Investor AllStar 2019 Digital Innovations in Art

GP Bullhound is a leading technology and investment consulting company, which provides transaction and capital advice to entrepreneurs and founders of the world. 

GP Bullhound organized the Investor Allstar contest where Centrica, in 2019, reached the final with VirtuItaly.

The project was Digital Innovation in Art and aimed to teach people to understand art without the physical reproduction of art.

Centrica’s technologies, from immersive spaces to interactive apps, are designed to offer an edutainment experience, which will be extended in the future to AR/VR apps powered by AI. The company started with Renaissance works of art, because it is based in Florence and because that historical period was important for all human beings. In these years the world is facing great changes in economy, science and society, as in the Renaissance.

The awakening of the intellect and individuality of the human being is something that Centrica want to see in the visitors, during the exhibitions.

CES 2021

 

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is the creator of CES 2021 (https://digital.ces.tech/home), a digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world.
The new format allows participants listening to technology innovators, knowing cutting-edge technologies and latest product launches, interacting with global brands and international startups.
Our startup VirtuItaly has been selected by Italian Trade Agency to bring Italian innovation in art&creativity at CES 2021.

Global EdTech Startups Awards 2020

Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESAwards) is an initiative led by a group of leading education innovation organizations from across the world.

They organized a contest for global startup, where the Awards identify, showcase and recognize the world’s most promising EdTech startups of the year.

The GESAwards final will take place on 23rd January 2020 at the BETT Show arena in London. Over 4,000 EdTech startups from more than 80 countries and 6 continents have applied. VirtuItaly is among the 15 selected to present its own vision in the BETT Show arena at London EXCEL.

Represented by the CEO Marco CappelliniVirtuItaly will present its vision for the future of EdTech, in particular for art and creativity.

From immersive&interactive digital exhibitions, like Renaissance Experience, to cloud app powered by ArtCentrica Platform, to AI applications, Centrica envision new ways to teach, learn and appreciate art&creativity.

REIMAGINE EDUCATION AWARD 2020

Reimagine Education (https://www.reimagine-education.com/) is a global conference and competition, open to educational innovators from all around the world. The conference brings together edtech startups, academic faculty from top institutions, Chief Innovation Officers, university leadership, teachers, and other stakeholders in the future of higher education teaching and learning. 

Among the almost 1500 nominations presented in the thirteen categories for this year’s award, the Board of Directors of the Reimagine Education Award of Wharton-QS has selected only 12%. ArtCentrica has been shortlisted for the ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching award.

ArtCentrica is a cloud application that includes many works from the artistic heritage of the Uffizi Galleries and the Pinacoteca di Brera, with high resolution images, suitable for any interactive whiteboard.
Teachers and students are able to explore more than 1200 artworksidentify the details of the composition and discover its correlations with the details of others. It is also possible to measure and compare them as well as use the more than 20 lessons in the application to deepen the study of masterpieces like “Annunciation” from Leonardo Da Vinci, “Allegory of Spring” from Botticelli, “Lamentation over the Dead Christ” from Mantegna and many others.

This application represents the future for the study of the art world.

MindCET Accelerator 2020

MindCET is a center for innovation and technological development in education, founded by the Center of Education Technology-CET. VirtuItaly participated in the Global EdTech Startup Awards 2020 and has been selected as the Italian representer in the final in London in January 2020. MindCET (organizer of GESA Awards) has shortlisted and then selected VirtuItaly, beneath more than 300 global startups, for their acceleration period May 2020-October 2020. VirtuItaly is the only Italian startup selected together with a South African, a Mexican and 5 Israeli.

US – Italia Ed Innovation Festival

US – Italia Ed Innovation Festival

US – Italia Ed Innovation Festival organized by Center for Educational Reform, lead with incredible energy, passion and vision by CER CEO Jeanne Allen has taken place in Ercolano, Italy,

A great number of the US and Italian community in Education and Technology has gathered together physically and virtually in Ercolano to drive the conversation way beyond education and innovation toward an Educational Renaissance that today’s challenges require. A few highlights showing the incredible convergence of the innovators gathered there, here and everywhere awaits you, as does an ever growing video gallery which is ready for your viewing pleasure with speeches from Centrica CEO&co-founder Marco Cappellini, VR practitioner Michael McDonaldChris Whittle, Chairman and CEO of Whittle School and Studios, Carol D’Amico of Strada, Antonio Roca of Academica Virtual EducationNate Davis the CEO of K12 Inc.Richard Collins CEO of Inlingua & Kay ScettroMaieutical Labs Co-Founder Adriano AlloraIngenium Education CEO Daniele Denti and computer science engineer and high school teacher Paolo TealdiZanichelli Venture director Enrico PoliINVALSI CEO Roberto Ricci and TAO Testing CEO Marc OswaldJamey Hei Co-Founder CEO of Ecree, Inc. and many more.

Open Innovation Contest 2019

VirtuItaly was one of the seven winners of the Harmonic Innovation Contest (HIC), and reached the final of the Open Innovation Contest held in Milan, at the Cariplo Factory. The Open Innovation Contest is organized by NTT Data Italia, moderated by Claudia Pensotti (journalist Class CNBC).

In these kind of competitions it’s important to get to the finals because you give visibility to your reality.

Giorgio Scarpelli CTO & Head of Innovation NTT Data Italia and Kotaro Zamma, Head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation NTT Data Corporation will talk during the contest.

VirtuItaly will be represented by co-founder and Digital Exhibition Manager Paolo De Rocco.

Marco Cappellini, CEO and co-founder Centrica, intervenes in the session Smart Tourism (chaired by Gianni Cancellieri) together with Edoardo Colombo and Claudia Vernotti, with conclusions of Undersecretary Mibact Lorenza Bonaccorsi.

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