Regional S+T+ARTS Centers International Symposium 

29 and 30 October 2020 | Milan + Live Stream

Industries MEET Creativity is the International Symposium of the Regional S+T+ARTS Centers designed and promoted by MEET in order to bring Italian industries closer to digital creators.

The Symposium aims to inspire mutual cross-fertilization and a reflection on three pillars: human-machine interaction, green deal & sustainability and innovation process.

On October 29 the Symposium will present an international overview of the S+T+ARTS field. On October 30 the Symposium will explore some Italian case studies of business leverage through digital creativity.

It will take place in Milan (Italy) and will be live-streamed at


Moderator: Massimo Cerofolini, Journalist RAI

9:30-10:00 Official Welcome
Maria Grazia Mattei, Founder MEET;
Patrizia Toia, Vice Chair Committee on Industry, Research and Energy | European Parliament;
Ralph Dum, Senior Officer DG Connect | European Commission
10:00-10:30Prototyping the World of Tomorrow
Inspirational Keynote by Daan Roosegaarde, Artist and Innovator – Studio Roosegaarde, Rotterdam
10:30-11:10Focus Humanization: How digital creatives can support the humanisation of technologies and help shaping the human-machine interaction – Presentation of success cases and future visions
Coordinator: Lorenzo Gerbi, Curator Baltan – Eindhoven
Panelist: Ottonie Von Roeder, Artist – Leipzig
11:10-12:00Focus Innovation: How creatives can boost product and process innovation in industries – Presentation of success cases and future visions
Coordinator: Michele Coletti, Professor of Innovation, Grenoble Ecole de Management – Grenoble.
Panelists: Anouk Wipprecht, Fashion tech designer – Miami; Laurent Bazin, Digital artist S+T+ARTS Vertigo – Paris; Alejandro Martín, Head of Innovation Espronceda – Barcelona.
12:00-12:40Focus Greenization: Science, Technology and the Arts and the green deal. Synergy to boost sustainability and green projects in industries – Presentation of success cases and future visions.
Coordinator: Christophe De Jaeger, Director Gluon – Brussels
Panelists: Koen Vanmechelen, Artist – Genk; Stefan Grosjean, Industrialist – Brussels; Fara Peluso, Artist and designer – Berlin
12:40-13:00Art thinking and industry
Inspirational talk by Hideaki Ogawa, Co-director Ars Electronica Future Lab – Linz in order to set the challenges for the upcoming co-creation session
14:30-16-30Co-Creation Sessions
Three facilitated workshops with artists, scientists, industrialists to co-create strategies and ideas to inspire future policies and projects.
- Online Focus Innovation moderated by Hideaki Ogawa, Co-director Ars Electronica Future Lab.[If you want to join the workshop virtually, email Rosanna Di Nuzzo]
- Onsite Focus Humanization moderated by Lorenzo Gerbi, Curator Baltan
- Onsite Focus Greenization moderated by Christophe De Jaeger, Director Gluon
16:30-17:00Restitution of the results


10:00-10:30 (in progress)Industry meets creativity: the Italian landscape
An overview on the Italian context.
Coordinator: Piergiorgio Monaci, Director MEET
10:30-13:00 (in progress)Policies & strategies: how to foster innovation in Italian companies through artistic interventions?
Co-creation panel moderated by Federico Bomba, Founder Sineglossa aimed at draw some policy recommendations.


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