35 days to Italian Tech Week: latest updates
The week dedicated to Italian innovation is growing to make room for new events: from the 24th to the 30th of June dozens of professional, educational and information events, all free, on technology issues. Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, RAI, Amazon Web Services, Reply, Premio Marzotto and Reale Mutua join ITW as partners; the number of Italian and international companies involved rises to around 50. Among the guests of the OGR-SEI Torino Forum: Fabiola Gianotti (DG of CERN) and Daniel Ek (founder of Spotify), interviewed by John Elkann (Agnelli/EXOR Foundation). Innovation & Tradition: dozens of ITW volunteers together with the spectators of the patronal festival of San Giovanni in Turin (evening of 24th of June) to explain the technology to the general public… and in the weekend 250 youngsters will create the largest participatory innovative project ever attempted in Italy: 48 hours to realize, from scratch, a tech idea that responds to real problems.
Agenda and more info at: www.italiantechweek.org – #ITW
Turin, 20th of May 2019. Just over one month from the start, the programme of the Italian Tech Week, the series of events that from 24th to 30th June 2019 will bring together, in Turin, the Italian and European excellences committed to building the future of business and society, has been enriched. The programme has been presented today in Turin, at the Castello del Valentino, by Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Turin; Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin; Andrea Griva, Vice President of SEI – School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Vincenzo Ilotte, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Turin; Paolo Mulassano, Chief Innovation Officer of the Compagnia di San Paolo; Matteo Pessione, Chief Operating Officer of OGR and the institutional sector, art and culture area, Fondazione CRT; Giancarlo Rocchietti, President of the Club degli Investitori and Guido Saracco, Rector of the Politecnico di Torino.
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: 11 associations and institutions in the Turin area that have the objective of strengthening the territorial ecosystem of innovation, while offering opportunities for discussion, learning and reflection at national and European level. With their contribution, the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the CRT Foundation have enabled the project to be implemented, together with the main corporate sponsor Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.
The Italian Tech Week, which is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development / UIBM and has received the patronage of the Regione Piemonte and the City of Turin, will take place in dozens of different locations and will involve thousands of people including students, startuppers, business angels, investors, venture capital fund managers, 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 ways of access and participation, include conferences, workshops, meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, meetings with investors, venture capital fund managers and business angels, presentations of start-ups and scale ups, exposure of advanced technologies, seminars for students and professionals, debates with the protagonists of the world scene of tech entrepreneurship and workshops for children (as part of the Youth Summer program).
Compared to the initiatives already announced in March and confirmed (see below in the attached list), a number of new events have been added to the programme, designed for professionals or aimed at the general non-specialist public. Among the latter:
– The technology week in Turin will open with a light show based on choreographic evolutions made with the use of drones and other technologies, organized by the city of Turin for the patronal feast of St. Giovanni. For the occasion, about 50 ITW volunteers will be present among the public to explain the high-tech news of the show and the contents of the week.
– At the end of the week, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of June at the Toolbox and FabLab in Turin, 250 young adults will give life to the Italian Tech WeekEnd, the largest participatory innovative project ever attempted in Italy: 48 hours no stop to design and implement a tech idea that responds to a real problem. Divided into 3 groups (product, business and communication) and coordinated by SEIplus, the alumni association of SEI, they will test themselves with an experience of concrete innovation and attentive to the social dimension.
This first edition of the ITW – which aims to enrich the Italian panorama of major events scheduled annually – has already received the support of about 50 Italian and European players in the world of technology, culture, business and innovation including Amazon Web Services, Amiat, Argotec, ASI, Avio Aero, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, CSI Piemonte, Diasorin, Eataly, Edison, ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Fenera & Partners SGR, Ferrero, Agnelli Foundation, Fresenius, GM, Google, HiPay, I3P, 2I3T, Intesa Sanpaolo, IREN, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italdesign, Johnson & Johnson Innovation & Janssen Italy, Lavazza, Leonardo, Marelli, Menarini, Netval, Novamont, Oval Money, Marzotto Prize, Reale Mutua, Reply, Sant’Anna Fonti di Vinadio, SNAM, Smat, Takeda, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia, Toolbox, UniCredit and others.
Following, the list of official events of the ITW (* indicates the news that have been added in recent weeks). The complete programme – including both official events and initiatives carried out in collaboration with ITW – can be found here: www.italiantechweek.org.
* In order to better link innovation and tradition, the ITW opens together with the celebrations of the Patron Saint St. Giovanni, thanks to the collaboration with the City of Turin. The city, which has always focused on innovation and frontier technologies for the development of the local ecosystem, will bring its know-how and the Torino City Lab policy that has made Torino an open-air laboratory attracting national and international realities to the territory. Autonomous and remote cars, drones, 5G and robotics for the city of the future.
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 Officine Grandi Riparazioni (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.
* The Compagnia di San Paolo participates in the ITW as part of a broader project dedicated to supporting the city’s innovation chain, both nationally and internationally, both through the creation of the Links Foundation and Liftt srl – examples of a public-private alliance with the Politecnico di Torino – and through the partnership recently signed with the CRT Foundation and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center for the creation of an international hub to support the hi-tech rearrangement of the city that will have its own home in the Officina Sud of the OGR.
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.
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.
* 2i3T, the business incubator of the University of Turin, organizes the meeting Research, Start up and IP Strategies at the headquarters of 2i3T – Centro Biotecnologie Molecolari, to explore the theme of intellectual property management from research to the enhancement of intangible assets in a start-up, through practical cases accompanied by testimonies of entrepreneurs, researchers and professionals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* The world of Google will be the protagonist of the meeting organized by the Camera di Commercio di Torino for MPMI: the event will provide moments of confrontation and concrete examples on the opportunities that the “Google economy” offers to Italian companies, which can exploit low-cost technologies to become excellent and known both locally, with searches “close to me”, and on world markets.
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.
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.
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.
* Reale Mutua e Torino Social Impact organizzano l’evento Impact-Ability, in collaborazione con Il Sole24Ore, Lavazza e Dynamo Camp, un confronto tra imprese for-profit tradizionali, innovatori, investitori finanziari e organizzazioni del terzo settore per coniugare la capacità di produrre intenzionalmente impatti sociali positivi e generare redditività economica e finanziaria. Un’occasione per comprendere come sperimentazione tecnologica e ibridazione di competenze possono contribuire a sviluppare modelli imprenditoriali in grado di rispondere alle sfide sociali integrando innovazione e sostenibilità economica.
The SEI Torino Forum, organised by the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), will bring together young entrepreneurs who have founded high-tech start-ups from the best technical universities in Europe, offering them opportunities for learning and networking.
* The Forum and OGR on Friday the 28th will also involve world-famous entrepreneurs, to inspire the youngest founders to create successful Unicorns in Europe: among the guests Fabiola Gianotti (DG of CERN) and Daniel Ek (founder of Spotify), interviewed on stage by John Elkann (Agnelli Foundation).
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.
* Intesa Sanpaolo organizes The challenges of autonomous driving – The impact on the territory and on the business models, a meeting dedicated to the theme of the evolution of mobility that will analyze developments in the field of Smart Mobility in the coming years. One year after the signing of the Smart Road Decree, the City of Turin will present the developments and projects that the Partnership has brought to the territory.
* The Competence Center CIM 4.0, an example of a conjunction between the university and industrial world for the development of innovation and for the dissemination of the new technological paradigms of industry 4.0, is presented to companies in the area. Starting from the general objectives and the operational plan of the Competence Center approved by MiSE, will be illustrated for the different industrial chains and / or areas of technological development, the opportunities that can be seized over time by small and medium enterprises and start-ups.
* The Open Innovation Day promoted by the Centro Ricerche, Innovazione Tecnologica e Sperimentazione of RAI will compare European Media Companies and Broadcasters with a selection of innovative media startups, to create a network of stakeholders interested in potential collaborations and contribute to the innovation of the media industry.
* As part of the 9th edition of the Gaetano Marzotto Award, more than 30 partners of the From idea to Business Award – including accelerators, incubators, science and technology parks, hubs and universities, active throughout Italy – will announce the many startups winning the mentorship paths promoted, which will be given the opportunity to compete for the grant of 50 thousand euros offered by Progetto Marzotto.
ITALIAN TECH WEEK – 24th-30th of June 2019
Camera di commercio di Torino, Club degli Investitori, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione LINKS, OGR, Politecnico di Torino, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), Torino Social Impact, Unione Industriale di Torino e Università degli studi di Torino
Città di Torino, Regione Piemonte. In collaborazione con Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico/USBM
Camera di commercio di Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT
Main corporate partner
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
Amazon Web Services, Amiat, Argotec, ASI, Avio Aero, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, CSI Piemonte, Diasorin, Eataly, Edison, ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Fenera & Partners SGR, Ferrero, Fondazione Agnelli, Fresenius, GM, Google, HiPay, I3P, Intesa Sanpaolo, IREN, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italdesign, Johnson & Johnson Innovation & Janssen Italy, Lavazza, Leonardo, Marelli, Menarini, Netval, Novamont, Oval Money, Premio Marzotto, Reale Mutua, Reply, Sant’Anna Fonti di Vinadio, SNAM, Smat, Takeda, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia, Toolbox, UniCredit
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