Innovation, a young PhD student from Bari won the Italy-Canada Award

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Leonardo Sportelli is a 27-year-old PhD student from Bari Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurology and Sense Organs, University of Bari, Winner of the Italy-Canada Award for Innovation 2022 for the Mental Health category.

Innovazione, giovane dottorando barese vince il Premio Italia-Canada - CorrieredelMezzogiorno.itFounded ten years ago by the Canadian Embassy in Italy, the Innovation Award aims to enhance strong and targeted relationships between individuals, researchers and organizations in Italy and their colleagues in Canada.

The goal is to use it based on the tools and ideas of the analysis Gender based analysis plus (+), An initiative of the Government of Canada that aims to improve the effectiveness and impact of initiatives (scientific research, socio-cultural research, political programs) and to reduce inequalities between gender and other organizational groups. This feature is one of the purposes of the call, which was won by a young PhD student from Barry. Also, explain how applications can have different impacts on different groups.

This year, the 75th Anniversary of Canada-Italy Diplomatic RelationsIn the 10th edition, the Embassy sought to allocate funds to innovation experts, researchers and scientists to develop joint projects with Canadian partners in areas that lead to innovative, inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development.

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