Every year on Leonardo Da Vinci’s death anniversary (April 15), Italy celebrates Italian Research Day. The 2020 edition of Italian Research Day in the World falls at a crucial historical moment, when Italy and the whole world are confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Italian Research Day in the World allows reflecting on the importance of scientific collaboration in the search for a cure.
An exceptional testimonial of the Day, Mr Walter Ricciardi, Counsellor of the Minister of Health for Italy’s relations with international health organizations has recorded this video message youtu.be/yqAsX8dvXRw on the Italian reply to #COVID19, and the importance of the Scientific Diplomacy –#DiplomaziaScientifica – to find a vaccine.
Did you know that Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale has a network of 26 Scientific Attachés and 2 Space Attachés in 21 strategic countries? Over the last 3 years, they have helped finance 285 Relevance Projects in 16 countries and 400 researchers exchanges in 9 countries.
They prepared a video message for all of you that you can find here https://youtu.be/eYMYsZ_yypE.
The message of the Scientific Attaché at Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, Simone Dell’Agnello, can be found at minute 3’46’’.
“Silicon Valley is the home of information technology. The NASA AMES research center collaborates structurally with Italy: universities and research centers in the San Francisco Bay Area have generated about 60 Nobel prizes, inventions and industrial products that are equivalent to the tenth economy in the world. Here Italian researchers are protagonists in all fields of research and innovation and are part of a network called ISSNAF: the foundation of Italian academics and scientists in North America.”
Quick facts: Do you know that …– 1 job in European research institutions generates 4 jobs in the entire economy?
– 1€ invested in #ScientificResearch generates more wealth than 1€ invested in other sectors?
– 1 unit of added value in #hightech sectors generates 2.4 in the total economy?