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 www.italiantechweek.org

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.