MAGICA Summer School was held from 3-7 July at H-FARM College in Venice

1 August 2023

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.

Our congratulations to each and every member of the winning team: Siena Turnbull, Giulia Simonotti, Eugenia Nosenzo, Adriana D’Amico and Elina Baltina.

Watch the video about MAGICA Summer School here