The “Scienza Nuova” integrated laboratory of innovative technologies for the social sciences of University “Suor Orsola Benincasa” in Naples has the aim of bringing the most advanced experiences of the development of science and technology to the world of humanistic knowledge, believing that the profound social and cultural changes as well as the horizon of technological solutions need the vision of the humanists.
The mission of Scienza Nuova is inspired by the vision of Gian Battista Vico expressed in its “Scienza Nuova” work, published in the early 1700. In an age when Naples played a key role in the innovation panorama, Vico drew the basic lines of a research program in which man is not considered as merely biological entity but as the results of his actions and social relations.
The integrated laboratory consists of seven Living Labs and two Operative Units.
From the experience of the integrated laboratory, the Interdepartmental Centre of Project Design and Research was born and it leads all the Research Centres of the Suor Orsola Benincasa University.