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Memorandum of Understanding between John Cabot University and the Canadian Chamber in Italy

On July 26, 2019 the John Cabot University and the Canadian Chamber in Italy signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Strategic Partnership Agreement.

The MoU was signed by Franco Pavoncello, President, John Cabot University and Jose Salgado, President, Canadian Chamber in Italy. Under the Memorandum, both sides agree to enhance cooperation, identify synergies and create opportunities of mutual interest. This is an important step for the Canadian Chamber in Italy as it continues to facilitate connections between leaders and innovators.

As a result of this MoU, the Canadian Chamber in Italy is already collaborating with the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship to support the upcoming Weekend of Startups taking place on November 15-17, 2019.

Acea Innovation day: the future of Artificial Intelligence
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An event dedicated to the importance of innovation for companies and citizens. Acea is an integrated multi-utility, a leading player in the Italian market, founded in 1909.

In the last years, the Roman organization has invested efforts and energies to digitalize its working systems and educate its employees on artificial intelligence.

Most believe data as a threat for the future. However, 90% of data have been produced in the last two years. This increase allows to compare different variables and predict potential issues in many sectors.

One of the first companies around the world to understand the impact of technology in daily activities has been Google. In its first 20 years, Google has been a pioneer in proving new approaches based on new technologies. Moreover, the company is supporting projects across various sectors such as self-driving cars. A technology that could improve road safety, connect infrastructures and reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

Artificial intelligence continues to evolve day by day. In this context, the contribution of start -ups could be fundamental in finding a solution to unsolved problems both for public and private sector.

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Greenrail, for example, is an Italian start up that has developed smart railway sleepers, with

secondary raw materials, which allow a sustainable infrastructural development in tune with new frontiers.  

Another innovative start up presented at the event, was Solenica, which has created a solar

mirror that captures solar energy and brings natural light into closed spaces.  

Different businesses but the same goal: combining technology and sustainability to make the

world a better place to live.

By Marco Mikhail


Canada, arriva la benzina creata dall’anidride carbonica

In Canada, l’azienda Carbon Engineering si è posta un obiettivo molto ambizioso: creare benzina dall’anidride carbonica. Il progetto dell’azienda canadese ha avuto molti finanziamenti, grazie ai quali, ha potuto creare un impianto di prova a Squamish. L’impianto altro non è che un enorme muro, dove sono posizionati degli aspiratori, che attirano l’aria in condotte chiuse. Poi, un liquido separa l’anidride carbonica, CO2, dal resto delle sostanze presenti nell’aria; liquido che successivamente viene separato per far rimanere CO2 allo stato puro. Il tutto avverrebbe, dunque, grazie ad una tecnologia di asportazione dell’anidride carbonica dall’atmosfera.

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44 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2019

If you've come to the conclusion that you're ready for a new job and want to go to a startup that plays in the $3.8 trillion world of enterprise tech — selling wares to other businesses, not to consumers — we've got you covered.

Here's our annual list of promising enterprise startups who did so well in 2018, they are poised for future success in 2019 and beyond.

We looked at a variety of factors when selecting this list including the experience of leaders and founders, the reputations of investors and the amount of funding raised along with valuations, based on data from online finance database Pitchbook, keeper of such records. We also selected startups at a variety of stages from just starting out to well established.

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Il caffè potrebbe contrastare lo sviluppo di Alzheimer e Parkinson: una ricerca canadese

Una nuova ricerca suggerisce che bere il caffè potrebbe svolgere un ruolo nella protezione contro il morbo di Alzheimer e il morbo di Parkinson. Lo studio, pubblicato sulla rivista Frontiers, è andato oltre la semplice ricerca di una correlazione tra i bevitori di caffè e le percentuali delle malattie. Gli autori sostengono che potrebbero essersi imbattuti nel meccanismo e nei composti relativi ai fantastici benefici per la Salute del caffè per la mente.

"Il consumo di caffè sembra avere una correlazione con un rischio ridotto di sviluppare il morbo di Alzheimer e il morbo di Parkinson", ha spiegato in una dichiarazione il dott.

Donald Weaver, co-direttore del Krembil Brain Institute in Canada. "Ma volevamo indagare sul perché i composti sono coinvolti e su come potrebbero influire sul declino cognitivo correlato all'età".

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Canada: un paese al passo con la Green Economy

La Green Economy per molti stati è ancora un traguardo lontano ma non per il Canada che su di essa sta costruendo il proprio sviluppo economico e il proprio rilancio competitivo, divenendo un polo attrattivo per gli investimenti stranieri.

È degli ultimi giorni la notizia di una cordata coreana guidata dalla Samsung che si è impegnata, con un cospicuo investimento, per la costruzione di centrali solari ed eoliche nella regione dell’Ontario. Un progetto che è stato addirittura definito “il più grande affare sulle energie rinnovabili mai siglato“.

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