Author Archives: Giacomo Damilano

How to pitch a business idea in 3 minutes

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While some of our SOCRATES fellows were attending the ERES 2017 conference in Santorini, I had an enjoyable time in Tallinn, at the Summer Camp on Circular Economy Entrepreneurship in System-Integrated Metal Processing (CEE SIMP 2017). This event was organized by Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University as a part of doctoral courses and it was supported by EIT ...

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The man behind the name

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So far you should have a brief idea about the SOCRATES project, but what about the man behind the name that honors our project? Allow me to take you to another era… when one of the greatest philosophers of all time wandered along the streets of Athens, in the 5th century B.C.; Allow me to introduce you to Socrates! Socrates ...

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Understanding computational chemistry via football

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Author:Roberto Macchieraldo Dear readers, As promised, here I am, keeping you up to date on my work, my life, let’s say myself. In this post, I would like to get you more acquainted to what computational research work is. Don´t worry! I won’t bore you: computational chemistry is fascinating and easy to understand! I am a computational chemist and I ...

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WP2-ESRs, set for the stars! – Work Package 2

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Hello again fellow readers! We are ESRs 5 to 10 and we are the Work Package 2! Starting from the valuable samples given us from the ESRs of the Work Package 1 we will work out how to separate selectively the metals present in those concentrated matrices. We will investigate how ultrasounds, microwave and electricity can help us in extracting ...

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Understanding Overcapacity – Supply vs Demand

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Author: Samant Nagraj All ESRs already have a plan about their future, after the PhD. One might want to become a professor or a researcher or another might want to become a consultant or perhaps an entrepreneur. But, whatever field they might choose, they will become an influencing person of a huge system called market. So, it is important for ...

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Here we are, the ESRs! – Work Package 1

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Welcome to the blog of the ETN SOCRATES! We hope to post interesting articles on a regular basis, so add this page to your favorite bookmarks! First of all, we will be introducing ourselves; this week, we start with the ESRs of work package 1. Happy reading! Hi all! We are ESRs 1 to 4 and we are the Work Package ...

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