long […]

“Italy and China partners in innovation”, interview to Vincenzo De Luca, Consul General in Shanghai

The Italian economic community in China is very strong, but for 2012 we aim to do more by encouraging partnerships between small and medium-sized enterprises in sectors such as the green economy, design and life sciences. This was the comment of the Consul General in Shanghai, Vincenzo De Luca, in an interview in the “Shanghai […]

Innovation capacity bulding seminar in Guatemala – Antigua, May 28-31, 2012

“EUROPE, CARIBBEAN & CENTRAL AMERICA: PARTNERS IN ICT RESEARCH AND INNOVATION” – Antigua, Guatemala 28th-31st May 2012 The aim of the Workshop, organized by the ENLACE and EUCARINET projects with the support of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union, is to strengthen the international visibility of Caribbean and of Central American research […]

Italian Cultural Heritage Minister Ornaghi: we need innovation

“Precisely in view of the positive turn in the use of our Cultural Heritage, we need to hasten our innovation processes”. The statement was made by Cultural Heritage Minister Lorenzo Ornaghi during a Conference dedicated to the Cultural Heritage of the South of Italy organized by the PA Forum currently under way at Rome’s Trade […]

The innovation gap of Italy’s production system: roots and possible solutions

The lag in innovation in Italy vis-à-vis the other main industrial countries is one of the effects of the fragmentation of the production system into many small firms that have trouble bearing the high cost of R&D and taking the related risks. Such other causes as shortages in human capital for management and R&D and […]

AGINNOVAZIONE and FINNO at the italian ForumPA

Forum PA is today the greatest event of and about the Public Administration taking place in Italy and it represents a unique model when compared to similar initiatives in other European contexts, from different viewpoints: its width, the variety of the exhibition proposals, the richness of its congress sessions. Forum PA represents the occasion to […]

Innovation and cost control, keywords for the growth of European regions

In Europe there are 20 million SMEs. Cloud Computing offers several advantages especially for this productive ecosystem: cost reduction, possibility of focusing upon the core business and an efficiency increase. The potentialities are tempting: Cloud in the EMEA region could generate about  2 million places of work by 2015. Not only. With Cloud it is […]

May 22, 2012 in no category
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San Marino: The technology park will attract not only Italian businesses but also those from the rest of the world

Article 8 of the last framework agreement on economic matters signed by Italy and San Marino reads: “The creation of an Italian-San Marino science and technology park is one of the first objectives of scientific collaboration by which the parties hope to start a twinning between the park itself and the main Italian science and […]

Italian agricoltural research on show in Tel Aviv

A conference that opens on May 16 in Tel Aviv and organized by the Italian embassy and the Israel-Italian Chamber of Commerce, aims at strengthening cooperation between Italy and Israel in agricultural innovation, promoting synergy between institutions and centers of excellence of the two countries. The event, which is part of AgriTech, the international agriculture […]

May 14, 2012 in Italy
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ForumPA 2012 – Rome (Italy), May 16-19, 2012

From 16th to 19th of May, in Rome, AGINNOVAZIONE will participate in the ForumPA 2012. The annual event represents a unique opportunity for meeting and networking, exchange of ideas and experiences, creating a partnership that involves all actors in the innovation system and economic development in Italy: innovative startups, research teams from universities, small businesses […]

Trentino (Italian region) is once again an innovation and research-friendly territory

On day April 18th 2012 from 10.30 am to 6 pm is announced the inauguration of EIT ICT labs Italy in Povo,Trento. “EIT ICT Labs” is a new initiative intended to turnEurope into the global leader in ICT innovation. It aims to fulfill this mission by establishing a new type of partnership between leading companies, […]

Apr 27, 2012 in Italy
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International conference “Greening business through EEN – Green Project“ – Osijek (Croatia), April 20, 2012

At the First International Conference “Greening business through the Enterprise Europe Network – Green Project“, which is organized in Osijek (Croatia) by ‘Tera Tehnopolis’, institutions with total solutions for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs, members of EEN – Enterprise Europe Network. The conference was attended by scientists / entrepreneurs from eleven states of Central and Southeastern […]

Innovation in the public sector and the development of e-services – Urbino (Italy), April 19-20, 2012

The conference aims at an in depth discussion on the changing role of public sector in innovation, with a specific focus on the development of web-based services. This issue ranks very high in the political agenda of the renewed Lisbon Strategy and opens up novel challenges to scholars and practitioners. Indeed the introduction of digital […]

Mind the Bridge Italy Tour 2012 – Trento (Italy), April 19, 2012

Like every year, as springtime arrives our MtB Italy Tour starts. The special opening will be on April 19th, 2012 hosted by Trento RISE during the ICT Days. What better occasion for kicking off the MtB Italy Tour 2012? Do not miss the opportunity to get in contact with our speakers and learn from them […]

Apr 16, 2012 in National events
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Innovation Awards for Italian banking services

The ABI, the Italian Banking Association, awarded the “Innovation Awards” at the Forum ABI Lab last 28 March. It is interesting to take a look at the prizes awarded to understand what direction you are moving banking services. Already the three categories – customers, digitization, sustainability – they say a lot, because they already understand […]

Apr 12, 2012 in Italy
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The new “Italy of Innovators” edition started its work in Beijing on the occasion of the International Technology Transfer Conference 2012

The success of the “Italy of Innovators” in China is confirmed this year too. The new “Italy of Innovators” edition started its work in Beijing on the occasion of the International Technology Transfer Conference 2012 (26 March 2012), organized by CITTC, China Italy Technology Transfer Center. In the presence of more than 1200 delegates from […]

Innovation in the meeting industry – Turin (Italy), March 15-16, 2012

A selection of top expertees in marketing, technology and destination management talked about “Innovation in the meeting industry” during the V Convention of Federcongressi & Events on 15 and 16 March 2012. A two day event full of interesting workshops and meetings focused on the innovation as the essential tool to compete and grow in […]

Cotec: annual report on Italian innovation – 2011

Italian investments in research and innovation suffered the effects of the economic crisis, but a new model of cooperation is starting to develop between enterprises, universities and research centres in our Country, and it represents a crucial factor for the future, according to Rapporto Cotec 2011 on Innovation in Italy, presented this afternoon at the […]

Apr 2, 2012 in Italy
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First Italian Social Innovation Camp to be held at the Hub Milan

SICamp is a contest that combines ideas, people and digital tools to find solutions to social and environmental challenges. The best ideas will become reality during a 48‐hour workshop to be held at The Hub Milan between 8 and June 10, 2012. SiCamp is organized by The Hub Milan in partnership with Social Innovation Camp […]

Mar 28, 2012 in Italy
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Italian Forum on Industrial Biotech and Bioeconomy – Milan (Italy), October 24-25, 2012

On 24 and 25 October 2012 will take place in Milan (Italy) the workshop “Italian Forum on Industrial Biotech and Bioeconomy”. Several companies, universities and public research centers and individuals will present their projects in the biotechnology industry during a workshop for an audience of experts, that aims to nurture the network of industrial biotechnology […]

Design Innovation Competition

Business design and innovation through design is a way to answer the emerging need of innovation, coming from companies (most of them non-design driven), in order to face the current changes and the future transformations of today’s business world. Companies and institutions seeking for a change can choose from a wide range of methodologies to […]

How important is innovation for developing sustainable fashion?

How important is innovation for developing sustainable fashion? Mr.Stefano Cochis, CEO of Filature Miroglio, said in an a interwie for Bio-Fashion, that “Innovation is key and is asked by the consume. In order to grant to the sustainability a real impact it has to become a real business, not just an exercise in style. Today, a basic […]

Mar 20, 2012 in Italy
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Italian Innovation day 2012

Italian Innovation Day is an action oriented investors’ day bringing together the best of Italian technology and innovation. It’s a half-day event that features a showcase of the best Italian technology startups, stimulates networking and partnership opportunities, and attracts entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and mentors. And – of course – some great Italian food and […]

Feb 23, 2012 in Italy
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A Micro Data Analysis about Digital Divide in Europe

Pierre Montagnier and Albrecht Wirthmann have realized a study that addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns. The analysis includes data from 18 European countries (2008), Korea (2008) and Canada (2007). Inequalities in computer and Internet use are analysed in a two-step approach. First, the […]

Feb 6, 2012 in no category
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Trento (Italy) has become a full EIT ICT Labs Node “Spreading ICT innovation in Europe”

On January 1st, 2012 Trento got the status of “Italian Node” of the European Knowledge and Innovation Community dedicated to the Information and Communication Technologies, joining the other national nodes located in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, Stockholm and Paris. Through this achievement, Trento further confirms its international status as an Italian innovation center of excellence in […]

Jan 23, 2012 in Italy
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Report: The paths of innovation in the Italian regions (2008-2009)

The report “I percorsi dell’innovazione nelle regioni italiane” (The paths of innovation in the Italian regions), made by the Agenzia per la diffusione delle tecnologie per l’innovazione in collaboration with MET – Monitoraggio Economia e Territorio S.r.l., examines the historical evolution and current state of innovation, research and development in Italy. The survey is based […]

Jan 18, 2012 in Italy
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Floriade 2012: technologies, production methods and state of the art of the horticultural sector

Floriade 2012, the International Expo that will be taking place in the Dutch city of Venlo from April to October 2012, is an invitation to experience nature not as onlookers but as informed participants. Nature as theatre. Its magic, its beauty. But also its role as the form and substance of our daily life. From […]

Report on Innovation of the Regions in Italy 2010

The Report on Innovation of the Regions in Italy 2010 (RIIR) was designed and built as a dynamic instrument to access data and indicators at the regional level that are the basis of interpretation and analysis of the Report. The objective of the Report is to facilitate, by means of dynamic representation, the display of […]

Jan 9, 2012 in Italy
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Innovation Forum: Italian Network Systems territorial – Napoli (Italy), January 26, 2012

Campania Innovazione S. p. A. – Regional Agency for the promotion of research and innovation, in collaboration with the Agency for the diffusion of technology innovation, fosters a day of discussion and reflection on innovation and competitiveness of the italian territories. The strategy expands the opportunities for collaborative action: work will be presented during the programs […]

Vinitaly – Verona (Italy), March 25-28, 2012

Vinitaly is the largest wine fair in the world with over 4,500 producers and 150,000+ visitors (including 45,000 from foreign countries). The event is held every year in April in Verona, Italy (46th edition: Verona 25-28 March 2012). Vinitaly is the ambassador of Italian wine and the Vinitaly Tour organizes a series of events in […]

Italian Cosmetics Industry focuses on specialization to boost exports

Positive retail trends combined with targeted governance and a high propensity for research and specialisation are the two pillars on which the Italian cosmetics industry has based their international growth strategy in recent years – proving to be a winning formula on international markets. The industry’s success has also managed to take advantage of what […]

Dec 21, 2011 in Italy
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