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Special meeting on Innovative startups and entrepreneurs

6 September 2021 – live video streaming

Objective

This special meeting is structured in two panels dedicated to:

  • entrepreneurship financial and institutional supports, the importance of ethics in technology;
  • some examples of successful startups.

The first panel will focus on entrepreneurship supports for success. Funding, organization, management, business strategies and planning, incubators, guidance, mentorship, and institutional supports will be discussed. A presentation of the recent advancement in the P7000 standard will describe the process for addressing ethical concerns during system design.
The second panel will present some examples of successful and innovative startups with the accent on challenges at times of pandemic and with an illustration of best practices, problems encountered, and solutions.
 

Program

14:00 – 14:10 

Welcome to participants

  • Tiziana Tambosso – IEEE Italy Section Entrepreneurship Committee
  • Vincenzo Piuri – IEEE R8 Director-Elect

Panel 1: Entrepreneurship supports

Moderators: Vincenzo Piuri and Tiziana Tambosso

 

14:10 – 14:25            Joanne Wong (General Partner | REDDS Capital) – IEEE Entrepreneurship  (https://entrepreneurship.ieee.org)

14:25  – 14:40            Giulia Zanotti – Invitalia Government funding and support services for startups in Italy (https://www.invitalia.it/eng)

14:40 – 14:55            Angelo Giuliana – Meditech Competence Center  (https://meditech4.com)

14:55 – 15:10            Filippo Ammirati – ENEA Direzione Innovazione e Sviluppo – Divisione Sviluppo Tecnologico  ( https://industria.enea.it/, http://een.portici.enea.it/ )

15:10 – 15:25            Roberto della Marina – Venture Factory – Startup and Venture Capital: fostering innovation (https://www.venturefactory.tech)

15:25 – 15:40            Ali HessamiEthical Considerations in System Design (https://standards.ieee.org/project/7000.html)

15:40 – 15:55            John Matogo & Mohammad Zaidan – IEEE R8 Action for Industry & IEEE R8 Entrepreneurship Initiative (https://www.facebook.com/IEEER8Entrepreneurship)

15:55 – 16:15             Q&A time

Ten minutes break

Panel 2: Successful startups

Moderator: Roberta Albanese – Business/startup Consultant

 

16:20 – 16:30          Flavio Farroni, CEO – Megaride (https://www.megaride.eu)

16:30 – 16:40          Antonio Caraviello, CEO –  Sophia High Tech  (http://www.sophiahightech.com)

16:40 – 16:50          Domenico De Luca, CEO – Tolemaica (www.tolemaica.it)

16:50 – 17:00          David Cezon, CEO –  Imok  (https://www.imok.fr/en/home-english/)

17:00 – 17:10          Ernest Vlacic, Founder – Danieli Systec  (https://danieli-systec.com)

17:10 – 17:40          Q&A


Call for Best Entrepreneurship Activity Pitch Presentation

This call is devoted to young Startups (TRL 1-3) and entrepreneurs to showcase successful entrepreneurship ideas in the field of interest of IEEE.

 

The competitors shall prepare a  5 minutes video:  “My entrepreneurship idea in 5 minutes” in which will present their entrepreneurship idea and activity using slides, pictures, photos, graphics, lab demo, etc., to describe in the most convincing and attractive way their innovative idea, achievements, and field of application.

 

The participants at the IEEE RTSI START-UP AND ENTREPRENEUR VIDEO EVENT will be able to vote for their favorite video using a special application (i.e. Mentimeter) on their smartphones.

 

The competition will take place during IEEE RTSI 2021 “electronic virtual conference” (on September 6, 2021) and the participation is free of charge. See the program schedule on the web page of the conference to know the exact time. More details about: the platform to be used for the “live streaming event” and how to access, will be available on the conference web and sent to the video authors.

 

All competitors will receive a participation certificate and the best video will be awarded a customized IEEE certificate.

 

Entrepreneurs willing to participate in this competition shall send an e-mail to this address: rtsi2021@ieeesezioneitalia.it no later than July 25.

 

In the Object of the e-mail the participant in this competition should write:

 

Best Entrepreneurship Activity Pitch Presentation – name surname

 

In the text of the e-mail the participant shall include the following info:

  • title of the video
  • name and affiliation of the author
  • e-mail of the author

Details about uploading procedures will be sent to participants by e-mail.  The deadline for the submission of the video is August 10, 2021. All videos shall have MP4 format, size not larger than 100 MB and they shall not be longer than 5 minutes. A special commission will select the best videos (maximum 16 videos) that will be presented and voted by participants to the event.

All videos will be uploaded on the IEEE Italy Section web and media (depending on author permission).


IEEE R8 Call for Nominations

April 3, 2021

Dear IEEE Region 8 members,

The IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee is soliciting nominations for the following leadership positions:

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (six year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chair, Member Activities (one-year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chair, Student Activities (one-year commitment)
  • IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chair, Technical Activities (one-year commitment)

Please submit nominations by filling up the IEEE R8 Nomination Form (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section, https://ieeer8.org/category/documents/) and sending it to Magdalena Salazar Palma, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (R8 N&A SC), at salazar@tsc.uc3m.es, and to the R8 N&A SC at nominations.and.appointments.sc@ieeer8.org, by 30 June 2021.

 

NEW: Deadline extension to July 15, 2021.

 

The IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect will be elected by the voting members of Region 8 in the 2022 IEEE Annual Election from the slate nominated by the R8 Committee. The Region 8 Committee will select the slate during the Region 8 Committee meeting either in the Fall of 2021 or the Spring of 2022.

 

The IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice-Chairs will be elected during the Region 8 Committee Meeting in the Fall of 2021. Note that the current Vice Chairs are eligible for re-election.

 

For all further details, including petition processes, please refer to the IEEE Region 8 Bylaws and the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section), in particular, the sections R8-3.1.2 ‘Director-Elect’ and R8-3.1.7 ‘Vice Chairs’ in the Bylaws and the sections R8-4.2 ‘Region 8 Director-Elect,’ R8-4.6 ‘Region 8 Vice Chairs’ and R8-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual.

 

The individual elected to serve as the IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect will serve for six years: in 2023-2024 as Director-Elect, in 2025-2026 as Director, and in 2027-2028 as Past Director.

 

In 2023-2024 this individual will:

  • be invited to attend the IEEE Board of Directors and the IEEE MGA Board meetings (as part of the preparation and education for the later service)
  • serve (as a voting member) on the IEEE Region 8 Committee and IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee
  • serve as a member on the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (except in the process of selecting candidates for the IEEE Region 8 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect).

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

 

In 2025-2026 this individual will serve on the:

  • IEEE Assembly (as delegate/representative of IEEE Region 8 members)
  • IEEE Board of Directors
  • IEEE MGA Board
  • IEEE Region 8 Committee (as chair)
  • IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee (as chair)
  • IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee.

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

 

In 2027-2028 this individual will serve on the:

  • IEEE Region 8 Committee
  • IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee
  • IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (as chair)
  • IEEE Region 8 Strategic Planning Subcommittee (as the chair or as a regular member)
  • IEEE Region 8 Awards & Recognition Subcommittee (as the chair or as a regular member).

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

 

Board of Directors and MGA position descriptions are available at http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/position_descriptions.html.

 

Please distribute this notice among IEEE Region 8 volunteers and IEEE Region 8 Organizational Units.

 

Thank you and best regards,

Magdalena Salazar Palma
Chair, IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee


IEEE R8 – Conference Leadership Virtual Workshop, Save the Date July 15th , 6:00 PM CEST – register today!

Dear Region 8 Members,

Please join our Conference Leadership Virtual Workshop sponsored by IEEE Region 8.

Register today, save the date!

Time: 6:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time)
Date: July 15th, 2021

Description: Please join our Conference Leadership Virtual Workshop. The workshop is a ninety-minute webinar that focuses on planning and executing a high-quality technical program.  Listen to live presentations on Technical Program Management, Conference Sponsorship, Peer Review & Plagiarism. You can also ask the presenter questions at Q&A breaks. The presentations will be given in English. There is no fee to attend.

Presenter: Fred Schindler, IEEE Conferences Committee

Registration:  Click Here and Register Today!

Event Password: if prompted, MCE1 (also to view Fred Schindler’s background)

Precourse
Before attending our July 15th workshop,  we ask that you complete a pre-course.
The precourse will provide context for workshop attendees by providing information on the IEEE conference scope, peer review, plagiarism screening, and technical program management. The precourse is four short webinar playbacks that are located in the Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) –

Click Here. You can sign into CLE using your IEEE account (email).

If you do not have an IEEE account, click here to set one up – creating an IEEE Account – is fast and simple.

We look forward to seeing you at our Conference Leadership – Virtual Workshop on July 15th!


Deadline extension IEEE R8 Call for Nominations

 

Dear IEEE Region 8 members,

The scope of this eNotice is to inform you of the extension of the deadline to submit Nominations for the various R8 volunteer positions as detailed below, from June 30, 2021, to July 15, 2021.

The IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee is soliciting nominations for the following leadership positions:

– IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (six year commitment)
– IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice Chair, Member Activities (one year commitment)
– IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice Chair, Student Activities (one year commitment)
– IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice Chair, Technical Activities (one year commitment)

Please submit nominations by filling up the IEEE R8 Nomination Form  (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section, https://ieeer8.org/category/documents/ ) and sending it to Magdalena Salazar Palma, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (R8 N&A SC), at salazar@tsc.uc3m.es, and to the R8 N&A SC at nominations.and.appointments.sc@ieeer8.org, by 15 July 2021.

The IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect will be elected by the voting members of Region 8 in the 2022 IEEE Annual Election from the slate nominated by the R8 Committee. The Region 8 Committee will select the slate during the Region 8 Committee meeting either in the Fall of 2021 or the Spring of 2022.

The IEEE Region 8 2022 Vice Chairs will be elected during the Region 8 Committee Meeting in the Fall of 2021. Note that the current Vice Chairs are eligible for re-election.

For all further details, including petition processes, please refer to the IEEE Region 8 Bylaws and the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section), in particular the sections R8-3.1.2 ‘Director-Elect’ and R8-3.1.7 ‘Vice Chairs’ in the Bylaws, and the sections R8-4.2 ‘Region 8 Director-Elect,’ R8-4.6 ‘Region 8 Vice Chairs’ and R8-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual.

The individual elected to serve as the IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect will serve for six years: in 2023-2024 as Director-Elect, in 2025-2026 as Director, and in 2027-2028 as Past Director.

In 2023-2024 this individual will:

– be invited to attend the IEEE Board of Directors and the IEEE MGA Board meetings (as part of the preparation and education for the later service)
– serve (as a voting member) on the IEEE Region 8 Committee and IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee
– serve as member on the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (except in the process of selecting candidates for the IEEE Region 8 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect).

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

In 2025-2026 this individual will serve on the:

– IEEE Assembly (as delegate/representative of IEEE Region 8 members)
– IEEE Board of Directors
– IEEE MGA Board
– IEEE Region 8 Committee (as chair)
– IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee (as chair)
– IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee.

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

In 2027-2028 this individual will serve on the:

– IEEE Region 8 Committee
– IEEE Region 8 Operating Committee
– IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Subcommittee (as chair)
– IEEE Region 8 Strategic Planning Subcommittee (as chair or as a regular member)
– IEEE Region 8 Awards & Recognition Subcommittee (as chair or as a regular member).

Additional duties may be expected and will vary.

Board of Directors and MGA position descriptions are available at http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/position_descriptions.html.


IEEE Ethics Video

For some time the EMCC has been concerned that university engineering programs have not been giving appropriate visibility to ethics education in the engineering curriculum.

 

To address this issue, the EMCC has produced a 45-minute video that can be used in university electrical and computer engineering programs that will assist faculty and students in gaining a better understanding of the need for ethical conduct within the practice of engineering and can provide students and faculty with approaches that will enable a better focus on ethics in the context of the university classroom.

 

 

We would appreciate your assistance in making university engineering programs in your region aware of this new teaching aid.

 

The 45-minute video is archived at IEEE.TV and can be accessed at any time at the following URL.

 

https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ethics-and-member-conduct


Support IEEE Day to make a remarkable celebration

IEEE Day is an annual event celebrated on the first Tuesday in October, IEEE Day 2021 will be held on 5 October. Celebrations can be held between 1 October and 17 October.

 

IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow.”

 

IEEE Day encourages members together to share ideas and be inspired to achieve their technological goals. This year, there will be a hybrid celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Events will be held both in-person and virtually in locations around the world.

 

IEEE Day provides a toolkit that contains promotional copy, a social media collateral package, testimonials, logo and flyers, Wallpaper, Zoom Virtual Background, and a quick start guide.

 

The team is asking for everyone’s support in celebrating IEEE Day, sharing their knowledge, and pinning the event on the IEEE Day event map.

For any kind of query, do not hesitate to contact us. Follow us on our social media Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, IEEE Day community on collabratec


IEEE European Public Policy Webinar on Artificial Intelligence

On 30 June (16:00 CEST), the IEEE’s European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) is hosting a public policy webinar exploring the EU approach to artificial intelligence, including possible roles and implications for the technology community in light of the European Commission’s new legal framework for AI.
Panelists will explore opportunities to harmonize AI rules and highlight IEEE’s efforts to promote AI standardization and certification activities and their European implications.
Speakers include Prof. Cecilia Metra (Chair of the EPPC WG on ICT), Dr. Ansgar Koene (Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader at E&Y), and Mr. Salvatore Scalzo (Policy & Legal Officer at the European Commission).

For more information and/or to sign-up for this free webinar, go to: https://engage.ieee.org/EPP-Webinar-on-Artificial-Intelligence-Sign-Up.html

To review the European Commission’s proposals for harmonization of AI policy, go to: https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/policies/european-approach-artificial-intelligence

 


Announcing the 2021 Volunteer Leadership Training Program

The MGA Training Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Volunteer Leadership Training (VoLT) Program and will begin accepting applications for the program on 1 June 2021.

The VoLT Program prepares IEEE volunteers for leadership roles in their local units and beyond. The program’s key goals are to:

  • Accelerate volunteer’s knowledge of the IEEE’s organization, products, services, and resources
  • Help volunteers understand their roles within their local units and within the entire organization
  • Create a succession tool that develops and prepares future IEEE volunteer leaders

Since the program’s launch in 2013, over 350 volunteers graduated from the program. Our VoLT graduates represent all 10 IEEE Regions and over 100 Sections.
The volunteers who graduated from the program took the time to undergo the training, knowing the commitment involved.

We hope the result will be a more energized, well-informed, and engaged volunteer for your Section and Region.

 

In the coming days, announcements of the 2021 VoLT Program will be made through enotice, MGA Scoop, social media, and other channels, inviting eligible candidates to apply for the program.

 

Applications will be accepted from 1 June 2021 through 21 July 2021.

Applicants will be notified of their application status mid-to late-August.

 

We kindly ask you to share the news with your fellow IEEE members and volunteers and encourage those who may be interested to learn more about the program and apply this year.

More information about the VoLT Program, including application requirements, can be found in the IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) https://ieee-elearning.org/CLE/static/mga_voltprogram.html (you may be prompted to log in to the CLE with your IEEE account).

 

Thank you for your support, and if you have any questions regarding the program, please let us know at volt@ieee.org.