Starting in February 2013 the items in the page Worksite Diary will be prepared by the students of the "Fontana" Technical and Economics High School of Rovereto. The collaboration brings  students to visit Progetto Manifattua periodically, afterward they prepare an essay about the work in progress.

The collaboration is useful to students because they are preparing for technical careers. This practical experience adds to their classroom studies. During their visits students meet with project technicians and managers to study up close the concepts of how to remodel historic buildings, plan energy efficiency upgrades, redesign use of space, and work on urban and economic renewal. They also get a chance to understand how to work with the historic building commission and city government.

The collaboration got its start in spring 2012 and was first presented during the Street of Artisans event.

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January 21 brought a delegation from IAG (Italian Angels for Growth), on a visit to learn more about Trentino’s business and startup culture, to Progetto Manifattura. The evening event was marked by startup companies making pitches of their business strategies, including Greenprefab, Noivion e Mobirev. It was a great meet-up of potential investors and over 100 other enthusiastic young entrepreneurs.

With the arrivale of Muteki the number of startups in Progetto Manifattura's Greenhouse hits 16. Muteki designs and installs LED illumination systems for indoor, outoor and industrial uses.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:366:]]The products offered by Muteki are market-oriented and highly innovative. They use technoloiges that are entirely developed in Italy to provide high quality lighting, guaranteeing low consumption, reduced emissions of greenhouse gasses, and product recyclability.

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This october at Progetto Manifattura we reached the mark of 100. That's the number of people working at the 21 companies who have offices in our green company incubation center.

It was the new entry Novion that pushed the green innovation factory over 100. Novion is developing a machine for deposition of functional thin film coatings. The company has a patent for a system of Ionised Jet Deposition (IJD) that makes this process function at a fraction of the cost of systems currently in use.

REbuild recently held a press conference with the help of the autonomous Province of Trento. Gianluca Salvatori, Progetto Manifattura's President and CEO, explains the main aims of the REbuild: National conference on Green Building Retrofits taking place in Riva del Garda in September 17-19, 2012.

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This September the city of Riva del Garda (TN) will host REbuild the national convention that will provide best practices, case studies, and experience that promise to transform Italy’s retrofit construction market.

The Greenhouse will soon be home to trehus s.r.l., a new company with a passion for wood structures.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:264:height=116,width=100]]Progetto Manifattura is participating at Roveret's Notte Verde (1-2 June), a green event organized by the city to promote the adoption of a more sustainable lifestyle.

On May 2 the presidents of the province of Tyrol (Austria), and the autonomous provinces of Alto Adige-Sudtirol and Trentino (Italy) signed a protocol in which they agreed that green buildings is an issue of primary importance for future cross-border collaboration between these three provinces. The goal of the accord is to create a virtual meta-cluster in support of green building that will make this Euregio of the "Europe of Regions" the European reference point for the sector.

Together with swisscleantech, the business association for sustainable and liberal market economy, FFGS is bringing the leading figures in the field of biomimicry to Switzerland.

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