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ARPICO aims to promote, share and facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and research work; to provide an accessible and informal forum for discussions, debate and exchange of ideas related to topics and issues relevant to modern society; to be a point of reference, support and networking for researchers, professionals and students in Western Canada; to promote cooperation and networking with governmental, industrial, and professional entities.
ARPICO NEWS

UP FOR IT!

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West is launching a mentoring program to encourage the exchange of managerial experience on international markets among professionals with Italian roots and entrepreneurs based in Italy.

The program intends to support the international growth of companies in Italy.

We are looking for professionals with qualified international background willing to experience a new challenge as Mentors!

Please read the attached documents for more information:

ICC "UP FOR IT!" MailOut

ICC "UP FOR IT!" Presentation

INCIPIT - Call for PhD Positions

INCIPIT is a novel international PhD programme, which aims at providing innovative multidisciplinary and intersectoral training in Life and Biomaterial Sciences.

It is co-funded by the COFUND scheme (Marie Sklodowska - Curie Actions).

This programme pools the different and complementary expertise of 8 research institutes of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), as well as the competencies of 3 Doctoral Schools and several academic, non-profit and industrial Partner Organizations.

INCIPT PhD programme will include:
  • laboratory activities to carry out doctoral research projects;
  • theoretical courses run by the Doctoral Schools of the Università degli Studi della Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli' (previously named Second University of Naples (SUN)), the University of Naples Federico II and the University of Catania (UNICT);
  • activities related to transferable skills.
The INCIPIT overall objective is to recruit and train a total of 35 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), through 2 Calls for applicants.

The first Call was in 2016 and 15 PhD students were recruited. The second Call for 20 PhD positions is open since 30 January 2017 with the deadline being 30 March 2017.
To learn more, please, visit the INCIPIT website: www.igb.cnr.it/incipit

Italian Design Day in the World

The Consul General of Italy, Massimiliano Iacchini, together with the President of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ron Burnett, and the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, Celso Boscariol, cordially invite you to attend “Italian Design Day in the World” presented by Alessandro COLOMBO from Architecture Firm “Studio Cerri & Associati” Milan (Italy)

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, at 1.00 pm
Motion Capture Studio - Emily Carr University of Art + Design
(Intersections Digital Studios - North Building on Granville Island)
1399 Johnston Street - Vancouver BC - V6H 3R9

RSVP by Sunday, February 26th 2017
e-mail: francesca@iccbc.com or tel. 604.682.1410

View the invitation PDF here.

INdAM - Borse di Dottorato

l’Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica “Francesco Severi” (INdAM), Ente nazionale di Ricerca vigilato dal Ministero dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca, ha bandito un concorso per 10 borse di  dottorato del programma “INdAM Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and/or Applications Cofunded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions”, cofinanziato dalla UE nell’ambito di Horizon 2020.

Il programma offre a ricercatori da tutto il mondo l’opportunità di  accedere a uno dei più di 20 dottorati italiani in Matematica e/o  applicazioni che partecipano al Programma.
La scadenza per la presentazione delle domande è il 31 marzo 2017.
La  scadenza per la presentazione del titolo di accesso al dottorato  prescelto è il 30 settembre 2017 per i cittadini europei, il 31  maggio per i cittadini extra-europei
Il sito per la presentazione delle domande è https://cofund.altamatematica.it/dp-2015/main/website

ENGLISH:

The Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica “Francesco Severi” (INdAM) has published the first call for 10 PhD fellowships of the programme “INdAM Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and/or Applications Cofunded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions”, in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes”.

These fellowships offer to researchers from all over the world the opportunity to enter a PhD School in Matehematics and/or applications in Italy.
The deadline for submission of the application is 31 March 2017.
The deadline for submission of the degree/diploma which allows to embark in a doctorate in Italy:
  • EU citizens 30 September 2017
  • non EU citizens 31 May 2017
For further information, please visit the following link:
Application website: https://cofund.altamatematica.it/dp-2015/main/website
where the complete Call announcement and a Guide for applicants can be downloaded.

Premio: "L'innovazione che parla italiano"

Il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Direzione Generale per la Promozione del Sistema Paese, e PNICube, Associazione Italiana degli Incubatori Universitari e delle Business Plan Competition Locali, istituiscono il Premio “L’innovazione che parla italiano”, quale riconoscimento dell’alto valore innovativo di Start up Tecnologiche che operano all’estero e fondate da cittadini italiani. L’invito a presentare candidature è rivolto a soci fondatori di start up che operino in uno dei seguenti Paesi: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brasile, Canada, Cina, Rep. di Corea, Danimarca, Egitto, Francia, Germania, Giappone, Gran Bretagna, India, Israele, Messico, Paesi Bassi, Russia, Serbia, Spagna, USA, Sud Africa, Svezia, Svizzera e Vietnam. Il premio, che consisterà in una medaglia e in un diploma del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e Cooperazione Internazionale, verrà conferito alla Start Up vincitrice in occasione della XX giornata degli Addetti Scientifici 2017 alla presenza del Ministro degli Affari Esteri e Cooperazione Internazionale, Paolo Gentiloni, e della Ministro dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca, Stefania Giannini. Download the entire document here.

"Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award"

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) instituted the “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award” in the year 2017 to recognize an Italian eminent scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of science and technology, thus improving Italy’s S&T relations with foreign countries and with International Organizations. The award is presented during the Italian Scientific Attachés Conference in Italy to be held in Rome on January 10, 2017. All fields of science and technology are included under this award. The award consists of an engraved medal and a certificate of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Download the entire document here.

Emergency Contact Numbers for the Italy Earthquake near Amatrice on August 23, 2016

If you wish to inquire about the people involved, please use the following contact phone numbers. This is for urgent matters only. +39 06 82888850 (Protezione Civile) +39 06 36 225 (Unità di Crisi – Ministero degli Affari Esteri).

Festa della Repubblica

Join us for this celebration of the Italian National Day. The Italian folk group Terrasonora will be performing at 6.00pm in the Ballroom, followed by the celebrations for Festa della Repubblica at 7.00pm. Terrasonora will also perform one more set before our Italian-Canadian Societies will offer traditional sweets to all the guests.

Italian Studies Celebration

Dear Friends, 2016 marks 60 years at UBC and 25 years at SFU since Italian courses were first offered at these institutions. The UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies and the SFU Italian Program (in the Department of French) invite all past students who have enjoyed our Italian classes and community members to celebrate with us these significant milestones. With generous support from the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver and the Italian Cultural Centre Society, we will be hosting a special Italian Studies Celebration at the Italian Cultural Centre on Friday, April 1, 2016. Please join us for an evening of great food, music, dancing, and cherished memories as we commemorate the proud history of Italian scholarship in Vancouver. You can register for the event by visiting the Italian Cultural Centre website. For seating preferences, please call the Centre at 604-430-3337. As part of the evening’s program, we hope to showcase written testimonials, photos, and other memorabilia from colleagues and past students. If you have any stories you would like to share, please contact Stefania Ciccone at sciccone@mail.ubc.ca. Visit our Facebook page for more information and help us spread the word! Sincerely, Stefania Ciccone, Professor Emerita (UBC) Maria Benimeo, Visiting Lecturer (UBC)

Save the dates Giornate Informative 2015-2016

Dal prossimo autunno 2015 la Commissione europea lancerà i nuovi bandi 2016/1017 delle 21 tematiche di ricerca di Horizon 2020.

Saranno organizzate a Roma 21 Giornate Informative, da APRE per conto del MIUR, a partire da settembre 2015 in occasione di questo importante appuntamento.

In ciascuna giornata sarà presente il Punto di Contatto Nazionale e un esperto della Commissione europea verrà a esporre i temi di ricerca dei nuovi bandi insieme a utili informazioni per la presentazione delle proposte. Inoltre parteciperanno, fra gli altri, i funzionari di enti nazionali responsabili dei finanziamenti alla ricerca e all’innovazione e i Rappresentanti nazionali per il MIUR in Horizon 2020.

La partecipazione alle giornate informative è gratuita, ma il numero dei posti è limitato.

Le agende delle giornate e le iscrizioni saranno via via disponibili sul sito APRE http://www.apre.it/infodayapre2015/

Per maggiori informazioni su ciascun tema e relativa giornata informativa, è possibile contattare il Punto di Contatto Nazionale di riferimento http://www.apre.it/ricerca-europea/horizon-2020/ncp/

APRE - Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, da 25 anni a supporto della ricerca e innovazione

ISSNAF Annual Event 2015

More information and a draft agenda will follow after the summer.

For more information: office@issnaf.org"

X Conferenza Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo

The conference is organized by the COMITES (Committee for Italians Living Abroad) and the Consulate General of Italy in Houston. The invitation is extended to all researchers working in the fields of Biomedical Science, Medicine, Physics, Engineering, Aerospace, Biostatistics, Energy, Earth Science and Humanistic Studies, whose activities are related to Italy either through their nationality, field of investigation (e.g. Italian history, literature, or any discipline linked to Italy) or their relationship with Italian institutions.

Those who are interested are invited to send a summary of their research and a brief biography no later than November 15th, 2014 by e-mail to 10thConferenceHouston@gmail.com

For more information you may view the PDF here in Italian or English

"The Empowerment of the Next Generation of Researchers Promoting talents, spreading excellence"

For further information and registration please visit www.msca2014.eu or write to info@msca2014.eu

The EU2014 conference The Empowerment of the Next Generation of Researchers Promoting talents, spreading excellence will take place in the city of Trento from 18 to 19 November 2014 and is organised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research in collaboration with the Autonomous Province of Trento.

The overall theme is to discuss and reflect on how programmes for researcher training, recruitment and career development empower the next generation of researchers to be successful, no matter how society and the economy evolve. Key elements will be explored from this angle such as skills, mobility, and gender issues as well as the interaction between academia and industry sectors. The conference will focus on the roles of policy-makers, funders and businesses contributing to research training, working together with universities and research institutions.

The participants will gather for one-and-a-half days at the premises of the University of Trento, for a programme divided into three main parts. Initially the conference will update participants on recent political initiatives on research training undertaken by the EU institutions. The conference will then offer a number of professionally facilitated workshops with different subthemes within the conference topic, during which the participants will exchange knowledge and experiences and engage in discussions to develop ideas for future actions and recommendations:

  • Training and supporting researchers in a changing world
  • Multi-sectoral career paths: promoting and assessing professional development
  • Attractive working and social security conditions in Europe for ANY talented researcher
  • A win-win collaboration between academia and beyond

High-level speakers such as the Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research, the appropriate EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Authorities of the Autonomous Province of Trento will open the conference and participate in the Awards Ceremony of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions Prizes that will follow.

Participation to the ENGRes2014 is free of charge.
Friday, September 26 - Pre-registration closes

Galileo Turns 450

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei, the Italian Embassy in Washington and the Georgetown University Italian Research Institute are organizing an event focused on the theme of innovation and scientific research, during the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Union.

The initiative is based on a series of lectures by prominent scholars and scientists, an exhibit, and a play.

The lectures will emphasize the methodologies introduced by Galileo himself to the search for a knowledge of reality that is objectively verifiable and acceptable. Well-known Italian researchers working in both the U.S. and Europe will talk about the excellence of Italian scientific research.

A corner exhibit dedicated to Galileo will be enriched with some items from the Museo Galileo in Florence, the Fondazione Pisa, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, as well as original documents coming from the Domus Galilaeana in Pisa.

For more information click here to view the Brochure. (The PDF is large, so give it some time to load)

Invitation to ERA-Can+ Webinars

The Canadian partners to ERA-Can+ invite European researchers and research managers to participate in a series of live webinars on the opportunities to collaborate with Canadians in Canadian Research and Research Training Programmes.

Canada's Public Policy Forum and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada will host a series of webinars to introduce the ERA-Can+ project as well as the European Union's current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The second part of the webinars will feature Canadian programme owners and will explore opportunities for Europeans to participate in Canadian programmes as well as the legal and financial issues of participation.

ERA-CAN+ Webinar Dates

  • The province of Quebec's Ministry of the Economy, Innovation and Exports
  • September 24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm (CEST)
  • Speaker: Inji Yaghmour, Conseillère en affaires internationales, Quebec’s Ministry of the Economy, Innovation and Exports
  • For more information, and to register, click here

The panelists will be available to answer questions from audience members following their presentations.

Any technical questions pertaining to ERA-Can+ of Horizon 2020 can be directed to the ERA-Can+ helpdesk at helpdesk@era-can.net

Le Sinergie tra la Smart Specialisation Strategy e Horizon 2020

APRE, Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, informs that it has planned an event of great interest for the new circle of community programming 2014-2020.

The initiative, "Ricerca e Innovazione - Le sinergie tra la Smart Specialisation Strategy e Horizon 2020," will be held the morning of July 9th 2014 in Rome at l'Aula Convegni of the CNR, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7.

The event, organized by APRE in collaboration with the CNR - Department of Humanity and Social Sciences, will be a unique occasion themed "Smart Specialization Strategy," an instrument introduced by the European Commission.

Registration for the day is free. The provisional program and online registration on APRE's website at http://www.apre.it/eventi/2014/ii-semestre/sinergie-s3-e-horizon-2020/

The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) Celebrates Italian Heritage Month

The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), in collaboration with the National Congress of Italian Canadians and Accenti Magazine is pleased to announce literary events across Canada under the Books and Biscotti Literary Series. Eight events will be held this June to celebrate Italian Heritage Month: Toronto on June 1 and 21, Montreal on June 4, Oshawa on June 8, Ottawa on June 13, Vancouver on June 17, Edmonton and Sarnia on June 22, Halifax on June 28.

Event details at aicw.ca and italianheritagecanada.com

"We are extremely proud of our work at the Association of Italian Canadian Writers, a volunteer-based group founded in 1986," said Dr. Licia Canton, President of the AICW. "Our 15th biennial conference, held earlier this month in Montreal, was very successful with speakers from across Canada, Europe and the United States. The AICW emphasizes the work of creative individuals – writers – who often work on the periphery of the Italian Canadian com­munity. We are pleased to reach new audiences during Books and Biscotti events across Canada."

Licia Canton has recently published the anthology Conspicuous Accents (Longbridge Books, 2014) which features 42 stories by 35 authors, most of Italian heritage. She has been president of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) since 2010. The AICW will organize activities at Montreal's Italian Week in August and Toronto's International Book Fair in November.

Founded in 1986, the Association of Italian Canadian Writers brings together a community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists and promotes Italian Canadian literature and culture within an ethnoculturally diverse society. The AICW is a nonprofit organization.

ITALIANS - Interviews & Blog

Alberto Di Mauro invites you to visit ITALIANS, the new showcase of Italian talent.

A new interview with Paola Muti, M.D., M.Sc Mc Master University.

The very well known epidemiologist talks about the new approach to prevent the breast cancer and at the same time analyses into the differences of Italian and American systems in the world of research.

She highlights the new ways of collaboration which have made the Italian community within Italy and outside much stronger than it was few years ago and outlines new pathways for further improvements.

LET'S 2014 Conference

Through five thematic paths, LET'S 2014 will explore innovative, cross-cutting points of view at the forefront of European research and technology and will create a vision for a new European Renaissance. Starting from the domains of nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials, manufacturing and processing, LET'S 2014 will deepen the bridges with the Societal challenges pinpointed by Horizon 2020.

Discover more here!

Giornata Nazionale di Lancio del Bando Advanced Grant dello European Research Council

Lunedì 26 maggio, l'Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (APRE), per conto del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR) e in collaborazione con la Commissione europea e l'università La Sapienza di Roma, organizza la giornata nazionale di lancio del bando Advanced Grant dello European Research Council.

Il bando ERC Advanced Grant (AdG) permette a leader affermati della ricerca di qualsiasi età e nazionalità di portare avanti progetti innovativi e ad alto rischio in grado di aprire nuove direzioni nei loro rispettivi campi di ricerca e in altri settori.

Gli Advanced Grants nascono proprio con lo scopo di sostenere l’eccellenza, incoraggiare studi di frontiera e finanziare le proposte innovative dei migliori ricercatori.

L'evento si terrà presso l'aula E. Amaldi del Dipartimento di Fisica (Edificio Marconi) dell'Università La Sapienza di Roma.

Event Agenda: Download

Canada-Italy: Arctic Science and Technology Collaboration Workshop

Canada and Italy have longstanding relations and historic cooperation and partnerships in the areas of culture, trade, investment, and science & technology. Following the May 2013 admission of Italy as an Arctic Council Observer nation, both countries see opportunities for further collaborations to share and discover new knowledge relevant to the Arctic and its people. The Canadian Polar Commission and the Embassy of Italy in Canada are pleased to organize a joint workshop involving key Canadian and Italian arctic knowledge experts. This event to be held in Ottawa will be a catalyst for concrete innovation development at the international level and will further enhance bilateral cooperation between Italian and Canadian research organizations and communities, in the context of the recent launch of EU Research and Innovation Programme (EU Horizon 2020).

ARPICO Scholarship to School of Neuron Scattering

The Society of Italian Researchers and Professionals In Western Canada (ARPICO) is pleased to announce the 2014 ARPICO Scholarship to attend the 12th School on Neutron Scattering Francesco Paolo Ricci from the 30th of April to the 9th of May 2014. Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy

We invite graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at Canadian Universities and Laboratories to apply. The deadline is March 31st, 2014

Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage [ MATECSS ]

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the official inauguration of the UNESCO Chair "Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage" (MATECSS). The UNESCO Chair MATECSS, based at INRS-EMT, has partner institutes in Algeria, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Vietnam. Through targeted educational programs and joint research initiatives, MATECSS aims to strengthen both North-South and South-South partnerships.

The MATECSS inauguration will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on the morning of April 10, 2014.

Coffee and pastries will be served between 09:00 and 10:00.

At 10:00, brief introductory speeches will be made by the President of INRS, Professor Daniel Coderre, by the Vice-President for Research, Professor Yves Begin, and Dr. Federico Rosei.

These welcome statements will be followed by a keynote presentation by Professor John C. Polanyi, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, who will speak about "How Discoveries Are Made and Why It Matters".

A networking lunch will be served at noon.

You are also welcome to participate in a scientific workshop with the international partners of the UNESCO Chair, which will take place on the afternoon of April 10 and throughout the day on April 11. Researchers who are interested in presenting work on topics pertinent to MATECSS may contact Dr. Federico Rosei to arrange for an oral presentation (by invitation only) at the workshop.

We would kindly ask that you RSVP via email to amatecss@emt.inrs.ca prior to January 27, 2014.

Management Research Seminar with Emanuele Fiore

The Management Research Seminar Series invites you to a seminar given by Emanuele Fiore, Ph.D., Scientific Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Canada, Technologist at the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Polimers (ICTP) of the Italian National Research Council (NRC), and Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Naples Federico II.

The event will take place in Washington on December 13th, 2013 and will host a debate among scientists, doctors, policy makers and epistemologists aimed at identifying and discussing forthcoming medical research developments likely to impact on society in the next ten years.

Location: Telfer School of Management, Desmarais Building, DMS 7170, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa ON

Click here for more information.

Foresight in Medicine

The Italian Embassy in Washington will close the scientific component of the "2013: Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti" initiative with the conference: "I Am Not My Body. I Am My Mind: in memory of Rita Levi-Montalcini - Foresight in medicine: research induced society changes in the next decade".

The event will take place in Washington on December 13th, 2013 and will host a debate among scientists, doctors, policy makers and epistemologists aimed at identifying and discussing forthcoming medical research developments likely to impact on society in the next ten years.

In preparation of the event, the Embassy requested a Management Committee to draft a Delphi like consultation (Phase 1) whose results will define key items to be further developed by the Committee (Phase 2) and discussed during the December 13th event. ISSNAF participates to this effort by warmly inviting you to participate in this consultation.

To participate in the survey please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D3JM6PG

Deadline for Application to the "Horizon 2020" Programs

La grande sfida consiste nello stabilizzare il sistema finanziario ed economico a breve termine, adottando nel contempo le misure per creare le opportunità economiche di domani. Il consolidamento dei bilanci pubblici e le riforme strutturali sono necessari ma non sufficienti per garantire la competitività globale dell'Europa. Gli investimenti intelligenti, in particolare nella ricerca e nell'innovazione, sono fondamentali per conservare un alto livello di vita e contribuiscono a creare posti di lavoro, ad aumentare la prosperità, generano i progressi scientifici e tecnologici, necessari per affrontare le sfide prementi della società.

To learn more about the program visit: http://www.apre.it/ricerca-europea/horizon-2020/faq/

Nutrition: Research, Innovation and Markets

Oct 8th, 2013 (8:30am-5:00pm) Carrefour des arts et des sciences, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, 3150 Jean-Brillant, Université de Montréal

Oct 10th, 2013 (8:30am-4:00pm) Health Sciences Building, Auditorium, 155 College Street, University of Toronto

International bilateral cooperation between Italy and Canada in scientific research and technology innovation is one of the priorities of Italy's foreign policy, in order to ensure, through Italian know-how, the country's competitive abilities and the development of advanced production industries.

The goal of this meeting of experts is to highlight Canada's excellent capabilities in nutrition, as well as Italian areas of excellence in nutrition, food packaging, genomics, traceability, and the history of nutrition. Another aim is to increase awareness of the Canadian and Italian scientific communities, with a view to promoting innovation development at the international level and further enhancing bilateral cooperation between Italian and Canadian research centres and universities in a European context.

View the Brochure...

Italy of the Future

An innovative exhibition on some of the most significant scientific and technological excellence of Italy, organized by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) with the help of several top-level scientific and academic organizations.

The exhibition leads visitors to relive the story of Italy's celebrated past while looking to its future, in a journey through centuries of 'Italian genius' in every field of culture and the arts.

Organized jointly by the CNR, the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, the exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of the most important scientific and technological innovations pioneered by Italy at international level -- a fundamental incentive to promote a new perspective on Italy as not only the 'cradle of civilisation', but as a country projected into a new future.

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16th Annual European Festival

Annual celebration offers chance to experience diverse European culture, cuisine, entertainment and more.

Put the passport away, because there’s no need to spring for a flight or even a Eurorail pass to experience the authentic sights, sounds and tastes of Europe. On May 26th, Swangard Stadium will host the 15th Annual European Festival – which offers the perfect way to celebrate and enjoy Europe without the dreadful jetlag and airport security checks. This year’s festival brings together some 30 countries in this daylong cultural festival of food, fun and performances.

From 10:00am to 9:00pm on May 26th, the European Festival will feature music and dance performances that celebrate and represent the various participating countries. After 9:00pm (and until midnight), Swangard Stadium turns into a high-energy dance party with live music from the EUROPA Trio and Lime Production DJ from 9:00pm until midnight.

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ISSNAF Yearly Awards

ISSNAF - Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation yearly awards the ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators, the Paola Campese Award for Research on Leukemias and, since 2013, the Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers.

The purpose of the ISSNAF Board of Trustees is to acknowledge the research of young Italian investigators working in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, potentially impactful and honors their country of origin.

ISSNAF encourages all Italian researchers born after April 1973 and currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit an abstract of their research.

The ISSNAF Young Investigator Award will award a $5,000 prize to the most innovative research in one of the following areas:

  • Bio-medicine
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neurosciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physics, Astrophysics, Chemistry and Mathematics

The Paola Campese Award for Research on Leukemias will award a $5,000 prize to the most innovative research in the field of Leukemias.

The Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers will award a $5,000 prize to the most innovative research in any field of Engineering.

The three winners will receive a Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica. A Review Board composed of senior ISSNAF members will select amongst all submitted applications a number of research summaries to be presented during the 2013 ISSNAF Annual Event on October 29th, 2013 at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. Finalists will present their research in oral sessions or posters and their presentations will be published on the ISSNAF web site.

Amongst the finalists, an ISSNAF Jury will select the winners. Awards will be presentaed during a formal ceremony at the end of the meeting. The decisions of the Review Board and of the Jury are final.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Eligibility: all Italian researchers born after April 1973 and currently primarily working in the United States or Canada
  • Applications must be completed online at www.issnaf.org/awards.html
  • Applicants will be required to fill in an application form and upload a research abstract (max 400 words + 1 image)
  • Applications that are not complete will not be considered

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • All applications must be submitted by April 21, 2013 (23:59 PST)
  • The Review Board will select finalists by June 21, 2013

For more information about ISSNAF and the awards go to www.issnaf.org

Dalla Commissione Europea una piattaforma e-Learning sull'Innovazione per le PMI

L'attenzione dell'Europa alle PMI è sempre alta come testimonia l'impegno preso con l'Italia per liquidare il debito commerciale dello Stato verso le imprese e dar loro respiro.

Dall'analisi della resa innovativa degli Stati Membri nel 2012 l'Italia risulta tra gli "Innovatori Moderati" insieme a Portogallo, Repubblica ceca, Grecia e altri dopo i paesi "Leader dell'innovazione" (Svezia, Germania, Danimarca e Finlandia) e i "Paesi che tengono il passo" (Paesi Bassi, Belgio, Regno Unito, Austria, Cipro, Estonia e altri). L'analisi "Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013" dimostra che i paesi con più alto tasso di innovazione sono i paesi economicamente in salute.

Come fare ad aumentare la resa innovativa delle nostre imprese?
Come renderle stabili economicamente e sul mercato?

La Commissione Europea sta realizzando una piattaforma e-Learning sull'Innovazione per le PMI poiché ritiene sia una strategia di lungo termine di successo. Il primo passo per parteciparvi è rispondere al questionario on-line. Nei prossimi mesi sarai invitato/a a seguire il corso on-line sull'Innovazione per Piccole e Medie Imprese.

Compilare il questionario ti impegnerà 10 minuti al massimo, ma potrebbe valere molto per futuro della tua azienda.

Per iniziare clicca su http://survey.sme4rtdi.eu/index.php?sid=91179&lang=en

Giornata informativa "Il programma PERSONE del 7PQ"

APRE, in collaborazione con il MIUR e con il supporto della Commissione Europea, organizza una giornata informativa nazionale di lancio degli ultimi bandi individuali Marie Curie (MC) per ricercatori esperti di tutte le nazionalità, pubblicati il 14 marzo, con scadenza 14 agosto 2013.

L'evento si terrà il 19 aprile 2013 presso la Sapienza Università di Roma e sarà anche occasione per informare i partecipanti sulla prossima programmazione comunitaria in ambito Marie Curie (MSCA in Horizon 2020).

L'obiettivo della giornata è di promuovere gli ultimi bandi Marie Curie in ambito 7PQ di mobilità intra-EU e internazionale dei ricercatori, ma anche di presentare casi di successo e dati relativi alla mobilità incoming e outgoing nazionale, e alla partecipazione italiana ai progetti MC del 7PQ.

L'incontro si rivolge ad una varietà di stakeholders, quali ricercatori e dottorandi, rappresentanti del settore dell’istruzione superiore e delle imprese in generale, incluse spin-off, attori del mondo della ricerca, innovazione e trasferimento tecnologico.

L'agenda e le registrazioni sono disponibili sul sito APRE

V-Must.net lancia un bando di formazione "ITALIAN VIRTUAL HERITAGE SCHOOL"

Siamo lieti di segnalarle che la rete V-MUST, iniziativa supportata dalla Commissione Europea ha pubblicato un bando di formazione, "The ITALIAN VIRTUAL HERITAGE SCHOOL" nell'ambito di Archeologia Virtuale e Grafica Avanzata. La scadenza per compilare il form on-line (visit here) è il 13 Aprile 2013.

Requisiti minimi richiesti Laurea triennale o Laurea specialistica.

http://www.archeologiavirtuale.it/

Eurostars - Scadenza 4 aprile 2013

Le inoltriamo il testo pubblicato stamattina sul sito del MIUR in merito alla scadenza Eurostars del 4 aprile prossimo:

E' previsto un solo bando con scadenza 4 Aprile 2013 ( si raccomanda ai partecipanti Italiani di inviare entro la stessa data di scadenza del progetto internazionale la documentazione prevista nelle procedure operative allegate nei documenti di riferimento. Il MIUR prevede un finanziamento complessivo di 4,2 milioni di euro (1,5 milioni di euro per contributo alla spesa e 2,7 per credito agevolato. A differenza dei bandi precedenti la concessione dei finanziamenti seguirà le modalità del DM 593/2000 smi. Ai soggetti pubblici ( Università, Enti di Ricerca ) sarà concesso solo il contributo alla spesa mentre per i soggetti privati saranno concessi contributo alla spesa e credito agevolato.

Per maggiori informazioni:
http://hubmiur.pubblica.istruzione.it/web/ricerca/ricerca-internazionale/art169/eurostars
http://attiministeriali.miur.it/anno-2000/agosto/dm-08082000.aspx

Cardiologia, al via accordo Italia-Canada

Questo accordo, che costituisce uno degli esempi più interessanti e promettenti di cooperazione scientifica e universitaria tra Italia e Canada, è stato fortemente sponsorizzato dall’Ambasciata d’Italia a Ottawa, che attraverso l’Addetto scientifico, Emanuele Fiore, ha seguito tutte le fasi di preparazione fino al momento della sigla dell’intesa, avvenuta presso la stessa Ambasciata.

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Canada and Italy are two of the world's most advanced economies, and the sources of many great innovations. Partnerships among students, researchers and inventors from these two countries stretch back generations, with a proven record of successful collaboration and world-changing invention.

Innovitalia

Ricercatori nel mondo Innovitalia.net e la piattaforma voluta dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e il Ministero dell'Istruzione, Universita e della Ricerca per facilitare uno scambio bidirezionale tra ricercatori nel mondo e paese. Rappresenta un luogo per massimizzare l'impatto dell'esperienza e del capitale umano, culturale e disciplinare dei ricercatori italiani nel mondo.

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La scienza raccontata dai nipoti di Galileo

Il paradosso e evidente: in un'Italia che crede cosi poco alla scienza da essere diventata fanalino di coda tra i paesi europei per gli investimenti in ricerca, ci sono moltissime persone che alla scienza ci credono. Alcune di queste persone sono giovani e la scienza la vogliono soprattutto raccontare. Questo spazio sara il loro spazio.

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