Please enable JS

Journalism Award


With the nomination of the winner and the awarding of three special mentions by the Jury, the second edition of the "Research and Technology for Business" journalistic award ended. The Prize, to which journalistic services published in print and web press or broadcast via radio and TV were admitted between 1 October 2021 and 15 March 2022 (announcement of the award), saw the adhesion of 26 journalists with over 70 works representing the main Italian media.

The prestigious Jury of the award saw the involvement of:

  • Prof. Antonio Colombo – Rector of the Carolina Albasio High School (President of the jury)
  • Dr. Michele Guerrini – Senior Policy Officer European and International Relations Office in Brussels - CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Dr. Luca Moretti – Director of the European and International Relations Office in Brussels - CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and National Expert Committee European Innovation Council Horizon Europe
  • Prof. Andrea Urbinati – Ph.D. Urbinati - Professor of Strategic Analysis and Organizational Design at LIUC Università Cattaneo. Director of the Center for Technological Innovation and Circular Economy at LIUC Business School
  • Dr. Sesto Viticoli – Vice President of AIRI (Associazione italiana per la ricerca industriale)

Among the works received, the jury awarded the prize to Carmine Fotina for the article "Pnrr e imprese, strada a ostacoli per accedere ai finanziamenti", published in Il Sole 24 Ore, with the following motivation: for the overview that provides about the implications of the NRP on the various areas on which the transition 4.0 is being conducted, drawing attention to the need to make it a concrete tool for action for the growth of the country, without getting stuck in the dynamics of the Italian bureaucracy.

The overall quality of the works received led the jury to assign three special mentions to:

Giuliano Balestreri for the article "Portare il green deal dentro le pmi, sfida dell’ecosistema economico", published in La Repubblica A&F, for the exhaustive picture he draws on Italy's real ability to engage the opportunity of the ecological transition, on the funds and instruments made available to the entrepreneurial fabric. Also important is the recommendation to involve SMEs in this green evolution, as the skeleton of the national production system.

Marina Guiomar Parada for the article "L’industria 5.0 riparte dalle persone e dalle supply chain", published in Il Sole 24 Ore, for the beautiful analysis of the dawn of a new industrial model in which the Internet of Things redefines organization of the factory and the relationship between man and machine.

Nicoletta Picchio for the article "Rafforzare le filiere per far crescere le piccole imprese", published in Il Sole 24 Ore, for the lucid photograph of the peculiarity of the Italian production model of "widespread multinationals", whose only opportunity for global competitiveness lies in a growth of the supply chain. This ecosystem of companies of different sizes in relation to each other also acts as a stimulus for smaller companies to invest in innovation, brands, patents to increase their skills.

We thank the Jury and the journalists for the precious contribution and the passion lavished on this initiative which, now in its second edition, has been a great success and a renewed satisfaction for CRSL.

For all the editions of Journalistic Award, go here

Eco Della Stampa

The strategic partner of the initiative is L'Eco della Stampa, the Italian leader and one of the most important European operators in the Media Monitoring sector.