As a startup spin-off company of the University of Padua, in Audio Innova, the scientific community and the entrepreneurial world work together to create value from technological research results. AI has already been awarded in 2010 and 2012 at StartCup (the Italian Business Plan Competition) for its high potential.
Taking advantage from the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua researchers’ know-how, as well as from the skills of a team of young entrepreneurs, Audio Innova provides innovative products and services in the following areas:
- Technologically-enhanced learning environments
- Restoration and preservation of audio documents
- Multimedia and interactive art installations
- Innovative enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural heritage
- Organization of cultural events such as conferences, seminars, symposia, cultural festivals
- Creation of docufilms and docuwebs
- Technical training, courses and seminars
- Software R&D
- Web & Marketing
- IT management
Sergio Canazza Targon
He has been awarded a Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy.
He is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua, where he is in charge of the following courses: (i) “Fundamentals of Computer Science” and (ii) “Computer Engineering for Music and Multimedia”. He is also Director of Centro di Sonologia Computazionale, and his main research interests include: 1) Expressive information processing, 2) Auditory displays, and 3) Musical cultural heritage preservation and exploitation.
He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of New Music Research (Taylor & Francis Group) and he authored and co-authored more than 200 publications on International Journals and refereed International Conferences. He has been i) General chairman and member of Technical Committees at several conferences and ii) Project Manager in European projects. From 2013 to 2016 he was Director of Centro Multimediale e di E-Learning di Ateneo and University advisor for web and multimedia, from 2015 to 2016.
He owns a patent on safety and health at work.
He is Sole Director of Audio Innova.
ICT Manager, from Padua. In his work he combines his past experiences in information security with his passion for the internet and web in particular.
He developed first course in Italy on parental control, to raise awareness and provide tools to parents of pre-school children and teenagers for a responsible use of online resources..
He firmly believes that technological systems should be used (and not considered as threats) at their full potential to support the learning process at each educational level, including primary school, and he applies such principle in his teaching activity at the Clair institute in Padua.
He daily deals with the following areas:
- Web Reputation & Social Media Management
- Computer Forensics as Consultant
After graduating in Engineering from the University of Padova (1996), he pursued a PhD in Audio-visual Science from the University of Udine (2007). In the meanwhile, he was carrying on his musical studies; he graduated in violin from the Conservatory of Padua (1994) and in composition from the Conservatory of Verona (2009).
Since 1997 he has been contributing as researcher at the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale of the University of Padua, the research center for music informatics founded in 1976.
His main research interests are:
- the study of computational models for music expressive performance
- multimedia and interactive learning environments planning
- restoration and preservation of audio documents
He took part in 11 national and international research projects. He is author and co-author of more than 80 articles in national and international specialized magazines and peer reviewed documents for conferences. He currently has an open-ended contract as researcher for the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua and he is adjunct professor of the course on “Calculator Architecture” in the first–cycle degree course in Information Engineering.
In his long experience as executive in several companies, he developed high-level practice in all the main areas of firm management: administration, accounting, national and international business, human resources, production planning, information technology.
His passion and dedication for ICT and the internet brought him to collaborate with educational bodies in the Veneto region. A computer sciences teacher in several courses, mostly funded by the European Social Fund, he still works as a trainer in IT related fields for Audio Innova.
He is mainly interested in web projects, particularly on development and deployment of e-commerce and informational websites, which are considered one of the business focus of the company.
Thanks to his long lasting experience in business management and to his highly recognized professionalism, he satisfactorily supports customers in the kick-off phase of their relationship with Audio Innova and in web projects overall management.
Since 2011 I coordinate the Commission for New Teaching Technologies in my Math Department. As Lead Educator, I realized 7 Moocs on different international platforms (EduOpen, Federica.eu, Futurelearn) platforms. The Mooc “Basic Mathematics”, was followed by more than 80,000 students.
I have been Advisor for e-learning and innovative teaching for the University of Padua where I am, since 2022, advisor for digital Education. I am coordinating the Teaching4Learning project, https://www.unipd.it/teaching4learning, aimed at the improvement of teaching. I played an active role during the Covid emergency to bring, among the first in the Western world, 2300 courses online and to write the guidelines for online exams.
In 2017, together with Prof. Alberto Tonolo, we developed the BoardOnAir™, an innovative glass board that allows to make videos independently, facing students, pasting directly images, videos or pen comments without the need for post-production.
In 1997 she obtained a PhD in “Urban and Rural History” (University of Perugia). Dissertation: “Reclamation in Veneto from the Italian Unification (1861) to the 1930s”.
Since 1st March 2006 Elisabetta Novello has been Assistant Professor in Economic History at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Padua and professor in Economic History for the degree course for teachers of Historical Sciences and in Les savoirs, les métiers et les productions industrielles: l’importance des sources orales (Skills, occupations, and industrial production: the importance of oral sources) in the Master Erasmus Mundus: Tecniques, Patrimoine, Territoires de l’industrie (Industrial Heritage, Techniques, Territories).
From 2006 to 2012 she has been a member of the Board of the Italian Association of Oral History. Since 2021 she is a member of the Board of the Italian Association of Environmental History (SiSAm).
Graduated in Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and in Business and Management at the University of London, she has been working as IT staff at University of Padova for more than 20 years. She is currently Head of Departmental Unit – IT Unit at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology. She gained multidisciplinary competencies and skill in several IT related fields. To name a few:
* Multimedia systems for education
* Networks and systems management, especially in cybersecurity
* Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) production and development