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StrAIght to business: a great training ground for the future

StrAIght to business: a great training ground for the future

The first edition of StrAIght to business was held at the Venice School of Management of Ca' Foscari University Venice. The choice of location was in line with the goals of the initiative, to trigger a generative process that could connect young university talent, companies and experts in artificial intelligence and facilitate entry into the field of generative AI through...

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Upskill Cariverona: prototypes for Lebovitz, Vanguard, Mutty and Socks BC

Upskill Cariverona: prototypes for Lebovitz, Vanguard, Mutty and Socks BC

Never has Design Thinking shown its potential in giving quality to the dialogue between students and companies in Mantua, and in projecting companies into a future made of innovation, as in the projects with the companies in Mantua that participated in the Upskill Cariverona project. It is a method that in a neat and precise way brings each reality to be repurposed in a different way and inserted into another scheme...

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Manni Innovation Contest: multidisciplinarity as the foundation of innovation

Manni Innovation Contest: multidisciplinarity as the foundation of innovation

Last week we organized the Manni Innovation Contest, an Upskill 4.0 project with Manni Group that involved 13 students from the Venice School of Management and the Building Engineering and Architecture course of the Milan Polytechnic. Supervised by Upskill 4.0 project managers Elena Masi and Olga Popa and Grazia Marrone, a doctoral student at the Milan Polytechnic, the students...

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Upskill Sicilia: 4 technological prototypes for the biotech, biomed and digital sectors

Upskill Sicilia: 4 technological prototypes for the biotech, biomed and digital sectors

The 4 original prototypes developed by ITS students to respond to the innovation challenges launched by four companies in the provinces of Catania, (2 in the digital field) and Palermo (2 in the biomed and biotech fields) were presented at Villa Zito in Palermo. The event officially closes the second edition of Upskill Sicilia, the collaborative innovation program promoted by the Italian Socialist Party...

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What we learned from strAIght to business

What we learned from strAIght to business

We waited a few days before writing about strAIght to business. It is not easy to process all the information, input, emotions that this great initiative has brought into our lives. We have learned a lot and we want with this article to try to describe to you what strAIght to business has been for us. It was, first of all, a totalizing initiative for many months....

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Upskill Cariverona: prototypes for Lorenzo Borsarini, Camplin, Cassandrini Bakery and Cooperativa Sociale il Ponte

Upskill Cariverona: prototypes for Lorenzo Borsarini, Camplin, Cassandrini Bakery and Cooperativa Sociale il Ponte

What entrepreneurs like is not just the final prototypes, but the whole process of discovery that Upskill 4.0 projects lead to. From sharing moments of growth with other entrepreneurs to establishing dialogues with young people that allow you to think outside the box, growing is the watchword. For Lorenzo Borsarini all the meetings were fruitful, for Matteo Bressan of Camplin...

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We are what we eat...and maybe we could be better than that

We are what we eat...and maybe we could be better than that

The food sector is often in the spotlight for its unsustainable practices, from all points of view: the entire industry depends on the decisions of a few large global funds (Altreconomia, 2023), finance plays a key role in negotiations often at the expense of health, intensive livestock and agriculture alter and pollute the planet, endangering the...

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Innovation and sustainability: the future of food and wine in Venice

Innovation and sustainability: the future of food and wine in Venice

Is it possible to combine a quality tourism and culinary experience with responsible resource consumption and land enhancement? Can food and wine contribute to making a city more vibrant? When addressing the issue of sustainability in Venice, we often consider tourist flows and environmental and social impacts, but rarely do we discuss food. The image...

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How can young people cope with the challenges associated with transition?

How can young people cope with the challenges associated with transition?

How can young people meet the challenges of the technology transition? What is success for young people today? We attended the 2024 Convention of Confartigianato's Young Entrepreneurs in Rome to tell the story of how we are trying to bring craftsmanship into the new millennium, rethinking products and services from a sustainable and social perspective, valuing the younger generation and the...

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Company visits from Europa '93, La Prima Gioielli, Lineasette and Ronzani Editore

Company visits from Europa '93, La Prima Gioielli, Lineasette and Ronzani Editore

It is always the people who make the difference during the visits: for many ITS students and university students, these experiences represent a first encounter with a real working context, and the story from the entrepreneurs themselves, or those who work in the company, is always a source of great excitement. Of the visit from Europa '93, one of the first companies to produce coffee capsules, the aspect...

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Mutty, Lebovitz, BC Socks and Vanguard company visits.

Mutty, Lebovitz, BC Socks and Vanguard company visits.

They are all family businesses with solid businesses the Mantua-based companies participating in the second edition of Upskill Cariverona. For Calze BC it all begins with two young sisters, Rita and Agnese, who through the nuns of Castel Goffredo sew socks for Calzificio NO.E.MI, a historical company active between 1925 and 1974, which over the years has started many small...

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A laboratory for sustainability in the fashion world

A laboratory for sustainability in the fashion world

In May, there will be two appointments with Homo Faber Economy, the project for the city of Venice promoted by Ca' Foscari University in partnership with Fondazione di Venezia and Upskill 4.0, always focused on the major theme of sustainability. The first was last week and took up the conclusions of the Crafts, Fashion and Sustainability focus group that had been held in...

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The future of food between innovation and sustainability

The future of food between innovation and sustainability

The sustainability of the food system was the focus of the second Homo Faber Economy meeting, a project for the city of Venice and promoted by Ca' Foscari University in partnership with Fondazione di Venezia and Upskill 4.0. During the event, Vladi Finotto, associate professor in business economics and management, Founder of the Agrifood Management & Innovation Lab at Ca' Foscari University...

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Upskill 4.0 at the OECD in Paris

Upskill 4.0 at the OECD in Paris

For some years now, the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) has established a working table to promote digital diffusion among small businesses. This year we were also invited to think about the topic by bringing our contribution to the topic of the impact of generative artificial intelligence. We are particularly proud of this invitation because...

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Brand Premium: a workshop with entrepreneurs from Upskill Cariverona

Brand Premium: a workshop with entrepreneurs from Upskill Cariverona

Upskill 4.0 workshops involving entrepreneurs always start with a theme that then becomes the trigger for businesses to recognize and capitalize on their strengths, outlining targeted strategies to refine their image and increase their market value. The focus of a workshop with entrepreneurs participating in the new edition of Upskill Cariverona was the...

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