What is the link between scientific research and entrepreneurship?
This is the main theme of the third edition of the Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum. The new focus on entrepreneurial phenomena, confirms the growing interest for debating the most relevant issues concerning knowledge intensive and innovative enterprises.
In order to increase the opportunity to generate new ideas and share common problems, beyond the traditional meetings and conferences, a panel composed by entrepreneurs has been created with the aim to focus on entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurs are quite young and active within extremely dynamic and innovative companies. Their different perspectives, successes and problems can offer valuable insights both for their colleges and non-entrepreneurs like academics, managers, consultants and policy makers. The meetings of March 12th and 13th will be dedicated to innovation management and entrepreneurship. We are grateful to Nice, a company based in Oderzo that will host the session planned for March 13th.
For the first time, RIEForum dedicates an evening session to Science. Scientists, leading scholars and men of faith will discuss about the words by Nobel Laureate Rita Levi Montalcini, who recently said that “Science frightens only those people that do not know it”. A public debate on the following actual topics: why does Science frighten? How is people intimidated by it? What is the relationship between ethical values and faith? What does Research offer to our countries? What are the perspectives of advanced research? The scientists and discussants will be looking to find shared answers to these fundamental questions. By this meeting, the University of Padua wants to communicate a message of Hope, that can be offered by Scientific Research, considered as an crucial opportunity for human beings. The Altinate/San Gaetano Centre will host the debate. Silvio Garattini, Ilaria Capua, Roberto Timossi, Gilberto Corbellini and Paolo Bizzetti s.j. have been invited as guest speakers.
The European Summit on Entrepreneurship Education will take place on March 15th: it is an international meeting of educators, academics, practitioners, consultants and entrepreneurs that present their ideas, projects, results and experiences concerning entrepreneurial education and the diffusion of the enterprising culture in the society. “Inspire, motivate and support the next entrepreneurial generation”: this is the main theme of the summit that will give the opportunity to share the best practices used by educators in order to foster potential entrepreneurs. The Summit has been designed for teachers, consultants, entrepreneurs, researchers, academics, policy makers, Chambers of Commerce, Associations of Entrepreneurs.
The second Research Exchange Workshop on Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, that will take place in Padua on 16th and 17th march 2010. The objectives are: offering to young researchers and research teams an exclusive opportunity to present and compare their work, focusing on the general scope, the methodologies and the main research streams, creating a networked community of leading research centres and teams working on complementary topics regarding technological entrepreneurship, presenting new results or innovative research.