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Intesa Sanpaolo
Innovation Center
The country’s driving force for future-proof change.

WHO WE ARE

Innovation Center, the frontier of innovation

The mission of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center is to explore and assimilate new models of future businesses in order to create the assets and skills necessary in supporting the long-term competitiveness of the Group and of its clients, and to act as a driving force and incentive for Italy’s new economy.
Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center seeks to be an accelerator for the economic development of Italian businesses, with particular attention to the megatrends in our society: Digital Transformation and Circular Economy. Addressing the ecosystem of innovative startups with the intention of supporting them in their progress towards scalability and internationalization, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center creates a territorial network of relations with enterprises, incubators, research centers, universities and local and international organizations. An open network that helps match innovation supply and demand. Through its laboratories and Competence Center it generates know-how and develops new assets and businesses. Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center contributes to spreading the culture of innovation through training initiatives and events open to all, with the aim of transmitting skills and methodologies, organizing its activities according to sector and geographical area.

Valorization of know-how

Where there is potential, we maximize it. We incentivize the development of innovative trends by arranging laboratories devised to create and hone skills.

Startup Development

When presented with a good idea, we endeavor to bring it to fruition. Our support for startups translates into coaching and networking activities, partnerships and financing.

Open innovation for businesses

We incentivize collaboration by helping businesses look around for partners and by developing open innovation platforms: sharing projects and talents fosters the development of innovation.

Spreading the culture of innovation

For us innovation means above all cultural change, which is why we spread the value of innovation culture through meet-ups and communication tools. Furthermore, we valorize relationships with the local territories and the main players in the market to enhance our strategic positioning as "ecosystem integrators".

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Maurizio
Montagnese

President

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Guido
de Vecchi

Executive Managing Director

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Viviana
Bacigalupo

Innovation Planning and Governance

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Alessandro
Balboni

Innovation Business Development

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Luca
Pagetti

Startup Growth Financing

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Luigi
Ruggerone

Trend Analysis and Applied Research

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Massimiano
Tellini

Circular Economy

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Filippo
Vecchio

Communication, Culture and Marketing of Innovation

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The Team
We are working to build together a future that puts individuals and their needs first, a future where economic and social growth go hand in hand.

WHAT WE OFFER

If you are a startup

Business Development
The service that supports eligible startups by analyzing the characteristics of the potential target market, identifying their business opportunities and the target clientele for the technological solution offered, raising capital and industrial partnerships with companies.
Training Workshops
The acceleration path for the Intesa Sanpaolo group's early stage startups, which aims to provide those entrepreneurial skills necessary to create, introduce to the market and finance a startup.
Startup Initiative
Program of research (call4startup), selection and acceleration of technological startups, on behalf of one or more corporate customers, according to the technological needs of the client(s) (one or more sectors) and with a joint technical analysis.
Scale Up
Program
A professionalization program devised to accompany the most promising Italian startups along a path to growth and internationalization.
Dats
A tool with which to support the credit assessment of innovative startups that require financing, it is profoundly innovative and distinctive, allowing both companies and the bank to make the best of the opportunities offered by government measures and the incentives for growth, recently extended through the Industry 4.0 Plan.

If you are a business

Startup Initiative in White Label
Program of research (call4startup), selection and acceleration of technological startups, on behalf of one or more corporate customers, according to the technological needs of the client(s) (one or more sectors) and with a joint technical analysis.
Innovation Newsletter
The service provides a daily update on the principal Italian and international news for Industries and Technologies, through constant monitoring of authoritative web and print sources and by harnessing its own search algorithms. It is an essential tool for companies not only to keep up to date by monitoring trends, markets and specific vertical industries, but also to create a cultural humus of internal innovation, the starting point for subsequent innovations, such as those regarding process, product and innovation.
Tech-Scouting
A tailor-made, on-demand, technological scouting service, on the basis of specific requirements shared by the client enterprise, provided independently or with the support of external specialist partners, including through on-site consultations at the client's premises.
Business Development
A portfolio of innovative startups/SME's with high transformative potential supported by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center in the development of their own businesses.
Trend analysis
We provide a verticalized Reporting service for Industry that analyzes the impact of new technologies on the main economic sectors. The Reports seek to be a tool for those businesses that require support to define their own innovation paths and in which they can discover the best startups offering solutions to the challenges of the market.
Tech-Tour
A program of accompaniment in international ecosystems displaying strong growth in terms of innovation, devised to generate new business and investment opportunities for client enterprises and prospective clients of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, with clear objectives for internationalization and technological development.
Tech-Marketplace
A digital platform that promotes interaction between startups, SME's and large companies, matching supply and demand in technological innovation

if you are a business

Innovation
Newsletter

Keeping up with innovation is simple. Thanks to Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center's service you will receive a round-up of the most important news regarding innovation and technology, selected specifically for you according to your interests. Don't miss our daily selection including industries, technologies, innovation ecosystems and much more.

advantages
Constant
updates

Every day you’ll know what is happening in the world of innovation, regarding both your reference Industry and broader technologies and sectors.

Selection and
personalisation

Only the most important news will be chosen for you, eliminating background noise thanks to the use of keywords, search agents, specific algorithms and the work of specialized analysts.

Innovation
culture

You’ll be able to bring innovation to your company to set following innovations in motion, from the process to the development of the product up to the organization.

Useful information

The service is also available in White Label, just insert your company’s logo and brand identity

Useful information

You’ll be able to monitor over 500 of the best national and international web sources and national and international newspapers daily

Useful information

Content personalization, plus the possibility to create new topics ad hoc, as well as the 30 already present.

our support
We’ll support you
in developing your business

Every day you’ll get the innovation news desired and of greater interest and relevance according to the issues you reported or selected from the more than 30 already present among Industries and Technologies and current and future trends. You can also request to send over 1,000 email addresses a week

if you are a business

Startup Initiative
in White Label

The Open Innovation Service created by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center to help your business get to know and select innovation through an acceleration program for startups, chosen and selected according to your areas of interest.

advantages
Innovation
network

The search and selection of startups will take place through the use of an  innovative ecosystem which includes: incubators, accelerators and national and international hubs, also setting up a specific communication campaign.

Financial Analysis
and evaluation

You can also request the business plan analysis and key variables service sharing the most widely used methods and metrics for evaluating startups.

Manager training

You can choose to train your managers boosting competences in the fields of research, selection and acquisition of innovation of your company.

In brief

You’ll be able to explore and select startups of your interest via an acceleration program built around your needs.

In brief

You’ll also be able to take advantage of financial analysis and manager training services.

In breve

The program structure will be defined together: channels, instruments and selection phases, training startups and promoting an innovation culture.

our support
We’ll support you
in developing your business

The program structure will be defined together: channels, instruments and selection phases, training startups and promoting an innovation culture. The 20/30 best startups taking part in the kick-off call will face one another in a competitive format, which will conclude with the selection of the winner/winners among the best 8.

if you are a startup

Business Development

The service provided by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center that facilitates the creation of business opportunities for your startups or innovative SME's, that offers highly innovative services potentially interesting for businesses, in support of your commercial positioning.

advantages
Identifying
the target market

Knowing your market will be easy: you’ll get support in analyzing your reference market and in finding business opportunities.

Creating
opportunities

You’ll get support in sales positioning, in seeking capital and industrial partnerships

Promotion

You’ll be able to give your technological solutions visibility, presenting them at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center’s Demo Center and during national and international events.

Useful information

We’ll support you in developing your business through assessment, scouting, seeking potential partners and promotion.

Useful information

The agreement is not exclusive and lasts 12 months from the subscription date.

our support
We’ll support you in developing your business

Through our services of assessment, scouting, seeking potential partners and promoting of your highly innovative services.

if you are a business

Tech Scouting

Thanks to Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center you can easily discover the best technologies and innovative solutions for your company so as to create new businesses that focus on innovation and increase your competitiveness in the market.

advantages
Focused research

A highly personalized service to help you find the most useful technologies to meet your industrial and investment needs.

International
network

Guaranteed privileged access to strategic partners’ sources and data such as: incubators, research centers, universities and specialized firms. Both national and international.

Validation

The solutions found will be selected and analysed at a technological and financial level to favor transfer 

In brief

You’ll be able to find groundbreaking technologies developed in your industrial sector of reference or in new sectors of interest to you.

In brief

You’ll be able to increase your competitiveness
or launch a new business thanks to research in innovative technologies.

In brief

You’ll get detailed information about the technological targets and an evaluation about it.

our support
We’ll support you
in developing your business

Thanks to the research of innovative technologies you’ll be able to increase your competitiveness or launch a new business. According to the complexity of the requisites the service will reach you about 20-40 days after signing the contract.

Laboratories

R&S (Artificial Intelligence e Neuroscience)

Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center established the Innovation Center Labs to respond to the complex needs of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group and of its clients, currently not being met by big players or startups and determined by the evolution of new market trends and by "exponential growth" technologies. The laboratories develop applied research solutions through teams of highly qualified researchers, selected nationally and internationally and arriving from the academic world and that of research. Currently, the Artificial Intelligence laboratories are operational in Turin in collaboration with its scientific partner Fondazione ISI and in Lucca for Neuroscience in collaboration with its scientific partner Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca. The main objectives of the laboratories are to spread, acquire and transfer new skills and know-how within the Group and to its customers, and to create new assets: algorithms, services and products; protecting intellectual property rights and generating impact and value for the Group and its customers.

Circular Economy Lab

In a logic drawing on the principles of Open Innovation in collaboration with Cariplo Factory, the Circular Economy Lab in Milan was launched at the end of 2018 as a gathering place for the community linked to the themes of the circular economy and a vehicle with which to experiment new business models for corporations, SME’s, startups and public players. In December 2015 Intesa Sanpaolo became part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, network, initially as a Financial Services Global Partner and then as a Strategic Partneraccessing the network of the most authoritative player in Circular Economy at an international level, and side by side with Global Partners including Google, Philips, Unilever, BlackRock and Renault.
R&S (Artificial intelligence e Neuroscience)

Artificial Intelligence Lab ha sede a Torino e opera in collaborazione con il partner scientifico Fondazione ISI , ente di ricerca privato che conduce ricerche radicate nell'area della scienza dei sistemi complessi, un campo che l'istituto ha contribuito a plasmare per oltre tre decenni. Diretto dal Prof. Mario Rasetti, l'istituto opera nei settori all'avanguardia della scienza dei sistemi complessi e della scienza dei dati, con un approccio strategico interdisciplinare e una decisa attitudine verso l'innovazione e l'esplorazione dei nuovi campi della scienza, del sapere, del progresso e della tecnologia. Artificial Intelligence Lab ha come principali ambiti di attività l’applicazione dell’Intelligenza Artificiale in ambito Gruppo ad esempio nei campi della Gestione del Rischio di Credito, degli Investimenti e della Finanza e nel campo Assicurativo, ma anche in altre industries a supporto di clienti (committenza esterna).

Neuroscience Lab ha sede a Lucca e opera in collaborazione con il partner scientifico Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca, istituzione universitaria, di ricerca e alta formazione diretta dal Prof. Pietro Pietrini che si è distinta per la qualità e la capacità innovativa della sua ricerca e del suo programma di dottorato e per la sua natura interdisciplinare caratterizzata dalla complementarietà di metodologie desunte da materie quali l’economia, l’ingegneria, l’informatica, la matematica applicata, la fisica, le neuroscienze cognitive e sociali, la storia politica, l’archeologia, la storia dell’arte e l’analisi e la gestione del patrimonio culturale. Neuroscience Lab ha come principali ambiti di attività l’applicazione delle neuroscienze all’interno del Gruppo nei campi delle Risorse Umane, della Formazione, del Marketing e della Ergonomia Cognitiva, ma è attivo anche con committenze esterne (es. esperienze neuroscientifiche in ambito museale).

Strategic Group Investments

Neva Finventures is Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center's Corporate Venture Capital vehicle dedicated to the Group's strategic investments. It invests principally in FinTech companies that can also grow through the development of synergies with the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, and with their global target markets.
In addition, it invests in those highly technological companies in the growth and expansion stage that will be leaders in the digital transformation of the Italian economic and productive system.
Gli investimenti di Neva Finventures:

CALL FOR STARTUP

Put your idea forward

This is where you will find the announcements of the calls currently open. If no calls are presently active, you can still submit your startups on the Startup Initiative platform..
For the Open Innovation of the Circular Economy Lab programs you can apply on the Trace platform directly.

 

Application deadline: 21 October 2020

Active

Circularity goes digital

"Circularity goes digital" starts, an initiative that aims to launch acceleration processes for the adoption of the circular economy by italian companies, through digital technologies and open innovation, in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Cariplo Factory and Microsoft.
The first phase began with the selection of startups.
 

 

Closed: 11 October 2020

Techstars Smart Mobility

Selection of startups gets under way for the second edition of Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator, the acceleration program dedicated to Smart Mobility technologies, arising from collaboration between Techstars, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT.
Applications will be open until 11 October 2020, the program will be held from 25 January to 22 April 2021.

 

Closed: 15 September 2020

RS Productions IMMEDIATE

Immediate is the very first call focused on media, aimed at startups and teams who want to develop their ideas in the field of communication, entertainment and gamification.

 

Closed: 30 June 2020

BioInItaly

The annual investment forum aimed at consolidated companies, startups and research projects in the sectors of Circular Bioeconomy and Red Biotech & Medical Devices.

PARTNERSHIP

The main partners with whom we innovate

ISI Foundation & ISI Global Science Foundation
Ellen Macarthur Foundation
IMT Istituto Alti Studi Lucca
Cariplo Factory
The Floor
Techstars

SUCCESSFUL IDEAS

Some startups supported by Intesa Sanpaolo
Innovation Center

enterprise 4.0

Sector

enterprise 4.0

Sector

Easy post-production for 3D printing

3DNextech has developed a device specifically designed for post production in additive manufacturing. It facilitates automation in finishing processes, resulting in considerable savings in time and costs. In addition to treating the surface of objects, it improves both mechanical characteristics and appearance.

enterprise 4.0

Sector

enterprise 4.0

Sector

The internet of things goes in deep

Wsense is a high tech Italian company specialized in monitoring and communication systems offering pioneering, patented solutions in the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT). Wsense wireless technology ensures secure multimodal underwater communication between underwater platforms, surfaces and robotics.

agritech

Sector

agritech

Sector

Artificial intelligence for irrigation

Bluetentacles is a plug&play solution for revamping agricultural irrigation systems which, thanks to the integration of Artificial Intelligence and IoT, enhances production via intelligent management of water resources.

enterprise 4.0

Sector

enterprise 4.0

Sector

The platform for collaborative robotics

A spin-off of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Mediate Srl is an innovative start-up in the field of collaborative robotics. The core business lies in developing new application-driven I4.0 pilot robotic systems to be used for integrating and experimenting with low economic impact, technical-financial validation in firms and subsequent scale-ups.

Service

Sector

Service

Sector

Simple and intuitive payments

Matipay is the innovative payment system that guarantees a simple and complete user experience thanks to the instant connection between vending machines and the mobile App with the virtual wallet that can be topped up via cash dispenser, credit card or PayPal.

Financial

Sector

Financial

Sector

Your financial future within reach

Through a single, intuitive screen, the user can monitor expenses and invest savings automatically. By organizing accounts, cards and payment systems, Oval Money lets you keep expenditure under control at all times and make the best decisions with the help of AI suggestions.

Service

Sector

Service

Sector

The waterless wash for your vehicle

Bookable via app and website, the service allows you to always keep cars and motorbikes bright and shiny, without having to worry about taking them to the carwash. A Wash Out employee will clean the vehicle anywhere it is parked: at the office, at home or in front of the gym, saving the client considerable time.

Components

Sector

Components

Sector

Made in Italy innovation

Blubrake is a market leader specialized in technologies applied to braking systems for lightweight electric vehicles. The company has developed a unique ABS (anti-lock braking system) for e-bikes that can be completely built into the frame, making the driving experience safer and more enjoyable on any type of e-bike, from the city bike to the trekking one, from the mountain bike to the cargo bike. A light and invisible technology to guarantee maximum safety on your e-bike.

THE PLACES OF INNOVATION

We make space for ideas

Our
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Our headquarters
Intesa Sanpaolo
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We study innovation and its evolution, because from the 31st floor we can see far into the distance.
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The laboratories
 
neuro science lab
Lucca
Artificial Intelligence Center
Torino
Circular Economy
Milano
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The Network
Our Network
Turin

Bari
Bologna
Como
Dubai
Florence
Hong Kong
London
 
 

Milan
Naples
New York
Padua
Rome
Tel Aviv
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VIDEO GALLERY

The Innovation Center videos

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Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center Manifesto

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Looking to the future

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Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center For Circular Economy

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Artech, when art and innovation meet

NEWS - TECHSTARS

News and events

25th september 2020

Together with Cisco for the digital transformation.

The world technology leader Cisco, Intesa Sanpaolo and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of projects dedicated to the circular economy, open innovation, especially in the field of Smart Mobility, cybersecurity and neuroscience applied to human resources.
For each area of ​​interaction, Cisco is committed to providing the enabling technologies and disseminating innovation with dedicated workshops and events, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center provides the know-how of the 3 Laboratories (Circular Economy, Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience), in addition to its startup network and Intesa Sanpaolo offers financial instruments and the support of its chief officers. A very important strategic agreement, a concrete help to Italian companies that want to adopt innovative processes to give a new energy to the growth of the country.

25th september 2020

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: the summit 2020 and the Financing The Circular Economy report.

The Circular Economy is a crucial challenge to create not only different production models, but also a new culture that places sustainability and shared growth at the center, even more now, if we want to be resilient in this particularly uncertain period. These are the premises that on 9 and 10 September animated the 2020 summit of the Ellen McArthur Foundation, one of the main players worldwide in the field of Circular Economy, of which Intesa Sanpaolo has been a Strategic Global Partner since 2015. During the event, many protagonists of the circular evolution in politics, civil society, economy and the most varied industries spoke on the virtual stage. Many experiences have been shared from the most diverse and distant territories and in the most disparate industrial sectors. Company managers, university professors and researchers, politicians, designers, and even very young students were interviewed. You can review the speeches from the summit here: https://www.youtube.com/
user/made2
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On the occasion of the summit, the new report - Financing the Circular Economy - Capturing the opportunity was also presented.
The report is endorsed by over 30 CEOs and senior executives from leading asset managers and banks representing over USD 18 trillion in assets under management, including Intesa Sanpaolo, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, BlackRock.
It offers new analysis that highlights rapid growth in circular economy financing and investment, lays out the opportunities for investing, banking, and insurance, and calls on the financial sector to seize the full potential by scaling the circular economy in collaboration with governments and corporates.

15 settembre

Workshop online Cybersecurity & AI

Online workshop on Cybersecurity & AI
Wednesday September 16th, at 10:30
To register write to: artific_intellig_lab.58036@intesasanpaolo.com

20th July 2020

Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator kicks off

20 July sees the kickoff of the new edition of Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator, the first acceleration program dedicated to Smart Mobility technologies, arising from collaboration between Techstars, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT. Once again this year focus will be on the search for innovative services and solutions regarding the circulation of people, goods and data, in the context of Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructures and Smart Environments.
The last edition was a great success: hundreds of startups from all over the world submitted their applications, 11 finalists participated in the acceleration program, of which 5 started trials with the city of Turin and an Intesa Sanpaolo Group Corporate Client . The strategic importance of the project is also confirmed as underlying Turin’s role as an international ecosystem for innovation.
Applications will be open until 11 October 2020, the program will be held from 25 January to 22 April 2021.
Information and applications here:
https://www.techstars.com/programs/smart-mobility-program

23 April 2020

Smart Mobility Demo day

The first class has taken place in the Techstars Smart Mobility Program, born of the partnership of Techstars, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT. For 13 weeks 11 international startups took part in an acceleration process, sharing ideas with representatives from the Turin City council, the Foundations and partner companies. On 23 April, in the course of the virtual Demo day organized by OGR Tech, the participants presented their final pitches to an audience of investors, companies and institutions. The event saw the presentation of the new Innovation Trend Report dedicated to Smart Mobility, drawn up by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center.

To download an extract of the Report click here. To request the complete Report write to us, with the wording “Innovation Trend Report Smart Mobility” in the subject line and including in the body of the e-mail company name, name and surname of the company contact person and company telephone number(s) and e-mail address.

Da Vinci's Last Supper

Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, the Neuroscience laboratory and the Lombardy Museum Complex-National Museum of Da Vinci's Last Supper have together produced an innovative project for the application of neuroscience to art. The aim of the experimentation has been to examine the dimension of user experience of two works of art – Da Vinci's Last Supper and Donato da Montorfano's Crucifixion - in the Museum of Da Vinci's Last Supper and of the circuit that leads to them, as well as understanding how the current display methods for mural paintings, such as lighting, information panels and type of circuit can positively or negatively influence the quality of the visit.

17 February 2020

Venture Up Forum

On Monday 17 February at the OGR in Turin the Venture Up Forum was held, organized by AIFI, in collaboration with Compagnia of San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. The event featured the main figures from the institutional, academic, financial, entrepreneurial and innovational worlds. The occasion brought together Italian and European institutions, venture capital funds, business angels, companies and startups with the aim of studying issues linked to the European market, establishing connections among the main innovation hubs and launching ideas for the development of venture capital. Get more details and view a recording of the morning's live stream.

January 2020

Smart Mobility Accelerator

On 27 January, at OGR Turin, the first of the three acceleration programs for Smart Mobility born of the partnership among Techstars, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT was initiated. The initiative involved 12 startups, from Italy and beyond, that have been able to develop, test and implement new technologies in keeping with the principles of the Circular Economy, and to thus become sustainable and competitive enterprises. A 13-week program, a European exclusive, closely related to the fabric of the local businesses and involving over 100 mentors.