(VELINO) Roma, 12 Jun - "Future Italy" opened in Asuncion inParaguay. The exhibition is organised by Italy's Ministry ofForeign Affairs and International Cooperation and the NationalResearch Council, with the Italian Institute of Technology, theNational Institute of Nuclear Physics and Pisa Scuola SuperioreSant'Anna. It aims to showcase Italy's scientific excellence,from robotics to particle physics, from health andtransportation technology to the protection of archaeologicaland cultural heritage. It opened in Paraguay's capital at theCatholic University of Our Lady of the Assumption. The show wasorganised by the Italian Embassy in Paraguay, with theUniversity's Department of Science and Technology. The openingwas attended by Luis Alberto Lima Morra, Paraguay's Ministerfor Science and Technology, Antonella Cavallari, Italy'sAnnassador in Paraguay and professor Luca Cenruzzi, rector ofthe hosting university. Professor Cenruzzi praised Italy'sachievements, as portrayed in posters, and expressed hisappreciation for the way the exhibit highlighted the advancesItaly has made in technological innovation. These are not aswell known in Paraguay as its cultural endeavours. AmbassadorCavallari said that "Future Italy" is part of a progamme ofactivities the Italian Embassy is organising with localauthorities and institutions to promote Italy in the ItalianYear in Latin America. He also urged everyone to consider theexhibition as an opportunity to discover progress made by Italyin science, which was not well known to the general public, butnevertheless has contributed to improving the quality of lifeglobally. He also pointed out that Milan Expo 2015, whichrevolves around themes on food, shows that technology is themost important key to solve the "hunger paradox", to producemore in an efficient and sustainable way. "Future Italy" closedon June 11, and continues its road show in Encarnacion, one ofthe largest cities in Paraguay. It will be part of the EuropeanPavilion in Expo Paraguay, the country's number one fair. Theexhibition's last stop will be at UCSA, Universidad del ConoSur de las Americas. vel.