In a small workshop near Vicenza, Italy, artisans make traditional-looking roofing tiles with a hidden difference: Each module contains solar photovoltaic cells. The family-owned company that makes the tiles, Dyaqua, started developing its “Invisible Solar” products more than a decade ago. Solar panels “were spreading much faster than before, and o...

Italy's WSense is the world's most innovative enterprise in data collection and management for the purpose of protecting the ocean environment. This was determined by the World Economic Forum-which just concluded in Davos-which selected it as the only Italian company and awarded it the Ocean Data Challenge, as part of the session "The Earth Data Re...

Will renewable energy-sharing successfully combat climate change and usher in a cleaner, more sustainable future for urban cities? Four countries have submitted competing candidatures to organise and host the World Expo 2030—the Republic of Korea (Busan), Italy (Rome), Ukraine (Odesa), and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). Reigning in the power of the sun, Tu...

On a sunny winter morning, the dog trainer Mario Fortebraccio slowly bends toward a line of potted olive trees and indicates it with his hand. Waiting for that signal, Paco, a three-year-old white Labrador, rushes through the row of plants with his head tilted, sniffing each pot at the root, the rhythm of his inhaling echoing through the greenhouse...

We have heard about the NASA studies that are trying to grow vegetables in space. But some have thought about starting by going underwater. Nemo's Garden is an innovative project based in Noli, Liguria, where some 600 crops from around the world, from tobacco to tangerines, have been grown. This strange underwater garden is the brainchild of Sergi...

ENEA researchers have developed a method to identify pure extra virgin olive oil through the traceability of the geographical origin of the olives based on the content of elements. The outcomes of the study were published in the open source journal ‘foods’. The study was conducted on thirty-seven samples of olives and leaves from eleven species of...

Italian wine producer Cantina Goccia has developed what it claims is the “world’s first” purpose-built filling machine for paper bottles. The facility, which is based at its Umbria winery, will initially fill 1,000 paper bottles per hour, with the opportunity to double capacity in the future.  Since Cantina Goccia launched its own paper-packaged wi...

Hundreds of visitors over the four-day event featuring pitches from 50 startups and insights into the Italian innovation ecosystem. And a sold-out Italian Pavilion for the Investor Night that captured the attention of more than 300 guests. The Italian delegation at CES in Las Vegas, the world’s most important tech event, enjoyed great success in te...

Estrema Fulminea is a new electric supercar from Italy that will reportedly use solid-state battery technology, as well as ultra-capacitors. It sounds like a direct rival to the Rimac Nevera, with four individual electric motors that give a combined power output of 1.5 megawatts, enough the startup hopes for the vehicle to take the Nurburgring lap...

Pininfarina is no stranger to visual experiments that may or may not become actual vehicles. At CES this year, the Italian design firm and coachbuilder's design touches could be found throughout the transportation area with design collaborations that explore the ways people might move around tomorrow or the day after. Two previously unveiled vehicl...