Fondazione Symbola

Symbola is the Foundation for Italian Quality. It was founded in 2005 with the aim of promoting a new development model based on quality that combine tradition, territory, as well as technological innovation, research, design. In one word, the soft e


Environmental challenges point to new opportunities that, thanks also to Italian manufacturing traditions, are within our country's grasp: the circular economy is one of the most exciting and promising of these opportunities. Italy – poor in natural resources – has always striven to make more efficient, intelligent and innovative use of materials,...

There is an Italy that challenges the crisis by focusing on its own identity, which competes and asserts itself without losing its soul. Culture, beauty and creativity are the keys to maintain and strengthen the international records that can boast our country. Italy is known in the world for its extraordinary food and wine heritage that makes it t...

The green economy is a formidable factor of competitiveness and has been, in these difficult years, the best response to the crisis, a road that looks ahead and faces the challenges of the future by crossing the deep nature of our economy: the drive for quality and beauty, social cohesion, natural allies of the efficient use of energy and matter, i...

Culture is one of the driving forces of the Italian economy, one of the factors that fuel the quality and competitiveness of Made in Italy. The Cultural and Creative Production System, made by enterprises, public administrations and non-profit, generated 89,9 billion euro and initiates other sectors of the economy, moving all considered 250 billion...

To understand the meaning of the word design, it is useful to return to the etymological root of the word, from the Latin de-signum, literally "relativo al progetto" ("related to the project"). Seen in this light, design is a modus operandi not only related to solving aesthetic problems, but also to the ability to manage and solve complex problems:...

Mobility is entering a new era, one which is more sustainable and efficient. Electricity storage and engine technologies are mature, clean energy sources and smart grids are widely available, climate change imposes new challenges, new life styles emerge and consumers, like institutions, are becoming increasingly aware: all of which allows us to say...

To revive the economy and meet the world challenges we have to look to our strengths, while never forgetting our ancient problems and those of today. We can start from an Italy that looks confidently to the future because it does not deny its soul.

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Fondazione Symbola      Translation by:   The green economy has proved to be one of the most significant and effective responses to the crisis. A reaction that crosses the deep nature of our economy: the push for quality and beauty, natural allies of an efficient use of energy and matter, innovation...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Fondazione Symbola      Translation by:   The crisis, which finally seems to loosen its grip on the country, has left us a legacy made not only of suffering but also of awareness: it has taught us that in the global world of the twenty-first century we must be able to deal with change, whether it's shoc...

WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : Symbola + Federlegno      Translation by:   Beside the analysis of the numbers, the search "Made in Italy lives the future" by FederlegnoArredo and Symbola Foundation has analyzed over 30 experiences of enterprise related to 10 key points regarding the circular economy: Eco-Design, Durability, Disassembly...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : Fondazione Symbola      Translation by:   The green economy in Italy is now a seized opportunity, rather than a need to be. The numbers say this: those of GreenItaly 2015, the sixth report from Symbola Foundation and Unioncamere, promoted in collaboration with CONAI, which measures and weighs the st...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Fondazione Symbola, Unioncamere, Fondazione Edison      Translation by:   There is an Italy which we often do not know that does things every Italian should be proud of. The Rapporto I.T.A.L.I.A. - Geographies of the new made in Italy edited by Fondazione Symbola, Unioncamere and Fondazione Edison was...