With the intention of opening dialogue and sharing the results of their work Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have co-organized a 1-day workshop in which names of international excellence in the fields of scientific and technological research and social impact will take part.
The day is to be divided into two parallel workshops devoted to the intervention programs of Andrea Bocelli Foundation: Challenges and Break the Barriers; both related to research activity at MIT.
In the Challenges program, Andrea Bocelli Foundation funds the work of a multi-disciplinary research group at MIT for the creation of a device that allows blind or visually impaired people to achieve greater autonomy especially outdoors and when socialising.
In the Break the Barriers program, the Foundation identifies interventions in the fight against absolute poverty that can be measured by impact and number of lives saved and thus has chosen to collaborate with J-Pal (Jameel Poverty Action Lab) at the MIT, network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.
For its cultural significance, innovation and development, the workshop has been included in the official program of the celebration of the Year of Italian Culture in United States.