Managing digital assets in research and innovation: applications and impacts of Web 3.0 and blockchain techs

NanoInnovation 2023 , September 21 2023 (14:00 – 15:30, hybrid event, in presence in Roma and online)

Which is the “red thread” that unites Michelangelo Buonarroti’s “Tondo di Doni”, with extended digital reality and web 3.0 technologies?

Contracts, deeds, and patents: are they already obsolete? How can we manage and use data and digital data and assets coming from research and innovation processes? What are the ethics and socioeconomic implications?

Novel technologies for analysing and organizing data, such as blockchain, distributed cloud, non-fungible tokens, and their combinations with AI powered techs for processing of sensorial data and communication with humans (e.g., virtual reality, chatbots) opens up completely new approaches in the gathering, use and management of data of any kind.

On the one hand, this enables new uses and application for data collected during both research and innovation, and product development. Implementation of FAIR data in research, supply chain and value chain monitoring, digital twins of materials and products, novel forms of collaboration (smart contracts) are just some examples.

On the other hand, this “revolution” challenge existing knowledge, practices, norms and models of society and business, and researchers in the fields of civil law and ethics have been investigating the consequences on people’s and firms’ everyday life. Recent and upcoming regulations in the digital sectors, including the digital service and market act, the data governance and data act, the AI act and others are starting to address these issues.

Why attending the workshop?
The symposia will present some practical case studies, and will provide insights from legal, ethics and technology experts, starting from the experience and knowledge gathered by the EU TechEthos project.

Who should attend?
Professionals and researchers in companies, research organizations, and universities interested in exploiting digital technologies within their R&I activities; consultancy, regulatory and legal experts advising R&I developments in advanced materials, manufacturing and other enabling technologies.

Organizers: Airi, Fondazione Piemonte Innova, European project TechEthos. 

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