Spoke 7 signed an agreement with Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome to host the Biodiversity exhibition, launched the naturalistic and scientific photography competition, and began the production of theatrical performances. The production of data journalism products on the Center's data was commissioned, and the survey on public perceptions of biodiversity has been concluded. Furthermore, the digitization of the 4 million museum artifacts commenced in early December, and the agreement for the national facility for natural collections was formally signed. Spoke 7 events included 1 national kick off and 1 PhD meeting. In the area of education, there are 34 DIN grants, 5 seasonal schools and 2 master's degrees.
Spoke Leader: Isabella Saggio - Telmo Pievani
Spoke 8 is organizing multiple meetings to promote staff mobility tools at embassies of internationals, particularly from Central and South America, as well as constant meetings with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to identify appropriate intervention challenges for the development of innovative technologies related to biodiversity. At the European level, it is collaborating with actors involved in biodiversity research and enhancement (e.g., JRC, OECD). Spoke 8 aims to broaden and strengthen the innovation in the area of Biodiversity by providing assistance for initiatives and product development that are in addition to the scientific spoke's activities. To date, the 10 million call for parks and marine protected areas has been closed, and a further 4 million call for parks and marine protected areas, as well as the 20 million call for SMEs, are currently in progress.
Spoke Leader: Maria Carmela - Giuseppe Gigli
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The important progress meeting of the NBFC - National Biodiversity Future Center closed today with the scientific reviewers, Helena Freitas, Frank Johannes, Isabel Campos, and with the participation of Fabrizio Cobis, Maria Chiara Carrozza and Luigi Fiorentino representing the Ministry, the National Research Council of Italy, majority partner, and the company.
In the presence of the General Director (Riccardo Coratella), the Innovation Director (Alberto Di Minin), the Gateway Designer (Luca De Biase) and the Program Manager (Lorenzo Saltari) and spoke leaders were presented the progress of research and innovation activities developed on monitoring, conservation, restoration and enhancement of biodiversity. Also presented were several focuses mainly on education, communication and future prospects of the NBFC - National Biodiversity Future Center.
The two days featured alternating speakers who represented the state of the art of the project and future prospects on various scientific issues related to the world of biodiversity.
Special thanks go to the spoke leaders of University of Siena (Francesco Frati), University of Pavia (Hellas Cena), Sapienza University of Rome (Isabella Saggio), University of Milano-Bicocca (Massimo Labra), Politecnico di Milano (Maria Chiara Pastore), University of Palermo (Gianluca Sarà), University of Naples Federico II (Simonetta Fraschetti), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Lorena Rebecchi), University of Sassari (Donatella Spano), CNR Iret (Calfapietra Carlo), University of Genoa (Mariachiara Chiantore) and hub staff Sarah Rossi de Gasperis, Claudia Gorga, Antonio Carbone, Jean Paul De Jorio and Valeria Steccanella.
L’Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisologia Molecolare attiva la raccolta di candidature spontanee tramite Manifestazione di interesse per la costituzione dell”Elenco di “Esperti di Valutazione” qualificati per la valutazione di merito delle proposte progettuali delle domande di finanziamento presentate in risposta al bando a cascata “IBFM NBFC SPOKE 6 - BIODIVERSITY AND HUMAN WELLNESS” Prot. n. 407709 del 19/12/2023 e successive rettifiche del programma PNRR NBFC (National Biodoversity Future Center – NBFC (Codice CN_00000033), Spoke 6 CUP B83C22002930006 a valere sul PNRR, Missione 4, Componente 2, Investimento 1.4 - finanziato dall’Unione europea – NextGenerationEU)