LAGAZUOI EXPO DOLOMITI
Exhibition at the cultural centre LED of the award-winning projects of the WIMA2022 competition, the Prize dedicated to the most innovative projects in the Italian mountain sector, and publication of the call for the 4th edition of the Winning Ideas Mountain Awards, WIMA2023
Being a special observatory for the mountains of today and tomorrow is the aim that the Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti - a museum and exhibition centre at an altitude of 2,732 metres above Cortina d'Ampezzo - has pursued since 2019 with its curatorial project Lagazuoi WIMA (Winning Ideas Mountain Awards), committed to enhancing and spreading the perception of the mountains as a place of innovation and virtuous interaction between man and the environment.
The research, now in its fourth edition, puts the spotlight on products, solutions and original proposals from companies, start-ups and associations. In 2023, three categories will be explored: equipment and clothing, services and apps, and the enogastronomy industry.
The nomination mechanism has been renewed: alongside the spontaneous participation, the Prize has three exceptional "talent scouts" called to identify noteworthy projects and products: Marco Di Marco, director of Sciare Mag, Denis Piccolo, director of The Pill Magazine and Alberto Lupini, director of Italia a tavola.
The jury will be chaired by engineer Stefano Illing, creator of the Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti, who will bring in the perspective and experience of those who live and work in the mountains.
At the end of the recruitment phase, which will end on 5th February 2023, the names of the jury members will be announced: six experts who are asked to determine a winner in each category and to assign a special mention to the most deserving start-up.
The projects will be showcased in an exhibition that will be inaugurated with a preview in April 2023 at the Lagazuoi EXPO Dolomiti. This will be a moment of encounters, study and promotion of the mountains to anticipate the exhibition that will be open to the public from the end of May 2023 to the end of March 2024.