On 16 September, almost 3.000 runners faced, here in Progetto Manifattura, two obstacles of the 20k StrongmanRun. The winners of the sixth edition in Rovereto were Paolo Gallo from Piemonte and Alessia Scalet from Trentino. A special mention was also given to the 71-year-old Carlo Papa, the oldest runner who finished the competition. Among the participants, mainly from Trentino, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Lombardy, there were also Germans, Swiss and Slovenians.

New funds are available for the Trentino SMEs, startups, research and training centres thanks to the new partnership between the Trentino hub for innovation HIT and the Climate KIC, the European Knowledge and Innovation Community on climate change.  The KIC counts on a 85-million-euro budget and promotes the development of green projects and studies.

More than 500 people with their heads up to discover our 160 year old history casted on the Clock Building walls thorugh the videomapping technique: it happened last week during the performance of the science writer Mario Tozzi, produced by Mismaonda and Trentino Sviluppo for the Oriente Occidente dance festival.

UpSens presents its innovative sensors WAVE and AIR, which help families and companies to monitor the air pollution and electrosmog levels at home, at work and on holidays. Through this portable devices it is possible to detect harmful electromagnetic fields or harmful gas emissions such as COV (volatile organic compounds) or CO (carbon monoxide), which can cause respiratory and degenerative diseases and increase the incidence of certain types of cancer. In order to limit electromagnetic waves, the sensors do not use the Wi-Fi module, but the less invasive wireless Bluetooth LE module.

Macro Design Studio architects Paola Moschini and Michele Paleari provide designers with a guide that helps them to find a responsible selection of sustainable products within the construction sector. Read more

 

Michele Tosi, director of the Innovation and New Company Area of Trentino Sviluppo, has been appointed to the board of ACTION, the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, Massachussetts, USA. Another international recognition to the activity of Trentino Sviluppo, which demonstrates the high level of consideration reached by the system in the field of innovative startup business incubators.

Progetto Manifattura is the first cleantech-incubator certified in Italy. Today there are 100 incubators all over Italy, but only 26 of them have received the certification following the procedures of Unioncamere, the national Chamber of Commerce organisation. The certification has been based on the law 221 (known as “Decree for growth) of 2012 with the goal of incentivating the implementation of eccellence-incubators.

The Silicon Valley of the green economy? Don’t search for it in California.

Unicredit’s Start Lab landed in Rovereto. A unique mentoring and venture capital platform for young start-ups, the aim of Start Lab is to discover the most promising young Italian hi-tech innovative companies and to support their growth through targeted investment and personalized business mentoring.

The European EMAS Award is the most prestigious award in environmental management and has been granted to top-performing EMAS registered companies and public authorities for outstanding environmental management achievements since 2005. The European Commission has revised the EMAS Awards to enhance the visibility for the winners and nominees. From 2014 onwards EMAS Awards will focus on “Effective eco-innovations supporting improvements in environmental performance”.

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