Trieste is indeed an international capital of science and innovation: 2 universities, more than 30 research institutes, a very high density of researchers (over 35 every 1.000 workers against an European average of less than 6). A globally recognized vocation that has to be enhanced through the application process which Venice and Northeastern Italy are developing to become European Capital of Culture in 2019. Thanks to its strategic position right in the heart of the Euro-region/Mitteleurope, Trieste aims at becoming a global centre of excellence in the fields of science and innovation, and at promoting closer connections with the business sector.
“Trieste Next” is the laboratory in which applied research and new technologies, concrete ideas and solutions coexist and find practical application that can enhance community wealth and business competitiveness. Meetings, keynote speeches by distinguished speakers, but also shows and performances will present science and its developments in an innovative way.
The first edition is entitled “S.A.V.E. the FOOD”, with a special section focused on food in a tradition-vs-innovation perspective. However, food is not the only topic to be discussed through a critical, yet constructive, approach: open access and science 2.0, mental health, climate change, women and research, as well as scientific publishing are among other major topics. The first edition of the Forum is scheduled for September 28-30, 2012.
Trieste for Venice Nordest European Capital of Culture 2019
Trieste Next comes along the path that Venice and Northeastern Italy are paving to apply for the “European Capital of Culture” title in 2019. Within the application process, which sees the territories of Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige jointly cooperating in the preparation activities, Trieste has chosen to build on its vocation towards science and innovation.
In January 2013 the Italian Government is to officially launch the Call for Applications for the “European Capital of Culture” title: perspective cities will then have to apply within the following ten months. A Commission made by representatives of the EU and Italian Government will then evaluate the proposals in order to select the winning city by 2015.
A centre of excellence with an enormous potential
Trieste is known worldwide for its excellent background on science and research: several researchers coming from all around the world have studied and specialized in Trieste, and several scholars have left the town to develop their skills in foreign countries, always with exceptional results.
With more than 35 researchers out of 1.000 workers, Trieste is far above the European (5,7), American (8,1) and Japanese (9,1) average. Apart from its two Universities (University of Trieste and International School for Advanced Studies – SISSA), the town hosts more than 30 institutes dealing with research and innovation in many different fields: ICTP The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Consortium for the Centre of Molecolar Biomedicine (CBM), CNR - IC Institute of Crystallography, CNR - IOM Institute Officina dei Materiali, CNR - IOM u.o.s. Democritos, CNR ISMAR - Institute of Marine Science, CNR - ISM Institute of Structure of Matter, United World College of the Adriatic, University College of Sciences “Luciano Fonda”, Academy of Music “Giuseppe Tartini”, Consortium High Naval Research (RINAVE), Area Science Park, Consortium for the increase of studies and research of the Department of Physics University of Trieste, Centro Radioelettrico Sperimentale “Guglielmo Marconi” (CReSM), Italian Liver Foundation NGO (CSF), Autonomous Corporation International School of Trieste, Carlo and Dirce Callerio Onlus Foundation, International Foundation for Progress and Liberty of Science, Liver Onlus Italian Foundation (F.I.F.), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste Astronomic Observatory (INAF), National Institute High Mathematics “Francesco Severi” - Trieste Section (INdAM), National Institute of Nuclear Physics - Trieste Section (INFN), International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS-UNIDO), IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, National Institute Oceanography Experimental Geophysics (OGS), National Laboratory Inter-university Consortium for Biotechnologies (LNCIB), Science Centre Scientific Imaginary, Sincrotone Trieste S.C.p.A., The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), WWF Italia – Natural Reserve Marina di Miramare.
A Central European town heading towards the world
Trieste is a border town, the most Central European among Italian cities. This is one of its peculiarities and one of its major strengths. Located in the middle of the Adriatic Euro-region, Trieste is a strategic meeting place between the scientific resources of the entire North-eastern Italian region and the rich productive system of the countries of the so-called “New Europe” and the Balkans, at the same time heading towards the rest of the world where it is already identified as a “town of science”.
A bridge connecting research and enterprise
Technology transfer is a key factor in business competitiveness. With no research and no innovation there are neither growth nor economic development.
Trieste Next wants to strengthen and promote the relationship between academic and business world, turning into an appointment during which researchers can present their projects and discoveries and entrepreneurs can find the most appropriate solutions to their managerial needs. An innovation and research “showcase” applied at all levels and in all fields.
Trieste Next is promoted by
Municipality of Trieste
University of Trieste
Chamber of Commerce of Trieste
Committee for Venice Nordest 2019
Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region
Province of Trieste
With the collaboration of
AREA Science Park
Azienda per i Servizi Sanitari n. 1 Triestina
CBM Centre of Molecular Biomedicine
Academy of Music “G. Tartini” of Trieste
ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
ICTP The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
INAF- National Institute of Astrophysics Astronomic Observatory Trieste
INFN- National Institute Nuclear Physics, Trieste
IRCCS Burlo Garofolo
Jacques Maritain Institute
National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics-OGS
Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico
SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies
SLORI-Slovenski raziskovalni inštitut/Istituto Sloveno di Ricerche
Trieste Coffee Cluster
TWAS The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
University of Coffee illycaffè
And with the participation of
Area Marina Protetta di Miramare
Associazione Casa dei Teatri
Biblioteca Comunale Quarantotti Gambini
Biblioteca Comunale Stelio Mattioni
Casa della Musica
Casa Internazionale delle Donne di Trieste
Comitato Pro Fondazione ELIC
Consigliera di Parità della Provincia di Trieste
COOP Consumatori Nordest
La Cappella Underground
Libera – associazioni, nomi, numeri contro le mafie
Libreria In der Tat
Lister Sartoria Sociale
María Sánchez Puyade – Gruppo 7 donne&un uccellino
Mini Mu Parco dei Bambini S. Giovanni
Programma Habitat Microaree
Ristorante Pepenero Pepebianco
Teatro dello Sgambetto