Intesa Sanpaolo supports the Campus Bio-Medico University
Intesa Sanpaolo supports the chair of electronic and computer bioengineering entrusted to Prof. Leandro Pecchia, who will head the new research unit in 'Intelligent Health Technology' at the University.
The Bank supports the return to Italy of the President of the European Society of Biomedical Engineering
Prof. Leandro Pecchia will be a lecturer in Electronic and Computer Bioengineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome and will head the new research unit in "Intelligent Health Technology", thanks to the collaboration between the Biomedical University Foundation and Intesa Sanpaolo.
Prof. Leandro Pecchia, former president of the European Society of Biomedical Engineering, after years spent in the UK, returns to Italy with roles as World Health Organization (WHO) consultant for technologies for Covid-19 and full professor at the University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome. The professor is still playing a leading role in projects for the development of low-cost technological solutions and for the use and application of advanced medical devices in less developed countries, where standards and protocols of use are also very different from those in use in the main western countries and where there is a shortage of maintenance and spare parts, as well as use by operators who are often not adequately trained.
The partnership between the Campus Bio Medico in Rome and Intesa Sanpaolo was announced on 17 November at a meeting entitled "Biomedical Engineering for Global Health and Sustainable Development".
Speakers included Carlo Tosti, President of UCBM, Paolo Arullani, President of the Biomedical University Foundation, Elisa Zambito Marsala, Head of Social Development Programs and University Relations of Intesa Sanpaolo, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Rector of UCGB, Andrea Rossi, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of UCBM and Claudia Peverini, Program Director Department of Engineering University of Cambridge.
“Research is an engine of sustainable progress and therefore a fundamental pillar for the development of society. In an advanced country, the university is one of the pivotal institutions, and supporting projects of inclusion, research and innovation affects its quality at an international level and this is important to understand how the country is viewed by the rest of the world. For this reason, in the pursuit of its institutional aims Intesa Sanpaolo pays particular attention both to the promotion of innovation and scientific research activities and to the development of people's skills and training.
The meeting continued with the round table "Training, research and multidisciplinary innovation for sustainable development" with speeches by Alessandra Lanzara, Director Center for Sustainable Materials and Innovation, UC Berkeley; Barbara Mazzolai, Associate Director for Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology; Marcella Trombetta, Dean of the Departmental Faculty of Science and Technology for Man and the Environment UCBM; Loredana Zollo, Dean of the Departmental Faculty of Engineering UCBM; Marco Baccanti, Director General of the Enea Tech and Biomedical Foundation and Paolo Netti, President of the National Group of Bioengineering.
Biomedical engineering is a discipline that is inspired by the core role of the human being, working for his health, for his nutrition and for the surrounding environment.
It is a multidisciplinary and inclusive science, based on the integration of research, medicine and engineering, which is also able to enhance and attract female talent: aspects and impacts that further confirm the sustainability of the collaboration between the Bank and the University of Rome.
Biomedical engineering: scientific fields and professional profiles
Biomedical engineering uses engineering methodologies and technologies to understand, design and develop medical models and devices that can improve patients' quality of life and healthcare. This branch of science relies on a very close interdisciplinary collaboration between engineers, doctors and biologists, who combine their different skills to produce devices and instruments to diagnose and treat diseases and to alleviate, rehabilitate or compensate for disabilities or injuries, as well as to design innovative technologies using stem cells.
The Biomedical Engineer must be able to combine and apply engineering knowledge with specific and advanced biomedical knowledge. This ability requires an in-depth knowledge of biological principles and engineering design processes in a multidisciplinary form
We support research and talent
The collaboration between Intesa Sanpaolo and the Campus Bio-Medico University is part of the ESG commitment that the Bank has been making for some time and that - through the Social Development Programs and University Relations Unit - it promotes in line with the EU's Strategic Research Agenda and the fourth mission of the PNRR.
The many active partnerships with universities and schools, which take concrete form through the enhancement of merit, support for research, scholarships, lectureships and the exchange of expertise, promote educational inclusion and increase the attractiveness of universities, thus contributing to the economic and social growth of the territories and the country.
Last updated 27 February 2023
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