Friday 10 January 2014


CHARITYSTARS: A web platform for fundraising for no-profit organizations

CharityStars organizes auctions for charities, puts on sale objects linked to famous people, and organizes meetings with VIPs and stars; the financial gains are used to finance the associations chosen by the VIPs themselves. The platform makes available to each non-profit organization registered with the portal a crowd-funding page for receiving other donations.

Winner of 360by360 Competition.

Thursday 19 December 2013


GIPSTECH: Geomagnetic indoor positioning system

A technology that allows the pinpointing of its user in a closed environment, exclusively using a smartphone without added infrastructures (e.g. emitters or RF Wi-Fi and/or GSM signal repeaters). Utilizable for tourism and cultural services (museum and installations) but also for services for the disabled.

Thursday 19 December 2013


ENVITA: New energy from dumps and landfills at the end of their LIFE

Current dumps and landfills exploit for a brief period – 15 years – a minimal part of the biogas they produce, a result of internal combustion engines which use a maximum of 40% methane: the remaining biogas is today burnt by torch. Our technology can exploit all the biogas and reduce to 1.5% the quantity of methane, thus allowing Italy to be independent of the energy of other countries.


Thursday 19 December 2013


B10MOUSE: Interactive system for the disabled

Software which, with the use of low-cost apparatus, is able to make its users self-sufficient, thus permitting – with simple movements of the head, the use of the voice, and blinking – interaction with a normal computer and, through it, also with other devices (e.g. public totems, TV, hi-fi systems etc.).

Thursday 14 November 2013

Matteo Marzotto

MATTEO MARZOTTO: Il saper fare italiano

He has been president of Vionnet S.p.A. since January 2009 and president of the Mittelmoda Fashion Award since September 2008. After having worked for fifteen years in firms linked to the family’s interests and having gained experience throughout the whole textiles/clothing sector, from 2003 to 2008 he was first COO and then president of Valentino S.p.A.

In his role as a civil servant he was president and board member of Enit-Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo, the national tourist board, from August 2008 to December 2011. He was one of the founders (January 1997) and is vice-president of the non-profit foundation for research into cystic fibrosis and, apart from Marzotto S.p.A. itself, he is part of various boards of directors. He is an active sportsman and an enthusiast for all activities linked to flying.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Federico Marchetti


Born in Ravenna in 1969, Federico Marchetti graduated in economy from the Bocconi university in Milan, and then gained an MBA from Columbia University. After having finished his studies, he began a career in the American corporate world. In 2000, after having worked as an adviser to various entrepreneurs and designers in the fashion industry, both in Italy and the U.S.A., he founded YOOX, an ideal fusion of his vision of business and his enthusiasm for fashion and design. Today he is managing director of the YOOX Group, the global Internet retail partner for the main brands of fashion and design which has established itself among market leaders with its multi-brand stores and, as well as such mono-brand online stores as,, and, all of them “Powered by YOOX Group”.