Latest events

a selection of

XIII COTEC Europe Symposium "PA 4.0: Rethinking the Public Administration for a Digital World"

07.05.2019 – Naples

In the illustrious setting of the San Carlo Theatre in Naples has been held the 13th COTEC Europe Symposium, the annual institutional meeting between the COTEC Foundations for Innovation of Italy, Portugal and Spain. Organized by the COTECs of Italy, Portugal and Spain, it was held in the presence of the Heads of State of the three countries, the King of Spain, Felipe VI, the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, as Honorary Presidents of the three COTECs. This year's central theme is the evolution of the role and strategic structure of the Public Administration in the light of the introduction and diffusion of new digital technologies. More than 600 business and research leaders and representatives of the institutions of the three countries met to outline common actions on the themes of innovation policy and activate specific initiatives for collaboration. The event was organized with the support of: Eni, Intesa Sanpaolo, Leonardo, Poste Italiane, TIM and UniCredit in collaboration with Agi Agenzia Italia, Enel Foundation, Regione Campania and Sviluppo Campania.

“The new challenges of research valorization: the Materias model”

05.04.2019 – Portici

the Materias model
At the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, as part of the fourth edition of Innovation Village, the workshop has deepened with operators and actuators of innovation and through success stories, the scenarios, challenges and distinctive features of the innovative model of Materias that helps researchers to connect with industry. Among those present at the meeting: Valeria Fascione, Councillor for Startups, Innovation and Internationalization of the Campania Region; Luigi Nicolais, President of Materias s.r.l. and Professor Emeritus of the Polytechnic School of the University of Naples Federico II; Giorgio Ventre, Director of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies - University of Naples Federico II and of the iOS Apple Academy.


14.03.2019 - Milan

Etesias, the first startup of Materias at Made Expo in Milan, a platform for companies, architects, engineers, designers, construction companies, and retailers operating in the field of architecture, construction, design.


13.03.2019 - Trento

Life Sciences: from technology transfer to startup.
Materias among the protagonists of "Life Sciences: from technology transfer to startup", a meeting organized by Bio4Dreams for in-depth analysis and comparison between representatives of the world of institutions and scientific research, industry, innovation centers and venture capitalists. The meeting was held at the Museum Muse, in Trento.

Italian Business Delegation to Israel | Hi-Tech Industries Innovation Tech Transfer

03-06.03.2019 - Israel

Materias among the companies participating in "Italian Business Delegation to Israel | Hi-Tech Industries Innovation Tech Transfer", a comparison event between Italian start-ups and hitech companies in Israel.

Etesias is born

18.01.2019 - Naples

The first startup of Materias is born. It's called Etesias and deals with 3D Print for the cement. The technology revolutionizes the classic approach of the production of prefabricated reinforced concrete, allowing greater versatility and ease in the implementation of complex operations, reduction of environmental impact and cost optimization. Ideas become reality. #ideascometolife #advancedmaterials

ANGI Prize

14.12. 2018 - Rome

ANGI - National Association of Young Innovators rewards Pres. Luigi Nicolais for his contribution to innovation and research. The award ceremony took place at the Chamber of Deputies of Rome.

Meeting with researchers

11.12.2018 - Naples

Materias meets for a Christmas toast the team of researchers, at the headquarters in Naples, San Giovanni a Teduccio.

Official visit of the Rector of the Federico II University

10.12. 2018 - Naples

Comparison on Materias business lines and official visit to the Naples office of the Rector of the Federico II University Gaetano Manfredi, with Prof. Edoardo Cosenza Pres. of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Naples and Prof. Leopoldo Angrisani, Director of the CeSMA, Advanced Metrological and Technological Services Center of the Federico II University of Naples.

Signed a memorandum of intent with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings Co.

07.12.2018 - Hong Kong

An important step for the development and internationalization of Italian research: Materias will work with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings Co. LTD in the creation of a Materias model in China and will work with the Chinese University's technology transfer offices. Transnational cooperation between Italy (EU) and China in the field of advanced materials will also be activated.

Premier Tech Meeting

06.12. 2018 - Montreal, Canada

Materias meets Premier Tech: a new collaboration has started with the Canadian company engaged in horticulture, agriculture, industrial equipment, environmental technologies.

Italy-China Science Week

05.12.2018 - Milan

Materias at the stage of "Italy-China Week of Science, Technology and Innovation" of Milan. At the Food and Nutrition Security seminar, the technology patented by Materias Antimicrobial Peptides presented in the speech "New antimicrobial peptides for innovative applications in the Food Industry, by Gianna Palmieri, CNR researcher IBBR (Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources).
The seminar was coordinated by Francesco Loreto, Director of the Bio-agrifood Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences, National Research Council.
The objective of the Italy-China Week 2018 is to promote the internationalization of research-business systems and the cooperation between Italy and China in the scientific, technological and innovative fields.

Luigi Nicolais keynote speaker of the "13th US-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Technology Cooperation"

03.12. 2018 - Washington

Pres. Luigi Nicolais keynote speaker at the Embassy of Italy in Washington at the event "13th US-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation." The event seals a long and fruitful collaboration between President of Materias and the USA Air Force.
The symposium "The importance of Basic Science in Science Diplomacy" involved scientists and experts of the highest level from Italy and the United States.

Signed agreement protocol with La Sapienza University

26.11.2018 - Rome

From research to business, in relation with partners of excellence: signed an agreement protocol with La Sapienza University of Rome. Materias ecosystem is growing.

Biennial of Cooperation

15.11. 2018 - Bari

Luigi Nicolais Pres. Materias at the Bari stage of the Biennial of Cooperation: “the change of the South with innovation, knowledge and cooperation for local development”.
Comparison with: Leonardo Becchetti, economist of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Carlo Borgomeo Pres. Fondazione con il SUD, Francesca Martinelli, researcher Center for Doc Studies, Isidoro Trovato, journalist Corriere della Sera.

Collaboration agreement with Campania NewSteel

09.11.2018 - Naples

Partnership agreement signed with the Campania New Steel certified incubator. The objective is to optimize the scouting, consolidation and access to the startup market, based on distinctive factors linked to innovative materials.

Nicolais speaker at the Deloitte Arena-Innovation Summit 2018

07.11. 2018 - Milan

Luigi Nicolais, Pres. Materias, speaker at the Deloitte Arena-Innovation Summit 2018, CityLife, Milan. The 2018 edition is dedicated to some of the excellence of Made in Italy - Food, Nautics and Manufacture as a lever for development in the field of innovation.

Nicolais President of Campania Digital Innovation Hub

31.10.2018 - Naples

Luigi Nicolais elected President of Campania Digital Innovation Hub, promoted by Confindustria Campania and Ance Campania with the aim of promoting, in conjunction with the University of Naples Federico II, the entire university system of Campania, the digital transformation of companies, technology transfer, innovation and research.

Materias partner of TEDxNapoli 2018

28.10. 2018 - Naples

Materias partner of TEDxNapoli 2018, local program of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) born about thirty years ago in California to give a stage to anyone who had an interesting idea to share, an idea potentially able to change the world. Since then, the organization has voted to give voice to 'ideas that deserve to be disseminated'.
This year's theme of TEDxNapoli is JUMP: the leap, the movement that projects forward, which moves, which generates energy".

Meeting with Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

25.10.2018 - Naples

New frontiers of biomedical: Luigi Nicolais and the Materias team meet the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute of Bologna at the Naples office of Materias.

New Research and Innovation Framework Program 2021/2027 Horizon Europe

05.10. 2018 - Bari

"The luck of Southern Italy is in our young researchers": Luigi Nicolais, Pres. Materias at the presentation of the new Framework Program for Research and Innovation 2021/2027 #HorizonEurope, at the University of Bari Aldo Moro.
With a budget of around 100 billion euros, the research and innovation program aims to favor ever more incisive effects on the social, political and economic level.

New operational headquarter in Bari

05.10.2018 - Bari

Happy to announce our new headquarter: Materias is also in Bari. New challenges to connect the excellence of research with the perspectives of the company to make the ideas become reality.

Meeting with researchers of University of Bari Aldo Moro

05.10. 2018 - Bari

With Pres. Luigi Nicolais working with One Stop Shop, a project by the University of Bari Aldo Moro, co-funded by MISE for the development and capacity building of the University Technology Transfer Offices (UTT). Focus on the nutraceutical, drug delivery, medical device sectors.

Meeting at the Puglia Region

05.10.2018 - Bari

The creation of the Materias ecosystem in Puglia continues: meeting at the Puglia Region with Luigi Nicolais, Pres. Materias, Claudio Stefanazzi, Head of Cabinet and Domenico Laforgia, Director of Economic Development, Innovation and Education.

Meeting at Confindustria Bari and Barletta-Andria-Trani

05.10. 2018 - Bari

Comparison meeting at Confindustria Bari and Barletta-Andria-Trani.
Luigi Nicolais: "Italy is at the forefront for knowledge production but at the bottom of the rankings for venture capital, not for lack of investors, but for the difficulties encountered by our researchers in moving from idea to business."

Signed agreement with University of Camerino

02.10.2018 - Camerino

The creation of an ecosystem of opportunities and comparison in the field of advanced materials continues to support research into the development and launch of innovative ideas on the market: agreement signed with the University of Camerino.

National Congress of the “National Federation of Knights of Labor”

29.09. 2018 - Turin

The digital revolution in Italy at the center of the National Congress of the National Federation of Knights of Labor held in Turin. Together with the Pres. Of Materias Luigi Nicolais, many interventions on the opportunities, problems and questions of innovation and industry 4.0.
Antonio Amato - Pres. of the National Federation of Knights of Labor, who closed the works: "If there is a climate of immobility and myopia compared to growth, every initiative will be hindered and the consequences will be paid by the youngest".

"European Bio Tech Week"

27.09.2018 - Milan

How to improve the quality of population ageing? Materias partner of "From science to business, a global effort for healthier ageing", organized by Bio4Dreams within the "European Bio Tech Week". The event involved operators of life sciences and startups on ageing.

Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome – Agreement

19.07. 2018 - Rome

Materias signed an agreement with the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome: another important step for the development of an ecosystem to support research.

University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome – Agreement

12.07.2018 - Rome

The creation of the Materias ecosystem continues with universities and research centers. An agreement has been signed with the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, the beginning of a new collaboration with Rector Raffaele Calabrò, Prof. Marcella Trombetta and Ing. Maria Carla De Maggio.

University of Bari Aldo Moro - Agreement

21.06.2018 – Naples

The signing of the agreement between the Rector Prof. Antonio Uricchio and Luigi Nicolais, Pres. Materias marked the beginning of a new collaboration for Materias with the University of Bari Aldo Moro. New perspectives and challenges for research on advanced materials open up.

Bio4Dreams Agreement

10.05.2018 - Naples

Lifesciences meet Advanced Materials:
agreement signed between Materias and Bio4Dreams to support innovation together. The Milan/Naples axis will initiate a cross-fertilization action between research centers, researchers and inventors to accelerate the development of products, applications and services of industrial interest, with particular focus on biomaterials.

San Giovanni Porta d'Europa

09.05.2018 - Naples

As part of the "EU in My Region" campaign, at the San Giovanni campus of the University of Naples Federico II, a two-day openday with workshops and presentation of the Campus's innovative and educational realities. Materias welcomes students by presenting their activities.

Italian Patent Competition

23.02.2018 - Milan

Materias will partecipate in the final of Italian Patent Competition, a competition organized by Innogest and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office of MISE, with the technology "Method and kit for the diagnosis of IgA Nephropathy" in partnership with Schena Foundation. The final will be held on Friday 23rd February 2018 at 15:00 in Milan. The final prize is an investment of € 250,000 offered by venture capital fund to promote and enhance the patent internationally.

"Luigi Vanvitelli" University

16.01.2018 - Naples

Presentation of Materias model at the Rectorate of the "Luigi Vanvitelli" University of Campania.

Inventors seminar

04.12.2017 - Naples

Seminar of the inventors who collaborate with Materias. Cross-fertilization event and presentation of a selection of technologies of interest of Materias.


25.11.2017 - Naples

Materias partner of TEDxNapoli 2017, the international format of ideas worth spreading.


08-11.05.2017 - Milan

Materias partner of Seeds&Chips, international food innovation summit. On the field, scientific, technical and commercial communities cooperate in order to creatively build a better food future for everyone.

Agribusiness 2017

11.04.2017 - Rome

Participation of Materias in the selection of technologies that competed for the International Award "Innovative Ideas and Technologies for Agribusiness 2017" (UNIDO ITPO Italy and CNR). This award offered to the winners the opportunity to present their innovative idea to potentially interested financial institutions.


10.03.2017 - Rome

Participation of Materias at DEMO DAY of Startup Bootcamp FoodTech, an accelerator that invests in agro-food Startups, leading to the identification of over 600 technologies from 56 countries.


28.02.2017 - Naples

Presentation of Materias at "INDUSTRIA 4.0 – LA NUOVA RIVOLUZIONE INDUSTRIALE" event organized by Confindustria and Unione Industriali di Napoli, and in particular at the table "CONOSCERE E CONNETTERSI PER COMPETERE GLOBAMLENTE". Central theme of the event is the 4.0 Industry and its repercussions on industrial production and working life. Through debates and testimonies of the speakers it has been possible to bring companies and young people closer to the opportunities of the ongoing industrial and society revolution that is bringing out new professions and profiles.


15.12.2016 - Turin

President Nicolais was invited to present at the international conference "50 Years: Together for a sustainable future", for celebrating the 50 years of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), the activity of Materias, exploring new collaborations and partnerships with developing countries.


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