Since 2010, the Presidency of the Republic has established a "Certificate of Honor" to award those underage youths who, by behavior or aptitude, represent a model of a good citizen. The awardees have distinguished themselves in study, cultural, scientific, artistic, and sports activities, volunteer work or have performed acts or adopted behavior in...

The search for more responsible use of natural resources, alternative solutions to (hyper)consumption of food, and ways and methods of reducing waste production inspired participants in the “Io ci credo”(I Believe) call, organized by In Cibum Lab, an incubator of projects in the foodtech field. We met some of the featured companies. Dismeatable As...

Imagine losing the use of your legs. A car accident, a sudden illness, a life-breaking trauma. The physical pain, the psychological frustration, the anguish of an immobile future. What if you were told that there is a technology that can make you walk again? Not a distant future, but the present. This is the story of Alex Santucci, a 49-year-old of...

Technological innovation affects everyone, and the education sector is witnessing a significant revolution. A prime example of this change is the introduction of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual assistant in Italian universities. This new tool, developed by Multiversity in collaboration with OpenAI and Bain & Company, is set to radical...

During the silence of the lockdown in 2020, an innovation in the energy sector came to life in the corridors of the Milan Polytechnic University. Two young researchers had a bold idea: to create rechargeable lithium metal batteries. These batteries, known for their enormous storage capacity but so far disposable, could revolutionize the energy sect...

Food waste, scarcity of resources and raw materials, and global warming are challenges that also involve what is one of the sectors par excellence of Made in Italy, food. Bringing innovation with projects that can have positive effects in the Food- and Agri-Tech sectors is one of the goals of the FoodSeed accelerator by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Ve...

According to Assonautica data, in Italy, the sea economy is worth 143 billion, which is equivalent to 8.9 % of GDP. There are 228,000 companies operating in the sector, with 914,000 people working in the sector, allowing a picture of a thriving situation for the Italian Blue Economy. The business is capable of generating a lot of wealth thanks to t...

Exercise for self-care and environmental protection. In a word: plogging. To practice it, one must leave home in classic runner's clothing equipped with a bag and a pair of gloves to pick up waste. Turning one's exercise routine into an eco-friendly sport that is good for the body and the environment. A sport in its own right that over time has bec...

For Steve Blank, one of the great sages of Silicon Valley, innovation is born where there is a concentration of money and crazy people. In Italy, people are trying to create an ecosystem based on the same principles. It is MIND - Milano Innovation District, the innovation district that is being developed less than half an hour by subway from the ci...

Global CO2 emissions are causing a drastic and irreversible change in our climate. Italian startup Energy Dome, founded in 2019, finds a solution to the problem that involves precisely storing CO2 renewable energy. "Unlike coal and oil, which can be stored, renewable sources such as sun and wind do not have this feature. Therefore, batteries are al...