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Science and everyday life in Trieste

Objective

In Trieste as many as 37.1 out of 1000 workers are researchers, more than the average in the US (7.4), EU (5.0), Japan (9.2) and much more than the national average in Italy (3.3). This result is due to the fact that an increasingly important role has been played in Trieste since the 1960’s by specialized international institutes of advanced studies and applied research. These research centers have links with vast areas of the globe, particularly the developing world and Eastern Europe. Nowadays the “Trieste System” is known throughout the world and constitutes a model in which university research, centers of excellence and points of technology transfer cooperate at a local, national and international level to produce, transfer and manage knowledge. This system of research and technological development is essential for the region and for employment opportunities. The project “Researcher’s Night 2009” will focus on (i) the image of researchers as “ordinary” people who are part of the daily life of the city in which they have chosen to live and work. (ii) Researchers as a resource for the local territory: the world’s greatest resource lies in its people, their ideas and knowledge. In this respect researchers are crucial for stimulating and transferring ideas, taking them in other parts of the world, and for receiving and adapting ideas to different environments. (iii) Researchers as vessels of knowledge. More than in the past, today knowledge is at last perceived as valuable good to be exchanged and “consumed”. The mobility of ideas and people is one of the main factors for the transfer of know-how and for cooperation aimed at socio-economic, infrastructure and services development in order to provide an adequate response to the problems and needs of citizens. The project consists in a bunch of activities, a combination of fun as well as science education programs that should likely reach a range of various categories, from kids, teen-agers, adults to elderly, from n

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 7 262,38
Administrative Contact
Orfeo Sbaizero (Prof.)

Participants (8)

Comune di Trieste
Italy
EU contribution
€ 20 116,78
Address
Piazza Dell Unita D Italia 4
34121 Trieste
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Conte (Dr.)
Provincia di Trieste
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 526,90
Address
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 4
34132 Trieste
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Fasolato (Ms.)
AREA DI RICERCA SCIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 896,64
Address
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Colpani (Dr.)
ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 411,41
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michele Bertolo (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 3 354,37
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dag Harald Johannessen (Dr.)
SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 067,27
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuliana Zotta (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 067,27
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Giurco (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 296,98
Address
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Decio Ripandelli (Mr.)