Webinar: “Making innovation work: choosing the right framework”

Online event - 25 Febbraio 2021 - 17:00

Webinar: “Making innovation work: choosing the right framework”

Innovation is nowadays definitively a trending #keyword. More and more Universities are offering innovation and/or entrepreneurship programs. Projects like our “Contamination Lab” that bring students and companies together to solve innovation challenges are very popular.

It is not easy to define what innovation really is or what its operational tools are. Thousands of influencers, experts and trainers talk about it every day with each promoting their own preferred methods. Design thinking, Design Sprint, Lean Startup, Agile, Business Model Canvas… are only some of the buzzwords flooding social networks and digital magazines.

This webinar explores the role of Universities and students in promoting innovation. It will also provide an overview of some of the most relevant methodologies of our time with relevant case studies.

During this webinar we will present the Luca Ometto Prize. The prize is named after the late entrepreneur Luca Ometto, who founded Webster srl. Webster was the first Italian e-commerce success story in selling books online: www.libreriauniversitaria.it

The Luca Ometto Prize is awarded every year. The prize celebrates the most innovative projects and/or dissertations on the digital economy and/or the enabling technologies with a positive impact on society.

Speaker line up


5.00 PM | Welcome by the President of the Alumni Association of the University of Padova

Andrea Vinelli, Full Professor of Engineering Management, University of Padova

5.05 PM | Teaching innovation in higher education

Eleonora Di Maria, Full Professor of Business Management and Director of the Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Padova

5.20 PM | When, which… Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Design Sprint, Agile…

Geert Claes, Innovation coach and founder, Problem2Value

6.00 PM | Lean Startup and Agile Development in Mixed Reality: the case of Experenti

Amir Baldissera, CEO of Experenti

6.30 PM | Conclusion

The event is moderated by Riccardo Maistrello, Marketing Manager of the Alumni Association.


The appointment is on 25th February 2021, at 5.00 pm.

The free webinar will be hosted by the online conferencing platform Zoom. In order to take part in the meeting, please click the “Register now” button below and fill in the form: an email with the meeting link will be sent to your email address.

For any further clarification, please contact us at segreteria.alumni@unipd.it