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are reforming in creative ways, challenging companies to blend talents, ideas,
and technologies in a radical wave of innovation.
you look, companies are using and creating a supercharged stream of innovation
that is creating opportunities. Thriving in this digital era of promise means
increasing the speed of innovation and collaboration. The main energy for this
is not some magical technology-it’s talented people. There is a sense that you prosper only when
surrounded by a lot of resources that make it possible to succeed. Think of it
as your garden, where you need fertile soil, seeds, and other ingredients to
make things grow.
successful business evolves rapidly. While innovative businesses needs
experimenting and collaboration. They must attract resources of all sorts,
partners, suppliers and producers of materials and developers to create a cooperative
network. Virtually every business sector
is being impacted by digital. Process and experiences are being reshaped by new
technologies. In response to these
changes, companies are rethinking how they do business. How can we unlock novel
innovation and create resilience in society?
initiative of Massimo Mercuri and Marco Manca, founders of the SCimPULSE Foundation and CERN collaborators that have
participated in the initial stages of this project, and WeMake (MakerSpace), with Massimo leading the co-creations team.
Hephestos, a digital fabrication eco-system platform that enables and paves the
way for a new radical business model.
Its goal is to set up transparent organisations
to share standards and protocols, to connect the dots of design specifications
and leverage an existing product management. A platform that will bring the
same transformation that World Wide Web brought to our everyday life. Hephestos
enables a pervasive and widespread fabrication system that will impulse
employability and share resources.
“We believe the
experience of this organization with previous consortiums like the World Wide
Web Consortium have great value to assure the impact this initiative and increase
the odds of transcendental benefits for humanity, says Massimo Mercuri”
Hephestos suggests that a company be viewed not as a member of a single industry but as
part of a collaboration platform that crosses a variety of industries. Companies
can co-evolve capabilities around new innovations: They work cooperatively and
competitively to support new products, re-create new devices, meeting needs,
and eventually incorporate the next round of innovations.
“Talent Clusters” Drives
digital era will rely on machines, but winning will require — perhaps more than
ever — talent pools that can thrive in an increasingly digitized economy.
Navigating this shift will be one of the defining moments. It’s time to get
serious about how our organization’s most important asset- its people-will work in this exciting digital age.
recognize that they need platforms and the entrepreneurial talent pool around
them as engines for continuous information exchange, insight generation and value creation.
for an Entrepreneur
entrepreneur who chooses to build a business in a digital ecosystem, participation
can offer significant advantages, i.e. market entry costs reduced, access to
customers and location independent, and that is just the beginning. An increase
in income than they might not have had as independents due to lack of reach or community.
It will allow scarce skills to be abundant, digital eco system can harness
experts and aspiring professionals for a wide variety of products and services.
Hephestos, a digital collaborative platform will help redefine organizations
and widen its value to member companies; communities make the digital ecosystem
model well suited for entrepreneurial journey. Hephestos shows opportunities
for leaders in business, craftsman and other creators that will influence
organizations’ strategies and operations for years to come.
craftsman’s critical eye and creative mind is vital to evaluating new
possibilities to make things that enable humanity to flourish in these
challenging times. But this requires us to think and act as craftsmen and apply
our to understanding our non-linear world, which is in part shaped by open,
complex and seemingly vague systems that are highly interdependent of each
news that obesity among children is widespread and continues to be a leading
health concern in the United States, and the same is happening in many
countries around the world. What may come as a bit of a surprise is that it's
even happening in Mediterranean countries, especially among children.
for its healthy lifestyle and Mediterranean diet, is the second highest next to
Greece tackling weight issues and obesity in children. The Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), warned that the rate of overweight
children could be a key issue for Italy in the coming years.
Initiative for Childhood Obesity in Italy
rest of the world is encouraged to copy the traditional Italian menu by
swapping junk food for fruit and vegetables, it seems Italians are forgetting
the lessons they taught everyone else. Are traditional home-made meals and
snacks losing out to low-cost, calorie-packed fast food, coupled with less
physical activity? Healthy food is
easily available in Italy and the opportunities for physical activity are
ample. Why are the figures for obesity so high?
Despite many health interventions, in Italy 21% of the children are overweight with 10% categorized as obese. These numbers are alarming which complelled Dr. Acquaviva to delve further. Children diagnosed with illnesses that were associated with the elderly, she knew something had to be done. “Unfortunately many times the interventions of nutrition education and health promotion are not sufficient to implement lasting change in lifestyle. The goal is to provide tools for parents to foster the child's health, keeping in mind the adult's point of view, which provides us with valuable information to overcome the possible critical interventions and propose actions really useful and practical “says Dr. Annamaria Acquaviva, dietitian and pharmacist in charge of the project".
together with her passion for tasty cooking and a healthy lifestyle believes
the two can work together. Annamaria started her journey as chemist, but it was
prevention instead of cure that intrigued her. It’s no secret that prevention is a big
buzzword in healthcare, or that a healthy diet is a cornerstone of preventative
care. With obesity on the rise and more people concerned with the link between
diet and overall quality of life, this initiative is welcomed.
science of food
healthy behaviour changes are most successful when the entire family gets
involved. Weight is a common topic at dinner tables, whether revealing itself
in open discussion or unspoken actions. It’s an intricate subject every family
deals with differently, some through restriction or portion control practices
and others not at all. Dr. Acquaviva’s initiative promises distinct set of
essential insight, expertise and skills needed to inform, inspire, and
ultimately reshape Italy’s appetite. An approach to develop strategies for the
prevention of excess weight gain targeting the factors contributing to obesity
is the first step in combating the problem. The key to changing health
behaviours, explore the environment that gives to them.