And the Repubblica of Innovators is Next, the format designed, produced and hosted by Riccardo Luna. Next follows the same stages as Repubblica delle Idee, adding a few more. In 2014 the project focused on the candidate cities as European Capital of Culture: Ravenna, Perugia, Cagliari, Siena, Lecce and Matera, the latter finally winning the bid for 2019.
“There are some Italians who are changing Italy. They have an infallible weapon: it’s called innovation. They are scientists, researchers, inventors, digital artisans, makers, start-uppers and dreamers. They are the protagonists of Next, the Repubblica delle Idee project dedicated to innovators”. Thus Riccardo Luna, as he tells about what at the end of the day is a performance staging the best there is in Italy, the most positive, creative and smartest part of our country, starting from young generations, but not only.