Sales of pasta in Italy have fallen by more than 10% in the last five years, with nearly a quarter of Italian consumers cutting back on the amount of pasta they eat. That’s according to new research from Mintel. Sales amounted to 908,000 tonnes in 2016 or 15.2kg per person – down from 17kg in 2011. Mintel suggested that Italy’s love of pasta had ‘g...

The idea of open-source isn't something you come across very often in the car industry. In most cases (make that "in every case"), if one company comes up with something it had spent a lot of time and money on, it will guard it as best it can against the competition.  That's how things work in a competitive environment. It's not how they necessaril...

Congratulations to Giuseppe Cataldo, PhD, systems engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and @NASA's space technology development program receives the “NASA’s Early Career Public Achievement Medal", a prestigious medal which is awarded for unusual and significant performance during the first 10 years of an individual's career in support...

Oil giant Eni’s brand is worth more than utility Enel’s. And both are ahead of luxury goods group Gucci, phone company TIM and sportscar maker Ferrari. Brand Finance’s ranking of Italy’s most valuable brands is full of surprises. The study looks at the top 50 major Italian brands and gives them a value of €94 billion, based on the sum of four compo...

Seattle native Elizabeth Weitz fell in love with Italian culture while working as an au pair in Bari, a major port city in southern Italy, from 2014 to 2015. No place is perfect, however, and when she returned to Seattle, Weitz thought about how she could find a way to spend more time in Italy while addressing a few of her concerns. The result? Put...

The Italian company Cama Group is the winner of the Best Future Machine Award 2017, aimed at rewarding the highest levels of innovation in the packaging industry. The competition has been launched by the American company Rockwell Automation, which is the world’s largest provider of industrial automation and information products, with over 22,000 em...

It’s been 12 months since the official start the project on ‘the many meanings of Mina’ and since the first phase research trip to Rome to collect resources from magazines and TV programmes about Mina’s star image in the 1960s and 1970s. Although I started researching Mina way back in 2010, I’ve been able to concentrate on her more completely over...

Saranno dieci i giovani imprenditori emiliano-romagnoli che questa estate potranno staccare un biglietto gratuito per la California. Fino al 22 maggio sono aperte le iscrizioni alla 5^ edizione del Silicon Valley Mindset Program, il programma ‘full immersion’ nel più importante ecosistema dell’innovazione per aspiranti imprenditori, promosso da Reg...

Due artisti, un architetto, un compositore, un ricercatore in studi classici e una studiosa del Rinascimento. Alessandro Di Pietro, Rä Di Martino, Fosco Lucarelli, Federico Gardella, Emilio Rosamilia e Veronica Copello. Saranno loro i borsisti dell’Italian Fellowship 2017-2018, bando di residenza indetto dall’American Academy in Rome per rinforzare...

Da Roma, dove ha fatto tappa a Talent Garden e Luiss Enlabs, a Cetraro (Cs) dove è atteso per la seconda edizione del meeting nazionale dell’Istituto di Nanotecnologia del Cnr. Una serie di incontri a Sassari e Cagliari e poi il “rientro” in Capitale per la Startup Week. È una “mission” informale ma fitta di impegni declinata in nome della (ri)scop...