«Citizen science is a way for average people, like you and me, to do real “help answer the big questions” science, even if you never finished high school». So Chandra Clarke, president of editing and proofreading company Scribendi.com, recently speaking at the TEDx Chatham-Kent event on the topic of citizen science. Her talk highlighted the potential of amateur science and the various ways in which the public can engage in academic research. Continue reading
Since the first Italian factory of typewriters, created in Ivrea by Camillo Olivetti, more than 100 years have passed. Piedmont’s city Ivrea even now remains symbol of the project of a worldwide popular enterprise. On occasion of the firm’s centenary, in 2008 the Fondazione Adriano Olivetti opened a new operating seat in Ivrea, at Adriano Olivetti’s house, and started a multi-year programme for the development of the Knowledge Society (so called in the Lisbon Agenda), with the aim of converging culture, knowledge and innovation towards the implementation of business, higher education and research institutions in Piedmont. Continue reading
This year, CultureTECH festival is being held on 11-20 September 2015. The open access event, taking place each September in Derry-Londonderry, is the biggest technology and creative industry event in Northern Ireland. Continue reading
Startup Europe is an EC initiative which aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU. It has just launched a brand new website, a single-entry-point portal entirely dedicated to European tech startups with the mission of uniting their ecosystems.
Only Italia dedicated the full day of 2nd July 2015 to one of the most important country in the European east, Poland, traditional business partner of Italy as well as strategic hub to that Europe’s area more and more oriented towards the great east market. This important day was devoted to Greenevo, programme realised in 2009 by the Polish Ministry of Environment with the aim of bringing together and promoting abroad the Polish firms working in the field of green technology. Continue reading
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (‘Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid’), in short NISV, is a cultural-historical organization of national interest, collecting, preserving and opening the audiovisual heritage for as many users as possible: media professionals, education, science … Continue reading
The XX Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, organised by the Department of Urban Archaeology of Vienna’s Museum, is being held in the Vienna City Hall on 2-4 November 2015. The conference’s call for paper/poster/video expires on 15 June 2015 (deadline extended). This year, the event is dedicated to the theme “Urban Archaeology and Public Relations. New Technologies Enabling Archaeological Outreach” Continue reading
Sónar+D, being held in Barcelona on 12, 13 and 14 June 2015, will bring together experts from all over the world (technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, businesses and researchers) to present and project the initiatives and tools that will shape future creative experiences based on music, images, interactive content and transmedia platforms. Sónar+D is a forum with an intersectoral approach aimed at professionals of the creative, technological and cultural industries, which fosters interaction between them, the exchange of knowledge, debate, the exposure of talent and the generation of business. Continue reading