Topic: smart cities

#IF2015: Space for the Digital Revolution

Internet Festival 2015 is taking place on 8-11 October, as every year in Pisa. One of the most important European events dedicated to the digital world, IF is an unmissable date to understand what the technological innovation can represent for the future of Italy and the Italians. The meeting provides a programme packed with appointments and hundreds of guests. “Space” is the topic of this edition 2015: how it, and the perception of it, has changed in time. #IF2015 is held in friendship with the conference “Cloud Forward 2015”. Continue reading


Citizen Science predictions of the Digital Era

In a recent post of hers entrepreneur, citizen science advocate and author Chandra Clarke observes the last years’ developments of citizen science and makes some predictions based on the available data. Continue reading


Cultural Heritage is food for development

On Friday 28 August at 18.00 CEST, in the Cluster Bio Mediterraneo pavilion of Expo Milan, event “Feed your Brain” took place. Because cultural heritage is food for development.
Irene Pivetti, President Emeritus at the Chamber of Deputies and President of Only Italia, Carmine Marinucci, Board Director of ENEA and Secretary General of DiCultHer, and Nicola Barbuti, Professor of Bibliography and Librarianship at University of Bari, attended. Continue reading


With citizen science YOU can make the difference

«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


Agua for the Earth at EXPO Venice

On 15 July 2015, at EXPO Venice, a press conference was held for the world launch of “Agua for the Earth”, social responsibility campaign promoted by the Chinese cosmetic multinational Wetherm in collaboration with Only Italia, Italian platform chaired by Irene Pivetti. Other important topic of the conference was the introduction of an ambitious cultural project: the Digital Cultural Heritage School (DiCultHer), networked school for the development of digital culture. Only Italia and DiCultHer presented then their catalogue of cultural events being held in the Only Italia pavilion at EXPO Milan and EXPO Venice Aquae. The conference concluded with the presentation of the project for a “Week of Digital Culture”. Continue reading


Olivetti: over 100 years of culture and innovation

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


Only Italia hosts Greenevo at Aquae Venezia

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


weLand connects “prosumers” into a glocal network

weLand Association is a cultural NGO founded in Asti, South Piedmont (Italy), in August 2012. Its aim is to develop a regional network of individuals and groups interested in aggregating, sharing and reusing open data for GLAMs, education institutions and tourism stakeholders. The idea of the association arises from the firm belief that innovation (and so the elements which innovation is generated by, culture and creativity) should take into account a bottom-up engagement of the community, in order to fully realise its potential and to become a real driver of social and economic development. Continue reading


China and Italy debate on agriculture and sustainability

The Chinese delegation of the Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition and of institutional representatives from Beijing’s Municipality was in an official mission last week at the Only Italia space of Aquae Venezia. During a Round Table, China and Italy discussed about biological agriculture, environmental sustainability and global development of the fruit & vegetable industry. Next meeting will take place in China, in view of a possible cooperation in the framework of the Beijing Expo in 2019. Continue reading


TECHNOLOGY for ALL 2015

TECHNOLOGY for ALL 2015, being held in Rome from 12 to 14 May, is a forum about the innovations brough about by new technologies in land management, cultural heritage and smart cities. It includes three conferences, a workshop and a showroom. Continue reading