Past Event

Science: Research and Innovation in Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

October 5, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Opportunities and knowledge-sharing with American partners

All talks will be in English. No registration required.

Opening remarks:
Barbara Faedda Associate Director of the Italian Academy.  
Debora Serracchiani President of Friuli Venezia Giulia region. 

Alberto Felice De Toni Rector of the University of Udine
The community of researchers in the regional university system 

Alberto Morgante Director of IOM-CNR Institute, Trieste
Research and innovation at open access facilities in Friuli Venezia Giulia 

Stephen Taylor Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development, AREA Science Park
The open innovation system of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Research institutions in Friuli Venezia Giulia have a tradition of running open access facilities for advanced research, attracting scientists from around the world, in particular thanks to the synchrotron and FEL sources. Leading a European initiative, Friuli Venezia Giulia’s research institutions will now extend the open access approach to material research and nanotechnology and—on a more local scale—to industrial research with the Open Lab initiative.

The Open Innovation System is a regionally funded and fully integrated initiative that brings together the principal actors in the innovation process to drive economic growth. This approach, developed in Friuli Venezia Giulia and successfully implemented in other regions of Italy, encompasses Technology Transfer, Valorization of Research Results, and Incubation of Start-Up companies, and has already gained international recognition at the European level.