Future Built on Knowledge

Giancarlo Sciascia

Born in 1979, entrepreneur and cultural manager with a background in Political Economy. Since 2007 he has collaborated with many Italian institutions (Festivals, Museums, Research Bodies and Consultancy Agencies) and contributed to various startup competitions at the intersection between the digital, social and cultural fields (cheFare, Culturability, Internet Festival, Falling Walls ). From 2011 to 2015 he was the Community Manager of the Ahref Foundation and since 2016 he has been the Audience Developer of the Bruno Kessler Foundation: he has been managing the official accounts on social networks and has overseen the participatory process to define the motto Future Built on Knowledge. In 2020 he wrote the book Fabbricare fiducia. From 2022 he has been curating the podcast series FBK Radio: Science and Society. Future Thinker (2023: Master in Strategic Foresight by Trento University, directed by Prof. Roberto Poli, UNESCO Chair in Antiicpatory Systems). Linkedin Profile.

Author's articles

  • September 14, 2023
    Smart Altitude European project enters the final stage of Regiostars 2023
    The jury has carefully evaluated the record number of applications – 228 in total – and selected 30 finalists. Among them, Smart Altitude, a European Interreg Alpine Space project partnered by FBK Center for Sustainable Energy, that aims at implementing new tools to improve the use of energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alpine ski areas.
  • August 21, 2023
    Tell me how you play and i’ll tell you who you are
    Best Paper Award for Antonio Bucchiarone at the 5th international conference on human-computer interactions in games, as part of the HCII 2023 held in Copenhagen on July 23-28
  • August 20, 2023
    Third place for Alessandro Sartori (a UNITN PhD Student @ FBK Sustainable Energy Center) at the Tyrol Days of the European Forum Alpbach for his paper "Multi-objective optimization of an energy community: an integrated and dynamic approach for full decarbonisation in the European Alps".
  • July 17, 2023
    Research and innovation inside industry’s digital transition
    A focus on digital technologies for the changing industry: FBK's applied research in manufacturing, aerospace, rail, automotive, energy and precision agriculture.
  • July 7, 2023
    Doctor or Robot? The Prospects of Digital Health
    FBK promoted and hosted the first introductory course on the use of digital technologies in medical practice for the Trento School of Specific Training in General Medicine.
  • June 27, 2023
    A day of discussion involving the national research and innovation ecosystem on quantum technologies was held at FBK on May 23, 2023. A whole new level for supercomputing, communication networks, and the competitiveness of the production system, particularly for SMEs that represent the vast majority of the Italian industrial structure
  • June 5, 2023
    The evolution of industrial maintenance
    As part of its collaboration with the Rovereto-based company PAMA, the Vision Technologies Research Unit at FBK's Digital Industry Center oversaw the development of computer vision modules for remote troubleshooting and industrial maintenance through an augmented reality-based application. The solution developed ensures data security, allows for user experience customization, enables predictive analytics, and facilitates the creation of maintenance ticket and intervention requests.
  • May 17, 2023
    The digital twin and the city-as-a-platform
    REbuild Italia 2023 aw the presentation of the digital twin model for Bologna: an infrastructure that does not merely reproduce the urban fabric but supports its relationships, co-evolves with the city dynamically and is able to predict and anticipate behaviors and transformations occurring in the real world, supporting decision-makers' analysis thanks to a representation that is both concise and comprehensive, taking into account the complexity and mutual influences among various urban systems.
  • May 10, 2023
    Bit armies
    Silvio Ranise, director of FBK's Center for Cybersecurity and professor of Computer Science at the University of Trento, was among the speakers at #WNF23 and talk about cyber attacks and their effects in the real world. Riccardo Meggiato, consultant in digital forensics and cybersecurity, discussed with him
  • May 6, 2023
    The biggest challenge for generative AI? Education!
    Held as part of Wired Next Fest Trentino 2023, "The Rules of the Perfect Algorithm," a diascussion between Marco Guerini, head of the FBK LanD research unit, and Lorenzo Cella, software engineer known to most as the creator of PizzaGpt.
  • February 17, 2023
    Inheritances and social justice
    Salvatore Morelli presented the findings of his latest study: "The Influence of Intergenerational Transfers on Wealth Inequality in Rich Countries: Size Matters" at FBK-IRVAPP
  • February 9, 2023
    Destination: Ganymede
    The European probe JUICE is set to be launched from Kourou Space Base in French Guiana in the second half of April. Mission goal: to reach Jupiter's orbit in seven years and study its icy moons. The Bruno Kessler Foundation (with the research group coordinated by Francesca Bovolo) is among the partners in the UniTrento-led project.
  • December 13, 2022
    Francesco Weikmann wins a prize promoted by the United Nations and the European Commission
    The software developed, which enables the involvement of citizens to improve data collection on urban cycling, came in second at the Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals – Sustainable Cities & Communities (OSS4SDG) competition organized by the EU and the UN
  • December 13, 2022
    Seeing with new senses
    FBK-IRVAPP is conducting the SENSES (Seeing with new senses) project to assess an experiential intervention aimed at raising awareness of visual impairments and against stereotypes in sxhools. In collaboration with the social cooperative Abilnova and with the support of Fondazione Caritro
  • November 25, 2022
    StandByMe european projects aim at countering online Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) via youth actions in Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and the rest of Europe.
  • October 24, 2022
    Cities and regions under the spell of (de-)globalization
    Edition No. 63 of the Italian-German Historical Institute's Study Week took place from Oct. 12 to 14, 2022.
  • October 15, 2022
    Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design: pushing boundaries
    The ES unit of Digital Industry Centre (FBK) co-organized this year edition of the International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD). It's the 22nd in a series of conferences on theory and applications of formal methods in hardware and system verification. The conference has been held in Trento last Oct. 18th and 19th
  • July 13, 2022
    Designing innovative teaching: the ENCORE project is kicking off
    Coordinated by the University of Pisa, it involves European universities, institutions and companies. FBK is among the partners of the initiative thanks to the contribution of Antonio Bucchiarone (MoDiS) and Gianluca Schiavo (i3)
  • June 14, 2022
    Marco Gaido received the Best Student Paper Award at IWSLT 2022
    His work, titled "Who Are We Talking About? Handling Person Names in Speech Translation", adds up to the strong record of recent publications of the Machine Translation Unit in the area of Speech Translation.
  • June 9, 2022
    Complexity Article of the Year 2021 for an FBK paper on Adaptive Urban Policy-Making
    "Complex Urban Systems: Challenges and Integrated Solutions for the Sustainability and Resilience of Cities" is the title of the awarded paper, published in Complexity - special issue "The Complexity of Mobility and Human Dynamics in Cities", and coauthored by Riccardo Gallotti, leader of the Complex Human Behaviour Lab @ FBK Digital Society Center.
  • May 23, 2022
    “Can che ha bias non morde?”
    In the new episode of Radio FBK, an interesting conversation about the relationship between discriminations and technology. Protagonists of the dialogue, Luisa Bentivogli and Marco Guerini, respectively Researcher of the Machine Translation unit of the Digital Industry Centre and Head of the Language and Dialog Technologies Research Unit of the Digital Society Centre.
  • May 11, 2022
    Deep fake: between history and current affairs
    This month's podcast and vodcast sees a conversation between a human scientist (historian Claudio Ferlan) and a researcher in science and technology (Elisabetta Farella). An interdisciplinary path around the topic of falsehood, in history as well as in the present time. An open reflection that poses new questions and at the same time allows us to take a closer look at what the craft of research is all about, exploring the laboratory of knowledge in the making
  • May 10, 2022
    In-work poverty in Italy: what it is and how to combat it
    Beginning with a discussion of the mechanisms that lead to situations of in-work poverty, Andrea Garnero, host of the FBK-IRVAPP research center, presented data on the extent and characteristics of the phenomenon in Italy and the five proposals developed for the Ministry of Labor to counter both the spread of low wages and the growth of poverty in households
  • April 29, 2022
    At full throttle with ROOBOPOLI
    Hackaton on Robotics for smart cities organized by University of Trento, FBK, STMicroelecrtronics and Associazione Perlatecnica; in parallel with the IEEE workshop "Metrology for Industry 4.0 & IoT".
  • April 28, 2022
    Call for PhD Programme in Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Within the Doctoral Programme on "Information Engineering and Computer Science" at the University of Trento there are 12 scholarships on reserved topics by Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • April 27, 2022
    “BIKE2WORK – A Shift Towards Sustainable Mobility” @ SMARTGREENS 2022
    The FBK researcher Antonio Bucchiarone presented the case study at the International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems. The project, in collaboration with Dedagroup Public Services, is part of a larger initiative, "AIR BREAK- Co-producing healthy clean commuting air spots in town", with a focus on Air quality for the city of Ferrara.
  • April 27, 2022
    AAAI 2022 @ FBK
    The FBK scientist Luciano Serafini has become fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EURAI). Head of Data and Knowledge Management Research Unit at FBK, his reaserch interests include Knowledge representation, Artificial intelligence, Semantic Web, Applied Ontology and Neuro-Symbolic architectures.
  • April 12, 2022
    The infinite lightness of exploration
    A journey inside the HERMES-SP project and the cross scientific return in the field of multi-messenger astrophysics
  • April 11, 2022
    War and energy crisis: risks and opportunities
    Giancarlo Sciascia talks with Luigi Crema, director of Fondazione Bruno Kessler's SUSTAINABLE ENERGY research center.
  • April 5, 2022
    Playful learning for Sustainability
    The FBK - DIGITAL SOCIETY Research Center is committed to promoting sustainable lifestyles through mobility choices and reuse, reduce and recycle practices. To do this, it develops applications and playful learning programs for schools and local communities
  • March 30, 2022
    MIMEX testbed in Trento launched at FBK
    The new shopping experience environment has been created to validate the actual effectiveness of the applicable solutions. A space with the basic configuration of a store that will facilitate the development of options to be used in different contexts.
  • February 28, 2022
    Cryptography: a millennia-long history
    What trends for the future of Cybersecurity? An introductory lesson with Prof. Silvio Ranise, director of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler's Cybersecurity Center
  • February 25, 2022
    Nowcasting: Artificial intelligence-based short-term weather forecasts
    Climate change in Italy and Europe is leading to a progressive increase in extreme weather events, with repercussions on all social and economic activities: traffic circulation, tourism, agricultural and industrial production, renewable energy, people's health and safety. Always active in environmental modeling, in the past 5 years FBK has built a dense network of relationships with national and international organizations and companies for the research and development of weather models, in particular for extreme events.
  • February 1, 2022
    AI made in Italy launches the international challenge against Covid: “Covid CXR Hackathon” promoted by IIT, FBK and UNIMORE presented at Expo 2020 DUBAI
    Data scientists from all over the world united in a virtual challenge on Covid-19 data. The online hackathon is open to students, PhD students and teams of researchers called to solve a real and compelling problem in medical imaging. The goal: to support healthcare professionals with prognosis activities starting from chest radiographs and clinical data collected in hospital triage.
  • January 21, 2022
    Sensors to sniff the air
    Funded by the CARIT Foundation, the TernAria project, led by FBK, involves Arpa Umbria, Airi and ADI. Proposed topic: the cycle of innovation, from research to a product on the market. FBK to continue its partnership with the schools of Terni for another 3 years
  • December 1, 2021
    Elia Scattolo is the winner of the best student award at the international conference ECSA-8
    The student award consists of 500 CHF. It is for a student who has joined the online student competition of the 8th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications held on 1–15 Nov 2021.
  • December 1, 2021
    FBK projects awarded by the VRT Foundation for relevance and impact
    The calls of the Foundation for the Valorization of Trentino Research were launched on March 19, 2020 with the aim of countering the pandemic by supporting research aimed at social impacts
  • November 30, 2021
    Promoted by the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, an unprecedented discussion was held at the end of September 2021 on the topics of ecological transition: mobility, energy, food and water
  • November 25, 2021
    FBK for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
    A comment by ISIG historian Cecilia Nubola and a hint to some related research insights that, for example, employ ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE technologies to GENERATE COUNTER-NARRATIONS USEFUL TO FIGHT ONLINE HATE SPEECH
  • November 8, 2021
    Emerging scientific award to FBK researcher Giulia Cencetti
    Friday, October 29, 2021, at the annual Conference on Complex Systems, Giulia Cencetti was awarded the "Emerging Scientific Award" by the Complex System Society together with Dr. Iacopo Iacopini (Central European University) and Dr. Yuanzhao Zhang (Santa Fe Institute).
  • October 21, 2021
    PHOTONICS: FBK study reveals an innovative method for reading optical signals
    The study, published in the international journal "Optica" and funded by the joint laboratory Quantum @ Trento, is the result of FBK's proven experience in the production of photonic devices and integrated silicon detectors
  • October 4, 2021
    MANLIO DE DOMENICO won the Young Scientist Award for Socio- and Econophysics – 2020 edition
    The Award of the German Physical Society annually recognizes outstanding original contributions that use physical methods to develop a better understanding of socio-economic problems
  • September 28, 2021
    Final event (online) on October 7, 2021, with an analysis of the results and impact of the European project by FBK-IRVAPP researcher Davide Azzolini
  • September 15, 2021
    FBK for interfaith dialogue and peace
    Since 2016 FBK has been a partner of the G20 Interfaith Forum; September 11-14, 2021, it took part in the G20 Interfaith Forum which took place in Bologna, coordinating the working group on innovation in science and technology chaired by the director of the Center for Religious Studies, Marco Ventura
  • September 14, 2021
    We grow by experimenting
    Parents keep collaborating to offer multidisciplinary informal education opportunities at the Foundation
  • June 23, 2021
  • June 15, 2021
    Supporting people experiencing higher levels of distress
    A proof-of-concept evaluation measuring the engagement and effectiveness of Atena, a psychoeducational chatbot supporting healthy coping with stress and anxiety, among a population of university students
  • June 10, 2021
    Big data and non-religion
    A new paper authored by FBK researchers Dominik Balazka and Bruno Lepri, with the contribution of Prof. Dick Houtman (KU Leuven), sheds light on the possible impact of Big Data on the future development of non-religion studies
  • May 5, 2021
    Suggestions for future research on artificial intelligence and religion
    The two-year webinar series on Artificial Intelligence and Religion (AIR 2020/21) organized by the FBK-ISR Center for Religious Studies has wrapped up. A final assessment and a relaunch with new knowledge challenges
  • April 22, 2021
    A research group in FBK highlights the importance of demography and social structures facing pandemic transmission
    BMC Medicine has published the open access research paper "Modeling the interplay between demography, social contact patterns, and SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the South West Shewa Zone (SWSZ) of Oromia Region, Ethiopia" authored by Trentini, F. et al.
  • April 7, 2021
    JUDIT - digital and interactive Judicaria: a new interdisciplinary project that leverages on the expertise of Fondazione Bruno Kessler and ICT technologies to valorise heritage locations and attract more people
  • March 9, 2021
    Surprise: Bots are less central than verified accounts during contentious political events
    The new scientific paper by Manlio De Domenico (FBK) has been published on PNAS. Very different information ecosystems emerge in terms of prevailing news sources when comparing social media with the web
  • February 26, 2021
    Released the full version of COVID19 INFODEMIC OBSERVATORY by FBK CoMuNe Lab
    With many new features, a freely and user friendly platform to independently conduct a number of analysis for which at the moment there is no other online resource available
  • February 23, 2021
    Digital technologies for the enhancement and reuse of historical and cultural heritage
    The possibility of visualizing and requalifying sites through three-dimensional technologies favors the rediscovery of the air-raid shelter in Piazza Venezia in Trento, the scene of a piece of city history of the Second World War
  • February 5, 2021
    From code to market: Network of developers and correlated returns of cryptocurrencies
    Code has become an important societal regulator that challenges traditional institutions, from national laws to financial markets. A new research paper, coauthored by FBK researchers Lorenzo Lucchini and Bruno Lepri, has been published on Science Advances
  • January 28, 2021
    Italy joins IPCEI with 12 companies and 2 research centers: ENEA and FBK
    Green light from the EU for an investment of over 1 billion euros in the second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on batteries. Below is the comment by Luigi Crema, director of the FBK-Sustainable Energy Research Center
  • January 22, 2021
    Unraveling the hidden organisation of urban systems and their mobility flows
    Published on EPJ Data Science the Open Access new scientific paper authored by the FBK - CoMuNe Lab researchers Riccardo Gallotti, Giulia Bertagnolli and Manlio De Domenico
  • January 21, 2021
    Artificial intelligence in the service of medicine
    The AIMED project, with the support of Fondazione VRT, brings the technological and research results based on artificial intelligence developed at FBK to radiologists and neurosurgeons based in Trentino
  • December 15, 2020
    The pandemic and increased uncertainty: what effects on fertility?
    The FBK-IRVAPP research center hosted a seminar on this topic with Raffaele GUETTO, researcher at the University of Florence, who described how the narratives conveyed by the media significantly affect reproductive intentions, changing demographic scenarios
  • December 1, 2020
    Popularize Artificial Intelligence – Spread Your Results!
    Williams Rizzi received a special mention at the "Pietro Torasso" Award - PhD student edition. With a video, he illustrates the research he is conducting as part of his PhD project in an way that can be easily understood by a non-specialist audience.
  • October 26, 2020
    Explainable AI for healthier lifestyles
    Virtual coaching systems can help people with chronic diseases improving their health day by day
  • October 26, 2020
    TOTEM – 4D Trento Time Machine
    ICT technologies, archive data, space-time analyses of the urban area, apps and Artificial Intelligence to enhance Trento, its history and its archives
  • October 21, 2020
    How does the connectivity of the communication networks (mentions, replies) responds to certain banning (or dismantling) strategies?
    A recently published article by FBK researchers provides new insights about how the presence or absence of moderation in online interacting contexts shape the organization and the communicative functioning of the underlying systems.
  • October 15, 2020
    Prevention and response to Covid19 in ITALY
    New study published about strategy and planning evolution for the autumn and winter transition phase. With the contribution of FBK experts in mathematical models to describe scenarios and contain the spread of the infection, led by Stefano Merler
  • October 2, 2020
    New research paper on Autonomous Shuttles has been published on IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems journal
    FBK contributes to the research with the proposition of the Autonomous Shuttles-as-a service (ASaaS) concept as a pillar for the realization of innovative and sustainable proximity mobility
  • September 13, 2020
    Generating Counter Narratives against Online Hate Speech: Data and Strategies
    How big is the hatespeech phenomenon online? What effects does it produce? How can we tackle it? What is the contribution of artificial intelligence? Marco Guerini and other researchers at FBK are pushing forward this knowledge frontier