Tag: innovation

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


CultureTECH: Northern Ireland’s Innovation Festival

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


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


International model for an eSchool in DCH

On Monday 29 June 2015, the networked school of digital cultural heritage, arts and humanities was presented at the Aula Magna Cavallerizza Reale of Turin’s University. It is an Italian model, conceived on a European and international perspective, grouping together over fifty organisations with the aim of creating a “scattered campus”, able to activate a nationally coordinated training offer which constructs a complex of digital competences. Promoter SRL among the participating institutions. Continue reading


STARTS explores the catalytic role of the Arts

The STARTS (Science, Technology and the Arts) Symposium, being held in Brussels on 22-23 June 2015 at BOZAR, is aimed at exploring the catalytic role of the Arts for innovation in business, industry and society and how to foster it. As representative of the Civic Epistemologies consortium Frederik Truyen, Professor at the Faculty of Arts of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, is attending the event to present the project to the delegates. Continue reading


ECIA concluded in Amsterdam for a new start

On 27-28 November 2014, in Amsterdam, the European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) presented and discussed ten policy recommendations following their three years of work. The recommendations are described and supported with concrete cases in the ECIA final report. By presenting their Final report, the experts coming from 12 European countries join their forces and decided to go on strengthening the future of the creative industries. Continue reading


Funding for innovation in the creative industries

Golant Media Ventures organised a free workshop on funding for innovation in the creative industries, held on 16 February in London at the Digital Catapult Centre. The workshop aimed to indicate how to create business models in order to maximise the value of creative contents and intellectual properties. It gave to the participants the chance to discover what’s out there, network with others and access advice and case studies that can help to navigate an often confusing landscape. Continue reading


Italy is culture: cultural institutes for economic development

On 25-26 September, in Turin, at Einaudi Campus it will be held the national conference “Italy is Culture” organised by AICI (Association of Italian Cultural Institutions). The conference aims to give a strong signal about the potential of Italian culture and cultural institutions, which are undergoing a positive process of transformation and renewal: Italian culture has a strong vocation to social and technological innovation, to communicational experimentation, to internationalisation. Continue reading


Scan it, print it, wear it: the future of fashion is 3D

Models can catwalk through holograms of themselves, T-shirts can hug you and couture is being designed virtually and then printed using a 3D printer – no needle and thread involved. These marvels are developing at full speed, changing the way we see, design, make and buy clothes. Continue reading


TECHNOLOGYforALL, forum in Rome

In Italy, three conferences together in a forum to discuss the future of new technologies for the territory, smart cities and cultural heritage: a great event in Rome. The forum is a big opportunity to discuss, share and learn about … Continue reading