ISSNAF Annual Event “Innovation Through Science”, October 17-18 2016 at the Embassy of Italy, Washington DC

 
During the event the Italian Scientific Community meets the institutions, the industry, academia to discuss breakthrough ideas, network, and to award projects of young Italians through the ISSNAF Young Investigators Awards in different fields of Science. The event brings together prominent Italian scientists and researchers active in North America, as well as representatives of the Institutions and the industry.

The event is organized Under the Auspices of H.E. Ambassador Armando Varricchio, the Ministry of Italian Foreign Affairs (MAECI), Ministry of research and Education (MIUR), Italian Ministry of Health, and has the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.This year's exciting conference will focus on Innovation Through Science, exploring innovation as invention and transformation, how research, new ideas and approaches become reality, and their impact on how we live and think.

After an introduction by the H.E. Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio, authorities and ISSNAF’s President and Executive Director, Panel I will focus on investment opportunities in Italy in the area of research and innovation, with the presentation to the International community of the Human Technopole, the new Research and Innovation center that will rise in Milano, by Prof. Cingolani, Director of IIT and lead of the Human Technopole. Prof. Simoni Economic Advisor of Prime Minister Renzi will introduce the initiatives of the Government in support to the opportunities in innovation and research in Italy.
After the first panel we will have a roundtable discussion facilitated by Maria Teresa Cometto, Journalist and Author. The panelists will be joined by Maurizio Vecchione, Senior VP of Intellectual Ventures, Global Good and Research for the discussion and Q&A from the public.Panel II will open with Cisco Italia’s General Manager Agostino Santoni that will talk about Cisco’s investment in research and Innovation to accelerate Italy's competitiveness, while IBM’s CTO Fabrizio Renzi will talk about research In Italy in private sector. Giovanni Caforio, CEO of Bristol Mayer Squibb closes the Panel with BMS’ research and findings in immunotherapy. After this Panel, Fulvia Astolfi, Partner at Hogan Lovells in Rome, will moderate the roundtable.

The panelists will be joined by Paolo Sassone Corsi, Director of the Center of Epigenetics at UCIrvine.The Foundation will also acknowledge Professor Giuseppe Mazzotta with the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of its brilliant career. Giuseppe Mazzotta is the Sterling Professor of Humanities for Italian at Yale University. He specializes in medieval literature but his publications address all periods of Italian literature and culture. During the annual event, Bracco Foundation will announce the winner of the 3rd Award Cav. Lav. Fulvio Bracco - Innovation in Diagnostic Imaging, promoted whitin Young People Project.
 
 
Day 1 - "Innovation Through Science", October 17 2016
 
Vito M Campese, MD, Prof Medicine, Physiology, Biophysics, Keck School of Med., USC, President ISSNAF Video

Introduction Monica Veronesi, Executive Director ISSNAF Final Speech Video

Cluster Nazionale Scienze della Vita, Alisei: Diana Bracco, President Alisei Video
 
 
Day 1 - "I PANEL", October 17 2016
 
Maria Teresa Cometto
Maria Teresa Cometto, journalist and author
Title: INVESTING IN ITALY TODAY OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCHERS
 
Marco Simoni
Marco Simoni, PhD Economic Advisor of the Italian Prime Minister
Title: Italy at the center of innovation
 
Roberto Cingolani
Roberto Cingolani, Scientific Director Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Title: The IIT model and the Human Technopole
 
Fabio Rugge
Fabio Rugge, PhD, Rector of the University of Pavia and CRUI Delegate for International Affairs
Title: Italian Universities: innovation in research and higher education
 
Maurizio Vecchione
Maurizio Vecchione, Sr. Vice President of Global Good & Research – Intellectual
Title: I ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND Q&A
 
 
Day 1 - "II PANEL", October 17 2016
 
Fulvia Astolfi
Fulvia Astolfi, Hogan Lovells, Rome Managing Partner
Title: LEVERAGING ON RESEARCH TO CHANGE PEOPLE’S EVERYDAY LIVES
 
Agostino Santoni
Agostino Santoni, Managing Director, Cisco Italia
Title: Digitaliani: investment in research and innovation to accelerate Italy's competitiveness
 
Fabrizio Renzi
Fabrizio Renzi, Director of Technology, Innovation and Research IBM Italia
Title: Research in Italy in private companies
 
Giovanni Caforio
Giovanni Caforio, M.D. CEO Bristol Meyers Squibb
Title: The transformation of Cancer Treatment through Immuno-­‐Oncology
 
Paolo Sassone Corsi
Paolo Sassone Corsi, Director Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism School of Medicineat UCI
Title: II ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND Q&A
 
France A. Córdova
France A. Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Title: KEYNOTE SPEECH
 
Vittorio Puppo
Vittorio Puppo, President & CEO Bracco Diagnostics Inc.‐ 3rd Cav. Lav. Fulvio Bracco Award Innovation in Diagnostic Imaging
Title: AWARD PROGETTO DIVENTERÒ Bracco Foundation
 
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Giuseppe Mazzotta, PhD, Sterling Professor of Humanities for Italian at Yale University
Title: 2016 ISSNAF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SPEECH
 
 
Day 2 - ISSNAF Awards for Young Investigators, October 18 2016
 
Day two of the event is dedicated to young Italian researchers and scientists that present their work to a Jury after being selected as finalists to the ISSNAF Awards for Young Investigators. The 2016 winners are: Ilaria Iacobucci for the Paola Campese Award for research in Leukemias, Gaetano Santulli and Silvia Balbo, ex aequo,
for the Hogan Lovells Award in Medicine, Biosciences and Cognitive Science; Umberto Berardi for the Franco Strazzabosco Award for Engineers; Patrizio Antici for the AnnaMaria Molteni Award in Mathematics and Physics; Andrea Isella won the Young Investigators Award in Environmental Sciences, Astrophysics and Chemistry.
 
 
Day 2 - Young-ISSNAF Career Symposium, October 18 2016
 
the European Funding - Reintegration grants, Marie Curie Global Fellowship and ERC grants, Chiara Gabbi (ISSNAF) and Elisabetta Vitali (Giovanni Armenise Harvard Foundation) highlighted the Italian Funding for Reintegration and Marco Pravetoni (University of Minnesota) explained how to write your CV in a grant application (NIH and NSF)
 
the European Funding - Reintegration grants, Marie Curie Global Fellowship and ERC grants, Chiara Gabbi (ISSNAF) and Elisabetta Vitali (Giovanni Armenise Harvard Foundation) highlighted the Italian Funding for Reintegration and Marco Pravetoni (University of Minnesota) explained how to write your CV in a grant application (NIH and NSF)
 
 

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