Data and technology are changing the world. Their use and interpretation are increasingly fundamental in every professional sector, and it is crucial today to train new professionals – not only from scientific backgrounds but also from the humanities – who can fully harness their potential.

IFAB 4 Next Generation Talents is the project that involves university students in high-level training on data and technology, bringing them into contact with the entrepreneurial experience of IFAB's network partners.

Participants in the program have the opportunity to interact with companies in the IFAB network, researchers, and other program participants in a virtuous ecosystem that offers the chance to:

Learn about the world of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence with top experts from academia and the business world
Find internship and job opportunities in innovative business realities of the IFAB network
Trovare occasioni di stage e lavorative presso realtà imprenditoriali innovative del network IFAB;
Join a community of innovators centered around the Big Data Technopole in Bologna

How the project works

The second edition of the IFAB 4 Next Generation Talents program will take place in Bologna, from January to June 2024, and will be open to all university students (bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD students), both from STEM faculties and humanities courses.

The initiative, realized with the support of BOOM Bologna Open Minds, sees the participation of 5 sponsoring companies, members of IFAB, excellences of the productive and entrepreneurial fabric of Bologna, also of international relevance: ALSTOM, BONFIGLIOLI, CRIF, EMILBANCA and PROMETEIA.

The project includes four types of completely free activities

6 seminars with distinguished academic experts and testimonies from the business world to delve into the themes of data and Artificial Intelligence, applied in various domains.

Da Bologna, all’Italia, al mondo: Big Data, Supercalcolo e IA per la ricerca e l’innovazione
Prof. Daniele Bonacorsi
(January 31st, 2024, 17:30-19:30, Via della Beverara 21, Bologna)

Intelligenza Artificiale e Ingegneria
Prof.ssa Michela Milano
(February 15th, 2024, Via Della Beverara 21 – Bologna)

Intelligenza Artificiale ed Economia
Prof. Alec Ross
(February 22nd, 2024, 17:30-19:30, Via Della Beverara 21 – Bologna)

Creatività Artificiale per la parità di genere nell’imprenditoria innovativa
Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza
(March 8th, 2024, 17:30-19:30, Via Della Beverara 21 – Bologna)

Intelligenza Artificiale per il clima e la sostenibilità ambientale
Prof.ssa Florence Rabier
(April 17th, 2024, 17:30-19:30, Via Della Beverara 21 – Bologna)

Etica ed impatti dell’Intelligenza Artificiale sulla società
Prof. Luciano Floridi
(June 7, 2024, 10-13, Via Piemonte 6 – Osteria Grande (BO)

4 meetings during which students, divided into groups, will collaborate to create a PoC based on a real business case provided by the sponsoring companies of the project, assisted by mentors. Each company will select its winning group, which will receive a cash prize and challenge the other “champions” in a final event.

Opportunities for students to get to know local companies and receive offers for internships and other job positions.

Throughout the project, each participant will be able to share their expertise with others interested through lectures, videos, flyers on topics related to data, Artificial Intelligence, etc.

IFAB 4 Next Generation Talents is a project built and developed by IFAB with the contribution of Paola Manes, Full Professor of Private Law, University of Bologna and Eugenia Rossi di Schio, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering.

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