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Friday, 11 May

Stazione Marittima Congress Centre

09:00-10:45 Innovation and Society

How to strenghten the innovation culture in our society?

What role can the public sector play to accelerate innovation changes in our society and raise the level of citizens' inclusion and participation?

What kind of governance is necessary at national and international level to make innovation policies more effective in our societies?

10:45-11:15 Discussion and Report of the Rapporteur
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-12:45 Sustainable Development and Health

How to develop integrated healthcare approaches that can meet the challenges of the 21st century, arising from aging populations, environment deterioration and possible global pandemics?

Identify issues related to intellectual property and health care, including impact on developing countries. Identify critical areas of research, e.g. bio-nanotechnology, biomolecular medicine, genetic engineering, telemedicine and new cancer therapies.

12:45-13:15 Discussion and Report of the Rapporteur

13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:40 Sustainable Development and Energy

What possible scenario exists for the world of the 21st century?

How to develop an integrated approach involving education, research and innovation to solve the energy challenges of the 21st century?

15:40-16:10 Discussion and Report of the Rapporteur
16:10-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:15 Special Session on Research and Innovation: the Role of the Government (ROUND TABLE)

How to leverage public expenditure in attracting private funding for university research, and enhance cooperation between universities and industry?

How can governments cooperate with the private sector in the development of innovative, high quality education, research and innovation systems?

How can governments promote dialogue and synergies with business, higher education and labour to articulate sound policies and develop needed resources for higher education?

18:15-18:45 Discussion and Report of the Rapporteur

20:30 Ballet "Capriccio Italiano"

Venue: Foyer of the Theatre Rossetti

Buffet dinner

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