On Sunday December 10, 2017 at the Culture and Arts Centre in Bishan District of Chongqing (China), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Chongqing University and the District of Bishan held the event named “From the Leaning Tower along the New High-Tech Silk Road.” This event had the purpose to enhance the Sino-Italian Technological and Scientific Cooperation and to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Galileo Galilei Italian Institute (GGII).
The morning session started with the institutional speeches by Huang Wenjie, Bishan District Standing Committee Member, Lorenzo Gonzo, Scientific Councillor of Consulate General of the Republic of Italy in Chongqing, Zhou Yan, Director of Science and Technology Commission of Chongqing Municipality and Paolo Bazzoni, Board Member of China-Italy Chamber of Commerce in Chongqing.
The morning session continued with three round-tables. The first was on “China-Italy Cooperation for Innovation & Technology Transfer,” the second on “Italian Design: Best Practices for Cooperation with China” and the last one on “Bio-tech’s Application in Agricultural Sector and Cold Chain Logistics.”
After the lunch break, our guests visited the Bishan National High-Tech Zone and attended to the presentation of one of the first enterprises which will soon start operating in Bishan area.
In the afternoon, the institutional speeches were held by Zhang Yongwu, Mayor of Bishan District, Filippo Nicosia, Consul General at Consulate General of the Republic of Italy in Chongqing, Meng Weidong, Vice President of Chongqing University and Pietro Tonutti, Vice president of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Galileo Galilei Italian Institute, Pierdomenico Perata, Rector of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, sent a video message, followed by a speech from Alberto Di Minin, Director of our Institute.
Massimo Bergamasco, Director of Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP), received the Galileo Galilei Award for his outstanding contribution to the Galilei Institute.
Prof. Bergamasco gave a presentation on the proposed International Joint Research Laboratory on Innovative Virtual Environments, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
His speech was concluded by the unveiling of the Transformative Basement plaque.
To conclude the event, a concert with Italian and Chinese artists was performed to give a warm goodbye to the guests.