Innovation Through Science: Humanitas University at 2016 ISSNAF annual event

ISSNAF eventISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation) celebrates its Annual Event on October 17th-18th at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, under the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. The talents and innovators of the largest Italian scientific network outside of Europe meet the institutions, industry, and academia to help creating industrial value, promoting scientific research, and providing young and brilliant Italian minds with career opportunities.

Humanitas University is among the event supporters, together with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cisco Systems, Fondazione Bracco, Global Good by Intellectual Ventures, Hogan Lovells, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

ISSNAF Annual Event 2016: Innovation through science

Innovation through science is the main theme of the event. The first panel, entirely focused on investment opportunities in Italy in the area of research and innovation, has hosted a presentation to the International community of the Human Technopole, the new research and innovation center that will rise in Milan, by Professor Roberto Cingolani, Director of IIT and lead of the Human Technopole.

img_3645In science boundaries have no future and the collaborative networks like ISSNAF always more represent an added value in today’s world – said the President of the Foundation, Vito M Campese –. Our intent is to create a bridge over the Atlantic: thus, we are happy to give our support to Human Technopole. This may be the first of a series of projects to bring Italian researchers back home with all the knowledge they have developed abroad. But Human Technopole can also attract researchers from around the world”.

Research and education are two of the main international bridges that can create innovative connections out of our national and personal boundaries” – comments Dr. Giorgio Ferrari, CEO of Humanitas University

During the event, ISSNAF has awarded five young Italian scientists excelling in the US and Canada, working on leukemia, bioscience and cognitive science, engineering, mathematics and physics, environmental science, astrophysics and chemistry. 

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ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation) is a 501c(3) not-for- profit organization whose mission is to promote scientific, academic, and technological cooperation amongst Italian researchers and scholars active in North America and the world of research in Italy.

Established in 2008, under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Washington, by 37 Italian world-renowned researchers of which 4 Nobel Laureates, ISSNAF is the largest network of Italian Scientists and Scholars in Canada and the United States.

ISSNAF Affiliates are post-graduates of Italian origin with at least one year affiliation to a North-American academic or scientific Institution. Through its 4,000+ network, ISSNAF reaches over 300 centers of excellence in Canada and the US in all fields of research and Academia, from hard sciences to the humanities.


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.