WHO WE ARE
The Municipality of Silea and the Cultural and Recreational Association “Laboratorio Archimede” (Archimedes Laboratory) of Zero Branco (Treviso), in their continuous attention to the territory and its citizens, have proposed to organize a Festival on Innovation. The Festival deals with the topics of Innovation in a way accessible to everyone, whatever the degree of education, age, employment or working commitment. Labs, workshops, exhibitions, conferences, interactive sessions of scientific and technological disclosure will be held during the three day Festival in an atmosphere of participation and entertainment..
One of the goals is to let the different performers meet: people who produce, study, plan and experiment innovation. Sharing knowledge and innovation, creating meeting opportunities between schools, the world of research, business startups and the labour market, by making a network, allows to face strategic challenges such as early school-leaving, youth unemployment and the Neet phenomenon (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and to create a form of inclusive progress.
The Festival is an opportunity to investigate and find out how to acquire competitive advantages, which for our youth will result in strategies on how to learn transversal skills to respond to the speed of market change. We inspire the new generations of inventors. Schools and research centres, through projects and demonstrations, are great actors of the Festival, attentive to scientific topics and the transfer of knowledge into possible functional solutions.
For companies, startups and makers, the Festival is a place of meeting, of comparison, of visibility, of networking, because physical coexistence and direct interaction create a climate of trust that can lead to new common synergies.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) are by now part of our knowledge-based society. The Festival therefore aims at inspiring scientific culture, the engine of development, even through the concreteness of artifacts, namely the Smart Innovations, and the school paths to be able to accomplish them.