The Italy Chapter is part of the MCAA
We encourage local networking and recruitment to attract new members to the Association and enhance Italy's MCAA image.
The MCAA Italy Chapter is for MCAA members residing, regular business contacts in Italy, and Italian citizens living worldwide.
The membership of the Italy Chapter is open to all MCAA members, and it is free!
Science Communication School
The Chapter co-organizes the Science Communication school, co-funded by the University of Padova
In-person meeting with practice and laboratories, in Montagnana (Italy), 10-15 October 2022
Many topics addressed during the MCAA Italy Chapter Science Communication Talks Series will be deepened and practised.
Lecturers: Elena Bazanova, Hans Peter Pteters, Laura Roberts Artal, Sam Illingworth, Chiara Saviane, Gemma Musacchio, Anna Pirani, Giovanna Cultrera
The school attendance will be certified with 5 credits (ECTS points) that can be recognized by your institute
Program here http://www.
Expanding researchers opportunities- life beyond academia
Not sure what steps to take for a career transition outside academia? How to avoid mistakes in a job market you don't yet have experience of? Then come on out to this event!
Researchers with academic backgrounds increasingly choose or are forced to pursue careers outside of academia. But a career change is not easy to address if you don’t have experience of that specific job market. The sense of disorientation is around the corner.
With the help of experts, we will give the necessary hints to the researcher on how to address the transition at the best and how to deal with this change through the support of those who have gone through this experience before you.
During the event Dr. Eva Ratti, PhD in Astrophysics, co-founder and manager of FindYourDoc (https://www.findyourdoc.org/index.php/it/) will present the current job market situation for PhDs, while the 4 speakers, Dr. Salvatore Croce, Dr. Giordano Cattani, Dr. Elena Zucchini and Dr. Joaquin Capablo will share their firsthand experience with the public. Dr. Ratti will interview the speakers dwelling on the most important issues according to her experience and topics requested by the audience itself through a survey launched in the past month. The last part of the event will be open to questions from the audience, giving an opportunity to interact with the speakers.
This event is open to all and it is organized by Dr. Vladislav Gavryusev
and Dr. Giulia Bruno from Marie Curie Alumni Association in partnership
with Dr. Eva Ratti from FindYourDoctor.
It will be held on 19th October 2022 17:30 CET.
Here is the link to join the event: https://meet.google.com/qjd-bazd-xun
We are looking forward to meeting you during the event. For any question or issue, you are welcome to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there
SciComm AWARD 2022
An Amazon voucher of 200€ will be assigned to one of the participants for the last 3 SciComm activities. To get the award, you must take part in the 3 seminars and then create your SciComm "tool" related to one of the 3 topics: a poem, a tool to communicate to school children or a comic. Your work will be assessed by the lecturers and the MCAAIC Board, and the one getting the best rank will receive the voucher.
Next Chapter activities
The Chapter will come back soon with new activities such as a new Science Communication talk series, Gamification series, Webinar Women Empowerment, meeting industrial and non-academic partners, the Re-touch meeting ... the Chapter after COVID, the European Researchers' Night ... and much more. We are always open to your proposals!
on behalf of the MCAA Italy Chapter (07/10/2021)
From the Western Balkans Chapter
The International Conference on Renewable Energies and Smart Technologies (IC_REST22) will be held on the 28th-29th of July 2022, in Tirana, Albania.
The conference has 4 major topics:
- Renewable Energy
- Smart grid control, operation, and planning
- Electricity markets and energy policy
- Energy efficiency and decarbonization technologies
We have also the commitment of four keynote speakers:
- Prof. Federico Milano, University College Dublin, Ireland; IEEE Fellow
- Prof. Jinyue Yan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Mälardalen University, Sweden; and Editor-In-Chief at Applied Energy (Elsevier)
- Prof. Jacob Østergaard, Head of DTU-CEE, DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Dr Marija Zima-Bockarjova, R&D and Marketing Manager for Smart Cities and Solutions, ABB, Switzerland
Besides the MCAA WBC, the conference is supported by the Polytechnic University of Tirana, IEEE, and IEEE PES Denmark. The accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore and the best papers will be offered an extended journal publication opportunity in 4 high impact journals such as IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution (Q1); Energies (Q2); Applied Sciences (Q2); and Energy, Ecology & Environment (Q2).
Deadline to submit: 31st May 2022
When: 28th-29th July 2022
Where: Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
New languages for dissemination: the Comics&Science experience
Dr Roberto Natalini
>>> 6th of June at 13:00 CEST
Science is sometimes considered a difficult subject to be disseminated to a general audience and often it is little loved by students. Yet, Science has an enormous impact on our everyday life. Is it possible to better communicate Science with the help of comics?
This is the experiment that the Comics & Science project has been doing for years in collaboration with the National Research Council of Italy. The mathematician Henri Poincaré used to say that geometry is the art of reasoning well on poorly drawn figures. We tried to see what happened to draw them well.
Registration here: https://forms.gle/NkFWpB
MCAA Scicomm Series 22
April 21st at 13:00 CEST
The workshop will present unique writing techniques that will get you closer to the fundamental features of excellent research writing, regardless of the particulars of any one discipline: clear, concise, fluid, organized, convincing, and engaging.
You will be guided through the process of creating a compelling story of your research journey that can sustain the reader's attention to ensure continuous reading of your paper. In addition, you will learn how to keep your story moving forward using such a great attention-getter as change. With each change, you will understand how your story progresses, widens, narrows, or jumps. You will learn how to do your research writing appropriate for an international peer-reviewed journal, but you will also learn how to use compelling twists in the story plot and mighty shouts that call the reader's attention. Finally, you will learn how to reintroduce tension and suspense in your paper to sustain the initial attention of your motivated readers as they plough through the challenging parts of your paper, where the attention drains fast. Since your reader's attention is not deserved but earned through hard work, it is time for you to practice!
When ideas stop moving, the story lengthens, making your paper unnecessary long, complex, and as a result, tedious. The workshop will also teach you to avoid story-killers (e.g., lakes, whirlpools, omega meanders, and counter-currents). These proven story-killers, which create a chaotic and repetitious flow of ideas, contribute to the never-ending paragraphs that stretch over one entire column of a journal and depress the reader even before reading your paper.
Overskilling dei Dottori di Ricerca: Stories di Hard Sciences (Event in Italian)
>>> Tue, Mar 1, 2022, 4:00 PM CEST - Watch here - https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6902239416912265216/
>>> Tue, May 3, 2022, 4:00 PM CEST - Watch here - https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6924730715636940801/
Event by Find Your Doctor
Creative Problem Solving Workshop
>>> 18 March 2022 at 13:00 EST/10:00 PST
The MCAA North America Chapter organizes the "Creative Problem Solving Workshop" to gain the critical skills to transform the disputes into value-creation opportunities so that you can move away from conflict toward collaboration.
With certified mediators and negotiators Dr. Cristina Florea and Jean-Pierre Peinado in a hands-on session moderated by Dr. Sergio Crespo-Garcia and Dr. Almudena Estalrrich Albo.
MCAA Italy Chapter Internet Cafè
>>> 19th of March at 10:30 CET - An opportunity to meet other MCAAIC members and to talk about different topics.
Webinar Womans' Empowerment in Woman20
The Women20 Recommendations and their adoption in the G20 Leaders' Declaration
The event was co-organized and supported by the Italy Chapter.
Organizers: W20 Italy 2021, the Italian association of inventors and innovators (ITWIIN), the Gender and Talents Observatory (GETA), and the European Research Center for Sustainable Innovation (CREIS).
Watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6UG8rocJ48
MCAAIC Local Groups
We managed to organize Local Groups in the following cities:
Milano - at the moment 5 members, please refer to Laura (email@example.com)
Bologna - at the moment 5 members, please refer to Rossella (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please, keep in touch with the reference person of your city if you are interested in organizing some event or socializing.
In all the other cities, unfortunately, we have not received more than 1 request.
If you are in Roma, Firenze, Trento, Modena, Genova, Palermo, Londra, Messina, Pisa, Campobasso, Brescia, Salerno and Peshawar, please be aware that there is some other MCAA waiting for you! ;o)
If you did not take part in the survey but are still interested in joining our local groups or creating new ones, you can write to us at any time!
Collaborations - Looking for proposal partnership
A Member of the MCAAIC is part of a consortium preparing a proposal for the new call MCAA Doctoral Network.
They are looking for an industrial partner: GYRATION (Gas-hydrate storage and sequestration in adsorbed to nano-engineered surfaces) is a project for the Doctoral Network MSCA (Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Actions, HORIZON Europe 2021, call deadline: 16th of November). GYRATION is based on an international consortium of academic and industrial partners working on the storage of hydrogen and polluting gases in porous ice-based media (hydrate).
The consortium is looking for more industrial partners to optimize the technology transfer process. Both consulting activities and engineering implementation design are of interest to the consortium. Please, contact Prof. Niall English, email@example.com for information.
2nd CASSINI Hackathon, scheduled for 5-7 November - Making the most of EU Space data in the Arctic Region
With the mission of creating new travel routes, safeguarding wildlife, assisting native human communities, and preserving natural habitats, teams will be presented with 3 challenges that will test their creative skills from day one:
- Safe passage at sea: Participants will design products, devices, or services that enable container ships, cruise liners, and fishing trawlers to navigate safely across Nordic Seas.
- Life on land: Participants will design products, devices, or services that enable human societies, plants, and wildlife to better adapt to the Arctic climate.
- Caring for our wildlife: Participants will design products, devices, or services that could help protect biodiversity and the natural habitats of wildlife in the Arctic.
The organizer, ComoNExT – an Italian start-up incubator that hosts more than 150 tenant businesses, including many national tech firms and SMEs will greet the Italian winner and offer them access to a coveted place on a 3-month pre-incubation programme valued at 10,000 Euros. Following this, the runner-up will also be offered a place on a 3-day pre-incubation placement valued at 3,000 Euros, and the 3rd place team will take home an incubation session worth 1,000 Euros.
All the details here hackathons.cassini.eu
PHDtoB, l’evento organizzato da ART-ER all’interno dell’importante fiera R2B on AIR.
Quando? 16 e 17 Giugno 2021 dalle 10.00 alle 17.00
Un grande evento che mette in contatto i migliori dottorandi, dottori di ricerca e ricercatori early stage a livello nazionale con le Aziende della Regione Emilia-Romagna.
Durante le due giornate avrai modo di incontrare le imprese, conoscere i team HR e la funzione R&D, partecipare ai webinar e mettere in mostra le tue competenze presentando il tuo progetto di ricerca.
Iscrivetevi qui per avere tutti i link a convegni e talk.
LE RICERCATRICI ITALIANE MARIE SLODOWSKA CURIE E IL CONTRIBUTO ALLO SPAZIO EUROPEO DELLA RICERCA - be aware that it will be in Italian language.
Data - 30th of June 2021
Ora - 18:00 - 20:00 CEST
Location - Online - you will receive the zoom/meet link after the registration
Considerato l’eccellente risultato ottenuto da Angela Bellia, Luisa Corrado e Valeria Pettorino, tre ricercatrici italiane premiate dalla Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) nel 2020 e 2021 per il loro impegno scientifico e per il contributo alla ricerca europea, il MCAA Italy Chapter celebra questo importante risultato con un webinar che si svolgerà mercoledì, 30 giugno dalle ore 18:00 alle 20:00 nei canali del nostro chapter. La giornata sarà l’occasione per riflettere sull’apporto fornito all’avanzamento scientifico e all’affermazione del ruolo femminile nello spazio europeo della ricerca anche grazie alle ricercatrici italiane vincitrici di progetti europei del pilastro Excellent Science.
“The Marie Curie Alumni Association Italy Chapter and Italian Universities meet industrial and non-academic partners.”
Connecting people engaged in research and in business to foster innovation and new opportunities. The three online meetings will be focused on:
● Enterprises and research excellence - 10th May 2021, 15:00-17:30
How can companies speed up innovation, growth, and return on investment by leveraging the excellent skillset acquired by researchers during their careers? Improving communication and networking between enterprises and the research excellence of the Italian Universities and MCAAIC to create jobs, business, and innovation opportunities. Sharing best practices, success cases, and challenges.
● Life outside academia - 20th May 2021, 14:30-16:00
Personal insight and story from researchers who transitioned to a non-academic career with Eva Ratti, co-founder of FindYourDoctor, host.
● Discovering new career paths - 3rd June 2021, 14:30-16:45
Learn how to identify the available job opportunities and future perspectives, evaluate the match between your profile and the work requirements, and adequately highlight your hard & soft skills towards a successful job application.
Event organized by the Italy Chapter MCAA in partnership with FindYourDoctor, the University of Florence, University of Pisa, University of Milan, and University Ca' Foscari Venezia.
More details here!
Webinar “Good practices in Open access to scientific publications and research data management”
7 May 2021 - Andrea Solieri
Presentation available here.
Video registration is available here.
The MCAA Italy Chapter board works to develop new strategies to foster collaboration among members, improve the working and living conditions of the members, and support their career development. We mainly focus our activity on:
Organization of workshops and seminars;
Organization of career development events;
Collection of helpful information and contacts;
Aims and objectives
Support for young alumni;
Boost the career of experienced alumni;
Improve networking and communication;
Improve the impact of MCAAIC on national policies.