On February 9th at 2:30 PM, in the Sala dei Giganti at Palazzo Liviano in Padua, the event titled SMART LIVING – RESEARCH AND PROJECTS ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR LIVING ENVIRONMENTS will take place. The event is co-organized by the University of Padua and the Regional Innovative Networks of Veneto dedicated to research and innovation on “smart living” themes. The National Technological Cluster on Smart Living Technologies (SMILE) will also participate, along with the DANTE “European Digital Innovation Hub” (EDIH) project, which will have a significant node in Padua, and the powerful innovation ecosystem project of the Triveneto region, iNEST (Interconnected Nord-Est Innovation Ecosystem). Coordinated by the University of Padua and developed with the other eight universities of the Triveneto region and dozens of affiliated partners, iNEST has secured over €110M in funding from the PNRR.

The event, in the presence of Councillor Roberto Marcato (Economic Development – Energy – Special Law for Venice) and the Magnificent Rector Daniela Mapelli, will focus on presenting the results of three important research projects. SAFE PLACE, HYBRID WORLDS, and ECO-DPI, co-funded for approximately €10M by the Veneto Region within the framework of POR-FESR calls dedicated to Research and Innovation, are projects coordinated by the Regional Innovative Networks (RIR) “ICT for Smart and Sustainable living,” “Venetian Green Building Cluster,” and “Veneto Green Cluster,” with the participation of other innovative networks such as “Luce in Veneto” and “Clima ed Energia,” involving the universities of Veneto and over 50 excellent Veneto companies. Among others, the Presidents and Coordinators of the RIR Mauro Borgo, Mauro Roglieri, Enrico Cancino, Alberto Sozza, and Nicola Renoffio will discuss the projects.

“The Regional Innovative Networks are the spearhead and the basic ingredient of the innovative system of our Region; in just a few years, they have enabled the initiation and solidification of a complex and articulated process of collaboration between the Veneto business system and the research centers that extend from the region to the national territory and towards Europe,” declares Prof. Luciano Gamberini (University of Padua), coordinator of the Padua Spoke of I-nest, the Veneto node of the European Digital Innovation HUB Dante, and the ICT4SSL Innovative Network. “In the field of living, this innovative way of connecting research and development has, in just a few years, positioned the Veneto system as one of the main hubs in Europe for technologies for living environments (homes, businesses, schools, hospitals…), as demonstrated by the projects presented, with an increasing capacity to innovate and internationalize the technological products born in the region and to lead the digital transition focusing on quality of life and citizens’ well-being,” concludes Gamberini.