IMPLEMENTING HORIZON EUROPE 2021: THREE SANT’ANNA SCHOOL SCHOLARS PARTICIPATE IN THE “EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION DAYS” IN BRUXELLES, SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2019

Cecilia LaschiSilvestro Micera and Valentina Colla are among the “European Research and Innovation Days” invited speakers discussing the future Horizon Europe research and innovation landscape. Experts from industry, finance, academia and business will meet in Bruxelles on September 24-26, 2019, to debate the strategic priorities for the first 4 years of Horizon Europe's implementation. Horizon Europe, beginning in 2021, is the successor to the current research and innovation framework program, Horizon 2020.

The “European Research and Innovation Days” aim to mobilize EU citizens and increase general awareness and understanding of how important research and innovation are in addressing societal challenge.

Professors Silvestro Micera and Cecilia Laschi (the Biorobotics Institute) and Valentina Colla, technical research manager at the TeCIP Institute  and the person responsible for the ICT-COISP - Information and Communication Technologies for Complex Industrial Systems and Processes Center will attend the workshops  “It's a bio World”, “Together we are cleaner, industry for a zero waste economy”, and “EIC Pathfinder showcases: medical & neuro-technologies and energy & environment”. Researchers, scientists, policy makers and stakeholders are working to secure a sustainable future that ensures the wellbeing of citizens in line with European values and expectations.

Cecilia Laschi will give her talk on nature-inspired technology offering benefits (biomimicry, building design and water purification) to industrial future and innovation. Valentina Colla will discuss the role of the European chemical industry in contributing to the circular economy (reusing and recycling existing molecules, substituting raw materials). Silvestro Micera will address the ways on how science-driven multidisciplinary research under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) can be channeled into concrete innovation opportunities in neuro-engineering, clinical neuroscience and medicine (rehabilitation technologies promoting independent living of individuals affected by neuromotor disorders).