Be inspired by the best knowledge transfer and to the most engaging hands-on activities with MAGICA Summer School

Deep dive into Climate Transition, Agritech, Artificial Intelligence and their huge impact on shaping our lives today and tomorrow.

We are seeking 20 participants, aged between 18 and 27, who are enthusiastic about climate change and excited to immerse themselves in an inspiring week at one of Europe’s most innovative hubs: the H-FARM Campus.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in EU climate policies, the intersection of climate transition and agri-tech, data analytics, digital entrepreneurship, or digital business strategies, all while enjoying a week near the stunning Venetian Lagoon, then the MAGICA Summer School is the perfect opportunity for you!

AgriTech, Climate Transition and Sustainability:
How the application of technology and digital tools to farming is key.

The third edition of the MAGICA Summer School will kick off with a keynote address on AgriTech by a seasoned expert in the field.

Following that, the 20 chosen participants will delve into how agriculture is influenced by climate change and explore how technologies like Artificial Intelligence can play a constructive role in its global development.

With a focus on fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, participants will engage in hands-on activities, including sessions in a Hydroponic Lab, where they’ll apply design thinking and innovative approaches.

Apply for a Scholarship!

Horizon Europe is offering 20 full Scholarships. Application will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Candidates who will be selected for a scholarship which covers the participation in the program, the Acceleration Lab the Hydroponic Lab, meals, and accommodation in H-FARM Campus during the days of the Summer School, will be notified.

The winners of the MAGICA Summer School scholarship should provide for their travel in order to reach H-FARM Campus.

Turn your ideas into real business projects focusing on climate with the acceleration program.

With Zeno Tosoni, Entrepreneur and Startup Founder & Cristiano De Nobili, Physicist & AI Scientist

Starting from Tuesday participants will be guided through the process of transforming an idea into a pitch deck, and, on the last day, they will have the chance to pitch it to a jury of investors and startup founders.

Every participant is required to arrive on the first day with a list of 3 real problems that address the issue of climate change, and 3 innovative solutions to these.

After a selection of the most innovative ideas, participants will be divided into groups and will work as small startup teams.

Climate Change: Hydroponic Lab.
Apply Design and Innovation Thinking

This session is based on an experiential format: from measuring our impact on the Planet, to the importance of resources as well as how we use them, to reducing consumption to more easily achieve NET ZERO goals, these are concepts and issues we learn by doing. Each session includes an in-depth space where participants can engage with each other in finding solutions applicable to their own operational realities.

How does this workshop work?

Divided into Teams, participants will have to answer Quizzes on some of the major effects of climate change.
Then they
will be provided with various materials and with inventiveness and creativity they will have to complete a small hydroponics plant.
This will be a concrete implementation of a solution, where everyone will be able to bring skill, creativity and talent in making their own kit.

At the end of the workshop, each team will be asked to choose the hydroponics based on the criteria of design and innovation. An external jury will also vote the best Slogan.

The sum of the scores given by the results of the quiz, the other teams’ vote and the jury’s vote on the best slogan, will determine the most “Tinkering” and Creative team. 


Raising awareness on the issue of Climate Change

Climate change is reshaping the environment in which we live, the economy, communities and, not least, our health. This is the new challenge that puts the individual and the Community at the centre: in particular and increasingly at all latitudes of the planet, we are witnessing disastrous climatic phenomena that are leading us to become more aware of how much some resources have already exceeded the limit of equilibrium in the ecosystem. 

Promote Team working

This workshop aims to centre each of us, who, with our skills and with good teamwork, can embrace new creative solutions, approach technology with a different look.

Develop Creative Problem Solving

Building an example of a Solution to tackle the different effects caused by climate change, based on the concepts of circular economy, with a focus on water conservation, land consumption and biodiversity preservation, will be a piece of cake.

Apply Tinkering Methodology

The TINKERING methodology, which is based on creative experimentation to find solutions to a problem, allows STEM subjects to be approached in a practical way, thus becoming the preserve of everyone

Be part of a fantastic green learning community!

What is Horizon Europe?

Europe has been at the forefront of climate science and should retain its leadership position to support EU policies as well as international efforts for a global uptake of climate action in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including biodiversity objectives.
Advancing climate science and further broadening and deepening the knowledge base is essential to inform the societal transition towards a climate neutral and climate resilient society by 2050, as well as towards a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target by 2030.

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.

It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies.


Maximising the synergy of climate change research and innovation in Europe.

MAGICA is a Horizon Europe Coordination and Supporting Action financed under the call HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01. The project is coordinated by CMCC Foundation and involves 24 different organisations aiming to create a multi-directional dialogue with different relevant social actors (from policy-makers to the younger generation) that will be enhanced through different international conferences, workshops and other innovative formats in order to inform citizens but also to detect the social needs concerning the transition to climate-neutrality and climate science, strengthening a community of practice built on trust and enabling climate action.


1st July
1st July

2:30 PM Institutional Greetings H-FARM and CMCC

3:00 PM Tour de Table participants 

3:45 PM Keynote Speech on AgriTech as a Key to the future

5:00 PM Aperitivo at Amor 


2nd July
2nd July

9:00 AM session 1: Climate Change Impact on Agriculture

10:30 AM Break

11:00 AM session 2: Climate Change Impact on Agriculture

1:00 PM Lunch 


7:30 PM Dinner


3rd July
3rd July

9:00 – 12:30 Climate Change: Hydroponic Lab. Apply Design and Innovation Thinking

1:00 PM Lunch


7:30 PM Dinner


4th July
4th July

9:00 AM session 1: Generative AI: what it is, tools, models and applications

10:30 AM Break

11:00 AM session 2: Generative AI and Agri-tech Case Studies

1:00 PM Lunch


5:00 PM Living for Venice

10:00 PM Pick up from Venice


5th July
5th July

9:00 AM Testimonials by key players: Research Financing

10:30 AM Break

11:00 AM Testimonials by key players

1:00 PM Lunch

2:30 PM Pitching time, Winning Project

4:00 PM Departure


Magica Summer School is supported by:

H-FARM Campus

Sustainable, zero impact, technologically-advanced

MAGICA Summer School takes place in the H-FARM Campus, a unique place for sharing and collaboration between students, professionals, entrepreneurs and innovation leaders.

The Campus is self-sufficient for 85% of its energy needs, thanks to extensive photovoltaic systems and energy storage and exchange.

Green mobility is encouraged through electric-vehicle charging stations, bikes, e-bikes, caddy cars, and electric scooters.

It is entirely zero-impact, thanks to the re-purposing of previously abandoned structures and the demolition of a former military base.

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