Alessio Del Bue, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genoa, Italy
Alessio Del Bue has developed the MEMEX augmented reality system using artificial intelligence, and consisting of digital storytelling tools for social inclusion.
NANOTECHNOLOGY / BIOMEDICINE
Silvia Marchesan, Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste.
Silvia Marchesan works on sustainable nanotechnology applied to medicine, and the creation of intelligent biogels capable of acting with unprecedented precision. Her research involves self-assembling biodegradable materials inspired by nature and their applications,ranging from energy to environment and health.
MONITORING THE PLANET
Andrea Taramelli, IUSS (University Institute of Higher Studies) of Pavia, CIRTA - COPERNICUS
Thanks to the enormous amount of data provided by the Earth Observation System of the European Copernicus satellite constellation, suitably processed and selected by the team of the IUSS of Pavia, the observer will be guided through the beauty of the Earth's geometries with a local-to-global approach, discovering specific indicators and thematic maps: real spheres of new collective knowledge.
Giuseppe Borghi, Φ-lab Division, ESA (European Space Agency)
Giuseppe Borghi presents a series of self-explanatory examples related to climate change in the form of overlaid images/animations with which the visitor can interact. The examples cover areas all over the world and illustrate what can be observed from space, showingthe added value of satellites for terrestrial monitoring.
Valentina Sumini, MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)Media Lab, Responsive Environment Research Group and Space Exploration Initiative.
Valentina Sumini’s work involves designing spaces in extraterrestrial environments, from villages on the Moon and Mars to new equipment for living in extreme environments.
OCEANS AND BIODIVERSITY
Roberto Danovaro, Cristina Gambi, University of Marche.
Roberto Danovaro and Cristina Gambi explore marine biodiversity and its importance for our survival.
Paolo Dario, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa.
Paolo Dario’s field is Biorobotics applied to personal health and well-being: it ranges from artificial prostheses to the latest generation of robots.
Giorgio Vacchiano, University of Milan
Giorgio Vacchiano’s work involves monitoring the planet's forests, with a focus on the problems associated with large-scale fires.
Donato Angelino, University of Teramo
Donato Angelino works in the field of health research through the study of food: bioactive compounds added to pasta reduce cardiovascular risks and diabetes.
Annalisa Bruno, Energy Research Institute NTU(Nanyang Technological University), National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Annalisa Bruno researches adaptable and low-cost thin solar cells capable of producing sustainable energy.