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4 days to discover the FUTURE
4 days to discover the FUTURE
23 - 26 June 2020
7 - 10 April 2020
An exclusive inside look at some of the most innovative companies and institutions in Europe 

An exclusive inside look at some of the most innovative companies and institutions in
 Europe

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INNOVATION SAFARI
The Innovation Safari is a 3-day tour that will lead you to discover some of Europe's most innovative companies and institutions. You will meet and interact with the people shaping the future, to see first-hand the innovations that will change the markets in the coming years. Networking, business meetings and new realities are just some of the ingredients of a tour dedicated to entrepreneurs who want to secure an important competitive advantage within the market or find new ideas to create new business models.
 
WHY PARTICIPATE
The Innovation Safari was designed to give participants privileged access and direct contact with experts transforming science and discovery into future services and products on the cutting edge. Knowing the most up-to-date innovative know-how is not only an important solution to improve your business model, or to create new ones, but also to become part of an international network of disruption.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
  • A 4-day trip through Europe, with overnight stays and dinner, included.
  • Private visits to Europe's most innovative locations such as Google, IBM, EPFL, CERN and more.
  • Meetings with experts who will explain and explore the hottest topics in the world of innovation
  • Interaction and networking to facilitate learning and understanding of the topics covered.
  • Brainstorming and discussion moments to find practical ideas applicable to your company
  • Networking with entrepreneurs from different sectors to discuss and establish new synergies
  • Professionals and experts are available to present the best strategies of the moment and the disruptive innovations coming
  • Missions to develop new business opportunities.
DIRECT CONTACT
One of the most important and exclusive aspects of the Innovation Safari is that participants will interact in person with experts, professionals, and managers of the European innovation landscape.
"Some places are an enigma. Others an explanation"
 -Elon Musk-
VISITS, MEET UP, MEETINGS AND FUN
The travel program was structured to be dynamic and engaging but above all, active. Together we will visit the sites of European innovation: not as a classic guided tour but in an exclusive immersion during which the participants will be exposed to the protagonists of technological change, available for questions and in-depth analysis. Encounters and creative brainstorming sessions will be the setting for a journey to discover the future. Of course, there will be moments of leisure and fun!
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • First-class coach journey
  • ​3 nights at the hotel
  • ​Breakfast
  • ​2 daily visits
  • ​Private guide
  • ​2 networking dinners
  • Brainstorming and workshops
  • 1-to-1 meetings
  • ​Innovation Safari T-shirt
  • ​1-year Horizon Watch subscription
LIMITED SEATS
To ensure a quality safari, where ALL participants will have the opportunity to interact, both during visits, in brainstorming, and in 1-to-1 meetings, the places available are limited.
For this reason, registration for the Innovation Safari will close on 30/03/2020

INVESTIMENTO
Biglietto singolo: 8k chf
Biglietto 2 persone: 14k chf
Biglietto Team: a richiesta
SAFARI PROGRAM
 DAY # 1: DEPARTURE
DEPARTURE FROM MILAN AND FROM LUGANO
To facilitate participants from different areas, the departure is scheduled from Milan Central Station with a subsequent stop in Manno, Switzerland.

SWISS CENTER OF SCIENTIFIC CALCULATION
Visit to the discovery of super computers and innovative computer systems that allow us today to make progress in scientific research and in the study of the human brain.

TRAVEL TO ZURICH AND DINNER
Arrival in Zurich, selected hotel accommodation and networking dinner between the participants.

MEETING
Introduction, program presentation and meeting / discussion with Team Leaders.
 DAY # 2: AI AND DRONES
FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OF ZURICH
In the most prestigious institute in Switzerland, we will explore the latest developments in the use of autonomous flying objects and advanced artificial intelligence. The polytechnic mentors and researchers will accompany our group throughout the visit and will be available for direct interactions. The visit will conclude with lunch in the historic Poli Coffee Shop.

GOOGLE
An exclusive full immersion with Google researchers to see first-hand the current evolution of applied artificial intelligence. Details, operation and possible applications will be illustrated including new business 

DINNER
Dinner and networking in a selected restaurant in the center of town.

FREE TIME
 DAY # 3 SUPER COMPUTER AND CRYPTO CURRENCIES
IBM WATSON
A visit into IBM's research labs to discover the Watson super computer. IBM experts will guide us in understanding how it works and how it can contribute to improving business performance from different points of view.

CRYPTO CURRENCIES FIN-TECH AND BANKING
We will visit a renowned Swiss institute to understand how cryptocurrencies will change the banking system and explore which opportunities this technology makes available to businesses today.

WORKSHOP: HOW TO CREATE AN EXPONENTIAL BUSINESS MODEL
Introduction to the concept of the exponential business model. We will learn what they are, how they are designed and how to apply them to our current business models. Practical examples and team exercises to learn valuable know-how for the future of your company.

DINNER FOR PLEASURE AND LEISURE
DAY # 4 WORKSHOP AND MEETING
WORKSHOP: L'INNOVATION MANAGER, RICERCA E INTELLIGENCE
During this workshop we will make an identikit of the innovation manager, an indispensable figure for companies that wish to innovate. Participants will discuss how fostering disruption and innovation can improve company. We will also discover how to organize and structure a research and intelligence department to stay up-to-date and competitive within reference market.

MEETINGS 1-to-1
Face-to-face meetings with team leaders and safari participants to create new synergies, cultivate new ideas and start new projects.

RETURN TO MANNO AND MILAN
SPECIAL GUEST: FABRIZIO RENZI
Fabrizio Renzi è Direttore Ricerca Innovazione e Tecnologia di IBM e si occupa da sempre di gestire Research and business in un ambiente internazionale e multiculturale. Entra a far parte di IBM Italia a Milano nel 1990: ha trascorso alcuni anni in laboratori di ricerca negli Stati Uniti, dal 1997 in Italia ha ricoperto diversi ruoli con crescenti responsabilità manageriali intorno alla tecnologia e all'innovazione. Nel corso del 2009-2010 ha trascorso 2 anni a Dubai, creando e guidando tutte le attività tecniche IBM nei paesi emergenti (Central Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa). Ha conseguito un Master in Ingegneria Elettronica al Politecnico di Milano e un diploma dall' International Executive Program all'INSEAD di Parigi e Singapore.

Accompagnerà i partecipanti attraverso tutto l'Innovation Safari.
WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SAFARI
ENTREPRENEURS
The Safari is aimed primarily at entrepreneurs who know the fundamental role that innovation will play in the coming years to be competitive in international markets. The Safari has an extremely practical approach with the added value of having direct access to the thought leaders and researchers who are developing the disruptive innovations that will soon impact everyday life. If you are looking for know-how and a network that can allow your company to take an evolutionary leap, then the Innovation Safari is the right solution for you.
LEADERS AND MANAGERS
Leaders and managers who want to acquire new knowledge and expand their network to contribute incisively to the growth of their company. Meetings and workshops provide an important background for starting and improving one's path to innovation.
Corporate bonus or gift
Participation in the Innovation Safari is an excellent bonus for employees who have shown commitment, ability and who hold key roles in the company's innovation processes.
The Safari will take place in February, it could be an important gift for teams and managers, which reinforces the spirit of belonging and at the same time increases corporate know-how.
INVESTMENTS
SINGLE TICKET
$
8.000
Valid for one person
  • 1 nominal invitation to the Safari
  • 3 nights at the hotel
  • Transportation
  • 2 dinners
  • Lunch at Poli Coffee Shop
  • 2 Workshops
  • Innovation Safari T-shirt
  • Horizon Watch annual subscription
  • 25% discount on SIDI 2020 events
Couple ticket
$
14.000
Valid for two people
  • 2 nominal invitation to the Safari
  • 3 nights at the hotel
  • Transportation
  • 2 dinners for 2 people
  • Lunch at Poli Coffee Shop for 2 people
  • 2 Workshops
  • 2 Innovation Safari T-shirt
  • 2 Horizon Watch annual subscription
  • 50% discount on SIDI 2020 events
CUSTOM OFFER TEAM TICKET
Custom
Valid for teams
  • Nominal Safari invitations
  • Overnight stays in hotel single rooms
  • Transportation
  • Dinners for the team
  • Poli Cafeteria Lunch for the team
  • Workshop for the team
  • Innovation Safari T-shirt for the team
  • Horizon Watch annual subscription
  • Free admission to SIDI 2020 events
THE SAFARI LEADER TEAMS
THE SAFARI LEADER TEAMS

Andrea Basso

PhD (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL CH and Stanford Univ. USA) is currently working as a CTO at MITO, where he is responsible for strategy and identification of key technology areas. He is also an associate professor at the University of Victoria BC (CA). Consultant for numerous European and US incubators and investments focused on early-stage technology promotion. He is co-founder of 42 Accelerator. Holder of several patents, he is a frequent speaker at international conferences and scientific events and has collaborated with internationally renowned profiles such as Steve Jobs.

Tom Broks

Tom studied literature at the University of Chicago and is known for his work as an international scientific and business communicator concentrating on early-stage technology companies and innovation management. Tom has been interim CEO of technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. In the past few years he has also been involved in encouraging Social Impact Investing as a force for positive change and Peace, especially in developing economies under conflict. Formerly Managing Director of Biopolo Ticino, Director of Development and Communications at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and lecturer in the faculties of Visual Communication and Interaction Design at the applied sciences university SUPSI.
Andrea Basso
PhD (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL CH and Stanford Univ. USA) is currently working as a CTO at MITO, where he is responsible for strategy and identification of key technology areas. He is also an associate professor at the University of Victoria BC (CA). Consultant for numerous European and US incubators and investments focused on early-stage technology promotion. He is co-founder of 42 Accelerator. Holder of several patents, he is a frequent speaker at international conferences and scientific events and has collaborated with internationally renowned profiles such as Steve Jobs.
Pietro Veragouth
Entrepreneur, inventor and technology enthusiast, he has made his passion his business by founding some companies based on some of his patents: Newbiquity (in the area of augmented reality), Olomax (holograms), Sizegenie (in the scanning sector of the human body).

Pietro Veragouth

Entrepreneur, inventor and technology enthusiast, he has made his passion his business by founding some companies based on some of his patents: Newbiquity (in the area of augmented reality), Olomax (holograms), Sizegenie (in the scanning sector of the human body).
Igor Ciminelli
A graduate in Communication Sciences and Technologies at the IULM University of Milan, he has always believed that creativity and imagination are the alpha and omega of innovation. Successful copywriter and communication consultant for important Italian companies operating in the media sector, he is constantly looking for technologies that mark a real and definitive change for society. He joined the SIDI board with the aim of identifying the nuances that are usually unrelated to the sciences and contributing to the mission through a creative point of view that is out of the standard, which breaks conventional analysis schemes.
Tom Brooks
Tom studied literature at the University of Chicago and is known for his work as an international scientific and business communicator concentrating on early-stage technology companies and innovation management. Tom has been interim CEO of technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. In the past few years he has also been involved in encouraging Social Impact Investing as a force for positive change and Peace, especially in developing economies under conflict. Formerly Managing Director of Biopolo Ticino, Director of Development and Communications at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and lecturer in the faculties of Visual Communication and Interaction Design at the applied sciences university SUPSI.

Igor Ciminelli

A graduate in Communication Sciences and Technologies at the IULM University of Milan, he has always believed that creativity and imagination are the alpha and omega of innovation. Successful copywriter and communication consultant for important Italian companies operating in the media sector, he is constantly looking for technologies that mark a real and definitive change for society. He joined the SIDI board with the aim of identifying the nuances that are usually unrelated to the sciences and contributing to the mission through a creative point of view that is out of the standard, which breaks conventional analysis schemes.
WHO WE ARE
SIDI was born as a super partes subject, a non-political and non-profit reality that considers independence and non-belonging as indispensable conditions to remain free of interests and pressures that would risk ballasting the projects preventing their optimal development.
On the other hand, independence is not incompatible with the equal priority need to forge synergies, network and grow rapidly.

Understanding the overwhelming impact of innovation in time and before others means offering the various companies that make up the social and economic fabric of an area an important competitive advantage, allowing them to occupy the best market positions and to obtain the greatest opportunities in the medium and long term.
MAIN PARTNER
FREQUENT QUESTIONS
1) How can I participate in the Safari?
To participate in the Safari it is necessary to send the request through the form on this page. One of our managers will contact you for a brief interview to verify the suitability of the request. Once confirmed you will be given all the indications to make the payment and receive your ticket.
2) Is the Innovation Safari open to everyone?
Yes, but with reserve. The Safari was designed to add value and share know-how with entrepreneurs, managers and CEOs. The information and the notions that will be learned will be useful to the profiles that can then apply the acquired knowledge and exploit the generated networking. It is important to ensure the quality of the Safari that all participants share the same goals and hold key roles to achieve them.
3) Is the Safari limited?
Yes, it is a limited number. We want to guarantee all participants the chance to be protagonists of the Safari both during the visits and in the moments of meeting with the experts of the different realities, with the team leaders and in networking. For this reason, the number of places available is very limited.

4) When does the Safari take place?
The departure of the Safari is on 24 June 2020 in the morning. The return is scheduled for June 26th in the late evening.
5) Where do we start from?
The departure is scheduled from Milan Central Station with second stop in Manno, Switzerland. For those who want logistical support to reach the two starting points our staff is at your complete disposal.
6) Are meals included?
The meals included are: breakfast every day, dinner on June 24th, lunch on June 24th and dinner on June 25th. All other meals are the responsibility of the participants.
In case of non-participation due to unexpected events, is it possible to request a refund?
In the event of non-participation due to unexpected events, the participant is entitled to a refund of the sum equal to 70% of the ticket within 30 days from the departure date.
8) Are the visits interactive?
Absolutely yes! The strength of the Innovation Safari is that it completely deviates from the usual guided tours and provides access to the protagonists of innovation.
9) Is it possible to take photos / videos during visits?
Photos and videos are allowed only with prior authorization on site. We will see several things in preview, so images and videos cannot be spread without authorization.
10) Is it possible to schedule subsequent appointments with the team leaders and the managers of the sites visited?
Absolutely yes! One of the main purposes of the Safari is to stimulate networking to generate new synergies and new business.
11) Are internal travels included?
Yes, all internal travels are included.
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