eHealth & Ecosystem International Seminar – Save The Date 19/06/2019

In the framework of the Interreg Europe ecoRIS3 – Policies & Measures to Support Local & Regional Innovation Ecosystems project,  the Metropolitan City of Turin organize the Seminar

“eHealth & Ecosystem” 

Torino 19th June 2019 – Molecular Biotechnology Center, via Nizza 52.

The Seminar is the opportunity to present and discuss the ehealth topic in the framework of the RIS3 and to share on the role of new technologies in the health field as a driving force for the local development of territories and for the creation of startups and innovative enterprises.


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Impact-Ability: Torino Social Impact’s event for the Italian Tech Week

Within the rich schedule of the Italian Tech Week, which will be held in Turin from 24 to 30 June 2019, Torino Social Impact is promoting the event Impact-Ability, organized in collaboration with Reale Mutua and Il Sole 24 Ore.

The impact economy is a new entrepreneurial and financial paradigm that, through the overcoming of the traditional notion of social responsibility, aims to implement initiatives with a high social impact and capable of exercising a transformative force in society. This revolution is interpreted by a new generation of companies that know how to combine the ability to intentionally produce positive social impacts with sustainability and the economic and financial profitability of their initiatives.

The seminar has the ambition to understand in what form the cooperation and competition between third sector subjects, traditional for-profit companies and financial investors can foster the emergence of new models of entrepreneurship capable of responding to the great emerging social challenges along new development trajectories that integrate innovation and sustainability.

During the event, three panels will be held:

– In the first panel, profit companies will be asked to tell how they interpret the challenge to social impact.

– During the second panel, technology-intensive social enterprises will tell their success stories.

– During the third panel, the word will pass to investors, who will explain what factors can determine whether or not they support tech4impact projects.

A radical and systemic approach at the same time, which highlights how it is possible to merge social impact objectives with the use of advanced technological models but also how enabling ecosystems may favor the birth and development of new business models based on these objectives.

The eventi will be an occasion to present and present selected projects with a social and technological impact and a moment of encounter with protagonists of the national and international impact investing scene.

Afterwards, visit to the Reale Mutua Historical Museum.

The event will be held at the Reale Mutua Auditorium, in Via Bertola 48C. To register, please complete the form at the following link.

Italian Tech Week: 35 days left

Over a month from its beginning, the Italian Tech Week program has been enriched and we are event closer to the series of events that from June 24th to 30th 2019 will bring together Italian and European excellences committed to building the future of business and society.

The program was presented today in Turin, at Castello del Valentino, by Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Turin; Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin; Andrea Griva, Vice-President of SEI – School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Vincenzo Ilotte, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce; Paolo Mulassano, Chief Innovation Officer of the Compagnia di San Paolo; Matteo Pessione, Chief Operating Officer of OGR, CRT Foundation; Giancarlo Rocchietti, President of the Investors Club and Guido Saracco, Rector of the Polytechnic of Turin.

The Italian Tech Week is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and it has received the patronage of the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin. It will take place in dozens of different places and will involve thousands of people including students, startuppers, business angels, investors, venture capital fund managers, researchers, teachers and in general all those who are interested in technologies and their applications.

The planned initiatives are all for free and they have different access and participation methods: conferences, workshops, meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, moments of discussion with investors, venture capital fund managers and business angels, start-up presentations and scale-up presentations, exhibition of advanced technologies, seminars for students and professionals, debates with the protagonists of the global tech entrepreneurship scene and workshops for children.

Among the latest news:
– The Week will open with a light show based on choreographic evolutions made with the use of drones and other technologies, organized by the city of Turin for the patronal feast of St. John. On this occasion, around 50 ITW volunteers will be present in the audience to explain the show’s high tech news and contents of the week.
– At the end of the week, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June at Toolbox and theFabLab in Turin, 250 persons will give life to the Italian Tech WeekEnd, the largest innovative project ever attempted in Italy: 48 hours no stop to design and create a tech idea that answers to a real problem. Divided into 3 groups (product, business and communication) and coordinated by SEIplus, the SEI alumni association, they will put themselves to the test with an experience of concrete innovation and attention to the social dimension.

Reale Mutua and Torino Social Impact organize the event Impact-Ability, in collaboration with Il Sole24Ore, Lavazza and Dynamo Camp, a debate between traditional for-profit companies, innovators, financial investors and third sector organizations to discuss how to combine the ability to intentionally produce positive social impacts and to generate economic and financial profitability. An opportunity to understand how technological experimentation and hybridization of skills can contribute to developing business models able to respond to social challenges by integrating innovation and economic sustainability. Registration at this link.

The first edition of the ITW – which aims to enrich the Italian panorama of major events scheduled every year – has already received the support of about 50 Italian and European players from the world of technology, culture, business and innovation. Among them: Amazon Web Services, Amiat, Argotec, ASI, Avio Aero, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, Diasorin, Eataly, Edison, ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Ferrero, Fondazione Agnelli, Fresenius, GM, Google, HiPay, I3P, 2I3T, Intesa Sanpaolo, IREN, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italdesign, Johnson & Johnson Innovation & Janssen Italy, Lavazza, Leonardo, Marelli, Menarini, Netval, Novamont, Oval Money, Premio Marzotto, Reale Mutua, Reply, Sant’Anna Fonti di Vinadio, SNAM, Smat, Takeda, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia, Toolbox, UniCredit e altri.

Full info on

ITW is a non-profit project promoted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Investors Club, Compagnia di San Paolo, CRT Foundation, LINKS Foundation, OGR, Turin Polytechnic, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), Torino Social Impact, Industrial Union of Turin and University of Turin: 11 associations and institutions in the Turin area that have the objective of strengthening the territorial ecosystem of innovation, while offering opportunities for discussion, learning and reflection at national and European level. With their contribution, the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT allow the realization of the project, together with the main corporate sponsor Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.

Climate Change and Circular Economy: the call Design Your Impact is open

Design Your Impact is a program by SocialFare | Centro per l’Innovazione Sociale aimed at accelerating knowledge and practical skills in social innovation: the selected teams are offered a path for the preliminary planning for business start-up and a unique opportunity to take advantage of the support of a network of professionals and experts of the sector.

The call to participate in Design Your Impact # 2 Innovation Projects for Climate Action is available on:

Deadline for applications: 2 June 2019

Possono candidarsi team informali, cooperative, imprese sociali, associazioni con una soluzione innovativa in risposta alle sfide del cambiamento climatico (in riferimento all’ SDG n. 13 “Climate Action”). Anche le progettualità di Economia Circolare contribuiscono alla sostenibilità del pianeta e alla sfera d’azione di contrasto agli effetti del cambiamento climatico, pertanto sono da considerarsi valide ai fini della candidatura e della partecipazione al programma.

Informal groups, cooperatives, social enterprises and associations with an innovative solution can respond to the challenge (with reference to SDG No. 13 “Climate Action”). Also projects regarding Circular Economy contribute to the sustainability of the planet, therefore they are to be considered valid for the purposes of the application and participation in the program.

Social Fare offers to the selected teams:

5 thematic modules (10 full-time days) in September / November 2019 in Turin with a dedicated acceleration team
Opportunity Day with the possibility of connection with our network of professionals
Cash Wallet & Follow on for the best team.

+ Free desks in Social Renaissance, the coworking space dedicated to social innovation in the heart of Turin.

The 1st edition of “Accelerate with SocialFare”, launched in October 2018 with two calls (Design Your Impact #1 and FOUNDAMENTA #7) ended on 6 January 2019 with 230 applications from all over the world.

The selected team, respectively 6 projects for Design Your Impact #1 and 4 startups within FOUNDAMENTA #7, are currently into the acceleration process in Social Renaissance.


How can we use words to create a social impact? In fact, through narration, it is possible to change the way in which we relate to some problems. By telling stories we can create empathy and approach a problem, which when looked closely, in a personal way, becomes often also ours. Most impact and non-profit organizations have now recognized how crucial storytelling is for their communication in fundraising campaigns and more.


With the “Impact Hub Workbench” workshops we want to set up your work desk with the right tools and knowledge to build, shape and develop your impact business! To do this, we collaborate with important companies and professionals in the sector.


h 18.00: Welcome

h 18.15: Workbench | Social Storytelling

h 19.15: Q&A

h 19.30: Networking

h 20.00: Check-out

Participation to the Workbench is free, but it is better to reserva a seat on Eventbrite.

The new agreement between Turin Polytechnic and Cottino Foundation

The agreement between Turin Polytechnic and Giovanni and Annamaria Cottino Foundation officially starts.

The Rector Guido Saracco: “We will build together the first campus dedicated to Impact Education: it will be the heart of the innovative teaching of our University and of the Foundation, but it will also be an iconic building, somehow impacting itself. We are now aware that only thanks to the contamination with external subjects we will be able to train the engineers of the future and this collaboration with one of our former students as illustrious as the engineer Giovanni Cottino, whom I thank for having chosen us for his project, is an example that makes us more and more certain that this is the right direction to undertake “.

Eng. Giovanni Cottino, after signing the agreement: “Developing an ecosystem in which training, research and social impact dialogue with each other to generate new knowledge and values for a more equitable and sustainable future is a key project of our Foundation. Being able to do it through the Cottino Social Impact Campus at the Politecnico di Torino, bringing our vision and investing our resources, is certainly a great satisfaction for me. I thank the Rector Prof. Guido Saracco and his staff for showing sensitivity and ability to interpret a future that places new hybrid skills at the center of sustainable development “.

Italian Tech Week: press conference

The Italian Tech Week press conference will be held on Monday 20 May at 12.00 at the Salone d’Onore of Castello del Valentino (Viale Mattioli, 39 – Turin).

Over a month from the beginning (24-30 June 2019), the promoters of the Italian Tech Week present to the press the contents of the initiative: dozens of events related to technology and innovation – spread throughout the Turin area and organized by about 30 public and private subjects – concentrated during the same week. The program includes events aimed at a professional audience, training opportunities and moments of confrontation for anyone interested in understanding the new development possibilities offered by technology applied to industry and to services, in the social, educational and economic fields.

On behalf of the promoters, the contents and aims of the initiative will be illustrated by:

Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Turin
Andrea Griva, Vice-President of SEI – School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Vincenzo Ilotte, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce
Matteo Pessione, Chief Operating Officer of OGR and CRT Foundation
Paolo Mulassano, Chief Innovation Officer of Compagnia di Sanpaolo
Giancarlo Rocchietti, President of the Investors Club
Guido Saracco, Rector of the Polytechnic of Turin
Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin

Reale Mutua and Torino Social Impact organize the event “Impact-Ability” (scheduled for June 27th), in collaboration with Il sole24Ore, Lavazza and Dynamo Camp: a debate among traditional for-profit companies, innovators and financial investors and third sector organizations to merge the ability to intentionally produce positive social impacts and to generate economic and financial profitability. It will be an opportunity to understand how technological experimentation and hybridization of skills can contribute to developing business models capable of responding to social challenges by integrating innovation and economic sustainability.




ITW is a non-profit project promoted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Investors Club, Compagnia di San Paolo, CRT Foundation, LINKS Foundation, OGR, Turin Polytechnic, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), Torino Social Impact, Industrial Union of Turin and University of Turin. ITW is realized in collaboration with the MISE / UIBM and has received the patronage of the City of Turin and the Piedmont Region.

Paris Peace Forum – call for projects

The Paris Peace Forum has launched an Open Call for projects that bring innovative solutions to tackle global challenges within any of the following themes:

  • Peace and Security
  • Development
  • New Technologies
  • Inclusive Economy
  • Environment
  • Culture and Education

Call for Projects is open until 24 May 2019 to all actors of global governance, such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, states, companies, foundations, development agencies, religious groups, associations, think tanks and universities.
The selected projects are expected to be at an advanced conception stage or in an early implementation phase.

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop your initiative and join the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November 2019 at la Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

More info and application form:

The City of Turin’s services for digitalization and innovation

On the occasion of the Turin International Book Fair, Thursday 10 May at 4 pm at the City of Turin Stand, the City of Turin will present its projects related to innovation, digitization and support for social innovation, including Torino Social Impact.

Torino City Lab, the platform dedicated to research and development of innovation in the pre-commercial state (

TorinoFacile, the platform for citizens to find all the digital services of the Municipality (

  • Torino Social Factory, the measure for support to social innovation projects promoted by the third sector able to include civil society and to trigger urban regeneration processes in peripheral areas with high socio-economic criticality (

AperTO – the platform of Open Data of the City of Turin available to businesses and citizenship (

More information on the facebook event page.


BLOCKCHAIN FRIDAYS – From theory to practice

Confcooperative Piemonte Nord, Legacoop Piemonte and the Turin Chamber of Commerce organize two meetings for enterprises, focused on a tool many speak about and some apply. The blockchain is a new technology that allows people and businesses to build a reliable mutual relationship. The first meeting will allow participants to understand what it is, how to orient ourselves, which are the significant aspects, where it can create value. The second meeting is dedicated to the practical application, together with the direct experiences of some companies that have invested into this technology.

In attachment, the program concerning the first seminar: Friday 10 May 2019 – from 9 AM to 1 PM @ Torino Incontra, via Nino Costa 8

Registration here: