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Conference of Scientific Attachés 2019, Rome, 27-28 June 2019

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(The opening ceremony at the Conference of Scientific Attachés 2019, Rome, 27-28 June 2019)

Environmental protection, sustainable development and technological innovation were the focus of the Conference hosted at the Farnesina on 27 and 28 June, “Italian-speaking Marine Technologies and Innovation”, which has put together Italian Scientific Attachés abroad with representatives of Universities, businesses and research institutes, with the attendance of Minister Moavero Milanesi and of Minister Marco Bussetti.

The network of Scientific Attachés – coordinated by the Foreign Ministry – is an important instrument for the promotion of Brand Italy as it operates at the accreditation centres abroad to facilitate scientific and technological cooperation with other Countries and to provide support to Italian companies operating in advanced technology sectors.

This year, the Conference of Scientific Attachés has addressed an extraordinarily important topic: the development of marine technologies, focusing on the role of Italy in the Mediterranean area, with its great complexity, challenges and opportunities: cultural, political, technological and commercial.

In the opening day of the event, Minister Moavero Milanesi conferred the two “Farnesina Awards” to Alessio Fasano, an eminent Italian researcher abroad, and Luca Verre, founder of a successful Italian start-up based abroad.


(The opening ceremony at the Conference of Scientific Attachés 2019, Rome, 27-28 June 2019, presided by
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Enzo Moavero Milanesi)


(opening session of the Conference of Scientific Attachés 2019, Rome, 27-28 June 2019)


Italian Research Day in the World – 15 April 2019


From left: Prof. Antonio Guarino (AISUK President), Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, Prof. Paola Bonfanti (Francis Crick Institute & UCL), Prof. Maria Fusaro (University of Exeter) and Prof. Andrea Ferrari (University of Cambridge)



 From left: Prof. Salvador Roberto Amendolia (former Scientific Attaché), Prof. Maria Fusaro, Dr. Luisa Tondelli (Scientific Attachée), Prof. Paola Bonfanti, Prof. Roberto Di Lauro (former Scientific Attaché), Prof. Andrea Ferrari and Prof. Antonio Guarino


Italian Research Day was celebrated in London with an event entitled Capitalism, Stem Cells and Graphene: three examples of excellent research in the UK funded by the European Research Council, held at the Italian Cultural Institute and organised in collaboration with the Association of Italian Scientists in the UK (AISUK).

Three Italian researchers, who had been awarded grants by the European Research Council (ERC), presented their projects, which had been carried out at British universities: Comparing Early Modern Europe Varieties of Capitalism by Prof. Maria Fusaro (University of Exeter); Applications of Graphene and Related Materials by Prof. Andrea Ferrari (University of Cambridge); and Epithelial Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine by Prof. Paola Bonfanti, group leader at the Francis Crick institute.