• Technological innovation and digitization are at the heart of society and our daily lives. This is why studies and research in these areas are becoming increasingly valuable as opportunities for further study and discovery, both for companies and institutions as well as for citizens.

    The Speakers’ Corner project is coordinated by the urban laboratory Lugano Living Lab and is the result of the City of Lugano’s commitment to promote concrete projects to raise awareness on digital issues by enhancing skills in the area.

    Speakers’ corner is a project promoted by the City of Lugano and L*3 in collaboration with FUS- Franklin University Switzerland, SUPSI- Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana, USI- Università della Svizzera italiana and L’Ideatorio-USI.

  • Have you carried out a thesis, research, group work in the past two years on digital, innovation and tech topics? Did your study receive a grade of 8 or higher? Do you want to learn how to make a successful pitch and have a professional video of your research?
    Submit your application (individually or as a group) to this link by 16 October 2021.

    • Work with a specialist: participants will be assigned to a mentor (a communication expert) for a personalised coaching sessions on pitching/public presentation.
      NOTE: there will be 3 meetings with your mentor. Meetings can take place in person or online at times convenient for both mentor and participant.
    • Become a protagonist at the Swiss Digital Day (10.11.21 at the LAC Lugano): On Nov. 10th you will be able to present your research in the talk area dedicated to the Speakers’ Corner from 10.00 to 12.30 at the LAC Lugano together with the mentors and participants in the project.
    • Record your video in a professional studio between 15 and 19 November 2021: at RSI’s WeTube you can record your video (about an hour) with communication and media professionals.
  • Cover Speakers' Corner

    Best of - Edition 2020

  • E-learning course on omnichannel for internal training. Laura Cadenazzi, Hannah Gießler, Linda Leppänen, Olga Sironi, Giulia Tettamanti, Ramunė Tincani

    The use of Artificial Intelligence and innovative Radars to improve elderly safe. Alessandro Mascheroni

    Sviluppo di un End Effector riconfigurabile per la presa di tessuti. Andrea Marino

    Astra Labs – Developing technology for those in need. Bear Matthews

    PINNY – Porta uno chef amatoriale a casa tua! Jacopo Crespi, Marta Gadoni, Francesca Melcarne e Simona Scopazzini

    NEMESI – Comunicazione offuscata all’occhio digitale. Mattia Dellamora

    [E·motion] – La tipografia nel testo cinematografico. Chiara Crivelli

    Blockchain e Smart Contract. Un futuro senza costi di transazione? Sacha Jermini

    Gli Emoji e il loro utilizzo tra le generazioni della Svizzera italiana. Indra Mazzola

    Explainable AI with Probabilistic Graphical Models. Thomas Tiotto

    Using mobile and wearable technologies to understand human behavior. Shkurta Gashi

    Towards the use of digital devices to support people in their daily activities. Elena Di Lascio

    Predicting problematic smartphone use over time in adolescence. A latent class regression analysis of online and offline activities. Laura Marciano

    Applicazione della Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in un’azienda che produce dispositivi medici. Fabio Daniele

    iWareBatik – Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Batik Intangible Cultural Heritage. Puspita Ayu Permatasari

    Digital Dentistry Design. David Petkov

    Digital Fashion Competences: Market Practices and Needs during Covid19. Martina Ronchetti

    Il potere dell'archivio audiovisivo. Arianna Rizzi

    eLearning in the fashion industry. Elisa Barbieri

    Swiss Digital Days - Speakers' Corner Lugano 2020 - Best of ENG

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10 - Tips for online comm. Science is boring (but also scientists)

    Speakers' Corner- workshop 5.10 - Between private, public and institutional online communication

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10 - how to speak fluently in front of the audience and the camera

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10.20 - What changes between presenting online and in-presence?

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10 - Tips for online comm: What makes a great pitch for a startup

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10 - Tips for online comm: What makes a great pitch for a startup

    • Who can participate?

      University bachelor, master students, PhD candidates who have carried out a study (thesis, reports, analysis, etc.) related to digitisation and/or technological innovation in the last 2 years.

    • I have done a team work: can we participate as a team?

      It is possible to participate as a team/work group.
      The same conditions are applied as for the individual studies. 

    • Do I have to pay a registration fee for attending the workshop?

      The participation to the project, coaching and the creation of the video are free, as a service offered by the institutions involved in the Speakers’ corner project.

    • Can I participate even if I am not an Italian speaker?

      Yes, the workshop will be available also in English. Regarding the video recording: it is possible to record your video in English.

    • Where my video will be published?

      The videos will be published on the YouTube channel of Lugano Living Lab and on dedicated website of Speakers’corner: https://www.speakerscorner.swiss/. Each video will contain the author’s name-surname as well as the title of the contribution. 

      The videos could be  shared on the L*3 social media and/or on the social media/website of the universities involved in order to disseminate the contents of Speakers’ corner.