The Italian Node of the EIT ICT Labs has joined officially the other five Nodes on January 1st, 2012. It is now up and running and we would like to share with you our enthusiasm in the official opening celebration planned on April 18th.
The Trento Node of EIT ICT Labs will officially open its Co-location Centre as the central EIT ICT Labs in Italy and home of the Italian Node management team.
The Co-location Centre is based in Povo, in the outskirt of Trento, and clusters its core Partners, Engineering, Telecom Italia and TrentoRise, andconnects with its affiliated Partners: CRF, STMicroelectronics, Politecnico of Milan, Politecnico of Turin, Istituto Superiore Sant’Anna - Pisa, Bologna University, CNR.
We plan to kick off the day with a “Lectio Magistralis” on the theme of “European Countres and Innovation” given by prof. Wolfgang Wahlster, followed by a Round Table discussion on “Innovation strategies for Italy”. We expect the participation of the Ministry of Innovation and Education, Mr. Francesco Profumo, and of key people from Institutions and Industry.
In the afternoon you will have the opportunity of visiting premises of the Italian Node and take a look at demos resulting from the activities of the Italian Partners in the KIC ICT areas.
Program of the event
11:00 – 11:25 Welcome
11:25 – 11:55 “Lectio Magistralis” on the theme "European Countries and Innovation"
11:55 – 13:30 Round table on the theme "Innovation strategies for Italy"
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14.30 – 15:30 Round table on the theme "EIT ICT Labs: Making it happen"
15.30 – 15:45 EIT ICT Labs Italy Inauguration
15:45 – 17:00 Open House