The Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament hosted the EIT ICT Labs and it's partners to discuss the role of innovation for boosting economic growth of a territory and the importance of innovative mind-set in creating a new generation of entrepreneurs. The focus was on the involvement of the young generation in shaping up the economic growth.
The event took place in Rome on November 5th and was organised by Media 2000. It was an occasion to present to the members of the Parliament the special issue of Media 2000 dedicated to EIT ICT Labs in Italy.
The event was opened by Paolo Coppola, Minister counselor for Digital Agenda, and Roberto Saracco, EIT ICT Labs Italy Node Director. Lorenzo Dellai, Ex-President of the Trento Province, was also present and highlighted the importance of EIT ICT Labs for true innovation and the responsibility as well as opportunities for the younger generation to be active players in shaping the future. Several partners of the Italian node, among them Cefriel, Engineering, Poste Italiane, ST, Telecom Italia, Trento RISE and University of Bologna, shared their experience on how being part of the pan-European innovation ecosystem helps to bring ideas to the market and how new innovative solutions impact the society.
Steven Tait, currently working at Telecom Italia, explained how studying at the EIT ICT Labs Master School helped to develop the right technological and management skills that are currently needed on the market to initiate a successful career.
Jasmin Mair, an EIT ICT Labs Master School student, shared her experience in setting up a start up with the support of EIT ICT Labs and rushed away to California where she will meet with the investors community, triggered by EIT ICT Labs, to speed up the growth of her start up!
Members of the Parliament as well as students from the high school Pitagora B. Croce in Rome participated in the event.