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Digital Revolution in Apulia: an ambitious integrated project to optimise Environment, Agriculture and Regional Services

The main objective of the project ‘Puglia Digitale – Operational Plan Ecosystem Agricolture Territory and Environment’ is to strengthen and evolve the system of data and services of the infrastructures of the territory. In order to achieve this goal, however, a multiplicity of sub-interventions or sub-projects are required, such as the experimentation of new technologies for better knowledge of the territory.

Through these technologies, one can also:

  • analyse how the territory and the dynamics within it are evolving and quickly predict events or interventions by analysing past data,
  • update maps, making them always up-to-date,
  • update data in archives from paper to digital,
  • create new digital systems and services for citizens, authorities, the region and other actors to better monitor requests and interventions.

The implementing company of this project is InnovaPuglia. However, intervening at the regional level, they received support both from the region itself and from various sectoral and transversal bodies. Among these, a particularly fundamental role is played by the RTD (Responsible for Digital Transition).

The project implementation is currently still ongoing. Most of the funds for project implementation come from the European Commission’s 2014-2019 Cohesion and Development Fund, which is the institution in charge of such funding.

Find out more about the Puglia Digitale project by listening to the ‘EU with YOU’ podcast: https://podcast.areanews24.it/podcast/areanews-eufactor.htm

‘EU with YOU’ is the Eu Factor Next podcast realised by Raduni, the Association of Italian University Radio Operators, to tell citizens at first hand how European funds are spent. In each episode the podcast will tell the story of a project funded by the European Union and its Cohesion Policy on the national territory.

The DIAST Project ‘Development of a Diagnostic System for Space and Earth Applications‘ was set up in the Region of Tuscany and is the result of the commitment and union of numerous local organisations and companies, which are benchmarks in the space sector and for industry and research. 

Underlying the project is the desire to transform traditional forms of propulsion. In fact, from traditional chemical propulsion, electric solutions were sought to ensure not only greater efficiency and flexibility, but also to release more power, from 1.3 kW to 5 kW.

In order to be able to realise such engines, however, it was necessary to create a test bench suitable for supporting these new technologies. This state-of-the-art diagnostic system, unique in Europe, revolutionised and deepened the analysis of high-power thrusters. This test system is essential for manufacturers of satellite platforms and other space components, and these new technologies may also have other uses in the future, such as in the environmental field.

The DIAST Project was activated in 2016 and finished in 2018, half of which was financed by the Cohesion and Development Fund, belonging to the 2014-2020 Cohesion and Action Plan (CAP), while the remaining half came from the Region of Tuscany.

Find out more about the DIAST project by listening to the ‘EU with YOU’ podcast: https://podcast.areanews24.it/podcast/areanews-eufactor.htm 

‘EU with YOU’ is the Eu Factor Next podcast realised by Raduni, the Association of Italian University Radio Operators, to tell citizens at first hand how European funding is spent. In each episode the podcast will tell the story of a project funded by the European Union and its Cohesion Policy on the national territory.

Clip of Cohesion #73 – Are young people ready and prepared to vote in the upcoming European elections? We also discover the Imola-based cooperative Hibou, which works with Europe on a daily basis

Clip of Cohesion #72 – The European Parliament approved the directive to increase energy performance in buildings by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the sector by 2030 and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050

Interview with Daniele Vimini, deputy mayor and councillor for culture in Pesaro

The city of Milan is confirmed as being in the forefront and projected towards the major realities in Europe and the world.

The ‘New University Campus in the MIND Area’ project aims to create a new campus for the scientific faculties of the State University of Milan. It will consist of a total of five buildings, including classrooms, teaching and experimental laboratories and the library. Inside, 23,000 people including professors, students and researchers will be able to work closely together in an environment full of cutting-edge equipment.

The area chosen for the construction of the campus is the MIND Area (Milan Innovation District), already famous for hosting Expo 2015. Not only a university: over the next few years, the MIND Area will also see other projects and realities spring up within it, such as the IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi-Sant’Ambrogio, the Human Technopole Research Centre, as well as numerous companies and start-ups. The concentration of all these realities within a single area is very important both for the movement of citizens and for the communication and collaboration of the companies present.

At the end of 2022, the Board of Directors of the University of Milan approved the project for the University’s Science Campus with the aim of making the campus functional from 2026.

The entire project will cost approximately € 174 million. 81 million comes from the 2014-2020 Development and Cohesion Fund, co-financed by the European Commission. The remaining sum, approximately 48 million from the Lombardy Region (‘Patto Lombardia’), and the remaining 41 million from private entities.

Want to know more? Find out by listening to the ‘EU with YOU’ podcast:
https://podcast.areanews24.it/podcast/areanews-eufactor.htm

“EU with YOU” is the Eu Factor Next podcast realised by Raduni, the Association of Italian University Radio Operators, to tell citizens at first hand how European funds are spent. In each episode the podcast will tell the story of a project funded by the European Union and its Cohesion Policy on the national territory.

Interview with Guido Pellegrini (Sapienza-Roma), one of the PON Research and Innovation evaluators

Aosta, a city in north-western Italy, is known for its rich history and beautiful Alpine scenery. Recently, the city has undergone a transformation with the help of MCA, an architectural firm specialising in the preservation of historical buildings and the introduction of modern design elements.

This also includes the project for the construction of the Aosta university campus. This project is destined to become a landmark of contemporary Aosta and it is designed to revitalise an entire area of the territory while maintaining the original layout intact.

The aim of the project is to preserve and enhance the existing structures, while creating new spaces for education, community engagement and modern life.

In fact, with works began in 2013, the project involves the construction of three new buildings that will house the common areas and classrooms of various faculties for around 2,000 students, for a funding of approximately 36 million euros.

Find out more about Aosta’s new university campus by listening to the “EU with YOU” podcast: https://podcast.areanews24.it/podcast/areanews-eufactor.htm

“EU with YOU” is the Eu Factor Next podcast realised by Raduni, the Association of Italian University Radio Operators, to tell the public at first hand how European funding is spent. In each episode the podcast will tell the story of a project funded by the European Union and its Cohesion Policy on the national territory.

A technological dispenser to innovate in the wine sector