Future Built on Knowledge

Giancarlo Sciascia

(Voghera, 1979) After the Master’s Degree in Political Economics with a research thesis on pluralism in the Italian television system and the Master in Art & Culture Management, since 2007 he has worked for some Italian cultural institutions (Codice: Idee per la cultura, Fondazione Ahref, Historical Italian War Museum – Rovereto, University of Trento, Internet Festival, Science Festival – Genoa and Science Festival – Rome, Fondazione Con il Sud, MIUR, Festival Economia – Trento). Community manager since 2011, he is FBK Audience Developer since 2015, manages social networks’ accounts and curated the participatory process to define the Future Built on Knowledge motto. He has been part of numerous juries for startup competition at the intersection between the digital, social and cultural fields (Che Fare, Culturability). Winner of the 2013 edition of the IC-Cultural Innovation Competition promoted by the Cariplo Foundation with the Myffy project (now MovieDay.it). With the Bella Sapi project! received the special mention at the 2015 Boom Polmoni Urbani Competition.

Author's articles

  • Mobile Money: Understanding and Predicting its Adoption and Use in a Developing Economy - our recent case study computed 77 features to investigate whether and how past mobile phone behavior is related to the future usage of M-Pesa
    January 14, 2019
  • The Roca London Gallery is hosting an exhibition, based on Marco De Nadai and MOBS @ FBK research activities. It proposes that, used responsibly, personal data could be the key to better urban design
    November 7, 2018
  • "Rethinking the economy of digital platforms in social innovation": a Conversation with Maurizio Teli, Reserch & Innovation coordinator of Commonfare.net, recently invited by Eit Digital for an Innovation Talk about the co-op platform and paradigm
    October 29, 2018
  • What does it mean to be human? Science fiction has been exploring this question since its inception. With the coming of artificial intelligence, the need to ask real and hard questions becomes more pressing
    October 25, 2018
  • IRVAPP seminar with prof. Massimo Buscema, expert in Artificial Intelligence and deep learning faced with a perspective that is "different from the mainstream"
    October 17, 2018
  • Startup and Innovation: Banca Etica selects the best projects that will be supported with high-quality loans and consultancy
    October 8, 2018
  • We interviewed Flaviano Zandonai, Ezio Manzini and Francesco Profumo, protagonists at the 16th Workshop on Social Enterprise
    September 18, 2018
  • At Economics Festival 2018, the Belarusian sociologist, journalist and writer, expert in media and technology, spoke of the ongoing global war between American and Chinese companies for the global hegemony of artificial intelligence, and appealed to EU politics
    July 6, 2018
  • CREATE-NET has been recognized by Digital360 among the most relevant research centers in the promotion of digital innovation in Italy
    July 4, 2018
  • For some time now, we have been hearing that Artificial Intelligence will replace most human jobs. However, talking to a hi-tech marketing guru like Guy Kawasaki (former Apple chief evangelist), we had the impression that this was not necessarily the case
    June 27, 2018
  • We met the prof. Ronald J. Brachman at the FBK headquarters during the conference "The pleasure of research in AI", here is his perspective on AI as a long run researcher
    June 19, 2018
  • How can pleasure be a principle for innovation? What is the key motivational factor? How important is impact measurement? Why do we need crazyness? - A conversation with Doris Sommer from Harvard
    June 7, 2018
  • Building a stronger Europe: new initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies
    June 5, 2018
  • The project participated in the "Sustainable PA Award, 100 projects to achieve the objectives of Agenda 2030", promoted by Forum Pubbilca Amministrazione in collaboration with ASviS
    May 31, 2018
  • "It-Fab" is here: a consortium of research INFRASTRUCTURES in the micro and nanotechnology field connected to the EuroNanoLab project, which will significantly increase the chances of accessing projects on a European scale. FBK is part of it together with CNR and PoliMi
    May 30, 2018
  • It sounds like a paradox, but according to Wolfgang Wahlster, CEO and scientific director of DFKI, it makes no sense to build future zero-emission production centers if the commuting of workers remains highly polluting
    May 21, 2018
  • FBK presented a major new machine learning project for Precision Medicine that leverages Azure cloud computing capability and a $ 20,000 grant support under the Azure for Research program at the Microsoft Edu Day2018
    May 16, 2018
  • Empowering Digital Transformation of Africa by WAZIUP and WAZIHUB initiative - a project coordinated by Open IoT research unit of CREATE-NET center at FBK
    May 14, 2018
  • On March 1, 2018, the follow-up meeting to check on the progress of the tasks of the big Alternating School and Work Program involving more than 200 students in Trentino was held at "M. Buonarroti" High School in Trento
    April 5, 2018
  • Interview with Eugenio Santoro, Head of the Health Informatics Laboratory at the "Mario Negri" Institute of Pharmacological Research in Milan
    March 30, 2018
  • The EIT Digital Innovation project ICARO-EU addresses a new integrated high capacity direct-air-to ground communications system. FBK research center CREATE-NET contributed to the system prototype design and implementation
    March 21, 2018
  • FBK research on artificial intelligence as a demanding and patient practice to keep together technological progress and human development
    February 16, 2018
  • What are the main challenges to face to translate research excellence into a succssessful innovation ecosystem? Paolo Taticchi from Imperial College shows us his point of view
    February 5, 2018
  • Thanks to the collaboration started, FBK has now the opportunity to report to Mamacrowd the startups in its acceleration program that meet the requirements to access online capital raising through the equity crowdfunding portal
    February 3, 2018
  • The digital initiatives of the city of Barcelona and an interview on the role of digital and social innovation at the present stage
    November 29, 2017
  • What progress has been made? What are the legal (licensing) and technological (standards and repository) tools for profitable dissemination of research data?
    November 9, 2017
  • The FBK Digital Humanities Unit has created an interactive tool that describes in detail the movements of Italian deportees during the Holocaust. The system can be downloaded for free
    October 31, 2017
  • Sandro Battisti was the KEYNOTE SPEAKER of the international congress CIKI 2017 held in Foz do Iguaçu at the Itaipu Technology Park in Brazil on September 11.
    September 22, 2017
  • First edition of the educational robotics lab to bring Elementary School Children to STEM disciplines (Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science)
    July 21, 2017
  • Through diaries, letters, illustrated magazines and oral memories, the historical reconstruction of television audience through the changes of the 1950s and 60s
    July 3, 2017
  • Marco Ventura, Director of the FBK Center for Religious Studies and member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief: "freedom of religion or belief is under threat in the OSCE region and international co-operation can strengthen it as a force for security".
    June 27, 2017
  • Video interviews to some of the protagonists of the Workshop “Tradition and Traditionalisms Compared. A Joint Program of the Tradition Project and the Postsecular Conflicts Project” co-organized by the Centre for Religious Studies at the FBK Foundation.
    June 14, 2017
  • A VIDEO-message from prof. Leo D. Lefebure on "The Conflict of Social Innovations: Christian Theologies, Empires, and Modern Constructions of Race"
    May 26, 2017
  • Proceedings from the "COLLABORATIVE LIVING, COHOUSING and REUSING EMPTY SPACES IN TRENTINO" CONFERENCE, an opportunity for reconstructing the history of the phenomenon, defining its main features and representing the opportunities for urban regeneration, local development and transformation of welfare it offers.
    May 24, 2017
  • Turning point for DOMOSENS, the project that simulates a real company owned by students and researchers: in 9 months the aim is to offer the market a sensor for monitoring air quality in homes.
    March 24, 2017
  • Paolo Traverso, ICT Center Director was the co-chair of the panel “Digitising Manufacturing” dealing with AI application in future industries. Outcomes of the panel will be officially transmitted to G20 ministers and discussed during the G20 Summit in Berlin April 6-7th '17.
    March 22, 2017
  • Storrar is part of a leading international group of theologians, social scientists and other scholars, on issues facing public theology for the 21st century.
    February 1, 2017
  • At the presence of Council Member. Sara Ferrari (PaT), the FBK Povo premises turned into a catwalk. The models were the students of Centro Moda Canossa. The garments worn, equipped with multi-purpose sensors, are the result of an experiment which sees research and school work side by side. The objectives: create new opportunities for young people and fight violence against women.
    January 14, 2017
  • I met Claudio Ferlan and asked him to take a few minutes of his time to share his experience of Mobility abroad.
    December 23, 2016