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8 April 2019

Italian Tech Week: one week to experience the future

Exhibition of technologies for industry and schools, meetings with inventors, innovative entrepreneurs, business angels and international investors, presentation of startups and scale-ups, showcase of social enterprises, workshops on the digital professions and events with the protagonists of the global tech scene.

Italian Tech Week: 4 days to experience the future

Exhibition of technologies for industry and schools, meetings with inventors, innovative entrepreneurs, business angels and international investors, presentation of startups and scale-ups, showcase of social enterprises, workshops on digital professions and events with the protagonists of the global tech scene.

From the 25th to the 28th of June 2019, Turin becomes the capital of technology

Agenda and information at www.italiantechweek.org – #ITW

The Turin area is showing signs of particular vitality on the front of initiatives related to technology, applied research, start-ups and in general to the world of innovation: in this favourable context, the Italian Tech Week was born, a series of events that from the 25th to the 28th of June 2019 will bring together, in Turin, Italian and European excellence committed to building the future of business and society.

ITW is a non-profit project promoted by Chamber of Commerce of Turin, Club degli Investitori, Compagnia di San Paolo, CRT Foundation, LINKS Foundation, OGR, Polytechnic of Turin, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), Turin Social Impact, Unione Industriale of Turin and University of Turin. It aims to strengthen the integration of the territorial ecosystem of innovation, while offering opportunities for national and European debate and reflection. The Chamber of Commerce of Turin, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the CRT Foundation, in particular, support the implementation of the project.

The Italian Tech Week, which is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) and has received the patronage of the City of Turin, will take place in dozens of different locations and will involve thousands of people including students, start-uppers, entrepreneurs, business angels, investors, venture capital fund managers, managers, experts, professionals, researchers, teachers and in general all those who are interested in technologies and their applications.

The scheduled initiatives, all free of charge and with different methods of participation, include conferences, workshops, meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, moments of confrontation with investors, venture capital fund managers and business angels, presentations of start-ups and scale-ups, exhibition of advanced technologies, seminars for students and professionals, debates with the protagonists of the global scene of tech entrepreneurship and workshops for children (as part of the Kids Summer School program). A technological painting will also be experimented in an urban park in Turin, using a fleet of autonomous drones.

The agenda of the initiatives, with the agenda and booking procedures for the various events, will be continuously updated: it is already possible to discover the first initiatives confirmed at www.italiantechweek.org (hashtag: #ITW). About twenty companies, associations, consortia and non-profit organizations, national and international, are planning further initiatives, which will be implemented in collaboration with ITW. In the coming weeks the program will be completed, enriched by numerous opportunities for in-depth study and involvement, both for the general public and for professionals.

This first “number zero” edition of the ITW – which aims to enrich the Italian panorama of major events scheduled annually – has already received the support of various local, Italian and European players in the world of technology, culture, business and innovation such as Argotec, ASI, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, Edison, ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Fondazione Agnelli, GM, Google, I3P, IREN, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italdesign, Leonardo, Magneti Marelli, Netval, Oval Money, Petronas, SNAM, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia Space, Toolbox, UniCredit and others.

Contact email: info@italiantechweek.org

Below is a summary of the ITW events already confirmed. For further information on individual events, he organisers of each event can be consulted, starting with the programme on www.italiantechweek.org.

The Polytechnic of Turin and the University of Turin are organizing the Techshare Day 2019, in which researchers and inventors from Italian universities and research centres will exhibit their patents and technologies, and discuss them with companies, investors and the general public. In addition, large industrial groups will talk about their experiences of open innovation, with vertical insights on Energy, Mobility and Aerospace (PoliTo), as well as on Health, Food and Environment (UniTo).

The OGR, thanks to the CRT Foundation, one of the main players in supporting research and innovation and in the growth of the entrepreneurial system, will be the protagonists of the ITW also in the design, with international partners, of panels and workshops focused on the growth phase of startups. This will warm up the engines for the opening, in September, of the “Officina Sud” of OGR, which will qualify them as an international centre dedicated to innovation, scientific, technological and industrial research, with accelerators and a Big Data centre in connection with the Silicon Valley.

With Technology Open Day, companies with a strong technological vocation in the area associated with the all’Unione industriale of Turin will open their offices to “experience first-hand” the excellence of innovation. The occasion will allow participants to verify how the highly technological approach of the Turin entrepreneurial fabric is one of the keys to the competitiveness of Italian companies in the world.

Fablab for Kids e Share Festival organize Tech Summer Camp, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, in the spaces of Toolbox Coworking and Fablab Turin. Four days dedicated to the children attending summer programs in different locations in Turin, offering educational workshops to discover the jobs of the future, through different points of view, 500 years from Leonardo Da Vinci and 50 from the first man landing on the Moon. They will discover this through robotics, coding, 3D printing, creativity, art and much more.

UFO (Urban Flying Opera) is a technological and artistic project that experiments the use of drones to create paintings and collective visual works on large surfaces in urban space. The project highlights the potential of digital technologies in the field of creative and cultural production. UFO is a project promoted by the Compagnia di San Paolo, conceived and curated by Carlo Ratti Associati and realized by LINKS Foundation in collaboration with Tsuru Robotics.

The Chamber of Commerce of Turin will highlight some of the economic and technological aspects that are important to businesses, start-ups, investors and public decision makers: its Women’s Entrepreneurship Committee with the GammaDonna Association will gather experts, success stories and business testimonials on how to attract capital and investment for innovative women’s businesses.

UniCredit Tech Day will allow 10 Italian scale-ups, companies that are standing out for the speed with which they are growing on markets all over the world, to confront themselves with Italian and international companies and investors.

The PID – Punto Impresa Digitale desk of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, in collaboration with the Fondazione per l’Ambiente Teobaldo Fenoglio, will look at digital markets, whose platforms offer potential and challenges, but also critical issues, involving experts, success stories and business testimonials.

The Club degli Investitori organizes the Business Angel of the Year Award, to rewards private investors who have distinguished themselves for their ability to support the growth of innovative businesses. The event will host business angels looking to get the award and a panel of national and international guests. The winner will be announced live by the Jury composed by the main protagonist venture capital and Italian innovation. For the occasion, KPMG will present an exclusive research on the sources of financing of the Italian scale-ups.

With the TE@CH initiative, carried out in collaboration with Google, the Agnelli Foundation has selected some of the best national and international digital innovation experiences that promote the empowerment of teachers allowing them to offer better learning opportunities to each student. Participants will also have the opportunity to directly test the applications and tools presented.

MISE-Uibm, Netval and Polytechnic of Turin will launch www.knowledge-share.eu, the patent platform of Italian universities and research centres, a case of international best practice of technology transfer to link the innovation coming from public research to the industrial world. During the event there will be the awarding of the first edition of the Intellectual Property Award 2019, conceived and organized by the Italian Patent and Trademark Office of the Ministry of Economic Development in collaboration with NETVAL, the award for the best Italian patent of the year.

Talent Garden and Nesta Italia will present the research on the most requested Digital Skills on the labour market, presenting the opportunities related to the development of digital professions.

The CDI Labs will hold during the ITW its matchmaking day, the annual event that connects large industrial groups with the best European B2B startups in the “series A” phase of investment to discuss potential collaborations.

Torino Social Impact organizes Tech4Impact, a comparison between national and European innovators, investors and third sector organizations to identify solutions, enabling factors of the ecosystem and ways of hybridizations between technological innovation and social entrepreneurship. An opportunity to understand how technology and digital can contribute to the development of a new generation of social impact entrepreneurs, able to combine solutions to emerging social problems with economically sustainable business models.

The SEI Torino Forum, organised by the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), will bring together young European entrepreneurs who have founded start-ups based on advanced technologies from the best technical universities on the EU continent, offering them opportunities for learning and networking. The Forum and OGR on Friday 28th will also involve world-renowned tech entrepreneurs, to inspire younger founders to create successful Unicorns in Europe.

The CDI, CERN and Polytechnic of Turin are organizing the Demo Day of Innovation for Change (I4C), a program that sees 50 post-graduate students working on impact innovation challenges, creating entrepreneurial ideas capable of responding to objectives of common interest.

The Unione Industriale of Turin also organizes the presentation Competence Center of Turin: Technology, Research and Business, the first example of a real conjunction between the university world and business for the development and dissemination of new technological paradigms to companies in the area.

I3P organizes GIFT: Get Inspired by Future Tech, an event to promote entrepreneurial culture in which 5 successful start-ups, born from academic research and supported by I3P, present their technologies and future scenarios, also exploring aspects of their business experience: ambitions, challenges, difficulties and successes. Entrepreneurial training initiatives will also be promoted, as will the Start Cup competition, which in its 2019 edition will have a section dedicated to teams of university students.

ITALIAN TECH WEEK – Turin, 25th – 28th June 2019

Promoters

Camera di commercio di Torino, Club degli Investitori, Compagnia di Sanpaolo, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione LINKS, OGR, Politecnico di Torino, SEI, Torino Social Impact, Unione Industriale di Torino e Università di Torino

Supporters

Camera di commercio di Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT

Patronage

Comune Torino, Regione Piemonte*, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico

Partners

Argotech, ASI, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, Edison, ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Fondazione Agnelli, GM, Google, I3P, IREN, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italdesign, Leonardo, Magneti Marelli, Netval, Oval Money, Petronas, SNAM, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia Space, Toolbox, UniCredit.

* Waiting for confirmation

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