Press releases

  • Scuola 2.0 project in Torino

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    The project Scuola 2.0 will connect 12 schools located in the Torino area to the GARR broadband Italian network for university and academia. The goal is spreading an innovative approach to digital teaching and learning and the computational thinking (CT). The project will include also teachers’ training, the establishment of computer labs in the involved school premises and the selection of educational software. School 2.0 is an initiative by the City of Turin and involves CSP, CSI-Piemonte, Turin Polytechnic, ISMB, Compagnia di San Paolo.

    The project School 2.0 has been launched in a press conference on Dec the 17th, in Torino.
    See further details.

  • NGOs 2.0: a flashmob to launch the new website

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    The flashmob to launch the new NGOs 2.0 project website is scheduled on October the 30th, 2014, in Turin.

    NGOs 2.0 is a project aimed at setting up a community and an online training center for the advanced use of the web and 2.0 tools in the international cooperation. CSP contributes to NGO2.0 as Scientific Committee’s member. The international event  includes presentations  from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Colombia and Italy and can be followed in websteaming.

    Details at the NGOs 2.0 website:
    A press release is available for download.


  • Haladin’s at World Didac Basel the international fair for educational resources and technologies

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    Haladin’s, the CSI and CSP project, hosted by Altay Scientific, at the World Didac Basel, Boot D210

    In any indoor environment, many pollutants can be present. These contaminants, released by plastic objects, varnishes and paints, cleaning products, clothes, etc, can have harmful effects for the human health, especially in case of long-term exposure.
    In this context, HALADIN’S – HArdware Low-cost for Air quality Detection in INdoor spaces can be a useful control tool.
    HALADIN’s is made of a set of sensors for monitoring air quality and comfort in the indoor environment and to provide an indicative assessment of the overall environmental air quality.
    HALADIN’s measures the levels of VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds – and Formaldehyde and gives an indicative assessment of the environmental air quality, through three easy-to-read colored LEDs:
    – Green: the indoor air is clean;
    – Yellow: the indoor air shows a first level of warning;
    – Red: the indoor air quality indicators are above alarm levels.

    The device, based on the open source Arduino platform, can also continuously measure other physical parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, luminance. The data collected by the sensors are sent to the system through a Wi-Fi connection at regular intervals and can be viewed in real time on line at Here, you can see both real-time values and historical data series.
    HALADIN’s can be used in public places such as schools, libraries and offices to provide a first screening on wide-ranging environmental quality of these indoor environments.

    HALADIN’s is a project by CSI-Piemonte, developed by CSP-Innovazione nelle ICT.


    Altay Scientific
    Started as a family business more than 60 years ago, Altay has grown into a 21st century, international company with operations on 5 continents employing more than 500 people. But, family traditions and values are still the basis of our work. We are ready to meet today’s market demands with the passion and dedication of the past, together with the technology and tools of tomorrow.

    CSI – Piedmont
    To implement innovative services for public administrations, thereby helping them to be more efficient, modern and to reduce public spending costs. This is the mission of CSI Piemonte, the Information System Consortium to which Piedmont’s Public Administration entrusts the management and implementation of its ICT services. With more than thirty years of experience, CSI works in all PA sectors: from health to production activities, from cultural heritage to administrative systems and from the territory to professional training and employment.
    Founded in 1977 by the Piedmont Region and the University and Polytechnic of Turin, CSI is recognised at national and international level. Today, the Consortium includes over 100 of Piedmont’s public bodies: in addition to its founders, the City of Turin, all the Provinces, many Municipalities and associated forms, Health Agencies and Hospitals and other Agencies.

    CSP – Innovation in ICT
    CSP is the regional research body in the field of information and communications technology. It operates on a local, national and international level, performing experimental development and industrial research in accordance with the European norms on Innovation and R&D. Its shareholders are: Regione Piemonte, CSI-Piemonte, Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Torino, Comune di Torino, Unione Industriale di Torino, SISVEL S.p.A. and IREN Energia S.p.A CSP is a research laboratory accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, with UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certification.

    Press office – Altay Scientific
    Laura Settefrati
    Tel. +39 06 94550520

    Press Office – CSI Piemonte
    +39 346.6946901

    Press office – CSP Innovazione nelle ICT
    Maria Costanza Candi
    +39 3486096100

  • Meet EMMA, a brand new multilingual MOOC Platform for Europe

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    12 leading universities and companies in 8 European countries announced the launch today of the new EMMA project, which provides access to MOOCs in different languages and supported by automatic transcription. The first EMMA MOOCs go live in September 2014 and are provided by universities in Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK, on several subjects such as Business Management, Social Innovation and Cultural Heritage, Climate Change and Searching on the Internet.


    See the EMMA_press_release for further details.

  • First 7 European Multilingual MOOCs go live

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    From today, learners all over the world can sign up to take part in free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a range of different subjects from Blended Learning to Business Organization, from Searching on the Internet to Climate Changes. These MOOCs, lasting between 6 and 8 weeks, are all offered by the new European Multiple MOOC Aggregator, called EMMA for short, which brings together leading university partners providing online, easy-to-access learning opportunities that are open to all learners.

    See the EMMA general press release for further details.

    EMMA-European Multiple MOOC Aggregator is a 30 month pilot action supported by the European Union. EMMA showcases excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches and offers free, open, online courses in multiple languages from different European universities to help preserve Europe’s rich cultural, educational and linguistic heritage and to promote cross-cultural and multi-lingual learning. EMMA has received funding from the European Union’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.
    Visit the EMMA website at

  • Digital convergence, ICT for disabled people, embedded ststems, DAB: CSP at the 65th Prix Italia

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    The event takes place from 21st to 26th September.
    A session “Vetrina Tecnologica” (technology window) hosts ICT demos by CSP at the Università di Torino premises (Rettorato dell’Università di Torino, Via Po 17, TORINO). (more…)

  • CSP and Sisvel Technology settle down at the Politecnico di Torino. The CSP Joint Lab kick off

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    Torino, April, the 29th 2013

    After the signature of the cooperation agreement between Politecnico di Torino, CSP e Sisvel Technology (July, 2012), the project comes now into being trough the settlement in the Politecnico Business Research Center and the kick off of a research activity programme on Networked Media, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), mobile networks, 3D and new format for audio and video encoding and compression.

    Moreover, two further industrial partners, Teseo, part of the Clemessy group, and EURIXGROUP, have joined the partnership.

    Download the press release (only in Italian)

  • Piedmont, Italy, the world’s first region to broadcast backward compatible 3D TV

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    New 3D Digital Terrestrial Television, which everyone can enjoy, demonstrated during a press conference in Turin

    Turin, 01 December 2010 – Yesterday, in Turin, at the headquarters of the Piedmont Region, a press conference was held announcing the implementation, from Piedmont, of the first 3D HDTV broadcasts, free-to-air, with a system for backwards compatibility with 2D TV sets.

    Have a full reading of the press release

  • Create Conference 2010: Stuttgart, 10-11 November 2010

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    The CREATE Forum, that takes place in Stuttgart from 10th to 11th November, will be part of a bigger event (the CREATE 10,, providing the opportunity to discuss the CREATE Joint Research Agenda. The forum involves the direct participation of European companies presenting here their innovative products and solutions for the creative industries.
    Building up creative industries providing strategic guidance for policy makers in European regions. These are the main objectives of the CReATE Project, started in March 2008 and leaded by MFG Baden-Württemberg with partners from Rhône-Alpes (Imaginove Cluster), Piemonte (CSP Innovazione nelle ICT, Politecnico di Torino and Regione Piemonte) and West Midlands (Advantage West Midlands).

    The registration to the international conference on Creative Industry is open.

  • White Spaces: the trial by CSP and Politecnico di Torino is the first of its kind in Italy

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    The Piedmont Regional Council (Regione Piemonte) is taking its Wi-Pie program – committed to fostering the spread of Wi-fi – to Val di Viù, a valley in the Italian Alps, in a new trial that makes use of the frequencies not utilized by television services to deliver broadband wireless networks

    Turin, October 6 2010 – White spaces are the partially unused frequencies left by broadcasters after the switchover to Digital Terrestrial Television, which can be used for trials to deliver broadband internet services to areas which are difficult to reach with the normal network, such as mountainous areas.
    On September the 20th, the European Commission issued a statement establishing 2013 as the deadline for defining rules for the efficient use of these unused frequencies, or white spaces.

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