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Scientific Event, Friday, 25th of February 2022 11:00am – 2:00pm: From the Recovery and Resilience Plan to the reform process and Horizon Europe

The Embassy of Italy is proud to present an event with

Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza

President of the Italian National Council of Research

Friday, 25th of February 2022

11:00am – 2:00pm

Embassy of Italy in London

4 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 4AE

Click here for reading the Program

From the Recovery and Resilience Plan to the reform process and Horizon Europe: the three key challenges to be faced by the National Research Council and the Italian research system

2022 offers a great opportunity to transform the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) and make it ready to accompany the growth of societies of the future. Leveraging its field of excellence, CNR is committed to contribute to the challenges of key enabling technologies and is proposing itself as a national hub for biodiversity within the PNRR. At the same time, the Italian financial law for 2022 has released funds for one of the most ambitious CNR reform processes ever, calling for the widest participation of stakeholders and the international scientific community. Finally, the full-scale launch of the new Horizon Europe program developed under the European Union Common Research Area completes the number of unmissable opportunities. Faced with such a prospect, our ability to imagine and redesign the future of research in Italy, with vision and ambition, will play a key role in the success of the entire process.


Maria Chiara Carrozza has a MoS degree in Physics from University of Pisa in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy in 1994. Since 2021 she has been the President of the National Research Council. She is Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She was the Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna from 2007 to 2013, a Member of the Italian Parliament from 2013 to 2018, and the Minister of Education, University and Research of Italian Republic from 2013 to 2014. From 2018 to 2021 she was the Scientific Director of Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation in Milan, Italy, a network of Research hospitals dedicated to Rehabilitation Medicine. From 2015 to 2021 she served in the Board of Directors of the Piaggio SpA. She is a Founding Partner of IUVO Srl, a start-up active in the field of Wearable Robotics. From 2016 to 2021 she was President of Italian Scientific Association of Biomedical Engineers.


Covid-19 policy: to protect everyone’s health and well-being, the Embassy of Italy kindly asks guests to show either proof of complete vaccination, proof of recovery in the last 6 months or a negative Covid-19 test taken in the 48 hours prior to the event. Guests who will not be able to comply with the mentioned Covid-19 policy will not be admitted to the venue.

Also, please note that by confirming the attendance to this event, you understand and acknowledge that during or in connection with the event, you may be photographed, and/or recordings in which you may appear could be made and may be collected. Should you have any objections to being photographed or recorded please provide written notice by replying to this email address.

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