MIC Conference 2016: the beginning of the conference is approaching fast!


MIC Conference 2016 is approaching fast! 

With the MIC Conference 2016 only 7 days away, we are very glad to announce that the final preparations for the conference are nearly completed and everything is ready for participants arrival. We look forward to meeting you all at the Conference!

The conference program has been finalized and the detailed program is available for download at following link: detailed program.


For more information on conference organization and on accommodations please visit the conference webpage: http://www.mic-conference.org


MIC Conference 2016: 3 more days to submit your abstract!


The submission deadline for MIC Conference 2016 is approaching!


You still have 3 more days to complete the abstract submission deadline in due time. Final date for abstract submission is June 22, 2016.

It is important in the management of your contribution that your abstract is prepared using our standard template. You can directly download the template via our website by going on the 2nd MIC Conference 2016 web-page: http://www.mic-conference.org

A new paper by MIC on the Creativity Research Journal

A scientific article by MIC on the Creativity Research Journal: ” Estimating Creativity with a Multiple-Measurement Approach Within Scientific and Artistic Domains” 

The MIC Institute article shows the structure of a newly developed multifaceted test battery for the measurement of creativity within scientific and artistic domains. This battery was developed within the activities of the CREAM project.


By integrating existing procedures for the evaluation of creativity, the new battery promises to become a comprehensive assessment of creativity, encompassing both domain-general and domain-specific components. Some preliminary results from a vast administration campaign performed within the CREAM project are presented. 

Click here to read the paper on Creativity Research Journal Vol.28, Issue 2, 2016


Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza “Creatività e innovazione in Alpitel”, sabato 7 maggio 2016

Sabato 7 maggio 2016 dalle ore 9:00 avrà luogo la Convention Aziendale di ALPITEL, azienda che da 50 anni opera nel settore delle Telecomunicazioni, presso Excelsior Palace Hotel, Sala “Simpson”, Rapallo (GE).









 Il Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza terrà un intervento da titolo “Creatività e innovazione in Alpitel”.

Maggiori informazioni su Alpitel.


Premio Marconi per la Creatività, Villa Griffone, 25 aprile 2016 – “Giornata di Marconi”

Il programma della “Giornata di Marconi” che si svolge annualmente a Villa Griffone nella mattinata del 25 aprile è denso come ogni anno e tocca temi scientifici storici e artistici, dal futuro della banda larga al Marconi ‘politico’, con una puntata anche sull’Arte, rappresentata da un artista di spessore internazionale.


Il Premio Marconi per la Creatività, promosso da MIC – Marconi Institute for Creativity, Università di Bologna e Rotary Distretto 2072 va quest’anno ad un personaggio artistico che non ha bisogno di presentazioni. Luigi Ontani è infatti un Maestro ben noto nell’ambiente bolognese ed è certamente uno degli artisti contemporanei più significativi.

Per maggiori informazioni clicca qui.


Giorgio Comaschi in “Quello della Radio”, 21/04/2016 ore 18 @Aula Magna – Viale Risorgimento, 2, Bologna

Giovedì 21 aprile alle ore 18.00 andrà in scena lo spettacolo “Quello della Radio” con Giorgio Comaschi nell’Aula Magna della Scuola di Ingegneria e Architettura – Viale Risorgimento, 2, Bologna, in collaborazione con Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Energia Elettrica e dell’Informazione “Guglielmo Marconi” – DEI e Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi.




Professor Giovanni E. Corazza “Beyond incremental research: the science of creative thinking” @COST IC1301 Spring PhD School

On April 20, 2016, Professor Giovanni Emanuele Corazza will deliver a talk  “Beyond incremental research: the science of creative thinking” for the audience of the COST IC1301 Spring PhD School: “Electromagnetics and emerging technologies for pervasive applications: Internet of Things, Health and Safety” (Villa Griffone, Pontecchio Marconi, 18 – 20 April).


At first sight, PhD research could apparently involve a lot of thinking freedom, but in reality it must undergo a large variety of constraints, coming from the supervisor, the scientific community, and the PhD student him/her-self. In fact, it is perfectly reasonable to decide that, in order to be fairly sure about achieving publishable results, a well opened research path should be followed. Quantity of publications is taken as a success criterion, which clearly points to the convenience of pursuing the most accredited trends, leading to incremental research. This is fine 95% of the time. Still, 5% of a PhD activity should be devoted to the pursuit of risky avenues, truly original ideas, disruptive innovation. This small investment may in fact turn out to give the most significant results in one’s life. This seminar will discuss scientific approaches to creative thinking that can allow to approach this kind of unconventional activity in a disciplined and systematic way.

For more information about the program click here.