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     The Co-organizers list is provisional and updated on June 24th, 2021. Others Co-organizers will be added, accordingly to the progress of event organization.

Overview Workshop

  Updated on June 16th 2021 

 
WS.I

INNOVATION FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

September 22 - 23

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Co-organized with:
 
Polito Logo 2021 BLU          IIT            ENEA pulito          FBK BASE      

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Giancarlo CICERO, Polytechnic of Turin
Stefano BIANCO, Polytechnic of Turin
Fabrizio PIRRI, IIT Center for Sustainable Future Technologies - CSFT@POLITO
Nicola LISI, ENEA
Nadhira BENSAADA LAIDANI, Bruno Kessler Foundation

In recent years, the negative impact of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on our planet’s climate has motivated a progressive transition from a global energy scenario heavily reliant on fossil fuels to one based on environmentally benign, renewable energy sources. Several studies highlighted that advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnology have the potential to achieve a breakthrough in the development of novel applications for a sustainable future and for the energy transition. This session gathers contributions from both the academic and industrial world to strengthen their synergistic contribution to technological growth for sustainability.

Renewable energy sources produce energy following a mostly unpredictable pattern, linked to meteorological winds and clouds. However, the energy network is rigid and production must closely match consumption daily curves. That implies the necessity to store the mismatched generated energy for later use, a technologically advanced, industrially demanding and scientifically challenging task. Electrochemical energy storage can help to some extent but it is not suited for long term high power GW systems. Hydrogen can be seen as an ideal energy vector, that faces however the issue of storage and requires efficient generation and compression. 

While the long-term solution is abandoning fossil fuels for renewable sources, it has been shown that in the short-to-medium term conventional fuels will still be used and CO2 emissions will have to be compensated for. In this scenario, one of the most interesting and challenging strategies to mitigate the disastrous effect of carbon dioxide on earth’s climate, is to consider CO2 as valuable raw material to obtain value-added fuels and chemicals through its photo/electrochemical reduction (CO2RR). The key challenge for this application is to develop highly selective, stable, efficient, environmental-friendly and inexpensive photo/electrocatalysts.

Combining H2 and CO2 technologies is also emerging as a positive strategy for a progressive and economically sustainable energy transition, capable to reduce fuels’ impact on the environment, while still granting their use where necessary. Moreover, it’s worth noting that the scenario appears strategically suited for Italy, that has several mayor and technologically advanced gas industries, a capillary methane distribution system and erratic meteorological patterns while it has abandoned the alternative nuclear energy. 

LCA is finally vital to understand if technologies proposed by researchers are, however fascinating for the layman and for the legislator, overall counterproductive for the planet. 

In all the boiling mix of ideas that are currently emerging in the landscape, we suggest that a few major, plurennial, country size, research programs should be activated for exploiting some long term technological and scientific developments in the field. 

 

 

WS.II

 

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN UNMET CLINICAL NEEDS


FOR MAXIMUM HEALTH CARE IMPACT

 

September 22

 

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 Co-organized with:
UNIMORE Sigillo2015     FONDAZIONE DONGNOCCHI     magna greciae    Sapienza completa 400 


WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Giovanni TOSI, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Marzia BEDONI, Don Gnocchi Foundation
Donatella PAOLINO, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro
Maria CARAFA, Sapienza University of Rome

In this day, different actors (academia, industry, regulatory) will discuss and describe the development of innovative and enabling technologies for facing unmet clinical needs, varying from diagnosis to therapeutic aims. In line with Horizon Europe pipelines, pathological focuses will be devoted on cancer, brain related diseases, cardiovascular pathologies.

A comprehensive overview of the recent and established innovation in health technologies will be highlighted with a special focus on several aspects strongly impacting on the success of innovation approaches and its application into clinical setting and shown by different sides of view, from design, to materials, characterization, production and scale up, ending to successful stories of yet approved and on market technologies.

 

 

WS.III

AGRINANOTECHNIQUES


Nanomaterials for products and application in agriculture

 

September 22

 

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 Co-organized with:
Universita Udine              unitus marchio 2020 mod              ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA'


WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Luca MARCHIOL, University of Udine
Giorgio Mariano BALESTRA, University of Tuscia
Flavia BARONE, ISS

With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural resources and the environmental pressure. Organizations including the World Bank, and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, as well as the EU F2F and Green Deal strategies are calling for more innovation to address the challenges of the agri-food sector.

The development of AgriNanoTechniques has been started very recently; they will be implemented within the evolving science of precision agriculture, in which farmers use technology to target their use of water, fertilizer, plant protection products and other inputs. A second, broad potential application concerns the issues of reduction and valorization of agri-food wastes.

The introduction of nanotechnologies in agriculture still need deepen basic and applied knowledge, however several promising results were achieved, so far. A huge development is taking place in this sector, therefore nanotech applications currently under development will soon be overtaken by other ideas that are expected to contribute to solve several issues in the field of sustainable agriculture.

NanoInnovation 2021 hosts the 5th edition of the workshop “AgriNanoTechniques” co-organized by the Universities of Udine, Tuscia, and the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS). The workshop will be the forum for discussing the perspective of nanotechnologies in the primary sector among the stakeholders and scientific research.

 

 

 

WS.IV

COMPETITIVE AND RESPONSIBLE INDUSTRY


TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR A BETTER FUTURE

 

September 23

 

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 Co-organized with:
AIRI

Technological innovation shapes our future. The ability of the national private and public research system to take advantage and master the rapid dynamics of technological development and, at the same time, manage its impacts, will be essential to generate economic, environmental and social value.

This event will focus on the international competitiveness of the Italian industrial research system, in the context of the EU New Green Deal and Horizon Europe.

It will underline how a responsible approach, combining economic, environmental and social aspects in the research and innovation process, could help to address the digital, green energy and circular economy transitions.

 

 

WS.V

CHARACTERIZATION METHODS


FOR INDUSTRIAL RELEVANT ENVIRONMENTS AND APPLICATIONS

 

September 23

 

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The Workshop is organized in the framework of the H2020 CHALLENGES project:
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WORKSHOP COMMITTEE:
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