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12/02/2022

“Science is ready!”, to learn about IIT European projects

Valeria delle Cave, Marcello Turconi, Valentina Polini

A monthly appointment for having lunch by listening to stories of science and technology funded by the EU

Science is ready! is the new digital festival that IIT organizes to present the collaborative projects won at European level. Each event will consist in 30-minute online conversation with the researchers who coordinate the various projects. The nine appointments, starting from 17th of February until to 14th of October 2022, will be broadcast live on the IIT LinkedIn page. The language of the conversation will be English, so as to represent the international dimension of the scientific research that the projects carry out together with partners in different EU Member States.

 

Conceived within IIT’s Communication and External Relations Directorate, in particular by the Foreign Press and Competitive projects communication Office, in collaboration with the Social media Office, the initiative will involve 25 Principal Investigators from IIT.

 

“Science is ready!” has a dual goal: on one hand, highlighting the importance of European investments for the advancement of scientific and technical knowledge and the creation of innovation, with an impact on different aspects of our life and society; on the other hand, showing the multidisciplinary nature that characterizes most of today’s scientific projects, being a key element to address a research subject from different points of view.

 

The project coordinators will be the protagonist of each event. The Festival will allow us to discover how projects came into being and what their objectives are, but we will also learn about the most difficult challenges to be faced, and the most important success achieved so far. We will talk about neuroscience and nanotechnology, bio-inspired robotics and technologies for social inclusion and environmental sustainability. We will discover new non-invasive therapeutic approaches based on light, understand how billions of data can be stored within a DNA molecule, and meet robots in the shape of plants or trunks…

 

The first meeting will be held on Thursday 17th February, from 2.00 to 2.30 pm, with Gabriella Panuccio, coordinator of the HERMES project, Ferruccio Pisanello, coordinator of the NanoBright project, and Massimo De Vittorio, coordinator of the DEEPER project. The theme will be the neuroscience of the future: tools and technologies that allow us to understand the working mechanisms of the brain in ever greater detail, helping us to intervene in a targeted and effective manner when something goes wrong.

 

 

Neuroscience of the future 17 February
When nature and technology work together 18 March
Nanotech meets genomics 15 April
New tools for biomedical research 6 May
Robots inspired by Nature 19 May
Working class robots 16 June
Sustainable science 14 July
Technologies for inclusion 15 September
See (and work with) the invisible 14 October