The aim of the EU Prize for Women Innovators is to raise public awareness of the need for more innovation and more women entrepreneurs, to recognise the success of women in innovation and create strong role models. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme.   Michela Puddu (picture, far right) received the “Ri...

People who are at most risk for heart attacks present a specific genetic marker in the blood and this new and important marker has been identified by an Italian study published in the prestigious journal Plos One. The pilot study permits the prompt identification of people of high risk to be urgently treated, the study said. Coronary heart disease...

Mauro Ferrari, a pioneer of the application of nanotechnology to medicine, has been appointed president of the European Research Council (ERC). The Italian-American dual citizen will replace the current president, French mathematician Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, on 1 January 2020. Ferrari will lead the ERC as the Horizon 2020 research programme, throu...

Italian energy company Enel has launched new Innovation Hub, located in Boston at Greentown Labs, a cleantech start-up incubator. The new Boston hub is expected to help foster Enel’s relationships with start-ups in the US in addition to allowing strategic partnerships to help further decarbonize and digitize the Italian firm. Enel Innovation and Su...

Primetals Technologies, tra i leader mondiali nella ricerca, sviluppo, progettazione e installazione di tecnologie per impianti dell’industria siderurgica, e il Gruppo Arvedi hanno siglato un importante accordo per la fornitura a US Steel Corporation – iconico produttore di acciaio statunitense specializzato nella produzione di acciai ad alto valor...

Coaching, formazione, incubazione, incontri con aziende e potenziali investitori, servizi a sostegno della nuova imprenditoria per accompagnare le startup e gli spin off Made in Italy in un processo di sviluppo negli USA: è questo l’obiettivo del protocollo “Venture Bridge Florida” tra Miami Scientific Italian Community e Venture Hive, firmato oggi...

Individuato il meccanismo che può far morire il cancro 'di fame'. La scoperta, pubblicata sulla rivista Cancer Cell, è di un gruppo di ricercatori italiani coordinati da Saverio Minucci, direttore del Programma Nuovi Farmaci dell'Istituto Europeo di Oncologia. Lo studio - condotto su topi e cellule umane in vitro in laboratorio - dimostra infatti c...

TUTTOFOOD, the Milano World Food Exhibition, which takes place at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from 6 to 9 May, is a lot more than a business-matching platform. It is also a knowledge exchange opportunity, thanks to its rich event calendar. In the spotlight this year will be two specialist arenas focusing on new digital technologies and innov...

"I seemed to have a special... aptitude for mechanics, physics, and chemistry," wrote the brilliant early 20th-century engineer, inventor, and founder of global communications Guglielmo Marconi, "which were not taught at the school I regularly attended." April marks the 145th celebration of Marconi's birth in Bologna, Italy, and this year is the 11...

In Italy in recent years there has been growing awareness of the fact that digital transformation actually means redesigning the entire Country and seizing the opportunities offered by innovation to overcome the structural and cultural backwardness that today are an obstacle to growth. The process of change is currently underway but it is rather he...