Next Generation 2018: All the numbers and projects of the fourth edition of the innovation’s review of Giffoni Innovation Hub

500 young innovators for the community of the Giffoni Innovation Hub Dream Team community ( from Asia, Europe, Central America. 35 the protagonists innovators under 30 of the 4th edition of the Next Generation event with origins from Italy, Mexico and Sweden, who met 120 guests and mentors among managers, stakeholders and experts in innovation and communication. 10 universities involved and 3 projects developed and presented by the Dream Team: Virtutee, virtual tutor for children with learning disabilities, created in collaboration with the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome; Internet (not) is a game !, a video-playful-experiential platform against cyber bullying designed for children and teenagers between 6 and 13 years old and produced by Kaspersky Lab; How to slay dragons – a methodology, project that, exploiting data from space, aims to map and solve the critical issues of our planet, in particular the emission sources of plastics that pollute our seas in collaboration with Future by Lund, the incubator The Creative Plot and the Swedish Space Agency.

2 the round tables. The first focused on the theme of digital nomadism organized with “With the fourth edition of Next Generation – explains Luca Tesauro, CEO of Giffoni Innovation Hub – we have carefully selected and analyzed some of the most current and significant themes of the innovation universe, always keeping the focus on the Hub’s mission: educating the new generations, training them in the digital, creative and cultural challenges and suggesting opportunities, including employment opportunities, far from the classic perspectives. Issues such as digital nomadism – if seriously considered – could literally overturn our way of life in Italy, favoring the entry of many small and wonderful Italian villages – not only in the South – in the globalized market. We spoke about Giffoni, referring to policies that could make our country attractive and the South – orphan of young people but full of traditions and secular values ​​- for remote workers of the new millennium, digital nomads attentive to the quality of life and happiness . In this scenario, the Campania region is an ideal candidate, a potential reference for digital nomads all over the world on the model of countries like Estonia “.

The second round table, on the other hand, outlined contemporary profiles of next education: “We talked about emerging and future education from the first years of life untile we become adults- states Orazio Maria Di Martino, COO of Giffoni Innovation Hub – and we did so alongside partners with different skills, in order to combine the teaching experience with the business horizons for future joint interventions in the educational field. Partners such as Telefono Azzurro, AGI, Facebook, Google Italy, IBM Italy, Kaspersky Lab, Wikimedia, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Bicocca University of Milan, Manes Association, Hedda Anderssymymaset of Lund in Sweden who will work with Giffoni “.

8 the School Factor Academy workshops that during 2008 Next Generation have trained 200 people, researchers and university professors, teachers and students, all future innovation tutors who will spread the digital culture and the new technology challenges in over 70 schools in all Italy as part of the School Factor format promoted by Giffoni Innovation Hub with Meedarch, Knowledge for Business, Campania NewSteel and the Culture and Innovation Foundation“.

Only in 2017 – comments Antonino Muro, co-founder and account manager of Giffoni Innovatin Hub – we have already involved more than 1500 students and teachers in training activities, now with the School Factor format we will go further, we will create a network of skills between Italian schools, starting from Campania. Tutors trained by Giffoni Innovation Hub will work in secondary schools on these topics: 3D modeling, digital fabrication, arduino, robotics, artificial intelligence between art and science, digital storytelling, business vision, business plan, digital storytelling and social media. School Factor further strengthens the role of Giffoni Innovation Hub as a pledge of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (DSJC), a union that brings together member states, companies, social partners, non-profit organizations, educational institutions that counter the lack of digital skills in Europe”.

In Cittadella, at Giffoni Village, Giffoni Innovation Hub has also proposed 30 laboratories and involved a total of 1000 children and teenagers from 3 to 18 years. The protagonist of the first 4 days of laboratories of artificial intelligence and robot programming for children, Stefania Druga, one of the leading experts in educational robotics in the world, research assistant at MIT Media Lab in Boston.

2 the signed protocols of understanding: the first signed with Campania NewSteel for the digital literacy of startups, the growth and training of young talents to innovate companies, to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of young people through workshops and training courses. A key role in the collaboration will be played by the Apple Developer Academy, the first iOS Developer Academy in Europe with the aim of testing the applications developed by the Academy in the context of the Giffoni youth universe. The second agreement was signed with the Montecatini MTcityFarm lab to bring the Digital Days and other Giffoni Innovation Hub formats to the Tuscan city as well.

1 international competition, the Creative Business Cup final for startups operating in the creative and cultural industries; 1 presentation of the results of a project created to build innovative teaching / learning environments for children between 3 and 6 years, Infanzia Digitales. And 1 the concept of modular spaces achievable in schools, museums and companies for interactive adventures and digital paths to be realized with eFM.And finally, record numbers also on the social networks of Giffoni Innovation Hub: 480 thousand people reached between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.


Next Generation 2018 – Partner

AGI, Apptripper, Blowhammer, Campania NewSteel, Centro Informagiovani del Comune di Salerno, Coworking Virvelle,  Creative Business Cup, DeRev, eFM, Fondazione Cultura e Innovazione, George Washington University, Infanzia Digitales, Kaspersky Lab, Knowledge for Business, StartupItalia!, Medaarch, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Predixit,  Sellalab,  Startitude, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Telefono Azzurro, The Creative Plot, Università di Napoli Federico II, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Villaggio Creativo.

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