The winner will be awarded the prize at the Quirinal Palace, during the Leonardo Prizes Award Ceremony  in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic.

LiuJo Luxury, brand born from the partnership between the clothing company LiuJo and Nardelli Luxury, a leading national player in the jewelry and watch industry, has chosen this year to join the Graduation Award initiative, sponsored by the Comitato Leonardo and intended to reward graduates who have developed thesis on topics regarding the jewelry and watch customer’s needs .

Bruno Nardelli
Bruno Nardelli

The winner will receive a Prize of 3000 euros and will be awarded the prize at the Quirinale Palace, during the Leonardo Prizes Award Ceremony in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic.
The Prize LiuJo Luxury Spa, in its first edition, aims to reward research of young scholars who, taking into account the change of the fashion market, deepen consumer styles and customer’s  needs for fast fashion, identifying the levers of communication and marketing that allow companies to remain competitive in the market and meet consumer demand in the sector.

“Making this scholarship with the Comitato Leonardo” says the CEO of the Nardelli Luxury and creative director of LiuJo Luxury Bruno Nardelli “is an important opportunity for a company like ours always attentive to the passions and the youth trends to invest in the training of young people: the future managers of our businesses. Despite the crisis, it is crucial that companies are at the forefront in addressing the world of education to the needs of the market. We owe it to our young people: first of all that at the conclusion of the University they should be able to find companies interested in enhancing their curriculum and to job opportunities and professional growth”.

” In the last 17 years, thanks to the collaboration of our members, we have supported the brightest graduates, whose  thesis  tell the best of Made in Italy in  sectors in which our country has records of excellence worldwide ” says Luisa Todini,  chairman of  Comitato Leonardo “We believe that in this  time of slow economic recovery, the reward of the ideas and projects of the youngest   generation is of utmost importance. The future of the Italian manufacturing depends   on the ability to cultivate the talent and creativity of young people,   so as to foster the future excellence and high quality of Made in Italy in the world”.


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The call is open to undergraduates and graduates with degree completed after 31/12/2012.

Applications must be submitted along with research in electronic format, and a brief summary of the same to the General Secretariat of the Committee Leonardo (via Liszt 21-00144 Rome – tel. 0659927990 – [email protected]) by October 31, 2014.

The Leonardo Committee was established in 1993 on the common initiative of Senator Sergio Pininfarina and Senator Gianni Agnelli, Confindustria, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and a group of entrepreneurs, with the aim of promoting and establishing Italian Quality around the world. Not by chance, the name Leonardo refers to the magic alchemy between art, science and technology: three forms of expression of the intellectual capacity that reflects our country’s success at international level.
Today, the Committee brings together 155 well-known figures, including entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and men and women from the world of culture, who wish to share the goal of enhancing Italy and its originality by holding high-profile, cultural and economic events. In carrying out its activities, the Leonardo Committee collaborates with all the institutional bodies that are responsible for promoting Italian companies overseas as well as their internationalisation. These include the top offices of state, such as the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Economic Development, and the Minister of Cultural Activities and Heritage.

In 2013, the companies associated with the Leonardo Committee have generated total revenues of over €310 billion of which 55 percent derives from overseas sales. This confirms the international vocation of Italian entrepreneurship and the role the Leonardo Committee has played on behalf of Italy’s economic system since 1993.