An Italian technology startup called Eyra Ltd will soon release a wearable device known as the Horus that allows the visually impaired to explore public space beyond the limitations of the walking cane. "The white cane is not enough because it only solves the issue of detecting obstacles touching the ground," said Saverio Murgia, CEO and co-founder...

Made in Italy is not just a label that indicates the country of origin, Made in Italy has became a brand. And as it happens with other popular brands, it often suffers from numerous imitations and falsifications. That is the question lots of people ask themselves every single day all over the world.  And the “victims” of the falsifications are not...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has instituted the second annual Award for Italian researchers and startuppers operating abroad. The award includes two categories: The “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award" to recognize an eminent Italian scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made...

A little after 2 p.m. on an impossibly muggy summer day in June, I squeeze my sweaty, 6-foot-1-inch body into the passenger seat of Antonio Puliafito's shiny black Maserati. As excited as I am about speeding along the Italian coast in a luxury convertible, Puliafito isn't showing off what his nifty '90s-era, 6-cylinder Italian sports car can do. He...

“Ho vissuto in Italia fino quando avevo nove anni e ora purtroppo l’italiano lo capisco ma non lo parlo bene”. Niccolo De Masi, la “o” accentata si è persa per strada, lo racconta al telefono mentre si sta recando a lavoro a Palo Alto in California. Doppio passaporto, 36 anni, ha già una lunga esperienza di Silicon Valley. E’ il presidente di quell...

Il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, a sostegno del programma di promozione integrato e del collegamento tra il mondo della ricerca e quello delle imprese, intende promuovere la seconda edizione del Premio della Farnesina per ricercatori e "startupper" italiani all'estero che piu' si sono distinti nel contesto del P...

The recovery in southern Italy is continuing, driven by business. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.9% in 2016, after +1% in 2015: moderate growth that should continue also in the first part of 2017. And it is industry in the strict sense which is fueling this trend: its value added rose in 2016 by 3.4%: two points higher than the Italian average...

We often hear about the constant efforts by Italy’s regulatory bodies to safeguard our authentic “Made in Italy” merchandise mark. A lot of times, however, the best solutions are the ones developed by young start-up companies, like the Sardinian Autentico, that employs “Near Field Communication” (NFC) technology to prevent Italian products’ counter...

Italy is a world-leading creative manufacturing powerhouse, and we are strongly committed in gathering the best talents and resources in the world to foster its vision and leadership. After 4 four years of educational and corporate innovation programs, we have decided to map and open the Italian high-end manufacturing know-how to select, invest in...

When Gaetano Donizetti’s operatic tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor opens at the Santa Fe Opera in July, women touched by the tragic-romantic performance can bury their memories in a new, authentic Italian “Lucia Clutch” handbag. The handmade leather clutch comes from artisan workshops in Italy through a limited-edition offering by Santa Fe startup “ital...