Italy and United States Renew Scientific Cooperation Agreement - 2016-2017 Two-Year Joint Declaration Signed

Jan 19, 2016 1044

With research areas including nanotechnology, agrifood, robotics, ICT, and life sciences, scientific cooperation between Italy and the United States was strengthened and bolstered when the 2016-2017 Joint Declaration on Scientific and Technological Cooperation was signed today at the Foreign Ministry headquarters. In the afternoon, experts from the two countries will discuss basic research and innovation at the US Embassy in Rome.

Presentations will be delivered by Italian Minister of Education, University and Research, Stefania Giannini, and by the US ambassador to Italy, John Phillips. Both events are part of the 12th US – Italy Joint Commission Meeting. During the Declaration signing ceremony, Roberto Cantoni, Head of the Italian Foreign Ministry's Scientific and Technological Cooperation Unit, and Kelly C. Degnan, the US Embassy's Deputy Chief of Mission, expressed their satisfaction with the current ongoing cooperation projects and approved seven priority areas for the 2016-2017 biennium.

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