Materias participated in the Innovation Days 2020 event, the final webinar of Il Sole 24 ORE's journey through the excellence of the territory. The protagonist of the event with more than 1800 online participants was Professor Nicolais. The themes at the center of the debate were the new challenges and the objectives of Italy's restart.
This morning took place the online workshop held by President Luigi Nicolais with the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) CNR National Research Council, headed by Professor Luigi Ambrosio. Several issues discussed: the value of research not only in academia but also aimed at the creation of products ready for the market, and the concept of failure, poorly tolerated in our country, but considered a resilience rating in the United States.
Professor Nicolais participates in the 11th edition of the National Innovation Award, "Prize of Prizes", established by the decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 7 April 2008 at the National Foundation for Technological Innovation Cotec Italy. The event took place this morning, for the first time online, with the participation of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, together with the Minister for Public Administration, Fabiana Dadone, and the Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitalization, Paola Pisano.
Our startup is the first company to join MilanoHub, the new innovation center for the digital transition of the Italian financial system, designed by the Bank of Italy and presented today at an online press conference by Governor Ignazio Visco. Materias's goal is to focus on game-changing innovation, an innovation that Americans would say disruptive, capable of changing the rules of the game and also creating new ones.
Discussion this afternoon moderated by President Nicolais on digital technologies and virtuous industrial processes of circular economy. Welcome greetings from the president of the Idis City of Science Foundation, Riccardo Villari, and the president of the Union of Industrialists of Naples, Maurizio Manfellotto. Introduction by the regional councilor Valeria Fascione. Speeches by the president of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Reimund Neugebauer, Piero Salatino president of MediTech Competence, the president of GETRA Marco Zigon, Massimo Moschini president of Laminazione Sottile, Maria Cristina Piovesana Vice President of Confindustria.
This morning in the context of the webinar promoted by ANCI, Professor Nicolais, chairman of the Scientific Technical Committee, presented in collaboration with Technogenetics, with Genegis GI - Geographical Intelligence and Materias the position paper of the Scientific Technical Committee of which he is president. In the first place the need to monitor the population with a tool in real-time, without being trapped in the long times typical of bureaucracy.
President Nicolais introduced the inaugural event of the XXXIV edition of Remote Future, which this year took place online (https://www.futuroremoto2020.it/). The event was attended by all the top institutional positions in research, universities, schools and Italian and international science in order to discuss the epochal changes and global challenges of our society.
China and Italy even closer. President Nicolais took part today, with his own video contribution in English, to "The 2nd World Science and Technology Development Forum", an event promoted by CAST (Chinese Association for S & T) and co-organized by SPICI srl - Company for Innovation, Cooperation and Internationalization - through the ITTN partners.
At "Cibo a regola d’arte 2020", the great online event of Corriere della Sera dedicated to food, our president Nicolais spoke about a project to create sustainable packaging for the environment in collaboration with the il Consorzio di Tutela della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP.
The first issue of the Materias Notebooks has been published. A new approach in key layman, for those working on innovative ideas in deep tech industries such as biomedical, advanced materials, agro-food, nutraceuticals, civil engineering, transportation, electronics. The first issue is signed by our CEO Caterina Meglio.
The Green Symposium Napoli 2020: our president Luigi Nicolais discussed issues such as circular economy and sustainability. The event was promoted by Ricicla.tv, with the scientific board of Ecomondo and the patronage of Unione Industriali Napoli.
Startup ecosystem and economic relaunch. Our president Luigi Nicolais at the V CONFERENCE of Italian Angels for Growth, as part of the Airi Innovation Day - Italian Association for Industrial Research.
Materias protagonist of the first day of the “Italian Innovators Roadshow”, an online appointment with Chinese investors and accelerators organized as part of Innovation Village 2020, in collaboration with the Hi Tech International Business Incubator in Beijing. Valentina Battista presented the Materias model and its technologies.
Materias awarded at the Fiera Del Levante in Bari as a model of circular bioeconomy as part of the Hackaton Circular Economy Action promoted by the Center for Sustainability and the Center for Innovation and Creativity of the University of Bari and by Confindustria Puglia, in the context of the initiatives of the public notice "Puglia Partecipa", issued by the Puglia Region. The award was received by Valentina Battista, who will participate by right in the advanced training course to obtain the Lead Auditor certification, pursuant to ISO 37101 on sustainability.
Materias as part of Innovation Village 2020 promoted the seminar "From research to business, new models and successful experiences for technology transfer and the enhancement of research results", held in the lecture hall of the University of Naples “Federico II in San Giovanni a Teduccio. With our president Luigi Nicolais, the president of ENEA Federico Testa, the CEO of Eureka! Venture SGR Stefano Peroncini, the Councilor for Research and Internationalization of the Campania Region Valeria Fascione and our CEO Meglio Caterina, as moderator.
Innovation Village Award 2020: today our CEO Caterina Meglio presented the Materias award to VESevo, “Viscoelasticity Evaluation System - EVOlved”. Their project is the result of the research activity of the Vehicle Dynamic Simulations group of the University of Naples "Federico II", in collaboration with the academic spin-off 'MegaRide - Applied Vehicle Research'. This is a technology already used in Formula 1 and MotoGP that allows you to predict the behavior of the tire and the entire vehicle through a device.
Materias participated with the project manager Aniello Cammarano in the third edition of LEbiotec, an event promoted by the Didactic Council of the degree courses in Biotechnology and Medical Biotechnology and Nano biotechnology of the University of Salento, focused on topics such as biotechnology, innovation and the job. Materias illustrated his business model based on scouting, InCoMing (Incubation, Co-working and Merging) and acceleration of innovative ideas in the field of advanced materials applied to the biotechnology sector.
Materias, with its CEO Meglio Caterina, is present at the final conference of the Sele d'Oro Mezzogiorno Award. Our startup is among the awarded companies in the thirty-sixth edition.
The Materias team was a guest in the space "Smartcafè 020 - Young entrepreneurs tell their stories" as part of the XXXVI edition of the Sele d'Oro Mezzogiorno Award in Oliveto Citra. The president Luigi Nicolais, the CEO Meglio Caterina and the team of researchers of our innovative startup illustrated the Materias model.
Materias present at Innovation Village 2020 with a speech on "Microneedles for controlled release of active molecules". Our researcher, Mario Battisti presented the microneedle technology for the transdermal administration of active molecules.
A new challenge for Materias, which was the focus of the Webinar today at 15:00 (9:00 AM in Canada) on the Cisco Webex platform. Caterina Meglio CEO of Materias introduced the works, and the topic was discussed by the president Luigi Nicolais, the CNR researcher Gianna Palmieri, the general director of LIFTT Giovanni Tesoriere and the councilor for Innovation, Startups and Internationalization of Campania Region Valeria Fascione. The discussion was followed by the round table with Albert De Luca, consultant for international investments in Canada, Cedric Bisson of Teralys Capital and Marianna Simeone, delegate from Québec in Rome.
The webinar "Guaranteeing health in Phase 2" promoted by Materias on the Cisco platform and coordinated by Professor Luigi Nicolais, President of the Scientific Technical Committee, was held with exponents of the biotechnology industry, university and research representatives and safety professionals at work. The so-called Phase 2 requires innovative tools to ensure adequate health surveillance. The resumption of work and social activities cannot be separated from the detection of infections (especially asymptomatic) and from the geolocalized map of positive cases. Two levels of surveillance that respond to well-defined tools: platforms for monitoring antibodies and software for reporting potentially infected subjects. Finally, rigorous processing of data will create the conditions for planning the future responsibly.
Our president Luigi Nicolais is at the forefront together with the San Carlo Theater in Naples, the "Federico II" University and Tim to make the most of the potential of "fifth generation" technologies and make knowledge and culture as accessible as possible. An ambitious project to look beyond the virus.
Latest appointments at EUvsVirus, the pan-European hackathon promoted by the EU Commission to identify innovative solutions against COVID-19. Materias is private partner and participates with Valentina Battista in the Health & Life challenge.
Materias is among the private partners of EUvsVirus, the pan-European hackathon promoted by the EU Commission to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors from across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions to the challenges related to the Coronavirus. The appointment for the Opening Ceremony is today at 5 pm, while the hackathon will take place until Sunday 26 April. Materias is enrolled in the Health & Life challenge, where researchers and experts from all over Europe will discuss how to optimize a series of health initiatives to make the weapons we have against the virus more effective: hardware, support for front-line health workers, telemedicine, strategies contact tracking/containment.
Today Professor Luigi Nicolais speaks, as president of Campania Digital Innovation Hub of Confindustria, about the importance of investments in digital technologies, especially in an emergency such as that linked to COVID-19, in which aggregating the excellence of the territory becomes a need.
Agreement today between Materias chaired by Luigi Nicolais and EUREKA! Venture SGR chaired by Luigi Amati, the first independent venture capital in Italy specializing exclusively in deeptech investments. The agreement provides for the possibility of co-investing in the tech transfer initiatives presented by Materias through the "Eureka! Fund I - Technology Transfer ", which has a collection target of at least 50 million euros and makes use of the partnership between the European Investment Fund and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, as well as the support of InnovFin Equity and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The operation was conducted by the board of Materias and by Stefano Peroncini, chief executive officer of Eureka.
Our CEO Meglio Caterina met with the president of Investissement Québec International (IQ International) Hubert Bolduc, together with the delegate of Québec in Italy MariannaSimeone, the councilor for Internationalization and Startup-Innovation of the Campania Region ValeriaFascione, Emanuele Fiore of the CNR , Ruggero Zen of the Quèbec Italy Affairs Office and the patron of the Adler Group PaoloScudieri.
Visiting the University of Bari "Aldo Moro" University with the Councilor for Innovation of the Puglia Region Cosimo Borraccino. Networking, interacting with local institutions, is part of Materias' mission. Research needs the support and contribution of all. This is the only way to build a true innovation ecosystem.