Evidence about progress
The third edition of Next Generation, to boost digital skills in education and for labour force took place in Giffoni Valle Piana, on 14/22 July, 2017.
As in previous editions, GIH selected 40 young talents to join the Dream Team, in order to improve, into an innovative environment, entrepreneurial and digital skills, through challenges rich-days. The 40 Dreamers followed 6 workshops and took part with their questions to 3 Round Tables on creative industries, artificial intelligence, animation and virtual reality and a focus on the current state of innovation in the Campania region, during which an agreement between Giffoni Innovation Hub and the iOS Developer Academy of Naples was announced.
- 5 universities involved in Next Generation projects (the University Federico II of Naples, the University of Salerno, the University of Lund, Sweden, the Monterrey Tec, Mexico, and the George Washington University, US).
- 5 digital projects presented during Next Generation 2017 by the Dream Team
- 100 students coming from secondary school attended the event “A Scuola di Startup” (Startup Experience School)
- 6 workshops and 4 round tables on creative industries, artificial intelligence, animation and virtual reality and a focus on the current state of innovation in the Campania region, during which an agreement between Giffoni Innovation Hub and the iOS Developer Academy of Naples was announced.
On 21st of October Giffoni Innovation Hub organized a workshop on cultural and creative industries in Montecatini (Italy), directed to 50 attendants coming from secondary school and to 5 teachers.
On 27th November 2017 Giffoni Innovation Hub inaugurated a Digital Open Space hosting children and girls/boys, aged 6-13, into the "Istituto Picentia", including Primary and Secondary School. 50 teachers and 100 students aged 11-13 were thrilled to join coding, robotics and 3D printing labs. The future developments of the DOS will deal with design innovation for kids, smart toys, and artficial intelligence, then (190 students involved).
On 13th December GIH organized in Salerno, at "Polifunzionale Giovanile Arbostella" Center, a 4 hours' workshop on different aspects of digital transformation in arts, tourism and entertainement. A special focus was on new new forms of storytelling and enjoyment of the artistic landscape through new media, virtual storytelling and creative technologies for art and culture, virtual and mixed reality.
On 8th January GIH organized a workshop on digital fabrication, addressed to 25 teachers of the "Istituto Picentia".
From 5th to 7th April Giffoni Innovation Hub participated to Innovation Village, an innovation fair organized in the frame of the Mostra d’Oltremare in Naples. GIH presented the new project dedicated to secondary schools “School Factory”, realized thanks to a partnership with Campania New Steel, Knowledge for Business, Fondazione Cultura & Innovazione, Medaarch. The project will boost digital skills in secondary schools and it will promote the entrepreneurship education.
On 14th April GIH organized, in collaboration with Sellalab Salerno and Tinkidoo, a workshop directed to 30 children coming from primary school, in order to furnish robotics lessons, giving the possibility to interact with smart toys, too.
On 9th May GIH organized lessons for secondary school students belonging to the Institute "Alfano I" in Salerno, in order to improve their entrepreneurial skills and their digital skills.
On 20th July until 28th Giffoni Hub realized "Next Generation 2018" involving 50 italian and international talents forming the Dream Team, directed to project ideas for Kaspersky Lab, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù and the new Space Dream Team.
2 digital workshops for 40 teachers and entrepreneurship lessons involving more than 100 students.
A new educational path has just ended - in March 2019- involving 130 students (16/18 years) coming from two secondary schools: Alfano I and Gian Camillo Glorioso. In the first school, the class was composed by 85% of girls, while a female percentage of 46% was registered in the "Gian Camillo Glorioso" Institute.
6 nations, 35 talents, 4 challenges in partnership with important brands and international foundations: these are the numbers of the Dream Team 2019.
Now in its 5th year, the members of the Dream Team (60% of girls) will be divided into four groups and will develop many projects in collaboration with IBM foundation, Telethon, Toyota Motor Italia Group and Google.