On Friday 8th June 2018 we are going to intervene in two workshops at the “R2B – Research to Business”, the 13th edition of the International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Skills for Innovation that will be held in Bologna (Fair District – Hall 33).

At 10 am, at Arena S3, our Vice-president Prof. Giuseppe Torluccio will give a speech about “Social Business as a stimulus for local development” during the workshop “Innovation and social challenges: the Social Challenge Innovation Platform”.

More specifically, this represents the opportunity to tell the winning projects of the “Social Farming in the Apennines” challenge, that participated in the European initiative which is the discussion topic of the workshop.

📌 At 2 pm the debate will focus on social finance. Prof. Torluccio and Prof. Giulio Tagliavini of the University of Parma – spokesperson of the MEMI Project – will discuss of “Microcredit for local and social development”, in the framework of the workshop “Finance for social innovation” to be held at Arena R2B.


R2B – Research to Business 2018

13th International Exhibition of Industrial Research and Skills for Innovation
7-8 June 2018 – Bologna, Fair District – Hall 33

R2B – Research to Business is an opportunity to discover technological and social innovations, to deepen European and Italian policies for competitiveness, research and development and to actively participate in laboratories and workshops.

The exhibition will focus on:

  • Industry 4.0 and digital innovation;
  • Circular economy and climate change;
  • Skills and creativity;
  • Big Data for Industry;
  • Social innovation and Sharing Economy;
  • 30 years of Cohesion;
  • Open Innovation and Start-Up;
  • Urban Regeneration.

R2B is promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region and BolognaFiere, in collaboration with ASTER and SMAU.