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.
Twenty years ago, Massimo Rossetto, on a mountaineering adventure stumbled on a small school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Making good on a promise to help, today, he has supported hundreds of young people and their families.
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.
Summer is over! We worked in the Julian Alps, Italy for a second time with the students of Messaggero Veneto Scuola and NanoValbruna on a series about the delicate balance between human and nature. Architect Luca Beltrame shares how he moved from building with steel and concrete to natural resources.
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.