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Challenge Conservazione del cibo e sostenibilità
Dear student/graduate of any subject, do you think you know how to reduce food waste from houses? Do you want to contribute in the realization of a new, flexible and sustainable domestic scenario, linked to preparation and conservation of food? THIS CHALLENGE IS WHAT YOU NEED!

Food waste, caused by the great availability of food at home, is not only a problem of economic resources being wasted, but it also affects natural and energy resources, used is every process of the food chain. Food waste is becoming an always more emerging problem and solutions are close to 0.

This challenge wants to find new and more efficient ways for the conservation of food: ways specially designed for every food and to value the impact on domestic habits.

The fridge is an important part of a paradigm based on speed of preparation and meal consumption, which encourages the spread of pre-cooked foods, leading to the problem of the disposal of the packaging. To which scenarios can lead the introduction of new food conservation methods?


Conservazione del cibo e sostenibilità.
Social dynamics and digital behaviour about the conservation and use of food. A day with a fridge. In collaboration with Fablab and Kynerion.
The call is open to all graduates, master’s degree students and PhD students of the Politecnico di Torino and the Università di Torino.
You can sign in till Monday 29th October 2018, 12.00 am.

Application must be done via Apply (http://apply.polito.it)

In order to put it the application, click on “Registrazione” and fill in your personal information in order to create an account. Remember you will need your fiscal code and ID card.

Once you have received the access details follow these steps:

  • click on “scegli percorso, Aggiungi iscrizione, LABORATORI, Clab Workshop”
  • Click on “Laboratori” on the sidebar, then select the current challenge Clab.
  • Requested attachments are the CV, motivational letter and an optional attachment to best introduce yourself.

Selected students will take part in an interview (modalities will be communicated on 29th).

The challenge will take place
  • from 5th to 8th November 2018 at the Clab, Cortile del Rettorato dell’Università di Torino in via Verdi n°8;
  • on 9th November : the venue has to be decided yet;
  • from 12th to 16th November at the FabLab, in via Egeo n°16

Final pitches will be presented on 19th November in the Aula Clab .(Via Verdi 8)
For more information visit the site.

For further information write to clabtorino@gmail.com

Or call 0116702028-2029-2063


What is “C.Lab – Torino” – Contamination Lab?

C.Lab is the first Italian Contamination Lab as the result of the collaboration of two universities

 

 

A space for students and PhD students of the Politecnico and Università di Torino to discover new learning models and develop innovative projects. C.Lab TORINO – Contamination Lab Torino in promoted and financed by the MIUR: it is the first and only one in Italy to be the result of the collaboration of two universities.

A place where students and PhD students of different subjects can meet and where contamination and intersection of knowledge and points of view enables to try new learning models and to develop innovative entrepreneurial or social projects, with a strong connection with the territory. This is the idea that inspired the Contamination Labs: places created inside universities in order to give students “a stimulating environment for the development of innovative entrepreneurial projects”, as the guidelines of the MIUR, which promotes the initiative, explain.

C.Lab TORINO will offer to students of the Università di Torino and Politecnico an informal and creative environment, where they can follow innovative extracurricular university courses, in order to get new skills and propose innovative solutions to the emerging challenges of the territory and markets.

C.Lab TORINO was created to find solutions to the challenges that society, companies and institutions will issue to the 100,000 students of “Torino Città Universitaria”. Through the contamination of different skills , students and PhD students, to which the project is addressed, will receive useful tools to face the labour market from the entrepreneurial point of view, by finding innovative solutions, with the possibility to set up new start ups.

From the educational point of view, C.Lab TORINO proposes labs on computer “challenges”, based on three main policies: proposals of students and PhD students, in a bottom-up logic; proposals of universities, on significant themes for development of territories; proposals of companies, public and private institutions, to face critical themes.

The project C.Lab TORINO is part of the prospect of the Entrepreneurship Education, with the aim of creating social value and promote entrepreneurship culture, innovation and sustainability.

The C.lab TORINO wants to give an important contribution to the development of the city and the territory, expanding the action of universities in Turin, favouring citizens and the local reality.

The conditions of this collaboration between the two universities are the incentive to start productive relations between the main actors of the area, for the sharing of knowledge and skills, aimed at achieving a bigger competitiveness on the international and national market.

With a total funding of about 900,000 euros (of which 300,000 euros from the MIUR and almost 600,000 euros from the Politecnico and Università), C.Lab TORINO is among the 16 winning projects selected among 68 candidates from universities from all over Italy.

 

European Innovation Academy 3

For the third year in a row, the Politecnico di Torino will host a unique workshop of ideas that will change the world: the European Innovation Academy (EIA). During three weeks (From July 8 to July 27), over 500 university students and aspiring entrepreneurs, coming from over 60 countries, will be in Turin to pitch and develop their idea for a company. A team of entrepreneurs, investors and mentors from all over the world will help their ideas become successful.

And what’s more, from this year on there will be something new: the EIA team will be joined by AIBO – the first robot dog based on machine-learning technology, produced by Sony.

 

Event calendar

Executive Innovation 4.0 Masterclass – July 12

Special guests from UC Berkeley (Rick Rasmussen), Transferwise (Lars Trunin), Google (Martin Omander) and other companies from the Silicon Valley will hold a one-day course for ambitious Italian SMEs, offering a complete overview of the innovation process in a company. Thanks to Turin’s Chamber of commerce, EIA’s partner from the start, 50 entrepreneurs and managers from Turin who are committed to the digital growth of their company will participate in the Masterclass for free.


Startup Expo day – July 17, 2018

EIA Startup Expo Day is an exclusive event, planned and organised to show the innovative ideas of participants, obtain instant feedback from customers, carry out market research and exchange ideas with the experts of EIA, dedicated to technology and trends.


Gran Pitching Gala – July 27, 2018

World-changing ideas pitched to the technology expert public. The top 10 teams will receive prizes and the attention of investors.

 

Candiolo: sintetizzata una nuova proteina antitumorale

A new goal has been reached in the Candiolo Institute, a historic centre specialized in cancer treatment and located in the metropolitan area of Turin. The team of researchers of the University of Turin and the Institute has synthesized a new version of  Semaphorin, a human protein which plays the role of a signaling molecule (hence its name). It is also used in the neuronal differentiation at an embryonic level.

Semaphorin plays an active role in therapies against cancer thanks to its ability to normalize cancer blood vessels. However, its natural version is not perfectly suitable to therapies due to its side effects. Its synthesized version, Semaphorin 3A A106K, was presented and described by the reseachers in an article published on Science Translation Medicine, an important international magazine of this field.

Guido Serini, Enrico Girando and Luca Tamagnone, professors at the University of Turin and heads of three research labs at Candiolo Institute, FPO-IRCCS, have also demonstrated the ability of the mutant SEMA3A to inhibit the progression of cancer cells, improving chemotherapy effects on lab rats affected by pancreatic cancer.