All posts by valentinazoccali

By February 01, 2016

Social Innovation: what does it mean for you? The process of social innovation is a radical change of the concept that saw the public as the depository of certain knowledge, it imposed certain policies in a detached way. Today, policies must be reinforced and implemented by public/ private partnerships. Recent news from the Italian newspaper,


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By January 22, 2016

Nancy Saladino is a sociologist who works in the social field over 30 years. She Her path has been very long, starting from the psychiatric field to the care and rehabilitation of drug addicts field. She has been involved in the active labour market and, thanks to this, she has become an expert of this


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By January 18, 2016

Paola Fantini is currently Research Coordinator at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering. Her research and innovation area is sustainability, and more specifically social sustainable and human centered manufacturing, the seamless integration of humans in cyber physical production systems in the emerging Industry 4.0 paradigm. With the university foundation, Fondazione Politecnico


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By January 08, 2016

“Social innovation is not a panacea but if encouraged and valued it can bring immediate solutions to the pressing social issues citizens are confronted with. In the long term, I see social innovation as part of a new culture of empowerment that we are trying to promote”.


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By December 15, 2015

“The Commission Communication entitled “Europe 2020 – A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” (the “Europe 2020 Strategy”) defines a approach that aims to turn the European Union into a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. In that communication, the Commission remarked that the European Union


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By December 07, 2015

Research has two principal faces: the social and the technological one. But it remains always a methodology used to increase human knowledge. Social and technological research is a key factor in pushing our society towards a new ethical social model. It is able to create innovation, that has a strong impact on our everyday lives,


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By December 07, 2015

Paola Bucciarelli – research coordinator for DG Connect  European Commission “Digitalization is changing all areas of our lives and all processes that have not been touched by it yet. The process is unstoppable.Technologies support values of our society and of the EU. Values of peace, of security, of a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.What is


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By December 06, 2015

During our project’s launch many questions emerged and even more responses arose throughout the interviews. For logical coherence, we consider worthwhile to start with who is the inspiration behind, and our guide during, our social analysis of innovation: Mr Marcello Aglietti-Zanon, ID Consulting, who illustrates the contest in which our work is inserted.   “The


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By April 08, 2014

S-com, in collaborazione con Fasi.biz, inaugura la rubrica “I LUNEDI DELL’INNOVAZIONE” con l’obiettivo di informare i cittadini sulle strategie e le opportunità di Europa 2020. A partire da Aprile 2014 per ogni lunedì potrete partecipare ai dibattiti tematici #InnovationMonday sui differenti social network


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By October 25, 2013

Research And Innovation In the framework of the EU funded project “MedSpring” (Mediterranean Science, Policy, Research & Innovation Gateway), the Ministry of Scientific Research (Egypt), in collaboration with the Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM-IAMB, Italy) and the Malta Council for Science and Technology will hold the 1st Euro-Mediterranean Brokerage Event on research and innovation on 12-13 February 2014 in


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