Between 2008 and 2009 the TEN Center, together with the TeDIS Center, worked with the Veneto Region Environmental Protection Agency – ARPAV to create the knowledge basis to produce guidelines for the development of a database that links environmental data to health effects.
Between 2008 and 2010 the TEN Center, together with the TeDIS Center, worked with the Veneto Region Environmental Protection Agency – ARPAV on the modellization of the SIMAGE, an integrated system for environmental monitoring and emergency management, developed by ARPAV in collaboration with the Industrial Association of Porto Marghera (EZI).
The TEN Center contributed to identify the effects of different management alternatives on ecosystem services within the project on the definition of Sustainability Scenarios for the Venice Lagoon, carried out by Thetis in 2009.
The project, carried out between 2011 and 2014 with the support o f the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea, aimed at creating a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences on environmental sustainability for Italian firms.
The project was developed in two phases. In 2011-2012 the project started mapping the Italian companies already walking on the path of sustainability, while publishing on a dedicate website news and case studies in order to stimulate other firms to start an innovation process. The second phase of the project, developed in 2014, aimed at providing Italian companies with information and knowledge useful for promoting their green products and activities also abroad, and kept enlarging the mapping and networking of green firms.
Within the area Green Economy, in 2009-2011 the TEN Center was involved in a research of the Corila – Consortium for Coordination of Research Activities concerning the Venice Lagoon, aimed at studying redevelopment opportunities for the industrial Area of Venice, Porto Marghera, taking into account also the environmental issues.
The Europe-China Clean Energy Centre (EC2) was a five-year cooperation project funded by the European Union and founded in April 2010 by the European Commission, the National Energy Administration of China and the Ministry of Commerce of China, with the support of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.
Analysing Professional Communities as Distributed Intelligence Systems
The aim of the project was to experiment and test new research tools capable of supporting the study regarding professional communities in the economic organizations.
From a methodological point of view these tools were studied in their descriptive (capability of describing a predetermined context) and prescriptive meaning (capability of suggesting actions in order to modify that context).
On one hand the project intended to contribute to the emergent studies of Knowledge management and specifically to those which consider the communities of practices as an elective social device to produce learning, meaning and identity, at least Knowledge. On the other hand many were the potential applications within and between organizations.
Leonardo Da Vinci Programme, Community Vocational Training Action Programme
This project, co-financed by the European Commission, was addressed to young graduates (coming from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Ludwig Maximilians Universität of Munich, and Ca' Foscari University of Venice) that had the opportunity to participate in a stage (for a maximum of sixth months). A total of 81 students, coming from the three partner Universities, had access to this training opportunity.
Project financed by the Italian Ministry of Work devoted to experimenting innovative methodologies for continuous training destined to employ waged workers.
The project focused on supporting the growth of professional Knowledge communities, with specific attention to professional operators, activating 4 professional communities that found in the web the main tool of coordination and information exchange. The professional communities’ web site was a place of training, discussion, comparison for professionals already working in Italian SMEs.
Leonardo da Vinci - Community Vocational Training Action Programme
Financed by the European Union within the Community Leonardo da Vinci Programme and in cooperation with: CILI - Cambridge International Land Institute, RICS - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The project aimed at activating training that contributed to create a Vertical Italian Community of the artisan companies and of the SMEs operating in the textile sector.
The training activities wanted to improve the operators’ skills and to give new market opportunities to the companies involved in the project. The project created a web portal where companies shared services, methodologies, experiences, solutions in order to give a response to common problems.