Repurposing oil platforms as artificial reefs through the RtR program not only provides an environmental benefit by reducing waste and preserving habitat, but also provides opportunities for new industry, such as offshore aquaculture, by upcycling the platform.
We made it easier for you to catch up with the Chief of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Chantal Line Carpentier! Normally, you would need to bike up the Alps, compete in the Iron Women competition, or try to secure a meeting at the UN HQ in Manhattan. We were lucky enough to catch a (bumpy but brilliant) car ride with Chantal Line on her last day @NanoValbruna in Italy.
The collated social media data form current information around wildlife, poaching (illegal hunting and capturing of animals), trading wildlife products, serves to better protect animals and nature and thus in the end us, humans.
Saba Nabavi Tafreshi is originally from Iran, today lives and works as an architect in the Netherlands. Saba spoke with Paksy, founder of impactmania, about the famous Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam (which happens to be Paksy's birthplace), the future of living, and social sustainability.
Lorenzo Pradella, Co-Founder and CEO, GreenBone Ortho, spoke about science and tech transfer from lab to commercialization, entrepreneurship, and how to create more unicorns for Italy.
This collaboration between NanoValbruna and impactmania, which was born during the inaugural edition of the Festival, clearly demonstrates some of the silver linings of the event, which "allowed to establish not only working relationships, but also bonds of friendship" according to Martina Chirico.
From awards and grants, to lifelong relationships, and landing dream jobs, the following report encapsulates the meaningful impact impactmania internships have had on University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) students, faculty, staff, and collaborators.