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R&D Territory


Sustainable Hospitality (OSO)

The Foundation plays a crucial role in the local context as it actively engages in promoting synergistic collaboration among various stakeholders, including both public and private entities. This collaboration aims to facilitate the creation of an integrated offering that takes into account various factors. First and foremost, the goal is to meet the needs of those who wish to settle in the area, whether for permanent residence or tourist destination. This approach carefully considers the requirements of those choosing to live or visit the territory, ensuring that the proposed solutions can meet their expectations and improve their quality of life.

Furthermore, the Foundation places high importance on the significant impact on the local community. This means that, in addition to meeting the individual needs of residents and visitors, it is concerned with how these initiatives positively influence the surrounding community. This may include supporting local employment, promoting interaction between the community and visitors, and improving infrastructure for collective benefit.

A fundamental aspect of this approach is a focus on eco-sustainability principles. The Foundation works to promote eco-sustainable practices that encompass various aspects, including the natural environment, architecture, and territorial planning. This involves adopting new ways of using the territory and natural resources, both in residential and infrastructural terms. These practices involve both residents and operators in the tourism, agriculture, and mobility sectors. The goal is to create a balance between resource utilization and preservation, ensuring long-term sustainability.

Lastly, the Foundation also focuses on territory regeneration. This aspect is relevant not only for abandoned places but also in terms of designing new architecture in alpine environments, considering critical phenomena such as climate change. This means that territorial planning takes into account current and future environmental challenges, seeking sustainable solutions that contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change and preserving the beauty and functionality of the Alpine territory.

In summary

The Foundation assumes a key role in promoting an integrated and sustainable vision of territorial development. Through collaboration between public and private actors, attention to individual and collective needs, adherence to eco-sustainability principles, and addressing environmental challenges, it works to ensure a better future for the territory and its community.


Grants Observatory (OBA)

The Observatory for Grants represents a fundamental element of the Foundation’s activities. This tool was created to facilitate and enhance the Foundation’s participation in grant opportunities at the regional, national, and international levels. This initiative underscores the importance of seeking external financial resources to support and expand the Foundation’s activities and projects. One of the main functions of the Grants Observatory is to promote participation in grants through proper project design and reporting. This means that the Foundation invests in the necessary training and preparation to create high-quality projects and provide accurate documentation for funding evaluation. In this way, the Foundation increases its chances of success in the grant allocation processes and, consequently, can achieve its goals more effectively.

Furthermore, the Foundation aims to create an Observatory dedicated to mapping and monitoring all grants and projects submitted and funded in the past 10 years at both the provincial (within the province of Belluno) and national levels. This initiative represents a significant step toward transparency and traceability of financial activities and results.

This database of information can be a valuable resource for evaluating the effectiveness of funding policies, recognizing trends in support for specific initiatives and projects, and promoting the sharing of knowledge and best practices among organizations. Currently, the Foundation is collaborating with a qualified external partner to participate in an Erasmus+ grant, the European Union’s program for education and training aimed at promoting social inclusion, green and digital transition, and the participation of young people in democratic life. This participation demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to seeking international funding opportunities to support initiatives aligned with its core objectives and values.

In summary

The Grants Observatory is a key tool to improve the Foundation’s ability to access external funding and to ensure transparency and traceability of financial activities. This initiative reflects the Foundation’s commitment to pursuing goals of social inclusion, environmental sustainability, digitalization, and democratic participation, as well as its desire to make a significant contribution to these challenges at the local, national, and international levels.


Agri-Tech (AGT)

The adoption of advanced technologies has the potential to transform food production and natural resource management significantly. The Agri-tech Observatory aims to play a crucial role in this context. First and foremost, the Agri-tech Observatory is dedicated to training new human resources. This involves educating and preparing individuals with advanced technological skills that they can apply to agriculture, animal husbandry, and forestry.

These new human resources will be able to use innovative technological platforms to develop projects and initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency, sustainability, and resilience of these sectors. This includes the use of drones, sensors, artificial intelligence, data analysis, and other emerging technologies. A key objective of this training is to preserve local traditions and productions. Modernization and innovation do not necessarily have to result in the loss of cultural roots and regional production diversity. The Agri-tech Observatory works to ensure that advanced technologies are used in a way that enhances and preserves local agricultural traditions. This means that, despite the adoption of new technologies, the specificities and peculiarities of agricultural, animal husbandry, and forestry production in each region are taken into account.

Furthermore, the Observatory promotes eco-sustainable production and consumption models. This means that the adoption of advanced technologies is guided by a vision of production and consumption that is in harmony with the environment and addresses sustainability challenges. For example, the use of advanced technologies can help reduce the use of natural resources, minimize environmental impacts, and promote the production of sustainable-origin food and goods.

In summary

The Agri-tech Observatory represents a response to the recognition of technological impact in global agriculture, animal husbandry, and forestry. Its main mission is to train individuals with advanced technology skills, while also ensuring the preservation of local traditions and promoting eco-sustainable production and consumption models. This integrated approach is essential for the positive evolution of these sectors and for addressing challenges such as food security, environmental sustainability, and resilience.


Sustainable Mobility (MOS)

The Foundation plays a crucial role as a connection between local institutions and businesses involved in the Territorial Strategic Plan for sustainable mobility. Its work translates into an essential interface that facilitates coordination and cooperation among various stakeholders.

To fulfill this mission, the Foundation utilizes a dedicated observatory, which analyzes and monitors the current territorial situation. This involves systematic data collection, indicators, and relevant information, providing a clear picture of the local context in terms of sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, and accessibility.

This initial analysis is fundamental to identify existing challenges and opportunities in the region. Moreover, the Foundation serves as a multifunctional resource capable of meeting various needs. First and foremost, it contributes to the implementation of concrete actions aimed at sustainability, mobility, and energy efficiency. These actions may include projects to reduce carbon emissions, promote low-impact transportation methods, and implement sustainable energy solutions.

Furthermore, the Foundation plays a crucial role in disseminating knowledge about the territory and its strengths. This means that it not only works to improve sustainability and efficiency but also promotes the distinctive characteristics and strengths of the region. This can raise awareness among the local population and businesses about the beauty and resources of the territory, encouraging greater engagement and attention to its preservation.

In summary

The Foundation plays a central role in facilitating collaboration between institutions and businesses in the context of sustainable mobility. Through the observatory and a series of concrete actions, it promotes sustainability and energy efficiency while also highlighting the local territorial heritage. This integrated approach is essential for promoting sustainable development in the region and improving the quality of life for its residents.


R&D Territory Districts (RSD)

The demand for highly specialized professionals with strong expertise in information and communication technologies (ICT) is very high at the local level. This recognition of the need for ICT skills is essential in the context of technological evolution and the increasing importance of ICT in all sectors of the economy. Research and Development (R&D) activities represent the flagship of the Foundation’s initiatives in this field.

The primary goal of R&D activity is to provide cross-cutting solutions capable of addressing challenges and opportunities in various areas. This means that R&D aims to develop innovative technological solutions that can be applied in various contexts and sectors.

This flexibility and adaptability of ICT solutions are crucial to respond to the changing needs of the territory. Furthermore, R&D is committed to training young people continuously. This underscores the importance of educating and preparing future generations to be competitive in a work environment characterized by a growing dependence on ICT. Ongoing training is essential to keep pace with technological innovation and ensure that local skills align with labor market demands.

The ICT Observatory aims to continue Elserino Piol’s experience in its ability to intercept international technological innovation and apply it to the territory. This involves an open mindset towards best practices and emerging technologies at the global level. The goal is to adapt and customize these innovations to meet specific local needs and opportunities. Given the significant presence of production districts in the region, the Foundation aims to be a reliable partner in developing innovative solutions. This means that the Foundation is willing to collaborate with local businesses and sector organizations to develop and implement tailored ICT solutions. This collaboration can foster the adoption of advanced technologies, create new business opportunities, and contribute to the economic growth of the region.

In summary

The ICT Observatory is an integral part of the Foundation’s efforts to meet the growing demand for specialized ICT skills. Through R&D activity, ongoing training for young people, the interception of international innovation, and collaboration with production districts, the Foundation aims to promote technological development and innovation at the local level, thereby contributing to economic growth and progress in the region.


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