Innovation Takes Center Stage: Friuli Venezia Giulia’s Push for Life Sciences

Councilor Rosolen
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by EH

In Trieste, a significant event titled “Promoting Innovation in the Life Sciences: Friuli Venezia Giulia, the place to be,” unfolded on November 8th and 9th, 2023. It served as a platform to highlight the region’s aspirations for advancements in the Life Sciences sector.

Alessia Rosolen, the Research Assessor, articulated the vision of positioning Friuli Venezia Giulia as a hub for innovation in Life Sciences. The event underscored the region’s dedication to fostering progress in this field.

On January 31st, 2024, a notable development occurred with the announcement of a funding call. This initiative, offering €110,000, aimed to support innovative ideas from various enterprises, regardless of their size or location. Winners of this call would have the opportunity to further develop their ideas through a subsequent funding line, fostering collaboration with local entities.

The submission window for proposals was open from March 1st to April 30th, 2024. Managed by the Alto Adriatic Technological Pole and the Life Sciences Cluster, this initiative was poised to contribute to the region’s innovation landscape.

For further information, interested parties were encouraged to visit the Region’s website. This initiative represented a significant step forward in advancing innovation within Friuli Venezia Giulia’s Life Sciences sector.

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Edward is a defence consultant working independently for various companies and governments. He has lived in Trieste since 2017 after moving with his family from London. His Roman wife is the Director of TICO Film Production company and works with the Trieste / Friuli film industry on a variety of projects both within Italy and overseas. His children love living in the city, though they lament the lack of large parks in which to cycle and play football. Edward read history at Magdalen College, Oxford during which time he was an RAF reserve officer, and after leaving studied for an MA at King's College London. His primary interests are aviation and history plus a love of film, especially Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Edward worked initially in finance and then at several consulting team and companies specialising in aerospace and defence. Among other positions, he was head of the UK consulting team at Jane's Information Group and during his time there was frequently interviewed by BBC, Radio 4 and other major global TV and radio channels for views and analysis on current global events and industry developments. Currently he also writes articles for various aerospace industry magazines, works with flight simulator game developers and corrects erroneous opinions in the FT comments sections like a Boss.


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