• Sustainability, applications are open for the “Lombardy is Research” Award of the Lombardy Region

Starting from 4th March, thousands of Italian scientists can indicate the most praiseworthy discovery

The selection for the most relevant discovery for “environmental sustainability and quality of life”, topic of the 2020 edition of the International Award “Lombardy is Research” of the Lombardy Region worth 1 million Euro, is getting to the heart of the matter.

Applications to the Award opened on 4th March. Also for this fourth edition, self-applications are not allowed.

How the Award works:

The regulation foresees that one or more researchers from all over the world who are worthy of the Award can be indicated. They can be appointed by all scientists in the Top Italian Scientist list active in the fields selected according to the Award topic.

The topic of the 2020 Edition mainly focuses on Natural & Environmental Sciences, Material & Nano Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Business Sciences, Engineering and Physics.

Here you can find the link to give your contribution as a proponent scientist: you have time until 12th June 2020.

There will be approximately 3,800 potential proponents. Their task would be that of indicating which discovery can be regarded as the most relevant for “environmental sustainability and quality of life” based on its scientific value, originality as well as its economic and societal impact.

As for the past edition of 2019, the appointment procedure will be managed via Blockchain, technology that will certify its transparency and ensure the invariability and traceability of all steps in full compliance with privacy regulations.

“Research covers a crucial role, more so and in particular in situations like the one we are facing at this time in Lombardy - told theRegion Vice-president Fabrizio Sala - With this Award we aim at boosting research in our territory in collaboration with the world’s best scientists. We look forward to witnessing great results, even in terms of development and job creation” concluded Sala. 

Research day on 13th November

The prize awarding will stem from the contributions made by the voters, the Jury and the Lombardy Region. This acknowledgement will be given in occasion of Research day, established by the Region to commemorate Umberto Veronesi. This will take place on 13th November at the “Teatro alla Scala”.
The International Award Jury consists of 15 top Italian scientists active in the reference fields of this Award edition.
The first meeting for the 2020 edition took place on 19th February with the election of the President: Here you can find the jurors’ profiles.
Here you can find some further information on the choice of sustainability as the main topic for this edition
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