Data management for climate change: the outcomes of the II MAGICA Summer School

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From July 3 to 7, 2023, the MAGICA Summer School gathered young students passionate about climate change who spent an inspiring week in one of the most innovative hubs in Europe: the H-FARM Campus, in Italy. From lectures and talks to group works: in a video, all the outcomes of the second edition of the MAGICA Summer School.

In the frame of the MAGICA project, from 3-7 July, 2023, 20 brilliant young students coming from all over the world met at H-FARM Campus in Venice to spend an inspiring week together during the II edition of the MAGICA Summer School.

Thanks to this unique learning opportunity, the participants could explore an all-encompassing approach to climate change-related issues through Data Management. From the role of Data Analytics in the Internet of Thinks (IoT) to the basics of how the global climate system functions.

During the Summer School they attended lessons and talks by prominent speakers, such as Joonas Merikanto (Chair of the Joint Programming Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe”, Irish Environmental Protection Agency), Valentina Scardigno (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change ASC Division, CMCC and H-FARM) and Sandro Fiore (Head of the HPCI Lab, Department of Information engineering and Computer Science at University of Trento, H-FARM).

Guided by Zeno Tosoni, Entrepreneur and Startup Founder, and Cristiano De Nobili, Physicist & AI Scientist, they experienced the entrepreneurial life with the acceleration program at H-FARM’s Entrepreneurship & Startup Center.

After dividing into groups, they worked together turning their ideas into real business projects aimed at finding possible solutions to some of the biggest challenges we are currently facing. The projects touched upon different climate-related issues and were presented and discussed in front of a jury of experts: Filippo Zanella, Director of SaaS Integrations at ForceManager, Diego Pizzocaro, CMO at ForceManager and Silvia Mion, Principal -Strategy Innovation at Maize.

The jury then selected the winning project, named “EcoHomie”: a transformative smart home plug-in that interprets climate data, promotes universal climate literacy and empowers effortless sustainable living.

This text was originally published on the MAGICA Project website


MAGICA (MAximising the synergy of European research Governance and Innovation for Climate Action) is a project coordinated by CMCC Foundation that involves 24 different organizations and is financed by the European Commission under the Horizon European Program. It aims to accelerate the development, provision and exchange of knowledge from research and innovation to inform and support policy-making and climate actions via a better coordination of on-going and future initiatives and a more efficient use of resources. Within the project, a multi-directional dialogue with different relevant social actors (from policy-makers to the younger generation) is enhanced through international conferences, workshops and other innovative formats in order to inform citizens but also to detect the social needs concerning the transition to climate-neutrality and climate science, strengthening a community of practice built on trust, and enabling climate action.

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