HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES: START OF THE COLLABORATION CONFINDUSTRIA LAQUILA AND THE UNIVERSITY | Latest news from Abruzzo

L’AQUILA – Establish a clinical governance course at the University of L’Aquila, aimed at students from the fourth year of Medicine and Surgery and the third year of Nursing, organize theoretical and practical training courses on the application of clinical tools, governance and risk management within companies associated with Confindustria and develop effective collaboration with the University and Research Centers for the development of clinical data collection platforms.

Finally, consolidate the relationship between universities and companies to facilitate the entry of newly graduated or undergraduate students into the world of work, offering them an adequate training path.

These are some of the proposals that emerged during the meeting that took place at the headquarters of Confindustria in L’Aquila, which was attended by the rector of the University of L’Aquila, Edoardo Alessethe teacher Anna Maria Ciminiprofessor Fabio Graziosithe president of Confindustria L’Aquila, Ricardo Poddadirector Francesco De Bartolomeisthe president of Confindustria Abruzzo, Marco Fracassi, Alessandro Casucoordinator of the Health and Life Sciences working group, Pier Luigi Marinelli, delegate of Confindustria L’Aquila for health and representatives of pharmaceutical companies and the health sector.

On the table the document of “Proposals and Strategic Themes”, prepared by the thematic working group of Confindustria L’Aquila composed of representatives of the companies: Sanofi, Menarini, Dompé Pharmaceuticals, Assut Europe, San Raffaele Sulmona, Di Lorenzo Private Nursing home, Nova Salus, Dante Labs, Open Line.

“The healthcare supply chain is, increasingly, one of the key drivers of our economy,” Podda said, “significant results have been achieved through a wellness mix, which includes the rehabilitation sector and an industry that invests in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biomedical innovation.The strong manufacturing and research presence of this sector in our region represents a great opportunity for the companies of Confindustria L´Aquila, since they are able to be an active driver of efficiency for other industrial sectors”.

Podda also highlighted “the quality and enhancement of human capital, which is fundamental,” he said, “for the competitiveness of our industry. It is unthinkable to face the technological challenges of the future without mastering technical skills. From this point of view, school, university and research are the keystones of well-being and development”.

Finally, the importance of having set up thematic working groups within Confindustria “intended to be project hubs, which present a thematic symmetry with the relevant themes contained in the PNR”.

“We have dealt with many interesting topics,” Alesse pointed out, “which will form the basis of the next meetings to start a synergy that will see our university present, with its own representatives, at the thematic tables of Confindustria to plan joint initiatives. Our centers of interest range from health to the automobile, from information technologies to digitization and cybersecurity: issues on which we will develop a fruitful comparison to start projects”.

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