A new Luiss graduate program in the social sciences of Digital Innovation & Sustainability

A new Luiss graduate program in the social sciences of Digital Innovation & Sustainability

We live in an era of great and rapid changes. Many of these changes are positive, many others are not. We live in an era in which climate change is not an incoming threat, but rather a critical issue that is showing its full negative impact in these days. The effects are all there to see and probably, as some scientist are arguing, the Coronavirus outbreak is somehow connected to the disruption of local ecosystems. Climate change will have (and is actually having) irreversible effects on behalf of the world economy and structure. Moreover, it is estimated that global warming will reduce real GDP per capita by 7.22% by 2100. 

Source: Burke, Hsiang, and Miguel (2015); authors’ calculations.

Note: Country-level estimates for GCP per capita in 2100. Figure assumes RCP 8.5, which corresponds to roughly 3.2°C to 5.4°C of warming. GCP loss is associated with the warming from a baseline of 1980-2010 average temperatures. As explained in Burke, Hsiang, and Miguel (2015), estimates include growth-rate effects over the period through 2100.

But luckily there are not only negative effects. It is expected that the society and the economic system will change, and so it will the job market. It is estimated that 75 million jobs may be lost as companies shift to more automation. But where is the positive aspect of this shift? A change in the job market not only means loss of some employees, but also around 133 million new jobs that may emerge by 2022 (World Economic Forum’s “The Future of Jobs Report”). As far as climate change and global warming are concerned, it is estimated that green economy will create 24 million new jobs (ILO-UN, World Employment and Social Outlook 2018). 

The question now is: are we ready to face all these challenges and changes?

Luiss university, responds to these shift launching a Master’s Degree in Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability (LDIS), an English-language graduate course in the social sciences (law, management, finance and policy) of digitalization and sustainability, created to prepare students to incoming changes and to train the next generation to face the above mentioned challenges. 

The LDIS Master’s Degree program creates job opportunities by forging professional figures equipped with the right tools to address digital transformation and ecological transition, promoting employment opportunities and traineeship as Innovation Managers or Sustainability Managers with strong risk management and legal analysis skills. Here you can find an article on how lawyer CEOs might influence firm decision making more broadly — and whether they differ from CEOs without a law degree. The study shows that Firms run by CEOs with legal expertise were associated with much less corporate litigation. Compared with the average company, lawyer-run firms experienced 16% to 74% less litigation, depending on the litigation type.

Credits to Luiss https://www.luiss.it/

These are professionals who work for large organizations in the coordination of integrated business units who manage digital or social innovation processes with transdisciplinary abilities in system thinking, lateral thinking and risk management. However, the course content not only drives attention to the management background, but also to the legal skills promoting the role of legal innovation designers and risk managers, in other words, experts in the legal design and coding of new rules/norms of human coexistence in a phase of digital, technological, ecological and social transition who contribute to define risk management strategies and risk analysis using legal design thinking and lateral thinking. 

The Master’s Degree is designed to properly fit and adapt to student’s interests and career aspirations by granting the opportunity to select two possible Majors: one in Sustainability, through core courses in Management of Circular Economy, Green and Sustainable Finance, Regulatory innovation, and one in Digitalization with core courses in Management of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fintech, and Data Protection Law. In addition, the Master’s course foresees some Electives & Activities for all majors, more precisely three elective courses, a final project work (e.g. thesis, proof of concept, start-up creation and acceleration, new business unit, new financial investment, ets.), an internship at a large private or public organization and three Labs & Skills. 

During the second year, the Lab&Skills will be centered on 4 different areas of interest: Science &  Technology, Economics & Business, Society & Policy, Legal, and promote soft skills activities in computer programming, legal coding, legal clinics, negotiation, legal public speaking and legal writing, due diligence automation, fundraising Lab (Eu Projects & Project Management) legal entrepreneurship, legal design thinking, and data lab (Database & Empirical Research). Additionally, in order to train both theory and practice, the course aims to promote “engagement activities” with the support of corporate and institutional partners, internship agreements and international cooperation agreements (i.e. student exchanges, double & dual degrees). As it can be evident, the course not only aims to lay down theoretical basis, but above all, combines theoretical insights with practical activities so to acquire the synthesis of the “practical theory” and create jobs during the training.

Credits to Luiss https://www.luiss.it/

Here you can find the international Faculty members of the LDIS Master’s Degree: Shelia Foster (Georgetown University), Séverine Dussolier (SciencesPo University), Helen Eenmaa (the University of Tartu), Sofia Ranchordas (University of Groningen), Daniel Armanios (Carnegie Mellon University), Giorgio Ventre (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II).

Here you can find the list of the Steering Committee of the LDIS Master’s Degree: Helèna Ravasini (Huawei), Benedetta Gillio (Arpinge e LabGov.city), Caterina Strippoli (ENEL Group), Andrea Buonomini (Ratp DEv), Enrico Salvatori (Qualcomm); Marco Tulliani (Cybertech).

If you wish to learn more you can visit this webpage and join us on Friday, April 3rd at 3:30 PM for the online presentation of the Master’s Degree in Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability through a Webex meeting available at this link. You will be able to pose questions to Caterina Strippoli, Head of Intellectual Property of ENEL Group, and Christian Iaione, Director of the MSc in Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability.

For further clarifications you can also email ciaione@luiss.it and giurisprudenza@luiss.it or fill in the inquiry form available at this link.

Una nuova laurea magistrale Luiss nelle scienze sociali dell’Innovazione Digitale e Sostenibilità

Viviamo in un’era di grandi e veloci cambiamenti, molti dei quali sono positivi, molti altri no. Il cambiamento climatico non è più una questione di futuro, è il presente. E i suoi effetti sono sotto gli occhi di tutti. L’ultimo in ordine cronologico, come sta affermando parte della comunità scientifica, sarebbe la sempre più frequente diffusione di epidemie o pandemie come quella del Covid-19 a cui stiamo assistendo in questi giorni e che risulta essere in qualche modo collegata alla distruzione degli ecosistemi locali. Il climate change avrà (e in parte sta già avendo) effetti sulla struttura della società e dell’economia globale. Si stima che il riscaldamento globale produrrà una riduzione generale del PIL di 7,22 punti percentuali entro il 2100.

Source: Burke, Hsiang, and Miguel (2015); authors’ calculations.

Note: Country-level estimates for GCP per capita in 2100. Figure assumes RCP 8.5, which corresponds to roughly 3.2°C to 5.4°C of warming. GCP loss is associated with the warming from a baseline of 1980-2010 average temperatures. As explained in Burke, Hsiang, and Miguel (2015), estimates include growth-rate effects over the period through 2100.

Ma fortunatamente i cambiamenti non saranno esclusivamente negativi. L’economia e la società in cui viviamo cambieranno, e così di pari passo anche il mercato del lavoro muterà. Si stima che all’incirca 75 milioni di professioni andranno perse con il passaggio delle industrie a una maggiore automazione. Dov’è la buona notizia? 133 milioni di nuove professioni potrebbero emergere entro il 2022 (World Economic Forum’s “The Future of Jobs Report”). Per quanto concerne il cambiamento climatico si stima invece che l’economia green genererà 24 milioni di nuovi lavori (ILO-UN, World Employment and Social Outlook 2018).

La domanda che ci poniamo è: siamo pronti ad affrontare queste sfide questi cambiamenti? L’Università Luiss Guido Carli risponde a tali cambiamenti lanciando una Laurea Magistrale in Innovazione Digitale e Sostenibilità (LDIS), un corso di laurea in lingua inglese nelle scienze sociali (legge, economia e politica) della digitalizzazione e della sostenibilità, creato per preparare gli studenti ai cambiamenti prossimi e nella formazione di una nuova classe dirigente, che si faccia trovare pronta per affrontare le sfide sopra citate.  Al giorno d’oggi, è il mercato stesso che richiede un corso di laurea come LDIS.

Il programma di laurea magistrale LDIS crea opportunità di lavoro forgiando figure professionali dotate degli strumenti giusti per affrontare la trasformazione digitale e la transizione ecologica, promuovendo opportunità di lavoro e tirocinio come responsabili dell’innovazione o responsabili della sostenibilità con forti capacità di gestione del rischio e analisi giuridica. Qui puoi trovare un articolo su come i CEO degli avvocati potrebbero influenzare il processo decisionale in maniera più ampia e se differiscono dai CEO senza una laurea in legge. Lo studio mostra che le aziende gestite da amministratori delegati con esperienza legale erano associate a controversie societarie molto meno. Rispetto alla società media, le aziende gestite da avvocati hanno registrato un contenzioso dal 16% al 74% in meno, a seconda del tipo di controversia.

Si tratta di professionisti che lavorano per grandi organizzazioni nel coordinamento di unità aziendali integrate che gestiscono processi di innovazione digitale o sociale con capacità transdisciplinari nel pensiero di sistema, nel pensiero laterale e nella gestione dei rischi. Tuttavia, il contenuto del corso non solo attira l’attenzione sul background manageriale, ma anche sulle capacità legali che promuovono il ruolo dei progettisti dell’innovazione legale e dei gestori del rischio, in altre parole, esperti nella progettazione giuridica e nella codifica di nuove regole / norme di convivenza umana in una fase di transizione digitale, tecnologica, ecologica e sociale che contribuiscono a definire strategie di gestione del rischio e analisi del rischio utilizzando il pensiero del design legale e il pensiero laterale.

Credits to Luiss https://www.luiss.it/

Il Master è progettato per adattarsi e adattarsi correttamente agli interessi degli studenti e alle aspirazioni di carriera, offrendo l’opportunità di selezionare due possibili majors: uno in Sostenibilità, attraverso corsi in Gestione dell’Economia Circolare, Finanza Green e Sostenibile, Innovazione Normativa e uno in Digitalizzazione con corsi in Gestione dell’innovazione e dell’Imprenditorialità, Fintech e Legge sulla Protezione dei Dati. Inoltre, il Master prevede alcuni corsi elettivi e attività per tutte le major, più precisamente tre corsi opzionali, un progetto finale (ad esempio tesi, proof of concept, creazione e accelerazione di start-up, nuova unità aziendale, nuovi investimenti finanziari, ecc. ), uno stage presso una grande organizzazione privata o pubblica e tre Labs & Skills.

Durante il secondo anno, il Lab & Skills sarà incentrato su 4 diverse aree di interesse: Scienza e Tecnologia, Economia e Commercio, Società e Politica, Legale, e promuoverà attività di soft skills in programmazione informatica, codifica legale, cliniche legali, negoziazione, legale pubblico parlare e scrivere legalmente, automazione della due diligence, raccolta fondi Lab (Eu Projects & Project Management) imprenditoria legale, pensiero di progettazione legale e data lab (Database & Empirical Research). Inoltre, al fine di formare sia la teoria che la pratica, il corso mira a promuovere le “attività di coinvolgimento” con il supporto di partner aziendali e istituzionali, accordi di tirocinio e accordi di cooperazione internazionale (ovvero scambi di studenti, doppia e doppia laurea). Come può essere evidente, il corso mira non solo a stabilire le basi teoriche, ma soprattutto, combina approfondimenti teorici con attività pratiche in modo da acquisire la sintesi della “teoria pratica” e creare posti di lavoro durante la formazione.

Credits to Luiss https://www.luiss.it/

Qui puoi trovare la lista dei membri Internazionali della Facoltà di LDIS: Shelia Foster (Georgetown University), Séverine Dussolier (SciencesPo University), Helen Eenmaa (the University of Tartu), Sofia Ranchordas (University of Groningen), Daniel Armanios (Carnegie Mellon University), Giorgio Ventre (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II).

Qui puoi trovare la lista del Comitato d’indirizzo della Facoltà LDIS: Helèna Ravasini (Huawei), Benedetta Gillio (Arpinge e LabGov.city), Caterina Strippoli (ENEL Group), Andrea Buonomini (Ratp DEv), Enrico Salvatori (Qualcomm); Marco Tulliani (Cybertech).

Se desideri saperne di più, puoi visitare questa webpage e unirti a noi venerdì 3 aprile alle 15:30 per la presentazione online del Master in Giurisprudenza, innovazione digitale e sostenibilità attraverso una riunione Webex disponibile a questo link. Potrai porre delle domande a Caterina Strippoli, head od Intellectual Property of ENEL Group, e Christian Iaione, Direttore del Master in Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability.

Per ulteriori chiarimenti puoi scrivere una mail a ciaione@luiss.it e giurisprudenza@luiss.it o compilare il modulo disponibile in italiano tramite questo link.

Luiss Debates – Civic Engagement, Heritage and Sustainability

Luiss Debates – Civic Engagement, Heritage and Sustainability

The Luiss viale Romania Campus hosted the Luiss Debate “Civic Engagement, Heritage and Sustainability” organized by the Luiss School of Law and Luiss LabGov.City in collaboration with the Roma Tre University Architecture Department and Eutropian.Org. The Debate was organized in the framework of the Third Consortium Meeting of the Horizon 2020 project “Open Heritage” (https://openheritage.eu/ ), that aims at creating sustainable models of heritage asset management by putting the idea of inclusive governance of cultural heritage sites together with development of heritage communities at its center (it involves an open definition of heritage, not limited to listed assets but also involving those buildings, complexes, and spaces that have a symbolic or practical significance for local or trans-local heritage communities). This means empowering the community in the processes of adaptive reuse. LabGov – Luiss is part of the project, thanks to its engaged research conducted in Rome. 

Luiss Rector, Andrea Prencipe, opened the meeting underlining the importance of the three key words: Sustainability, a crucial theme in these days; Heritage, as Rome is the homeland of cultural heritage; and Civicness, as Luiss students must be Engaged and good Citizens before being professionals. 

The Vice Dean of the Department of Law Antonio Punzi continued exposing how relevant are civic engagement, heritage and sustainability in innovating and updating the academic curricula of the Luiss Law Department, through the creation of a master degree in Law, Digital innovation and Sustainability. 

The debate, moderated by Raffaele Bifulco (Professor of Constitutional law – Department of Law Luiss University) continued following the keynote speeches from national and international scholars and members of European institutions, an interesting discussion on civil engagement and sustainability as cross-cutting principles for the governance of cultural heritage. Among the participants, Erminia Sciacchitano, Eu Commision DG Culture Policy Officier and Chief Scientific Advisor  EYCH 2018, exposed the new EU cultural policy framework underlining the crucial role of an Open Governance through the Urban Innovative Actions, an initiative of the EU that englobes all the pilot projects for sustainable urban development, launching the 5th call for proposals that will expire on December the 12th.

Mark Thatcher, Luiss Professor of Political Science, has deal with the link between identity and markets within the Eu Cultural Heritage. What he stated is that the “EU can create a cultural identity through markets, but markets are too technical and therefore lack of political participation and support”. In addition, he highlighted that, even though Europe is a young Union, this does not mean that a cohesive identity cannot be created. It is thus necessary to create a link between political identity and markets so to create a parallel european citizenship that does not overcome the national one. 

Luisella Pavan Woolfe, on behalf of the Council of Europe, exposed “the role of the Faro Convention for the promotion of equality, inclusion, and development of local communities and minorities trough heritage”. The focus was on the relevance of the role played by a community itself. As a consequence, it is essential to work together in order to preserve and protect the Cultural Heritage for the present and future generations.  

Moreoever, as underlined by Sandra Gizdulich, member of the Urban Agenda Partnership for Culture and Cultural Heritage and Italy Territorial Cohesion Agency, one cannot left behind the importance of preserving the quality of landscape. To do so, it is necessary to build a stronger environmental heritage. This is not an objective itself, but the greatest aim necessary to achieve social and ecological cohesion. She in facts added that as Urban Partnership on heritage they will launch an action on better regulation to apply the legal approach used by Turin, Bologna and Naples on commons.

The debate continued with Esmeralda Valente (Contemporary creativity and Urban Regeneration Directorate – Italian Ministry of Culture) presenting “Cultura Futuro Urbano”, an innovative public policy based on promoting the adequate conditions for citizens to improve their creativity and human talent. This is, in her words, one of the most ambitious projects launched by MiBact and it has been created with the scientific support of LabGov.City and the Luiss Business School.

Not to leave behind the Cultural Heritage’s role when dealing with Archaeology, Peter G. Gould, from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Professor of Archaeology at the American University of Rome, explained the success factors associated with economic development projects within communities adjacent to archaeological and heritage sites. Under his view, the success of community projects is linked to the mechanism community members use to govern their projects activities. He also cited the work of Elinor Ostrom and her attention to the polycentricity principle. 

The Luiss Debate was concluded with the intervention of Giovanni Caudo, from the Roma Tre University’s Architecture Department and Elena De Nictolis post doc of the Department of Political Science. The Open Heritage project and the whole debate has shown that there is possible room for improving, thought the commons approach, trough better regulations, institutions and communities’ inclusion. All these realities are fundamental in creating a new regulatory framework, new policies, and in general an higher awareness and knowledge in managing the Cultural Heritage.  The Debated ended with the greetings of Professor Iaione.

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 – IV Module: Workshop and Co-working

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 – IV Module: Workshop and Co-working

The fourth module of the Urban Clinic EDU@LabGov took place on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of March into the Viale Romania Campus of LUISS University. The workshop has inaugurated the fourth module of the course. The module was dedicated to “Urban experimentalism and service design” and foresaw a focus on the Mediterranean Diet and Nutraceutics. Indeed, the workshop hosted two important experts on these themes: Dr. Daniela Patti and prof. Lorenzo Maria Donini, while the co-working session was introduced by mr. Vincenzo Maria Capelli, urban agriculture entrepreneur and former World Champion of boating, and it was facilitated by Dr. Alessandro Piperno, PhD in Economics – Luiss and by dr. Arianna Centofanti expert in GDPR from the Law Firm Giplex. The experts have been invited on the basis of the ideas elaborated by the Labgovers that, as we know, are working on cooperative and digital gardens and platforms, in order to promote and raise awareness about sustainable agriculture and nutrition in the cities, through the urban common gardens.

WORKSHOP

Dr. Daniela Patti is an expert in the urban regeneration and in the collaborative and cooperative planning and co-founder and manager of Eutropian.org Research & Action (http://eutropian.org/). He has collaborated with LabGov in many EU funded projects.

Prof. Lorenzo Maria Donini is an expert in nutritional principles and food science from La Sapienza University where he also teaches in the Medical School. 

The workshop was introduced by Dr. Daniela Patti that has explained to the Labgovers many experiences of cooperation in the cities and the new phenomena of Platform Cooperativism. He has talked also about EU projects dedicated to urban context and urban experimentalism, such as URBACT.

Prof. Lorenzo Maria Donini has talked about the uniqueness of the Mediterranean Diet and of its extraordinary benefits. He has also talked about Nutraceutics. These are two relevant themes for the platform that Labgovers are developing because they are themes that are not always known in the cities, especially in the peri-urban areas.

COWORKING

The 4th Module of the Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 continued with the Co-Working session, held on March 30th. The co-working session was facilitated by Alessandro Piperno, Phd in Luiss Guido Carli, by dr. Arianna Centofanti from the law firm Giplex and by the Team of EDU@LabGov.

The Co-Working session took place in the LUISS Campus of Viale Romania and it started at 10 am with mr. Vincenzo Maria Capelli testimony, expert of Confagricoltura (http://www.confagricoltura.it/ita/) and he is an agricultural entrepreneur of the urban gardens and italian boating world champion. He talked to the Labgovers about his professional experience with the “Orti del Canottiere” and the connection between urban agriculture, sport, nutrition, entrepreneurship. In particular, he has turned his passion into a job by creating a garden where sports can be practiced, the most fragile people can be assisted and you can play with animals. This testimony has greatly inspired the LabGovers for the project they are designing.

After this inspirational session, Alessandro Piperno explained the Labgovers of fundings for their idea and the different way to obtain them: elevator pitch, investor pitch, crowdfunding, business plan. Indeed, the LabGovers during the morning developed the business plan of their project. It’s an important passage to complete and improve the idea that they’re developing during this A.A. of the Urban Clinic LabGov EDU. For this reason, the LabGovers were divided into groups in order to produce the business plan.

In the afternoon, the LabGovers talked to dr. Arianna Centofanti, an expert of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and member of the GIPLEX law firm, about processing of data and respect for privacy.

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 – II Community Gardening

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019 – II Community Gardening

Saturday, March 23 2019, the second community gardening session of the Urban Clinic EDU LabGov has taken place in Luiss community garden #ortoLuiss. This appointment, as the first one, was dedicated to the “self-construction” Lab. Labgovers used this appointment in Luiss University to keep on developing and building their prototypes. This is how they are declining Sustainable innovation in the urban context.

Labgovers have improved and developed their initial ideas. They are designing and creating three prototypes of the next generation of digital urban and commons gardens. Through the structure that they are building they will put big data in the hands of the urban farmers and the urban gardeners.

Their work has been facilitated by two experts: arch. Silvia Berardinelli and Marco Falasca, architecture student part of two groups developing innovative structures in the cities. They gave the students the basis and their know-how to build these three prototypes and to make them stable and safe.

Labgovers have almost finished to build those three prototypes: one is for studying, the other is dedicated to chill and have a break and the third is made for work. They are all dedicated to the strengthening of a community, and to raise awareness about themes that are relevant for the individual and collective wellness such as sustainable agriculture, nutrition, diet, sport, tech justice, and many more.

Labgovers have still something to do: they will have to finish their work and to apply tech tools to the prototypes. At the same time they are designing and developing the digital platform that will be linked to the structures.

Stay tuned!

LUISS Edu_LabGov: Let’s Re-start!

LUISS Edu_LabGov: Let’s Re-start!

The fifth edition of LUISS LabGov Educational Lab (workshops, co-design sessions and fieldwork) will re-start on September 30th, 2016! The meeting will be held in Viale Romania, 32 – 00198 Rome at 4.00 PM. 

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EDU_LabGov 2016-2017 will explore the principles, techniques, instruments and practices of the roman commons’ management. Rome, in particular its periferic areas, is going to be the focus of this experience, which will begin from LUISS community garden, intended as a gym for collaboration, cooperation and auto-organization. Students will learn to build and develop concrete projects of social innovation, sharing economy and collaborative urban development for the city of Rome, in particular in the urban experimentation fields of the CO-Roma project (www.co-roma.it)

More info about the Laboratory here: http://www.luiss.it/studenti/soft-skills-and-training-opportunities/soft-skills-con-cfu/corsi-di-laurea-triennale-e-ma-1

The calendar of activities is available here: http://www.luiss.it/sites/www.luiss.it/files/LabGov_1.pdf


La quinta edizione di LUISS LabGov (workshops, sessioni di co-design e fieldwork) ripartirà il 30 settembre 2016 alle ore 16.00 in Viale Romania, 32 – Roma!

Il nuovo LABoratorio per la GOVernance dei beni comuni riprenderà le sue attività concentrandosi sulla Città Eterna, Roma, e in particolare nei cantieri di sperimentazione urbana del progetto CO-Roma (www.co-roma.it). Anche in questo caso, le 5 anime dellagovernance collaborativa (social innovation, istituzioni, Università , imprese e società civile) collaboreranno per RIcostruire Roma, rendendola più vivibile e sostenibile.

Informazioni dettagliate sulla struttura del Laboratorio a questo link: http://www.luiss.it/studenti/soft-skills-and-training-opportunities/soft-skills-con-cfu/corsi-di-laurea-triennale-e-ma-1

Il calendario delle attività è disponibile qui: http://www.luiss.it/sites/www.luiss.it/files/LabGov_1.pdf